You don't go to the gun store right after you deposit your annual "holiday in lieu" check and all your other Christmas shopping is done. You might leave with one of these. I had made the decision a few weeks back to start looking at a full-size 1911 to add to my stable. I have a Springfield Ultra-Compact that I've been very happy with. I narrowed down to the TRP or an SIS RL. I just barely learned, while hunting for the SIS RL, that they have been discontinued and was having a tough time finding an RL model. So I decided on a TRP, mostly due to lack of availability of the Kimber. Well today, I went into a local shop while my girlfriend was across the street at the mall buying jeans. And I found this beauty. And I bought it. I really like the TRP and would like to own one some day. But there are things I prefer about the Kimber, including the fixed sights with cocking shoulder, teflon finish, and lack of magwell. It helps that the gun shop gives a small law enforcement discount, which saved me about $100.00. Merry Christmas to me!