Yeah, I know, it sounds ridiculous. Fact: Since purchasing my 629-1, my Glock has languished in the safe. It's only had 5-600 rounds through it in the last 15 months, at best. Also, it's a 9mm instead of a .44/.45 caliber round (which I prefer just because, though nothing inherently wrong with the Parabellum). My girlfriend lacks the strength to run a semi-auto pistol and doesn't really want to learn how to anyway. Soo.... I am looking at maybe trading my Glock 17 for a basic, no-frills 1911. Around here the most commonly available 1911 that fits that description is the Springfield Mil-Spec. Having fired an unmodified 1911-type before, I know I don't need a beavertail to prevent hammer bite (but I DO like the shortened locktime of the skeletonized hammers). I'm thinking take the Springfield, run 10-20,000 rounds through it to decide what I really want to do with it, and then have it customized to my needs. Any other suggestions? (Other than to save my $$ and get a 1911 to go with my Glock. ) BTW, I'm a college kid on a college kid budget, so you can forget about suggesting anything with an MSRP above the $650-700 range.