Ray, I had an officers model way way back in the Ď80s. Carried nice, but didnít really care for that short of a bbl. SEVERAL years later I got a Springfield V10 ultra compact. Shot nice and carried well. BUT when I qualified with it and it took wood off the barricade position, I got rid of it because I didnít want it doing to me what it did to the barricade.
I guess now that I think about it more, Iíve had 6 or maybe 7 1911 pistols over the years, and this is the best one. And the somewhat rarity is a plus. Now I just need a set of Ivory Micarta slimline compact grips with a Templar Knight or the Gunsite Raven on them. (girls ainít the only ones that like a little bling)
As a side note, I once had a Cylinder & Slide Hi Power that he worked on for me when I was stationed in Omaha. STUPIDLY I got rid of it the second time I went over seas. Crazy with his reputation, but back then I bet his shop wasnít but about 30 X 40 or so, maybe.