I finally got a decent quality 1911. I picked up my new Dan Wesson Pointman 9 Friday. I'm going to be breaking her in Wednesday at CCSP where I can break it down every 50 rounds as per the manual. It seems very tight and well fitted. I will report back with a range report.
The first one is my Colt Combat Commander that started out life as a satin nickel finish. It belonged to Stembridge Arms, the famous movie gun company in Los Angeles. It was stolen many years ago, and recovered in 2013. It was sold to Long Mountain Outfitters, and I purchased it from them. It was a total mess absolutely FULL of fingerprint powder from the recovering police department. (Wow the tale this gun could tell!) I then took it to gunsmith Matt Babb, and he did the makeover on it, and it's one of my favorite carry guns.
The second is a lightweight Colt Government XSE model that I got off Backpage. I gave it to Matt at Tier 1 Gunsmithing, and he did an awesome makeover. Installed Trijicon HD night sights, and cerakote paint. I added the VZ Grips to really set it off. It runs as good as it looks.