Owned one of these for 9 years. It's a great presentation piece. The aesthetics are wonderful. That being said, I did have some FTF/FTE issues in the first 1000 rounds. After a reliability job it got better, but I still had my doubts about carrying this as a SD weapon with the concern it could FTF when needed most. During range visits, I'd get about 1 FTE per 50 rounds. Tried multiple different cartridges, no real difference. I did love the basic 1911 style and fit, but the reliability was the concern that ultimately led me to sell it.