[4 of 5 Stars!]I'm a big fan of the 1918-style 45 auto, and Bud's had the best price I had seen in a long time on this item, so I decided to go with it. (Got it for well under $500, and my local gun store has the high polished version for $769). Not sure if the pistol had simply been in its plastic bag for a while, but it has taken me some rubbing with CLP to get the finish looking spiffy. Looks fine now. There were lines and striations in the finish that I was definitely hoping were not permanent. I don't like the non-standard curve at the back of the trigger guard (it's not a nice radius), but I can live with that. It would have been a nice touch for the factory magazine to have been a lanyard-loop model (in tune with the pistol's WW1 ambiance). I like that the pistol itself has a lanyard loop on the MSH. At the range, the pistol was 100% reliable and very accurate, so definitely no complaints there. The only reason this pistol got 4 stars instead of 5 from me is because of the esthetics. The pistol is billed as a 1918 throwback, and the finish, magazine, and trigger guard curve detract from that. I own an actual WW1 Colt that was built in 1918 and was hoping for something I could carry regularly that looked almost exactly like it.
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[4 of 5 Stars!]I purchased this gun because I wanted a "GI" looking 1911. The gun functions well, to date I have about 400 rounds through it. For the price it is a good buy, it goes "bang" and I am surprised at its accuracy for what I paid for it. The only complaint I have is the cheezy mag that came with it. The gun is supposed to look like a WWII issue, complete with lanyard. The mag supplied is cheap and extends past the base, I solved that problem by purchasing a Colt magazine.Show More Reviews...