Gang, I couldn't be happier with this piece. Nice, tight fit across the board. None of that old-school 1911 wiggle-and-clack. These Trijicon sights are great regardless of light conditions. Very positive mag seating, the trigger is light and clean (I have felt no need to adjust mine one bit), and the grip safety does not require much pressure to disengage (a good thing).
The backstrap has a nice, aggressive pattern. I swapped an S&A well/housing in and the pattern is about the same, so it looks like Springfield is including the kind of features people change to from factory specs on other guns. Incidentally, I did not know that these things are now made with the little hole so you can lock the mainspring in place. This is one of the best ideas anybody has ever had, period, and I would like to buy a beer for the inventor. Made the magwell addition unbelievably easy.
The Loaded is accurate, intuitive, reliable, and comfortable. Also, it's black. This is the correct color. The cocobolo scales are pretty, although I did replace them with some VZs. The gun is very inexpensive for the quality so, obviously, I had to blow my cash on other stuff.
Bud's got this thing to me right on time and in great shape. I used North American Firearms in Lombard, IL because it's is a preferred FFL for Bud's. Sure enough, it's a great little shop with friendly staff and they did not gouge me on the fee.
I am incapable of finding anything to complain about. If this had cost a grand, I do not think I would be able to find anything to complain about.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!