Ok range day report.
This is a beautifully crafted piece and I already alluded to that in a previous post. Now the workings. Hard fit but rackable, no doing push ups on it like some. I'm used to a 1911 grip style as that is what I shoot 90%+ of the time so usually it is just the different orientation of the sights for me to get accustomed to. So out of the box this one worked well for my vision quirks. I like the wider notch in the rear sight which I upgraded to the plain adjustable one since it seems I always have to tweak to get my POI to match POA. Well not so much here, could have saved on this option, but the sight is well made and wouldn't be obtrusive for carry purposes. The font sight I opted for the gold bead more for the classic look, but also from all the positive reports of others. I have never shot one myself so I don't mind trying a new thing. The looks are what I wanted and I shot pretty well with it but maybe it's the lighting in my range. It is ahead of my hold and I didn't pick up the gold as good as one of my white outline Trijicon lamps. Maybe I will stand further ahead in the stall next time. I will also see when I get to go outside with it. This did not hinder as I was taught to line up the top of the front sight not the dot. Now the trigger. Clean, yes. Crisp, yes. Lightweight pull, yes. Those are the three main points to most but the best description for myself would be effortless. I swear if I didn't hear the round go off I might have had to look at the target for the extra hole in it. I have triggers close to this in maybe three of all the 1911's I have. Two things here that I could pettily mention would be for a tad less take up and the shoe has up and down movement. No rattle but noticeable movement at the shoe. As they say 'Quality is remembered long after the price has been forgotten' .... the wait and cost are already fading from my memory.
This is the supplied target from ACW, I was intimidated to shoot it beforehand. Didn't think I could live up to it.
But the pistol made a better marksman out of me. Had to settle in after the first couple of shots.
200gr SWC 25 rounds 35' And the comfort/grip of the ivories is as good as the looks.