I purchased my first 1911 in 1981 and was totally disappointed. I had two revolvers, a 4" Python and a S&W 586. My memory fails as to the make and model (I think a S&W). It was junk. Rattled so much I thought it might come apart, multiple FTF or ejects. Traded soon after to a guy who said he could "fix" it, and stayed with revolvers until I met my friend who is a 1911 junkie. That was about 7 years ago and I have been hooked on quality 1911's ever since.