My oldest and I took a quick trip out on the new kayak through the swamp. The water is super shallow and has serval trees and debris under the black water which are really hard to see. After investigating the Bever hut we decided to move up stream at a nice clip in what is typically the deepest run of the swamp. Sure enough my oldest, who was sitting at the very front spotted a tree beneath the surface. It was too late and in her attempt to "dodge" the tree we run right along side it and rolled the yak. We were able to flip it right side up and re-enter the yak and made a dart for the shoreline laughing the whole way. After getting everyone inside, dry and warm I proceeded to survey the damage. Amazingly nothing was lost during the spill, everything just soak and wet, including the 1/2 naked baer. Curiously I wondered if she would still flawlessly function. Not one prone to wonder too long I sent 200 rounds down the the pipe and that Baer sang a sweet tune without the slightest of stray of an off tune note. Heck if anything the song was a bit sweeter. Those rounds pushed me 1006 since last clean unless you count the swamp water as a rinse. While it may not be the best "test" to determine supreme functionality it was never intended to be. It was just an actual real world experience with a 1911. A hard fit 1911 at that. And to be honest most of the water had dissipated leaving a hint of mud, bit of water and traces of rust on the mag release and front strap. Just thought I'd share my experience with other 1911 enthusiasts.