I’ve been here on the forum for several years now but mostly a lurker. This site has great information for anyone who loves 1911s and I appreciate those who are so willing to share their expertise. My first 1911 was a Colt Government Combat that I had worked over by Jim Garthwaite back in the early 1990s. The attached picture has a few of my 1911s, an early Hillsdale Les Baer Premier II, a Caspian Commander in 9x23 that I built ( with some help from George Smith at EGW when they still did custom work) and two recent Dan Wesson Guardians in 9mm, one of which will become a .38 Super. It is nice to have a place to share a passion for 1911s. Thanks to you all for a great 1911 community.