hey guys (and gals, hopefully) my name is Erik. i'm new to the 1911 game, but i decided to start off with a different choice than some. when shopping for my first 1911 this spring, i decided there are too many choices, i needed to research. i found the M1911.org site, and there's a TON of info there, but it's a boring forum! new posts weekly i concluded that i needed to get a good quality gun, and i wasn't going to drop over $1,000 on it (hell, i can buy another motorcycle for that $$). being a believer in "function over form", and a fan of my late grandfather's Sig P226 (W German production), i picked up a Sig1911. the Tac Ops in a TacPac (hey, it came with 3 mags and a kydex holster) i had been carrying my FN Herstal FNP-40 for around a year, and it was too bulky, surprisingly the Sig1911 a LOT nicer to carry. also, i had never shot a 1911, or ANY .45acp for that matter. imagine my surprise when i took it on it's maiden voyage to the range, and the recoil was MINIMAL! to top that, my Sig1911 shoots better than I do! Here's my Sig, with some grips i made out of Spalted Tamarind and with the factory Ergo Grips (and my cheap-o Tagua holster) yeah, i like it. i like it a lot. my next 1911 is going to be either a commander in .45 or a custom in 10mm (i've been kickin around the thought of a Titanium frame from Caspian, and porting the barrel and slide at work on the EDM) other than guns, i'm a nutcase for motorcycles. custom bikes of all kinds, but like many, i lean toward Harleys. specifically, the venerable Sportster line. they're the underdog of the Harley world, but they are also some of the easiest to customize! that's right, baby, CHOPPERS! here's a few shots of my bike, 1974 HD Sportster that's all i got for now. glad to be here!