I purchased "Virginia" as a project gun that I intended to have worked over to my specs, unfortunately I lost my job so I've yet to have anything done. I'm actually glad for the delay (not being unemployed), because my list of "to do's" was much to extensive and over the time I've owned, shot, and carried the Colt my list has been cut down and altered dramatically. I want to switch out a few parts to my preference's, 10-8 trigger, add a gold bead to the front site for class, or go with fiber optic front, definitely needs a dehorning job, fit the GS due to the frame's sharp edges when it's depressed, FS checkering, switch out the plastic MSH. I still am having difficulty deciding if I want to stay with the two tone or black it out, but either way the stainless flats need a bead blasting; don't like them bright. The slide will get a dark finish, possibly Cerakote as will the barrel. The VZ grips may get switched out for some Cocobolo again; I found the original Colt half checkered grips to be way too orange in tone and the set of cocobolo's I tried on from a local grip maker just didn't have enough figure. Function has been 100% since I dealt with a firing pin stop that exited the gun do the the series 80 plunger having a rough spot and not disengaging. I found upon examination that the plunger would occasionally stick inside the tunnel allowing the firing pin stop to drop and block the hammer; smoothed that out and weapon has fed and ejected everything run through it fine. (And that's why we should run our weapons before designating them for self defense/carry).