It is fortunate that I never really paid much attention to the classifieds on this forum until now, because if I had, my two oldest would have never gone to college. I've always had an itch for a Guncrafter. First off, the clean look free of billboards is beautiful. Secondly, I had heard of the build quality. Third, a well known vendor told me straight out that Guncrafter makes the finest semi custom 1911 to be had. And fourth, Derek's responsiveness to my many pre-purchase questions blew me away. Not quite 2 weeks ago, I saw a Hellcat was up for sale. Dash had posted it as he was going in a different direction in the pistols which interested him. I thought, cool, I understand doing that. I was going to move on and then I saw his "Glamour Shots" pics of the pistol: I did NOT need to see those, but I had. I contacted Dash and went to work selling a custom Dan Wesson Silverback and a Les Baer Custom Carry Commanche. Once those were sold, the Hellcat was mine. It arrived today at my LGS and I was there about 30 minutes later. What a beauty. For years I have heard people claim how smooth a premium semi custom can be, and I've always wondered how anything could be smoother than my DW or my LB. Now, I understand. This thing is smooth. And the trigger...wow, the trigger. The fit, finish, everything that I could see was more than I had expected. I could not wait to get to the range. I got there and went to town with it. I added some Slip2000 to it, racked the slide a few times, and started to enjoy myself. Before I say anything else, let me state I am 60, and I have earned my astigmatism. I am not a shooter as skilled as TRSOtto. Any flaws in the groups are due to me, not the pistol. Trust me, I know when it is me and when it is the pistol. I set up some targets at 15 yards. This was the second group shot using my range bag as a rest. I shot some groups rested at 25 yards and off hand at 10 yards. They are in the group shot at the end. I also took some shots at the remains of some clay pigeons my daughter and I had set up on the 100 yard berm and smashed with some 7.62x39. The 3rd shot off hand hit the fragment in this pic: Excellent! Maybe I'm not too bad! And then the eyes tired out, and I started shooting off hand at 10 yards. In the progression of the following pics, you can tell that my shooting got a little worse as time went on. First 5 rounds to the head and center mass: Next 5 rounds: 5 rounds more: And then the last 5 rounds: The Hellcat was perfect in every way. It is everything I had heard it would be. This last pic sums up the afternoon's shooting as the sun went down: What a great pistol! Thank you, Dash, for selling it, and thank you, Derek for taking the time to answer my questions!