Just found this place today. Great site! Like so many of you, I am addicted to the 1911 Platform. I actually own a Retail Gun Store that specializes in Competition Shooting and a big part of our platform are 1911 and 2011 pistols designed for competition. Aside from the store being what it is, I started tinkering with my own 1911 builds a couple years back after taking a build class from Bruce Piatt of Bianchi Cup fame. It was a great class and I learned more than I thought possible in such a short period of time. There appears to be a lot of knowledge to be gleaned from this site as well and I look forward to being an active participant here.