First and foremost, a big thanks to Dan at BBP for getting the pistol in my hands so quickly and hassle-free. From start to finish, everything was prompt, polite, and exactly as described. Now to the meat and potatoes. There isn’t a whole lot out there about these. A few video reviews, but not a lot of forum chatter. I was at the point I wanted to look into something in the “2011” direction, but didn’t want a double stack as I wanted a new carry piece. Obviously the Staccato C threads that needle by giving the shooter 2011 design and construction methodology (which in the frame is very much it’s own beast) but sticking with a single-stack. Bonus is that the pistol takes standard Commander sized 9mm mags, and comes with 2 8-rounders in the bag. The pistol I purchased is the Blackout DLC version, and it is exactly as advertised. The only non-black anything that is visible is the American Flag engraving on the frame. Even the barrel is fully coated externally. It looks fierce...personally I love it. Fitment is top notch. No getting around it. Lockup is tight, the slide feels like glass when cycling, and there is 0 play open or shut. None whatsoever. The beaver tail is well fit and doesn’t rattle, the safety is positively one of the best I’ve personally felt. Easy engagement, no grit, no over travel whatsoever. The trigger has a crisp break and short reset, with no creep to be found. It is a great “1911” SA feel and one can tell some time was spent there. The only interesting note on build quality is the hammer articulation is a little gritty. Do I care? Not really. I won’t spend much time outside of cleaning manually manipulating the hammer honestly, so as long as the pistol functions (and it does) then it’s fine by me. Physically the hammer is good to go, so I am guessing this will work out as the pistol breaks in. One note about other reviews...some mention has been made of the take-down tabs (for the recoil assembly) that are provided and how much of a pain takedown is...and my only feedback there is that anyone who has cleaned a Colt Defender would know exactly what is going on there and won’t need any tabs or additional tools to break down the pistol. As for shooting, it is exceptionally flat. There is some muzzle flip but it’s fairly minimal. The Dawson sights are easy to find when presenting, and my copy shoots to a 6:00 hold at 25 and 50 feet respectively (poi is just above the top of the blade at both distances). To say the pistol is accurate is an understatement. My friend and I were regularly punching the same hole at 25 feet, and under 3in groups at 50, even during quicker shooting. Our pacing was roughly 1 round per second to second and a half, enough time to reset and get a good sight picture again. 200 rounds went through the pipe today. It was a mix of Federal 115, Fiocci 115, and S&B 124s. The pistol didn’t malfunction at all. I was really taken a back by how much fun this pistol is to shoot. This one is definitely a keeper. Anyone on the fence here, get your hands on one....you won’t be disappointed. I’ll be back out with mine tomorrow...no doubt about it.