I remember the harsh gun regulations back in Denmark all too well, just if like it was yesterday. Sometimes it would take years to get a handgun permit. Back then the 45 ACP ruled, but living in DK only 9mm was allowed. IPSC was illegal too, so I travelled to other countries to shoot both steel challenge and IPSC. It took forever to get the propper paperwork to import custom 1911's from other countries. Kind of had to, since no one in DK was offering them. So I know first hand how disappointing it can be, to recieve a piece of junk without any coverage by warrenty etc. and after paying $2000. I realized, that it would be completely stupid to spend $5000 on entry fee's, travel, hotels, rental car, ammo etc. Just to have 15 malfunctions in the US IPSC nationals, with a unreliable gun. Fortunately back in 89, I ran into a used Poul Liebenberg when visiting Norway. The offer was made over the phone, not even being able to see the gun, I payed $ 3.500 for it without blinking. The 1911 was a 9mm Springfield Armory completely tricked out by PL. It was hard chrome with an extra upper unit in 38 Super. Always admired PL signature models with his own designed compensator, beavertail and magwell. I ran over 250.000 rounds through this gun over the next 4 years without any malfunctions. Using this custom gun, was flat out the best feeling back then, when going to high profile shooting tournements. Even though I'm a pistolsmith today and can build my own gear, I just can't forget what that pistol did for me back in the day. Another point I wan't to make, is how much I treassure living in this nice and beautiful country. Where else can you make a living as a pistolsmith, shoot in your own yard, buy 22's at the supermarket, and enjoy the love and ownership of 1911 together with your fellow friends and shooters .