Okay, so my main carry 1911 is a Smith & Wesson Pro Series Subcompact 3" 45ACP. I have made some updates to it to make it better suited to my purposes: - Hogue Grips - Ambi Safety (fit and done in IonBond at Nighthawk) - Heinie sights - Nighthawk magwell/serrated MSH I really like this gun, but I am spoiled by my other 1911s (Nighthawk Heinie Tactical Carry & Nighthawk Enforcer Recon) and would like to spice this one up a bit. The trigger fit is sloppy (as typical with S&W) and the pull leaves some to be desired. The grip safety also leaves something to be desired in terms of fitment and engagement. The finish on the small parts I believe is a black oxide of sorts, and not the Melonite that is on the slide. To correct these things, here is what I am tossing around in my head... - 10-8 0.140" Rear Sight - Harrison Custom Ignition Set (Hammer, Sear, Disconnector) in Black IonBond DLC - Harrison Custom hammer strut in black IonBond DLC - Harrison Custom medium trigger in black IonBond DLC - Harrison Custom Extreme Slide Stop in black IonBond DLC - Wilson Bulletproof Concealment Grip Safety.... Brownells says this part requires use of a Wilson BP hammer, so unsure on this. - Crimson Trace Master Series G-10 Laser Grips - After fitting, have the Grip Safety and barrel done in black IonBond DLC. Possibly also have barrel crowned by John Harrison. What I'm looking for here, are any comments or thoughts to the parts I've selected... and also thoughts into another thought that has been swimming around for me... obviously the above is a pretty big commitment of $ (also includes some tools that I will need, more mags, etc.). With this kind of investment, plus the cost of the pistol as it sits - is doing the above still a good move (I personally think it would make a KICK ASS carry pistol) or would I be better to sell the S&W and invest in another pistol that has most all the features I want? And what would that pistol be? Sig has a new 3" gun... Dan Wesson is rumored to have a 3" gun in 2012... Thanks for reading, and your input!