Ifound this very nice and informative site a few days ago soon after I purchased my new yet slightly used PT1911 ss. Ihave owned many firearms but never owned my own 1911 untill now. The weapon is great, cant say enough about it. I wanted a 1911 for some time now but could never justify the expense untill I found this beauty with all original everything including paperwork and unused or little used factory mags. My local gun dealer turned me on to it and gave me a great deal right around $400. Anyway glad to be here and maybe I can gain some knowledge or pass on some knowledge...either way should be fun.