Greetings from northwestern Pennsylvania. I've owned a variety of guns over the last 20+ years. Some were favored. Others, definitely not so much. (Two of them, I frankly hated.) My most recent carry was a PT140 Millenium Pro but it wasn't a favored gun. My all time favorite gun was a 1911 I had in the 90's. I did a lot of research on current 1911s and discovered that a lot of people hold the PT1911 in high regard for its craftsmanship and its features. Last weekend I bought one. When searching Google for various topics related to it, this site came up a lot. So, here I am... new PT1911SS owner appreciating all the good information I found here.