I have been wanting to get a new 1911A1 as close as I could to the original and having read as much as I could about the current offerings, I decided to order one from Auto Ordinance. Very close to the original with the exception of the series 80 type firing pin safety. I should have it by next weekend. While at my LGS I noticed another 1911 in his case and took a closer look. It's a Para USA Elite Pro in S.S. I had read that Para had a lot of problems and was being absorbed into Remington. They will probably be involved in making any of their pistol designs under the Remington name in the near future. At any rate this pistol really caught my eye and after fondling it I couldn't resist the price tag. I put a deposit on it and it may take a few weeks to pay for it, but I'm already looking forward to bringing it home. So it was a good Saturday with 2 X .45! One plain Jane and the other with the bells and whistles.