Went to the range yesterday with my SA 1911A1. I took a friend along who hadn't been to this particular range before, and he brought his 1911. His gun is a High Standard version. I looked his gun over and saw that it's stamped "made in Phillipines" on the underside of the dust cover. When we were done shooting we both field stripped our guns to clean them (there's a nice place to do so right at the range) and I had the opportunity to do a comparison of the two guns. The difference in the manufacturing quality was quite evident. The craftsmanship put into the SA was far better than the High Standard. Fit and function were also much better. Also, being that we are both at about the same level of shooting ability, my groups were tighter and better placed than his were. This held true when we switched guns too. The High Standard did not shoot as well as the SA. The High Standard also had two stove pipes, which I noted since we were both using the same ammo. Some of this may be coincidental, of course. I just thought I'd put it out there. Has anyone else had a similar experience?