I took one in trade a while back; it seemed fairly reliable for a $300.00 1911. I ran about a thousand rounds through it without any problems and it was a little more accurate than my rock throwing but a long way from being a keeper. I put a set of pachmayer wrap-arounds and main-spring housing on it. I put a chip McCormick trigger and sear in it; that really improved the over-all performance. I just fit a stainless match barrel and bushing today. I fit a commander hammer and an extended grip safety, a decent set of sights, and off to the range again. My $300.00 pistol now costs around $700.00, but is shoots real good; I think I'll keep it.