Never been a big .45 fan, but decided to help a buddy when he called. A friend called and his sister's husband just up and died at 40 with a massive heart attack with no health insurance. The wife was panicking over the fact she didn't have any money. I bought the guys Springfield .45 1911-A1 with a tasco propoint for $400 to help her out. Got the gun home and took that awful sight off, bought new grips and a new pin set. Went to fire it a couple weeks ago and the hammer would follow the slide down. Decided to go to the gun show and trade it off for a standard Colt 1911. The cheapest one was $775 up to $1300. There was a guy there that did 1911 work and had him take a look at my weapon. After the damage was complete, I traded the mount, sight, and $50 to replace the main spring, sear, sear pin, and have a trigger job done. Seems that the joe that had it before tried a home style trigger job and shaved a little to much and also bent the sear pin and broke the main spring. Now I have a slick SA 1911-A1 with $525 in it! Guess I have a new pal for life!