As a owner of quite a few 1911 pistols and three Colts, I'd say Colt hit a home run with the XSE. Great shooter even tighter groups than my Kimber. I've put over 600 rounds through her now not even one hickup. Walked into the gun shop to buy a Springfeild TRP and left with the Colt XSE. Wow this thing shoots good. Buy one and enjoy!!!