This pistol is amazing. The trigger pull is light and crisp right out of the box, and like a fine wine will only get better with age. It will out shoot custom 1911s costing hundreds more. I bought mine last year and it has been totally reliable with all kinds of ammo, including flat point bullets that have caused my other 45s to choke. It came with plastic grip panels, though, not the rubber ones shown. It's my understanding that EAA made the change in 2011. I have a 9mm Elite Match with the rubber grips. The plastic ones don't look as nice as the rubber ones but they aren't bad looking either and they do make the grip a lot narrower. I could get replacement ones but I'm not, if for no other reason than I can tell the two otherwise identical looking pistols apart without having to look down the business ends. The 45 Elite Match is the best kept secret in the firearms world. This is the pistol the CZ97 should have been.