I dare say this pistol is possibly the most beautiful 1911 ever produced, at least to this day. S&W has produced a spot on, near flawless firearm that performs in every way. The only downside I've found is the melonite finish is somewhat fragile and scratches quite easily. Other than that, the scandium frame is extremely light, well balanced and the round butt grip is excellent to hold. With the 4.25" barrel length, it's quite well suited for carry. Overall, this would get a 5 if the finish was more durable.