i love 1911s so i bought this as a secondary carry gun beings how it's just a mini version and i really like it. the night sights are fantastic and it's very accurate at reasonable range (10-25 yards). recoil is nothing and it's not very heavy. i put the hogue grips on it and that helps with wet hands. i carry this in my boot which is where one of my two negatives come in. for such a little guy, it's on the thicker side of things. thicker is good in the fact you get a better grip. if you don't carry in the boot, it wouldn't be a problem. just my personal preference. the only other negative i have is that it doesn't come with a second magazine. for $600, they could at least throw in another magazine. finish is tough and very corrosion resisant. there's times i carry this all day in my boot and it often gets moist. but it has yet to show any sign of rust after almost a year of ownership. i'd recommend this to anybody looking at one.