I've had a SA GI mil-spec for several years and love it. It's a near-clone of the WWII issued pistol. The only change I've made to it is to swap the brown plastic grips for double-diamond, reddish-stained wood grips. It improves the appearance immensely. It has fired everything I've put through it without flaw, right out of the box. The only other change I might make is to replace the GI sights with something higher-profile as a concession to my aging eyes, but I hate to change its historic configuration. This is practically identical to the pistol my father was issued when he gor his commission in '43. It shoots with good combat accuracy, which was all this design was meant for. It cost around $500 7-8 years ago, and it was money well spent. It goes bang every time, no FTF, no FTE. What more can you ask? And the design is 100 years old.