I just handled the new S&W 1911 scandium commander. it was NICE! I saw it at $849.00. It was lighter than the alum colt, and fit and finish was typical S&W quality. I am lusting for this gun. Ya'll go take a look at this one-- you'll love it(not a paid S&W spokesman, I promise!). It's a hell of a lot better than that hunk-o-crap Kimber I recently wasted my money on. Oh, to know what I know now....