I carry a SS Springfield mil-spec though the only original parts are the frame,slide,barrel,trigger and safety. I like it cause it's low maintenance and reliable. I prize my Blue Colt srs. 70 reissue. sise by side, it's a finer weapon. not as thick as the Springfield, it is a superior product period. That doesn't mean it's anymore reliable then my Springer, just finer. Funny thing is, After modifying the SA to get up to par, I've probably got more money in it then the Colt!