Have fun. Hope it's a great gun for you. Do you know if RIA offers any of its 1911 models with a standard length guide rod or do they only offer full length? I know you could switch it out, but wondering if they offer it that way up front as standard or as an option. They don't talk about it much on the website.Traded my SW SD VE 9 and 40 even up for the rock and a box of ammo. Its a RIA 45 tactical.