I took the range's Kimber .22 target 1911 conversion out tonight with some leftover mini-mags.
Not bad for no warmup, one-hand shooting at 25 yards.
I also spotted something in the sales case and just had to arrange and photo-ize:
1918 -- 2008 , and damn near identical. The only things I could find on the new Colt reproduction that are off are the prancing horse, the tilt of the slide serrations, and the magazine is fully blued rather than half-dipped like an original.
I want one, badly... It'd probably never get shot either, I'd put it in a nice presentation case with some period memorabilia and leave it at that. Alas, that's impractical *and* impracticable.
I *MUST* stick to the fiscal plan...