For those not familiar, this is a Remington 1911 R1. John Browning's 1911 design has been in service for 102 years and counting...a remarkable historical and technological feat. Intended purposes: recreational shooting, home defense, traveling through our idiot neighbor to the west, Josephine County, hiking and camping (primarily protection against Oregon's most unpredictable natural predator, the methus headus). Bought it nearly-new off a friend after putting a few dozen rounds through it and really liking it. He's a 1911 aficionado and had picked it up on an impulse buy, but basically never used it because he as a much fancier Kimber 1911.