I believe I was one of the first lucky guys to find an SR1911 for sale here in Arizona. I liked it from the beginning, but I didn't care much for the bead-blast stainless finish on the whole pistol. We use KG Gun Kote weekly in the production of our products, so I just couldn't resist trying out KG's new desert tan finish, along with the flat black we use regularly. I have one friend giving me grief about the two-tone look, but I like it (Hey, it's my pistol, right?). Dare I suggest...it's the way Ruger should have made the SR1911 from the start?