those guts in the back of the gun are rather tricky. I dont know what I f'd up on my first build but when I action the slide to load-the hammer only goes back half way. I have to pull it back the rest of the way to shoot-then after the first round-the hammer goes all the way back on its own, ready for me to pull the trigger again. The grip saftey doesnt work but I guess thats fine since the hammers only cocked halfway when its chambered for the first round. some new parts and i'm sure everything will work the way it ought to. after talking to rusty today, I concluded that SARCO is the best for buying 1911 parts kits. $160 or something for the whole shabang-less the frame. anyone know of a better deal? bones, good to hear you worked out that problem, feels good doesnt it?