I have just 100-ish rounds through my Tactical. Yes, the clip release is really stiff; especially as I'm left-handed. What I find even more anoying is the corners on the magazine throat. I've pinched myself a couple of times lining up the magazine with the butt. They are seriously sharp, but I don't want to mess up the Parkerized finish.
I also added some titrium (sp?) paint to the sights.
BTW - it loads ball and hollow point straight out of the box. The only problem I've had with firing is when I accidently set the thumb safety on recoil once and didn't realize why it wouldn't fire. Oops!
BTW - what is the function of the set screw in the trigger? The only other 1911s I've fired was in the service. And how do you get in there to adjust it?