I'm new to this forum and the 1911 world. I recently purchased a Shooter's Arm Manufacturing "Military" model pistol, imported by Century International Arms. I intended to purchased the Springfield, but bought this one instead on recommendation of the salesman. They are made in the Philippines and (according to the salesman), on old Remington machinery. The pistol is parkerized and seems well made. There are a few minor tool marks internally but not at any critical surfaces. After the first box of ammo, it has only failed to eject twice with about 300 rounds through it. It groups about 2 inches at 25 feet and I'm not a very good pistol shot. It shoots better in terms of accuracy and feeding than my father-in-law's Springfield GI issue. I haven't had any feed/eject problems (except 2 stovepipes) and we've shot everything through it...factory 230 FMJ, r-load 200 lead wadcutters, and r-load 200 JHP, and r-load 230 Lead round nose. I think its a tremendous pistol for the $. Does anyone else have one of these SAM 1911s? If so, what are your thoughts on it.