Several years ago I had the desire for another GI 1911 but did not want to invest $1500 for a shooter, AO was not my first choice because of prior reputation but I had issues with “ made in Philippines” stamped conspicuously on the frame or non GI features. I read positive reviews on the new AO and took the plunge, the pistol has met my every expectation, is accurate and reliable.
Photos of my AO and GI Colt not forthcoming due to a failure in the system that I haven’t the faintest idea to overcome. Sorry