well i did something i haven't done in many, many years. completely stripped my 1911 pistol down to the bare frame and slide. cleaned and polished all the internals and then reassembled it. i am quite proud of this accomplishment! i think it's been at least twenty years since the last time i dit it. now i'm ready to start a new build of another 1911 pistol and i'm thinking i am going to either build or modify a Commander this time.