Just FYI, if anybody is in the market for a 1911 style 9mm pistol, compact , aluminum frame, in 9 mm, there is a star BKM on gun broker right now. The star model B series are the Spanish versions of the 1911 series. BKM is a compact model similar to the colt Commander and it has an alloy frame. Single stack 8 rd mag. Current bid is $170, and there are three days left in the auction. I had one of these 30 years ago. I loved it for a range gun and a carry gun when I was willing to use only FMJ or RNL ammo **or ** only a certain couple types of hollow points that have a very rounded tip. It would not feed wide-mouth hollow points reliably without having a feed ramp polish and throat job. It would be a great gun for a woman or teenager to learn the manual of arms for a 1911 style pistol, on a budget. It fits their hands nicely, has the right weight and balance, and shoots cheap ammo that doesn't recoil too much.