I have a Colt 45 with a military slide and an Essex frame that I bought in 1972 while in Quantico, VA.. The grip is roughed up to prevent it from slipping out of your hard, and it has a pretty easy pull or hair trigger. It was built by one of the marines in the armory between his sniper classes that he was instructing... I took it to the fair grounds to one of the gun shows last year to see about getting a laser sight put on it. I put it on the counter and the guy said "do you know what you have there"?? It's a custom pistol built by Carlos Hathcock.. He got tears in his eyes telling stories for the next 1/2 hr about when he worked with Carlos as an armorer and firearms instructor. Carlos was a Marine Corps sniper, who was the one the movie The Sniper with Tom Berringer was based on.. I was offered $10,000 for the pistol if I have the receipt with Carlos' signature. NO, I did not sell it and did not get a laser sight. NO, it is NOT for sale!!!