I got a nice deal on a used, but mint condition Springfield Pro. Its an older model still equipped with the Nowlin barrel. The Springfield Professional is known by many as the FBI model. This was the 1911 that was adopted by the FBI after winning some very rigorous testing of accuracy and reliability back in the late 1990's. The criteria that was required was very stringent. The gun had to shoot multiple 10-shot groups at 25 yards from a ransom rest measuring no more than 1.5” with service grade ammo. It was required to feed all types of bullet shapes and weights with no problems. Any malfunction over a 2500 round test resulted in the pistol being disqualified. When the smoke cleared, the many high end 1911s were eliminated, only the Professional had met all the criteria. It was then adopted by the FBI and is used by the Hostage Rescue Team or HRT. At any rate, I’m thrilled to finally pick up this model and fill that void in my 1911 collection. It was the last model I wanted and I think I’ve got enough 1911s to keep me satisfied the rest of my life. Please enjoy the pics!