First and foremost, thanks to everyone for their replies on my question of Colt 1911 Factory Customizing vs Private Gunsmithing. As a follow up, which Series is the best. I've owned two pistols with transfer bars, and not experienced any problems. I know some traditionalists say the Series 70 is better, and frown upon the transfer bar. Has anyone had any problems with pistols with the transfer bar's operation? Thanks again!