I got a promotional e-mail from Springfield about a limited-time offer for the pistol mentioned above. It looks like a regular Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 to me, except for the lower MSRP: $549. https://www.springfield-armory.com/products/1911-mil-spec-defenders-series/ When I clicked on the "BUY IT NOW," more out of curiosity than anything else, it took me right to Davidson's, where it is "Out of Stock." Huh? Not exactly a promotional coup there ... Anybody heard anything about these? I have a Springfield Range Officer that now more or less permanently wears a Nelson .22 upper, and I'd like to have at least one dedicated .45 ACP pistol around for when I get a sudden urge to make louder noises and bigger holes. I'm wondering if this "Defenders" thing is just a hokey promo stunt or whether the lower MSRP will translate into an even lower street price.