I am a student of WWII, a living historian and a re-enactor. I also collect the WWII Colt 1911a1. This pistol is perfect for display, or to put in a holster for an event. The detail is the closest I've seen in a non firearm. Only reason I gave it 3 stars is that the one I received was molded from an arsenal refinished pistol, and not an original, as pictured on the website. Still, pretty darn good for 44 bucks!