Sorry for the Double Post everyone but: I went to Gander Mountain today and spoke with a salesman about 1911's. I am furthering my knowledge of different models, what they have over the other etc... as well as brands.. The kid (22 at best) said that the RIA G.I. and all RIA 1911's have "Soft Shi**y Slides"... and failed to elaborate... Can anyone justify this claim and explain??