I am pretty close to purchasing a 1911-380. What it comes down to is, which one? Currently I carry a Kimber Micro 380. It replaced a Colt 380 Government Model, which I purchased new. The 3890 Government Model was the father of the current generation of micro SA 380 pistols: Colt, Kimber, Sig, & Springfield. I also went through a Glock 42 and a Walther PK380 in my search for the right pistol. About a year ago I looked at the 1911-380 and I was very impressed with the build quality. As it happened, I was able to compare it, side by side, with the Llama 380 and the Baby Rock. It was obvious that neither of them were even competitors. There was a significant qualitative difference. All that being said, I am ready to try the 1911-380 as a carry pistol. I am pretty experienced with the 1911 platform and many years ago I went through a very extensive training course with the 1911. I have never been too happy with the lack of a grip safety in the 380 Government series. This comes down to, which one? For daily carry I think I am looking at the Compact model. As always, I am open to thoughts. I am concerned with the inability to replace the sights. At least as far as I see, there are no aftermarket night sites available. This bumps into my first thought, which was to get the base model, the Black Label Compact, and then, if I felt a need, to later upgrade the sights and possibly have it Cerakoted. The Cerekoat would depend on if I felt a need. I do like the colour pattern of my Kimber Desert Night. Yes, I do think how a item, that is carried, looks is important A person has to feel good about their daily accessories. One thing you will notice is that I am not sold on accessory rails. It is entirely possible that it is because they have entered the market since I underwent a lot of training. That being said, I am concerned with the safety issues of pointing a gun at anything that is being looked at. I am wondering how essential night sights really are, I put a drop of Lume in my Kimber sights and I am reasonably happy. Basically, it just has to have good sights. So, it goes like this: Base model Pro: Cheap (yes, that matters) -- Con, no dot, or night sight. (as I said, I am flexible on the night sight, but I have read several people who are unhappy with the sights on the base model. . . ant thoughts?) Pro Stainless Compact Pro: has the night sights. -- Con, I think the finish is just plain ugly. It is also the most expensive option . . . but the ugly, this one has it, and it matters to me (And yes, I realize that ugly is very subjective. If you have one and like it, that is great; me, it would have to be refinished) Pro Compact Pro, it looks like it has good sights. -- Con, it is quite expensive for nothing but a sight and grip upgrade over the Base model. Medallion Pro Pro, I really like the look of this one, I has the improved sights -- Con: a bit expensive This one looks like it is my top choice right now. Speed Compact Pro, I also love the look of this one. The look is very similar to my Kimber. * edited to say, forget this one, not one has it in stock Summary: Base model, Cheap (I mean that in a good way, I expect all of them to have a similar level of overall quality) Medallion Pro, this is the model I actually handled. It looks great Speed Compact, I haven't handled it; but the pictures look great and it is a bit different from the others. *but no one has it in stock Any thoughts or suggestions?