Originally Posted by surebet
If you think WE pistols are good, you don't know what good is. Period.
In all fairness the WE single stack 1911s (NOT the HiCapas, etc) are decent workhorses and can be made good with a few minor upgrade (tightbore, springs and piston head -- nothing you wouldn't upgrade on any other platform).
The slightly miss-sized recoil spring guide on the 1st gens (which caused the front to break) gave them a bad rep, but that's been long fixed.