We'll find out later today how good a pistol the Citadel Compact 1911 is, my dear wife bought me one for my birthday, and it finally came in this week. I got it home and cleaned up this evening, we'll hit the range later today and try it out. Fit and finish seems nice for the price, just like the AC, under $500.00. First impressions: The sights need changed, there is not even a painted white spot on the front sight, and these old eyes don't pick stuff up as easily as back in the day. Since they're stock Novack style sights, I'm planning on getting a set of XS "Big Dot" sights on it soon.