In the course of my collecting I've stumbled upon some real diamonds in the rough and I wanted to talk about one of them. That would be the Cobra Enterprises Patriot .45 (AKA Republic Arms Patriot .45). I picked up this gun as a part of a package deal a few months ago and really enjoyed some aspects of it, such as the small size, good looks, compatibility with 1911 Magazines (Which I have in abundance), strength, accuracy (While not on a par with a good 1911, I find it to be perfectly acceptable, especially since it's got a 3" barrel). Some of the cons that I have noticed are the abominably heavy DAO trigger pull. While it's very smooth and not gritty, it's over 11 pounds. Very hard to achieve accuracy with a trigger that heavy. The other thing that I've not cared for is the lack of a slide lock. I do not like a gun that I cannot lock the slide or bolt open. For one thing, it makes disassembly a pain in the rear. Another issue I have is that it will only feed certain JHP .45s (Winchester Silvertips, Hydra-Shoks, and Cor-Bons seem to be the only ones that feed). This is after polishing the feed ramp too. So... do I keep it?