I was looking at this set up for work. The trigger reset seemd really long. Just as long or longer than a DAO. Smooooooooth, though. Light too. Kinda strange at first, but its a training issue. The more you shoot, the better it will probably feel. The finish was okay, and the fit was alright for a work gun, but youre right, the beavertail looked like crap. Kinda cheesy. the sights on the stock gun are cheesy too. Old blade style. Wish the would throw on some Novaks like everyone else. I posted something earlier about the gun and parts, and was told that the simple things were different than the 1911, like the beavertail and safety. Hope this helps.