I just recently bought a Springfield .45ACP from a pawn shop in GREAT condition. At the time, I didn't know they were assembled both in the U.S. and in Brazil, but in less than a week I've had 2 different gunsmiths tell me that the Brazilian made gun is actually a step above the U.S. made, but when it comes to guns it's not a surprise to find guns from Belgium, Germany, etc. that blow away guns assembled in the U.S. My first semi auto's were Llama's from Spain and I got joked about 'em jamming up, blah blah blah, and out of some 4000 rounds at least I had ONE jam and it was from a reload. Other than that the gun was flawless. If you've got a Springfield assembled in Brazil, I think you got the better deal(no offense to the guys in the US that put these things together, but when you only make a dollar or so a day, you make damn sure your work is A1++ so you can feed your family), but kudos to the whole Springfield team for a great gun! As far as MY Springfield is concerned, I HATE to quote McDonalds or even eat their 'food', but "I'm lovin' it!"Is there any quality or desireability difference between the USA vs Brazilian made Springfield Armory pistols?