I packed that very same pistol in Viet Nam when I was on Swift Boats 1965-66.
All we were issued were AR 15s and it was hairy trying to board bouncing boats and junks with a rifle flopping around, so I bought a .45 on the local black market for $45 USD. I wanted to bring it home but was afraid of getting caught so I sold it for $45 when I left country.
Was a great weapon then and always will be...even though I also have (had) a Sig 1911 which I am (was) really fond of.
But that was before I was in a boat on a local lake drinking beer and cleaning allllll my guns and a rogue wave came up and swamped the boat and I lost everyone of my precious firearms...all to the bottom of this very deep lake; I mean really deep, honest.
I’ve always coveted a Gold Cup. But I don’t know if I should get one anymore. I’m a bit older than in my prime shooting days.