The Crusader Compact is a well-built defensive handgun with forged steel parts and quality assembly. pistol is of the "Officer's Model" size, having a shorter butt and wearing a 3.65 inch barrel. The despite its low price 1911 Commander-style Crusader is loaded up with features that usually are found only on pistols that carry a much higher price tag. The Crusader's windage adjustable steel Novak-style combat sights are easy to see and offer a clear sight picture for target work. The feed ramp is polished and the barrel is throated to feed hollowpoint ammunition. The trigger is a partially skeletonized unit, with a crisp, light pull. Other premium extras include a beavertail grip safety, an extended ambidextrous safety, and a skeletonized Commander-style hammer. This pistol's wood and bore are in very good condition and its metal is in good condition.