While I agree with much of what Mr. Vickers says about the 1911, the contention that any/all 1911 needs at least a grand worth of remedial work to be reliable is ...................flawed. I do need to qualify that. When he refers to $2K pistols, they generally come with loads of "features" that do nothing for reliability. Reducing slide/frame tolerances to fit the preconceived notions of large numbers of folks over the decades being one of the examples, the scallop at the rear of the ejection port is another. The list can go on. And on and on and on.
What I used to do as a reliability package to a base 1911 was the feedramp on the barrel and frame, slightly lower the ejection port (no scallop), fit a solid type bushing, bevel the mag well and adjust the extractor, finishing up with a decent 4lb. trigger. Good sights were an additional option. If that's now worth a grand, I need to get my license back. I will conceed that turning some of the ego trip pieces into weapons you cana bet your life on may cost considerably more than doing minor work to a decent base gun.
I kinda took the piece as a "If you insist on using a fossil, these are some things you need to know about." work. Unfortunately, he focused on pieces & parts and not mechanical concepts.