My thinking on this is what does "catalog item" mean. Mass produced,over 1000 made,kept in stock,produced in the same manner,no customization.I know when you ordered your PPC 9 it was either in stock or not,if not you just had to wait,till the next run was produced,you got it the way it was,the same as everyone elses PPC 9.Maybe you could get an ambi safety if you were left handed ? If other guns are going to be allowed, they should be held to the same standard. No, what checkering do you want ,trigger,mainspring housing,etc. Has Springfield made over 1000 bull barrel 9mm 1911s,I wonder, are they ever IN stock waiting to be sold( I dont think so) or all individually ordered.Should be one model that has NO customization to be a catalog item.