I didn't get any responses that were in the least bit helpful. I am looking to pick up my first 1911 and I'm looking to spend between $500 - $1000, so what 1911 in this price range would you recommend, and why? Also, what 1911, in this price range, should I stay away from? Colt seems a little too pricy and I'm thinking Springfield. Your advice and counsel is appreciated. P.S. I'm not interested in home defense or carrying something around. Just interested in range shooting for fun.