For a long time I've wanted a 1911 45. My dad has a combat commander and a gov. model, and I love them both. I want quality(of course), but don't want to pay for it. My friend got a springfield 1911a1 GI for Christmas. It retails for like $420 and I've heard nothing bad about them. Anyway, we're taking it out in the next couple of days to see how it does.