I am an 18 year old college student with a love of guns and a desire to protect myself. I am from South Dakota and have grown up shooting just about anything. (This may get to sound like a dating advertisement, but I figure a little background is necessary). I have always loved to shoot pistol but never personally owned one. I have recently acquired my permit and am having a difficult time deciding on my choice of weapon to carry. I have always loved the Colt 1911 and the .45 caliber. Price is however a drawback. Money is tight but I want a quality firearm and rig with a decent power and yet affordable. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance