Time to splurge for the New Year.
I'm looking to get my first 1911 .45 and want to go with something Commander sized, $1000ish (or under). I'll be concealed carrying at times and doing a lot of range shooting for the most part. The two main contenders are the SA SS Loaded Champion and the Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail. What's everyone's opinions on them? I've read that there are some good deals floating around on scratch & dent Dan Wessons. They look like a lot of gun for the money even if I don't find a scratch & dent deal. I can't find a Dan Wesson website BTW. Does one exist?
Both of these look like what I need on paper but I'm hoping for some good opinions out there from experienced 1911 folks.
On a side note, what's the advantages/disadvantages of going with a 10mm if I pick up the DW? Is the extra bang worth it? Will I have a hard time finding different types of reasonably priced ammo compared to the .45?
Thanks for any input.