ok well i try not to dis other peoples choices , but for me the 1911 is the only gun made and i don't have to dress her up like a hooker on saturday night .
i currently own a s.a. 1911a1 mil spec parkerized black with black factory grips, bought 6 years ago . also my rifle is a marlin camp carbine 45 , uses 1911 mags and shoots acp . so i only buy one ammo, by the case.
as for those old "colts" or gubment 45's , hell i remember it was them that gave 45's(1911's) a bad name , wore out junk you couldn't hit nothing with them .
now i see people want them huh, and how 20,000 bucks . lol
ok ok nuff rant'n , untill i joined up here i didn't even realize i wasn't alone.
i had a nickel plated 70's series mark IV with a pretty set of grips , wore out but she was kinda like my first love ,let her go though . damn impetious youth!
sorry waxing vanely there for a sec .
any way mr browning knew what he was doing huh!