Hi Brian, I'm Joey. I noticed your rather impressive 1911 collection & your buyers guide. I'm seriously thinking about starting a collection. I have none as of now. I looked at the guide but wondered if you could give me 2-3 personal suggestions for a first 1911. IT doesn't have to be the cheapest but I'm not looking to go custom expensive either. I'd say $1000 & under. The gun will not be for EDC. It would be more for range fun & collecting. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you if you have the time. If not, I completely understand. I work full time, go to school full time, and take care of my disabled wife full time. So, I know what it means to be too busy.