If your looking to keep this gun for a long time and possibly pass it on. I would get a steel frame. It works well for Sig and there are allot of 1911's with alum frame and steel slide. But aluminum is soft and eventually will become a loose fit. I personally would stay away from para. For that price you could get a nice springer or for another hundred or two a nice used Les Baer. STI is very nice two.
Last edited by Flashy2003; 12-08-2010 at 18:11..