Instead of talking abt what to stay away from, how about what you might want to look for. I think new or used Springfield Armory Range Officer is a great gun to start with. 1. They are reasonably priced, under $800 for a new one. 2. if you buy or trade for a used one, and you didn't like the 1911 platform you should be able to recoup your investment 3. SA has great customer service
just my 2 cents
H&K P7, DW ECO, DW Valor Vbob, Colt 1911, Colt King Cobra, Colt SAA's, S&W MP 15-22, S&W Nightguard 327, Winchester 9422, Kahr MK9, Walther PPQ M2
Last edited by brianfede; 09-30-2012 at 18:25..