I have a Loaded in 9mm that has been very fun to play with. I've only shot my Ruger about three times but for less than $700 bucks it would be very hard to beat.
This am there was a Springfield Mil-Spec that has been worked on by SACS on 1911addicts.com. It's beautiful and in your price range. If it were stainless I would buy it.
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