Several years ago I bought a Charles Daly 1911. It was stainless steel, had a beaver tail grip safety, ambi safety, but I couldn't get the darn thing to feed. So I field stripped it and found it loaded with cosmoline or something similar. I figured this was the problem and I cleaned it as best I could and went back to the range. I still couldn't get the thing to feed. This experience severely skewed my perception of the 1911. So I traded the thing off. Since then I have been perfectly happy with my simple Khar P9 9mm. I have about 1000 rounds through it and it has never had a failure to feed. Well, I have an itch for a full size and I was pretty settled on a Glock 17... Until I helped my buddy clean his Colt 1911 Mk IV the other day. Now I want a Glock and a 1911. However I do not want a repeat experience with the 1911, but I feel like I didn't give the Charles Daly a fair shake. Maybe it was something simple that I should have changed? Oh well. I guess I am having very delayed sellers remorse. I'm going to have a budget around 600-700$ I know I can get a rock island or a Charles Daly for 400-500$... Would it be stupid to buy another import .45? I would like to have a colt, but I can't pay the Colt tax right now. Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!