I've been looking at a new 1911, I just purchased my first about 6 months ago a springfield loaded stainless. Needless to say I love the springer and it has performed flawless but I have recently been reading some good things about Ed Browns 1911's, I really like the looks of many of his models nice and clean, perfect lines etc. Are they Really worth the xtra $$$. Any info on this would be great. Another reason I was thinking about brown instead of a nice kimber or a baer is that his shop is only about 20 miles from where I live and if I spend that kind of scratch on a new handgun it would be nice to know i could take it right to his shop if there was a problem. Again thanks.