I had a bad experience with my previous 1911 but I'm ready to try it again. I went looking at them yesterday but am trying to figure out which way to go. Should I buy a more expensive (tuned) gun or buy a cheap one and try it myself. I am mechanically inclined and know I can do it but have never done it before and not sure on what all the mods would be. Is there a guide available to guys like me who want to mod their own guns or am I stuck taking it to a gun smith? BTW I am looking at the following: colt gold cup for 900 kimber for 700 springfied for 640 citadel or rock island 350+ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!