Question for my fellow 1911 enthusiasts with a quick preface: This isn't another 'What's the best budget 1911 out there?' thread, but for what it's worth, I do like the RIAs for that particular purpose... That being said, I am picking up a Springfield Stainless Loaded in about a week, and I was wondering if there are other 1911s that compare in this price range. The SA will run me about $575, and will be previously owned. What I am looking for: Main factor is quality, but features is a very close second. Features vs quality vs quality of features: I know that other manufacturers are offering slightly-better-than entry level 1911s in the same price range - For instance, Taurus offers their line of 1911s with quite a few features already in place, but I also know that some 1911 shooters regard their 'custom features' as poorly executed and that the quality of the mods is suspect in some circles. I've also heard it said that if you spend the money Taurus claims they are saving you on your own mods from a competent smith, you would come out far ahead, quality-wise. Other considerations: STI, Colt 1991, Kimber, etc - but to get an equivalent pistol, I would think the price would be substantially higher than $575... by at least 300 bucks or so. Don't get me wrong - I'm definitely not against spending money, especially when it comes to a pistol I fully intend to keep for the long haul - but not all of us are loaded like Bac. In all seriousness, I am just looking for a quality firearm at a good price. This will be part of my regular range rotation, and will be shot quite a bit. Hell, with any luck, it may just get handed down to my brand-new baby boy someday. I've heard great things about SA's customer service, and at $575, the Loaded seems like a no-brainer. I have owned a blued SA Loaded in the past, and was quite happy with it, but... am I overlooking something? What say ye? Are there any others in that price range that I should be checking out?