thread for your entertainment and my edification I've owned Glocks for 20 years, up to as many as 4 and at the moment only 2. I'm turning 60 soon and am thinking of buying myself my first ever 1911. Here are my requirements at this stage of the process: <$1,500.00, stainless slide, barrel, and frame, .45 ACP (to me that's the whole point of a 1911), some type of wood grips, 5" barrel, tritium sights. Pretty much everything is flexible except the $1,500 dollar limit. This will be basically a toy so $3,000.00 on a custom whizbang is not something I'm willing to do. I want a quality, reliable, accurate, good looking, .45 ACP 1911 platform pistol for not a whole lot of money (not much to ask, I know). I do like stainless guns for ease of maintenance. So, this is doable right? I've been looking online and think something from Springfield Armory or Kimber might do the trick. Once I have recommendations I'm going to try and find one locally because I really want to see and hold it first before I buy. Locally means anywhere between Ft. Pierce, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. So, thanks for any input and any ideas what I'm looking for?