New to the 1911's but I love the look and have the fever. What is a good platform to start with? Educate me on the Springfields. I am not ready to drop 1200 bucks on a new passion, (like I have done on the glocks in the past) but I am looking on a good starter that I can build up and keep the value as I go. Academy has a great Springfield starter for about 700.00. Is that a good start? (Do I need to start with a nice Kimber or SW for more?) From what I see, you can pay anything for a 1911. Be kind, I am not familiar with this platform.