For maybe 10 years, I've had this building, intense desire to own a 1911. The cost of them ALWAYS pushes me away. Yet.. the addiction remains... and I have this curse. I can't buy something unless it's in within reasonable range of the "top shelf". (That goes for everything from guns to electronics to the type of gas I buy for my car.). So that leaves me in the 100+ range for 1911's. The thought of spending 1000+ on a pistol seems ridiculous to me...I can't reason myself into it... but I can't stop looking at 1911's. Everytime I see one in a movie, everytime I see one at the gun shops, I go shopping. And everytime, I talk myself out of dropping over a grand on one. How did YOU reason your purchase of a 1000.00 pistol purchase? Or was it more of a leap of faith type of thing?