Expensive is relative. A $3000 Wilson, Baer or Brown is expensive to me. $700-$900 Kimber, Springfield etc. is not expensive. When you get down to or break the $500 mark, if possible, I think you are in a range of getting what you pay for. It may be perfect for what you want/need though.I am thinking about buying a 1911 .45 that is not too expensive but is still reliable. What should I be looking at?
Colt being best, especially for the value, would be argued these days but some of the STI's would be awesome; but not inexpensive compared to others.I'd go with a Spartan over the GP6. IMHO a Colt would be the best, but you will find a lot of support on this board for STI. They seem to make a very nice product and made right here in Tejas.
I was in your position awhile back and decided to go with the Kimber Warrior. Wife wouldnt let me spring for Nighthawk, so I chose the Kimber. 1k is still expensive for a pistol, but I think you get what you pay for when it comes to 1911's. I see you're from Oxford, nice area especially with Ole Miss there. Spent alot of time in Ms., most of my childhood in and around Meridian.I am thinking about buying a 1911 .45 that is not too expensive but is still reliable. What should I be looking at?