Re: I'm lazy
For me, there are only 2 platforms in the .45 ACP caliber - 1911s and Sig P220s. While I have 3 times the number of 1911s to Sig P220s, they each have their place for me. While none of my current stable of 1911s is ammo picky, some of them can be and this is where the Sig shines - it will shoot anything I put in them. Lots of good choices in your budget, for a 1911 I'd probably lean towards a Springer Loaded (lightly used) or Range Officer. Early reports on Ruger's offering have been positive as well - but I never buy anything that new myself...
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I'm old, experienced, grumpy, and jaded - still vertical though...