OK, I have a relatively tight budget, but for some reason a 1911 has been calling me for the last month or so. It'll be mid-spring before I get ready to make the purchase, but I'm ready to start drooling over a specific piece already, so let's go ahead and get the discussion started. Here is what I've found that would be in my range (from Bud's Gun Shop pricing): American Classic Citadel Desert Eagle Remington Rock Island Armory Shooters Arms Manufacturing (ATI) Taylors & Company Thompson Taurus I like my other Remington firearms a lot, but I don't know anything about 1911s, and I know they are new to the market (excluding the short WWI run, of course). If the Remington is at least the equal of these others, then that's probably how I'll go. Any opinions? I'm not opposed to the used market, either, so if that's a better option, please let me know.