In fairly short time (perhaps a few weeks), I'll be in the market for a 1911 in God's Own Caliber.
It's a double-edged glaring gap in my firearm collection, and has been for some time. I used to have a Taurus PT 145 Millennium to at least give me *something* in .45ACP, but sold that to fund the Mossberg 500 Combo (can't hunt deer or duck with a pistol).
At any rate, I should have a few extra bucks coming my way, so if any of y'all happen to find or see a decent 1911 at a decent price, let me know.
Under $800, if possible. That's about as high as I can possibly go. I'd prefer to get a gun, a couple spare mags, a holster, and a box of FMJ range ammo for $800.
Nothing by Chiappa.
If it's a "project" gun, where some parts need replaced, that's fine so long as the work needed doesn't require a full-blown gun smith. I'll gladly replace grips, a barrel, etc, but I haven't the skills to be doing a lot of heavy work.