props on paying down your debts and being a responsible American.
the 1911 can wait. you have plenty of ways to defend yourself. the 1911 is a luxury. the longer you save for it, the more exciting it will be when you buy one.
Favorite range gun for the money - CZ 75B or STI Spartan V 9mm
Go-to carry setup - Walther PPS or PPQ in FIST kydex holster 1AK
Favorite semi-auto design - HK P7
"A Sig is like a lightsaber - not as clumsy or random as a Glock."