This thread has some staggeringly nice hardware in it.
I won't be buying my first 1911 until after I'm finished with school in 2014, because I've decided not to go budget with it. My first one will be a Springfield TRP, Dan Wesson Valor, or Colt Government.
It's a hard choice. The TRP is probably the most duty-oriented, run-it-hard gun, the Colt wins for authenticity and being a classic, but the Valor is just entrancing, an absolutely beautiful pistol.
Thanks for sharing, all. Goodness, from Kimber Raptors to 1965 Colt National Matches to Ed Browns, what a great thread so far.
13 Pistols, 5 Rifles, 1 Shotgun, no time to shoot them