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.
Beretta PX4 .40 S&W | Beretta 92FS 9x19 Para | Rock Island Armory GI 1911 .45 ACP | Colt Python 4" .357 Magnum | Colt 1968 Det. Spec. .38 Spc. | Ruger LCP .380 ACP | Daniel Defense M4V1 5.56x45 | Alpine M1 Carbine .30 | Steyr M1895 8x56 | Ruger 10/22 .22LR |1943 Izhevsk Mosin-Nagant M91/30 7.62x54R | Remington 870 12GA