Auto426: I wasn't even referring to poly guns. I was referring to other alternatives, like the CZ-75. When in stock, I can get that for under $500 and the SP-01 for under $600 from czcustom.com, and these are full metal guns, not poly. It's just a tad bit confusing as to why 1911s demand such a high price.
My next handgun will be either a RIA 1911 Tactical in 9mm, or a CZ-75. I can get both for about the same price.