If you live in the South, you can pick up a black Tristar C-100 at Academy Sports for $329. They had them for $300 several months ago when I got mine. The gun is nice as it comes from the factory, but I wanted to play with mine so I added some upgrades. I got the Meps night sights made for the CZ compact (cheap on Ebay), some hardwood grips from an Ebay seller in Thailand, and a spring kit from Cajun Gun Works. CGW specializes in 1911s and CZs. There is a lot of detailed information about CZ clones on the original CZ forum/Clone Club.