Personally, I wouldn't spend ~$900 just because you have $900. A great 1911 can be had for less. I've been very happy that I listened to the advice to spare some cash for a good carry set up. In my case, I have an STI Spartan (~$650), a great, no, amazing belt from Rick Garcia on this board (~$60 shipped @ http://www.rgleather.freehomepage.com/catalog_2.html
), and holster from Tucker Gunleather with a double mag carrier (~$160 shipped). I've found that since I have the rig, I'm just not afraid to by more 1911s! I just recently picked up my third in nine months, a High Standard officer size 1911 for the wife (terrific so far at around 400 rounds). I say save cash for the full set up and some ammo. You won't regret it.