I have a Champion and really like it. I also like the Kimber Pro-Carry. Colt makes a fine pistol but I don't feel you get as much bang for your buck with Colt. I've seen these pistols for just over $600 in my area at retail, but better prices can be had if you shop around. I haven't checked in a while, but www.sportingarms.com often has good prices, and I've had good experiences with them. Come to think of it, I bought my Champion from them!