For anyone interested and in the area, the FT Hood PX had a O1911ANVIII for just a little over 1,100 earlier this week when I picked up a Commander...don't know how that shakes out in the pricing but it looked nice.
Picked my 2nd ANVIII at the Ft Polk PX during their "Gun Show" 13-15 Dec 2013. All guns were 10% off. Slightly different than my first one; barrel link pin comes out, new one it dosen't. Both fun to shoot.