Well, I would like it to be as close to the WWII issue 1911 as possible, but from my online auction browsing I was led to believe that those are more expensive. I will be using this pistol for recreational shooting, I don't think I'll be carrying it.technosavant said:It depends on what you want in one. Do you want one like a WWII Government issue like the Springfield Armory GI? Or do you want a decked out model with lots of goodies on it? You can go from a few hundred for low quality foreign made GI style models to several thousand for highly tuned hand built feature loaded models like a Wilson, Les Baer, or something from SA's Custom Shop. We need to know that before we can give you price range recommendations.
The "local" gun store overcharges everything, I didn't even try there. This one was a 25 minute drive away. I'll check another one I know of, that is a 45 minute drive away.technosavant said:Find a new gun store. That is way over MSRP for the GI model.