Hi, I'm totally new to 1911's, and handguns in general. I really want to get into some competition shooting, so I want a good 1911 .45 in case I ever decide to give it a try. Maybe even make it a project, and learn along the way as I add accessories, change sites, etc.
So where do I start? What brand? Wide body or not? What finish? I would like to keep the price down, since I may be changing a lot of things on it (So a $1200 Kimber is out of the question)
I've heard that springfield is a good base to make a competition 1911, and the price seems reasonable. Any suggestions?