I think this says it all... I have a $600 1911 that I put about $200 into and did a little tinkering with. Shoots great. Looks great.rst said:What to expect? Well, once you've justified the $1500 price range to yourself you can expect the desire to move up to the $2500 range and from there to the $5k price range.
Are you a Saturn or a Porsche type of guy? Timex or Breitling? They all get the job done, they'll just feel a little different. In the end, only you know what that difference in "feel" (I'm including aesthetics and emotion here) is worth to you.
Figuring out what you want is maybe the funnest part. Take your time and enjoy the journey.
Sir, IMHO what you get with a higher end gun is predictability.txgolfer45 said:I was originally looking for a 1911 in the $800 range. A S&W1911, Springfield Loaded and Colt XSE fit that range (+ or -).
If I move up between $1000 and say $1500, what should I expect? Better parts? Better fit? Anything else?