I am in the same boat Udontnome. I also am in the same thinking process. It is fun to dream though is'nt it? I bought Colt #6 and the fifth Colt 1911 in my current lot 8 months ago. So all is good as I have these to clean, admire, shoot or, handle. They always are happy when you come home. And are loyal no matter your state of mind. So we're just a happy family. Oh and I have one of the early ones I learned with a 1974 gm 5" 45acp. I trust it as a first and only if it came to that. So loyalty will always be mutual or prepared. Oh and I bought my early a new 8 round Colt mag last time at the range. This was long as I always have something to say. To someone with interests like mine. Stay cool!