Hey everyone, new member here wondering what opinions you have on whether I should buy a nice-ish 1911 or get an inexpensive one and upgrade? I am new to 1911s but have experience with a lot of other pistols/rifles/metal work, so fitting or tinkering with parts is no problem. I intend to use it as a range gun, so I would say accuracy and best "bang-for-buck" are what I want out of the gun. I was looking at a Springfield Range Officer Elite Operator or a used Dan Wesson, but if I could get the same or better performance out of a less expensive gun that I upgrade I would prefer that (I love working on my guns anyway). Price point is around $1000, but down the road could add more for upgrades or whatnot. Any input or advice is welcome!