I know this may be opening a can of worms, and I do not intend to start some kind of conflict, but.... A friend of mine asked me recently to advise him on which 1911 he should buy for his very first one. I explained the history of the 1911 and all the debates over which kind to buy and how much he could spend for a custom built model, and then I suggested: A Ruger SR1911 A Springfield Range Officer. What do you think of that advice? What would have have told him? I should mention he has the money to buy a good mid-range model and has other handguns, but is interested in getting into the 1911 platform. Thanks for any advice.