Great buying guide, read from cover to cover. Helps and causes more decision difficulties. I need an expert opinion to help me finalize my decision. I have been renting various 1911s, S&W SW 1911, Remmington R1, Ruger Sr1911, Sig GSR 9, Springfield 1911. My objectives are 1) must be made in USA, 2) must be between $650 - $1000, + or - $100. My choices re as follows...#1 Ruger SR1911, #2 S&W SW1911, #3 Sig Sauer GSR 1911 and then over my budget, a Kimberly Custom. I prefer the stainless steel finish, and all steel. The Sig Sauer is steel slide & alloy frame. I prefer the weight of an all steel variety. Can any of the non-NGs give me any advice or your solicited opinion. I see shy this site is called 1911addicts....we shot 9mm's for out first 2 range visits as a starting point. After shooting the 1911 45acp....holy crap...what a great gun. Why would anyone shoot anything else...Thanks in advance for any input the experts can provide in he ing me choose my first gun. Why not start with the best and start collecting 1911s.