I've read that there has been a recent decline in quality of Colt 1911 pistols. Can anyone confirm (or deny) this? I ask because I would like to purchase my first Colt, and I wasn't sure if I should get one of the new models...or try to find a gently used model manufactured back when they were making them better (??). I came across a seller with a brand new 70 SERIES Colt Competition 1911 for $800 and wondered if it would be a good choice, or if I should spend more and get a nicer model? There is NO purpose for this gun...just want to add a Colt to my collection. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.