Guys, I hate to spark the same debate again, but I am itching for a new 1911. I have a s&w 1911pd that i love, but i want a new toy. I will carry it , but i have a concealed carry bag, so it won't be on my hip very often. I am pretty interested in a dan wesson valor and am leaning heavily that way, but i am flexible. Any guidance is welcome. I don't want a safe queen. I am gonna shoot whatever i buy. I would like to stay under $2k, but i might do $2200. for some reason i just can't justify $2500+. Haha sorry to start a debate. thanks in advance.