I am a life long shooter, and have been collecting guns in earnest for the last several years. Almost all of my discretionary income goes towards guns, ammo, mags, optics, and various cases/holsters/etc. for them. I practice every weekend, and conceal carry daily. Last year, a shooting buddy bought a Sig 1911, and I went shooting with him and a friend of his who had a couple of Kimbers. My 1911 shooting experience had been limited to Paras, RIAs, and the like, and I thought they were a neat but antiquated platform -until I really enjoyed shooting those "nicer" ones. So I saved up and bought my first 1911, Wade's Vbob last Thanksgiving. It hurt to send off enough money to buy 3 "mortal" pistols for one 1911, but I have zero buyer's remorse. I shoot that thing at least as well as my carry guns with thousands of rounds more practice with. It has become more a thing of beauty as I've gotten to know it, compared to my typical experience of finding "warts" and things I would change in a gun. Now I want another. I have a bobtail commander, so it seems natural the next one should be a full sized government model. I looked at a black Valor, which is a known quantity. Nothing I can think of to improve on that gun, and I like the look of it. But as usual, I started playing "for a few hundred more, what could I get?" Wilson's are probably out of range even used, but the GI No Name and Baer SRP might not be too big a financial leap if I buy used. And every time someone here posts theirs, I stare at it like a super model. But it's an extra $1000, and I'm no wealthy man. I drive a $2000 pickup truck and have an AR lower I've been waiting to build an SPR on for 3 years. I have $1600 saved up, which could either buy me a Valor or a nice Vltor SPR upper. Or I could save longer/put down a deposit, etc. on a GI or similar. But part of me wonders if I will even be able to tell the difference in it and a Valor, when it comes to accuracy, fit & finish, etc. I'll appreciate it for what it is, and surely love it. But will there be that noticeable jump in quality in the GI over the Valor like there is from the Valor over the Sig? I know I can't "afford" it, but I do have a pile of guns in my safe I bought in the $600 price range that I'm not in love with and don't have to keep, either. Obviously, I'm posting this on a 1911 forum, so I doubt many people are going to tell me to build the AR! Only I can answer whether or not it would be worthwhile to tap my savings and sell off 3-4 guns that I own for one "nicer" gun, but an idea of how much "better" rather than subtle differences these semi-customs have will help me make up my mind. Thanks in advance.