Welcome to the forum! We're glad that you're here. Lets face it, it won't be your last 1911 that you'll own. But to help you with your decision, on your first 1911, before posting the question at hand, here are a few things to think about. You don't need to have an answer for all of these questions, but it can help to narrow down the selections. 1) what's my budget? 2) what will I mainly be using this gun for: range toy, home defense, carry, car/truck gun? 3) if for carry, what's my build? Can I easily conceal a 5" barrel and a full frame? Do I want to? 4) curve or flat trigger?