Ok, so I think I'm finally getting my brother into shooting, and after shooting my EMP vs. the XD I have, I think he sees the differences and value of a 1911, besides I also shoot single stack. So, of course he sees the SA Range Officer and likes it, but he wants to shoot 9mm because I already reload. At this point he doesn't know anything about 1911's and very little about guns. I recommended the Spartan and low and behold, I was super surprised to see one at a local gun show today! I'm thinking entry level, the cheaper the better, but it needs to be competition ready (no GI). I figured the Spartan would be the best choice at ~$600. Add a magwell, FO front, some grip tape and new grips. I know I can get these at Shooters Connection, but I can get dealer price on guns, so keep that in mind. Is there a better option I'm missing?