Originally Posted by Mrugg
I am new to the semi pistol world. I am wanting to get one in a .45 ACP. I don't want to spend a pile of cash. My question is how is the high point for a beginner.
Avoid that brand at all costs. I know people have had good luck with their (fill in the blank) and it's the best gun they ever owned, blah, blah, blah. Don't fall for it.
Since you didn't mention a price or design you could go with a good mid-range 1911 or something in the Glock or XD style. I have heard the Remington and Rock Island 1911's are pretty decent, but limited in selection. On the other hand, based on personal experience with the brand, you couldn't run fast enough to give me a Kimber.
The only .45 ACP I own right now is a Sig 1911. It's never given me a bit of problem, but it may be out of your price range. Over the years I have had a couple Springfield Armory 1911's and they were great guns, but again a little pricey.