So after doing research I have come to the conclusion it is nearly impossible for me to get a 1911 due to Illinois "melting point laws".
(720 ILCS 5/24‑3)
"(h) While holding any license as a dealer, importer,
manufacturer or pawnbroker under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, manufactures, sells or delivers to any unlicensed person a handgun having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver which is a die casting of zinc alloy or any other nonhomogeneous metal which will melt or deform at a temperature of less than 800 degrees Fahrenheit. For purposes of this paragraph, (1) "firearm" is defined as in the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act; and (2) "handgun" is defined as a firearm designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand, and includes a combination of parts from which such a firearm can be assembled. "
can be referenced at http://www.ilga.gov/...=072000050K24-3
This is very disappointing as I was looking forward to my first handgun purchase....now I will have to keep looking.