Well.. the first pistol I ever bought was my S&W Sigma 40VE.
I really liked it, But when a friend of mine offered me a Springfield Loaded 1911 for it, Siggy had to go.
That was my second 1911.
My first, which is the pride and joy of my humble collection so far, is my GI Springfield.
While it isn't old and doesn't have the awesome history of Cane's 1911's, it was my very first.
I bought it at the store I work at, shortly after I started working there.
I knew I wanted a 1911, and we had this Para Ordnance "Gun Rights" edition that I had thought about, but I didn't like the light alloy frame.
I saw the Springer and fell in love. With it's standard grip safety and arched hammer spring housing, it was like sex in my hand. So I put her on layaway and a few weeks later, she was mine