Originally Posted by daxma6270
So should I just get the .45 acp then or maybe another cal? I've shot a .40 cal and liked that pretty well
For very low cost range time get the ATI version of GSG's 1911 22lr. If a name is important, you can get Sig's version of the GSG.
Another option is a Rock Island in 9mm, either a GI or for another $50 get the tactical.
I have both the ATI GSG and an RIA tactical 9. Both are fun to shoot at lower cost than 45 acp.
There are other 9mm 1911's on the market, RIA is great choice for a range gun and to get started. Colt, Springfield, Kimber, STI, etc. offer 9mm's. You just done see them "on the shelf" as often as 45's.