I'd like to get a 1911 for around $1k or less. I'm really looking hard at the kimber, but there are so many different models of even that brand. I do know kimber's are made in the U.S. and I like that. I want a U.S. made 1911. Which other 1911's are made in the U.S.? My friend just put a Taurus 1911 on lay away. When he gets it out I'm going to help him break it in. I like the looks of it, but I heard their customer service is terrible...and they're not made in the U.S. No, not all of my firearms are made in the U.S. either,lol.