Hey Folks, I'll be getting my first 1911 and i want it to be in 9mm format. This will be for gun range fun so i want it to be cheaper when buying ammo. Specifically, after reading around on threads and learning some minor things on materials. Stainless steel is probably the best since, for me it looks better for style. Also, less maintenance (surface maintenance) versus parkerized. So can you assist on a stainless steel 9mm 1911? I saw the Springer Loaded and Targets. difference in those? Bud's has them sold out but on my wish list. My LGS has .45acp which i don't want. I saw a couple of Para's on Buds for about 800 900. Folks recommended me the RIA Tactical for 429 NIB but i wasn't too keen on the idea on the parkerization and the maintenance on it. My original budget was 600 - 700 but being that my criteria is a little specific. Stainless, 9mm and 1911 model, i may have to increase my budget. What can i do, if i have to, for 1k or under. I got my tax return and some money from an inheritance but i don't want to go through all of that. thanks!