A couple of months ago i wanted my first 1911, i didnt want to buy an expensive already fixed up version cause to me the fun is customizing it to fit me. I found a new high standard 1911A1 GI. Ive always been into guns since i was able to hold and being in law enforcement for 9 years im pretty...really picky when it comes to my guns. The high standard looks really sharp and clean, also has a nice parkerized finish and was only $500 It cycles well and overall doesnt have a thing wrong with it except it comes with 1 cheap magazine which i replaced with 7 wilson combat mags.Im very happy with it and already have a bunch of ed brown parts ready to b installed. Anyone wanting a 1911 but doesnt want to spend a grand will not b disappointed.