So is a RIA 1911 the most inexpensive 1911 that you guys would recommend? I plan on using the gun for the most part to learn more about it in a more hands-on kind of way as opposed to reading about it and looking at pictures (This would be my first handgun). Taking it to the range, duh. And later on down the road quite possibly use it as a CCW. I do realize that there isn't a 'cure-all' 1911 but I'd like to know what could possibly fit the bill. Oh and I'm a dirt poor college student so...yeah... Any input would be greatly appreciated.