I finally turn 21 in August, so I plan on getting a 1911. I have looked at a few different brands and models, and would like some advice on which one I should get. I plan on using it as a CCW, and as a range gun, so it needs to be reliable, and able to handle thousands of rounds with ease. I am pretty much open to any features, but it must me a full sized 1911 and chambered in 45 ACP. My budget is about $600. Here's what I've looked at so far. Rock Island Armory 1911A1-$420.00 I have read/heard a lot of good things about these. I read that they are reliable, accurate, and the sights and trigger (5 lb) are pretty decent. The finish is nothing special, but it would be a carry gun, so having a beautiful finish is not a big concern. I did read about a problem with the ambidextrous safety though. It works great, but is sharp and can cut into the web of your hand after prolonged use. If I got this one, I would be able to afford to customize some things if I decided it needed it. Springfield Armory 1911 GI-$550 I looked into this one, but I'm not completely sure about it. Some of the reviews I read said they have some issues with reliability due to a weak recoil spring. That's a cheap/easy fix though. I read the sights are small, and the trigger is short. I could change out the trigger easy enough if I had to, but the sights are another story if I decide I don't like them. High Standard 1911 GI-$420-$500 I have seen mixed review on this one. Some say they're fantastic, others say they are unreliable. American Classic II 1911-$530 I really don't know much about these. I have heard they are good guns, and they are one of the few 1911s in this price range that are actually blued. (I like blued over parkerized). Para Ordnance GI Expert-$550 I don't know much about these either. They look like they are good quality 1911s though, and they come with 3 dot sights. Anyone know of any other 1911s I should look into? Right now, I'm really leaning towards that RIA or American Classic II.