and I am looking at every 1911 out there, but I have a question. If you had a chance to get a 1911 and the Smith and Wesson 500, which would you get? I can get one this year and one next year (so sayeth the "banker" in the house)? Like I said, I am starting my collection, and want to get what I can when I can. Kimber or Colt 1911 or a Smith and Wesson 500........you make the call!