For those of you wanting an "economy" target/match/plinking gun check out the Springfield Armory's new Range Officer. While I haven't shot 1 personally yet, it offers the main features required for match guns. It offers a fully adjustable sight, match barrel, adjustable trigger, and tighter slide/frame fit. Based on what I know about Springfield Armory's 1911s I'm willing to bet it shoots very well indeed. It would require very little gunsmithing to use as a base for a serious match gun, or you could use it as is out of the box. There's no way you could start with a Mil-spec gun and build it to these specs for anywhere close to the same price-especially if you have to pay a gunsmith to do it. Heck, I'm thinking about getting 1 to use as a base build for myself. That should tell you something right there. So if you want a serious plinker or match/target pistol on a budget I suggest you look closely at the range officer. I'm sure Dave will be all over this.