Well I'm looking to buy my first 1911 (the beginning of a soon to be out of hand addiction.) Like most people price is a factor but I know you get what you pay for. I don't need a race gun, I'm looking for a nightstand/range gun/carry gun (if my state will ever allow it) and I have been looking very closely at the Springfield Range Officer and the Ruger sr1911. I know both are out of stock everywhere and allocated once they do come in, but I'm at the point where I would like to get on a waiting list for one or the other. So my question is which would you go for and why?