I have been trying to decide on which is the better investment. The stories of the plastic parts in the 1991 or the buying of a old design of gun that people tend to buy after market parts to update them (1911). Both guns our hard to find on a shelf. And both guns brand new our marked up 200 dollars above colts suggested list price. I've always wanted a gun that shoots farther then I can spit. The guns I have are for up close defense. You can'nt hit **** with them beyond five feet. I want a gun that will hold up over the years and retain its value. And of course easy to get replacement parts. Colt seems to be the best name out they're, and every gun shop is out of them all the time. So which is the better gun??? The 1911 or the 1991 with plastic internal parts.