Well I finally ponied up and bought a 1911. I had been trying to get a Ruger, and probably still will whenever everything calms down, but right now they aren't even available for my FFL to order. I went with a Rock Island Armory. From everything I've read and everyone I have talked to they are very solid guns, and are priced well. I haven't got to shoot it yet, it just came in today so I can't say how she shoots, but it is very comfortable in my hand. It's a Rock Island Armory Tactical II FS chambered in 45 ACP. Here's pics. MSRP is around 650 I believe, and my best friend happens to hold a FFL and sells to me for his dealer price, so I got it for 488+shipping. Not too bad when you count in all the features the gun has...Fiber optic front sight, combat hammer, skeletonized trigger, extended beaver tail safety, ambidextrous safety, and a nice hard case. I'm happy with it.