I have a Sig Stainless that I got for <$1000 and no issues so far. Runs like a champ. Sig is a good way to go if you are looking mid budget ($900-1000). Over $1100 you can get a "better" gun from colt or a few others, under $800 I would probably stick with a Ruger personally.
I love the look of 1911 so I got one but after operating it, it shoots amazing but lacks some of the experience for me personally.
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