So if a total newb had a projected 6 month build with a total budget of $1500, where would you start? 3 month 750 budget? Longer? Low-end vs. high-end (e.g., Springfield vs Les Baer 1911)? What's the most single important component; that you would put the bulk into, the receiver (naturally you need everything else)? Usage: mostly 3-gun, plinking, possibly varmint (last choice). Books? Websites? More clarifications? Thanks!