Hey. My name is Mike, I'm from Portland Oregon. I own a Ruger GP100 6" .357 and a Ruger 10/22 carbine. I want a larger capacity hand cannon and i've always loved semi auto 1911's. A friend of mine at work says he knows a place where I can get a S&W 1911A1 for around $250.00 Now I've been doing research online and the cheapest I could find it for was from Rock Island Armory for around $455 brand new. For used guns, on here I found them between $400-$1,000. I'm just wondering what would be the best bang for my buck, literally. I'm talking longevity of the firearm, durability, accuracy, binding, quality. I'm quite partial to Ruger's, and I have seen an SR1911 on this site for a pretty good deal. Any opinions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike.