This being the year 2011, and the 100 year anniversary of the 1911, I have decided that I really need to own one. The problems start with deciding which to buy. The only criteria I have to start with is that it be an American made .45. After that, it's considerably more difficult. New vs. pre-owned, manufacturer, model, etc. I have looked at the ratings in this directory of the various 1911's. I have also looked at several of them that I found interesting. (A friend of mine has 25!) Having other financial commitments forces me to limit myself to one. Any suggestions from those of you in the know? The 1911 is just to have. I already have a couple of carry guns, and a home-defense shotgun.