I'm looking at buying my first pistol in the near future, about to be 21 and I'm planning on getting my concealed carry permit along with a pistol soon after my birthday. But I'm torn. I know I want a .45 ACP 1911 pistol, and I have about $700 to spend on it, give or take a bit. I'd like to spend around $500 though. But obviously you get what you pay for and I'm not gonna pay for trash now when I could wait a while and buy something much better. So Here's my dilemma, read a lot of good reviews and did plenty of research on two pistols, the Taurus 1911's (Haven't decided on a specific model) or the Springfield 1911's. Which company and which firearms would you trust more? As far as specifics go, I'm looking for a firearm to keep for home/car defense, and for shooting on the range for fun. Nothing super special yet, no competition and I don't live in a nearly bad enough neighborhood to be seriously concerned about Breaking and Entering or being assaulted. So my standards aren't super high (I don't have the money for that) but I would like a reliable, accurate, well built firearm. Also I would prefer steel over polymer. Any comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks!