As much as I enjoy 1911s, my advice would be to NOT sell/trade everything else to get one. IMHO, (just to keep IDLE quiet) if you, or at some point intend to, CC, the 24/7 is the better choice, plus 9mm is much cheaper to practice with. Depending on your intended use, there are a lot options to get 'into' 1911s at fairly reasonable prices. If you can get to a local shop, or gun show, finger a few and decide on options like size, sights, safeties, rail, etc., then you can shop to your price point. I was just at a fun show yesterday, and saw new 1911s from $450 - $1450, just on one display. Used prices are going to be whatever the parties agree to, so do your research and be prepared and patient.