just today, i went to my LGS to hopefully get a hold of a 1911...hopefully the Springfield Armory 1911.
they had (on the website) several models.
one, with real wood grips, and 2 magazines.
the other, fake wood grips, and one mag
real wood price, over $700
fake wood price, $550
they had neither in stock, and from what was told to me the factory was shut down?
i also looked at the Taurus 1911, about $700
not in stock.
so rich man, poor man's guns.
too many opinions on pricing. personally, i don;t need a beauty queen, i ain't gonna want to impress no one with all sorts of plated stainless steel, real wood, or one that makes my coffee in the morning.
just the gun.