Now I know that we get what we pay for. I drool over the Wilson Combat 1911's. But they cost so much they even offer financing! I really like the Springfield guns and they are "reasonably" priced, but I picked up a PT 1911 for a lot less and it shoots just fine! I'm going to compete with it and I figure I'll take a bit of verbal snobbery for using it, but WHY pay $1K or more for any gun? I'll put my bullets on target and put my money into ammo and gas. Anybody else compete with one?