I realize that people will have some strong opinions on this and I know there have been similar questions in the past but opinions are always changing. I am looking to buy a New 1911 with a budget of 1000 or less and want a full size .45. This will not be a carry gun for me. I have roughly narrowed it to a Springfield, Ruger, Remington or Kimber. I am heavily leaning toward a Kimber but would like to hear from those that may have owned some of these. Thanks for the advice. Happy Thanksgiving!