I have been thinking about trying to go for one of those CMP 1911 s. I have been getting my stuff together for when I gor for it and have already saved up over $1,000 and will save up more since based upon what the CMP says I estimate they won t start taking orders until July/August. But I know even though it would be quite a thing to get; an investment that will go up in value and something of a centerpeice of my collection it won t be a shooter. Maybe something I take out once or twice a year and can barely group diner plate at 25 yards clamped in a vice without swapping out at least the barrel and bushing. Or should I go for a Colt Series 70 or Dan Wesson. I m expecting this to be a $1,000 to $1,300 thing either way not including the 2-3 cases of ammo I would also buy and I d like to do both but I don t have the ability to do both.