I'm saving my pennies for a 1911. I have champagne taste on a beer budget.
My first desire would be for an Ed Brown, but at my current savings rate, I'd probably be retired before being able to purchase one.
Next, I really like the Springfield TRP or even a Loaded, but would probably have to wait too long for one of those
Someone pointed me in the direction of the Taurus PT1911, and while they appear to be a good value, I'm not sold on Taurus' ability to make a 1911.
Finally, I've been looking at RIA and just saw another Filipino company, Metro Arms, who appears to make a pretty nice 1911 as well. For whatever reason, the Metro Arms American Classic II in chrome seems to have taken my fancy.
Here's my question - what are your thoughts on the quality of the Metro's vs. a Taurus? Some of the reviews I've read seem to put it in the same category as a Springfield, but I'm not sure about that.
Also, how "customizable/upgradeable" are the Metro's? Do they do anything proprietary in their design, that would not allow me to upgrade it later? I'm thinking specifically about the sight channels, but any other comments are welcome.
I'd end up putting an ambi safety on it, and might switch out the mainspring housing for one with checkering or grooves. I'd like to checker the front strap, but would probably end up just putting some skateboard tape on it for now.
Thanks for your opinions. All are valued, even the sarcastic ones