Hey guys, been lurking since I bought my XD9 a month ago. It was my first gun purchase and I have already shot 700 rounds through it without a single hiccup. Rented a S&W 1911 and was immediately smitten. Later rented a Knight Hawk but had 5 FTFs in 50 rounds (but it was a rental). Well, I am sick of renting and I am ready to make my first 1911 purchase. I have narrowed it down to these: Ruger SR-1911 (but I will have to wait for it, and I haven't even touched one, which really makes me nervous to purchase but I love what I have heard!) Springfield Armory Range Officer (Loved the trigger! Hate the sights but can change them, its a bit of a price jump but hear it's the best bang for the buck) Kimber Custom II (found one for $699 locally and drooled all over it) or an RIA Tactical (didn't really like the trigger, seemed to have a tad bit of creep to it but the price is so good. Guy at the shop says he never sees them after he sells them because buyers love them. People say, "You get what you pay for" but it is only my first 1911...) Sorry for the length but this is a big choice for me. Do I drop the extra for the Kimber or more for the RO? Or do I bank on what I have heard and dive for the Ruger? Save my money and get the RIA? Now, a lot of you may tell me to try and shoot these but I have tried and it doesn't seem like that is an option. I value your opinions. Help me out guys, oh, and have I mentioned I am hooked on firearms?