So, a friend recently asked to buy my Marlin 795, which added to some money I've already saved up puts me in striking distance of some of the more inexpensive 1911's. I was originally going to buy a bolt action 223 for coyote hunting, but decided my AR is adequate for that and I'd get more enjoyment out of a 1911. I've never owned one or shot one. I have held them but never actually got to try them out on the range. I've done a little research, and I think the main things I want in addition to the basics are: Extended Beaver Tail - I have pretty meaty hands and feel like hammer bite would be an issue. 3 Dot or Fiber Optic Sights - 3 dot sights are what I'm used to, and even my LCP II I painted the front ramp for contrast. I usually paint the front sight fluorescent orange and the rear fluorescent yellow/green for contrast. I've never used fiber optics but feel like they'd work just as well if not better, and seem to be more common in 1911s than 3 dots. I also would like rosewood grips, but those I'll probably buy later from Altamont Co. so there's really no need to have them out of the box. So, the makes/models I'm looking at are (going with 45 ACP): RIA Rock Standard FS, $428 (I'd probably end up buying a Dawson Precision FO front sight, and heck probably a rear too if I'm going to replace the front. Never installed a handgun sight before so not overly confident in my ability to do that. Most in depth I've done is spring and trigger swap on my Marlin.) RIA Rock Ultra FS, $529 (Nothing I'd really need to change that I can see) Remington R1 Enhanced, $579 (Found a site with it for that price, don't know if that will last until I have all the money together though) Any experience with these, or additional suggestions? My budget is sub $600, the lower the better as I need to buy ammo and mags too.