a pal of mine has got the hankering for another 1911. no real reason other than to buy or build another 1911 for 2011!
anyway 1911s are inexpensive compared to what you could get them for years back and to top it off -- even parts 7 kits are expensive.
sarco has a kit for $250 and then add a $89 frame + shipping were probably looking at a bit over $350 for the fun of building one.
well the basic RI 1911a1 is $349 --so it is a tough call for the money involved.
what is wanted here is a reliable and functional pistol that is reasonably accurate and true to its heritage. it don't have to be anything super duper or fancy. which would be better build or just buy one?