Thanks for all of the input. I have an email into Fusion to get a quote. But as was said by a couple of folks, the finer nuances of what to specify I honestly dont know. I know the style and look I want, but am not well versed enough to know any of the performance oriented options.Hey Mick!
I was in the same position you are in right now about a month ago. I put many miles on my car driving to all the gun stores to see which 1911 would fit my needs. First, my wife is only letting me have one gun so it needed to be multi-tasker. It needs to be concealable, it needs to be powerful enough for woods/camping carry, it needs to be accurate enough for some practical shooting matches and it needed the features to accommodate all that. This was my conclusion, after looking mostly at Kimber, DW, and Para, none of which had all the options I wanted. This meant additional money would need to be spent on upgrades so I ordered a Fusion. Although it was hard for me to part with that kind of money I would have ended up spending it anyway on a less expensive production gun after having the smith work done and swapping out parts such as the sights etc. In the end I guess it is what will please you. The DW you mentioned was high on my list. It seemed to have the best machining of the above mentioned and had some other nice touches such as the polished feed ramp. Cabelas is selling it for $999. It was tempting..... I must agree with the statements above. While those other companies make nice firearms (and when my wife isnâ€™t looking I may get a small Para) they arenâ€™t going to have the tolerances that a custom gun would have. Hope that helped some.