Besides, I've slowly worked my way up in price over time, and I'll likely only buy Ed Browns if I want a 1911 in 45 again.
Colts are worth it only because people make them worth it. People seem to be buying them at high resale value, and if your buying a gun that someday you may get rid of then a Colt is a good investment. I personally believe they are over priced and feel my money was much better spent on a Springfield Loaded Model 1911.
This was two colts I looked at last year, I believe. I decided... never mind. I am sure they all are not like that. But 2 in the same shop were, and these were new guns. I passed and lost interest in Colts.
If I remember right, there was even something akin to "gouges" on 1 edge of the grip saftey. I was really shocked.
The new 38 Super I looked at was perfect and it was all I could do to keep from buying the gun on spure of moment. I walked away to think about it, came back next day and it was gone. Win some, lose some.