My wife has agreed to give me $250 towards a new pistol for my b-day in October. The additional money will likely come from selling my little used Ruger MKIII. It will be used on the range, occasional carry, and possibly for some IPSC matches. There are two that I'm looking at, both are approx $450-$500. The two that I'm looking at are a Charles Daly Hi-Power in 9mm, and am Armscor 1911A1 in double stack 9mm. I'm not sure who makes the Charles Daly models these days, but I do know that Armscor is the same company that makes Rock Island Armory 1911s. What's everyone's opinion on which to get?