oh and a couple other things. I would stay away from 1911's. They are awesome guns and was even thinking of getting the magnum research 1911 earlier this year just they are not "simple" guns. My simple I mean they are not the easiest of firearms to take down and clean. I would say a 1911 would not be the best starter firearm and they can tend to be pretty expensive as well. Plus .45 ammo is freaking expensive as well so a range trip for 100 rounds is going to cost you 40-45$ vs 20-25 for 9mm.
Guns are like potato chips you cant have just one.