define "mid range" they go for anywhere from $350 to $3000+ so mid range price would be around $1500.
When shopping for a .45 consider that the 1911 was designed around/for the .45 ACP round and the design has been going strong for 100 years with minimal changes during the majority of that time it served our country (quite well) in combat and wasnt replaced because it was outdated, it was replaced because values changed and something cheaper came along but it is still preferred by many "professionals" who have the luxury of choosing what type of sidearm they carry. They do, however require a bit of maintenance and TLC they are a "tinkerer's gun" which can be seen as a blessing or a curse the customizations are limited only by your imagination...glocks can be customized but theyre still plastic ( trying not to bash and stay a little objective here)
Glocks are rugged and inexpensive (relatively). It is my understanding that LEO agencies issue them due to a deal with the manufacturer that makes them affordable to our underfunded overworked agencies ( which is good) but they are not issued due to exceptional reliability and accuracy.
Quit leaning and get yourself a 1911 you wont regret it, in fact I just pictured a guy walking out of the gun shop carrying a 1911 saying "man...i shoulda bought that glock" and it just seemed a bit far fetched and somewhat humorous.
some 1911s worth looking into:
$400 Rock Island Armory 1911s
$500 Springfield GI, Taurus pt1911
$600 Springfield Milspec
$800 Springfield Loaded, Kimber custom, Colt government
If your price range is higher look into Les Baer, Ed Brown,Wilson Combat or Nighthawk Customs
I'm sure others chime in with info and advice as well...I really didnt mean to write a dissertation, I just got a bit carried away