Depends on how good of a friend he is. Like Mr. C said $1000.00 is a retail type price but bid side is going to be around $800ish. If he is a good friend of yours and you have the money give him a grand and roll on. Colts are fine weapons and are build like a tank. If you pay the $1000 you are not getting a deal but you are not getting screwed either. Plus you are helping a friend when he is down and that (to me) is a real measure of a friend.