I'm in the research phase now, but love 1911s. I own a RIA 1911a2 and a Kimber Raptor Pro II. The rock is a tack driver and in the 2 years I had it it fired over 3000 rounds, no issues. I had the Kimber for 3 months and although it's more of a maintenance complaint, I'm not a fan of changing the recoil spring in the short amount of time I had it. As my friend pointed out, I shot 1200 rounds in 3 months which is more than the average person shoots in a year, but stll, my $500 RIA hasn't needed a spring change yet. The nighthawk t3 caught my attention but I fear that most complaints on smaller 1911s is the same my Kimber faces. Another is the GRP Recon. Anyone have any of these? What do u think of it, the company as a whole and is it worth the money? Thought that of Kimber but I don't think I'll buy another one. sig and Springfield I like too, but wanted to see what people think of high end customs.