Very limited experience with the 1911. I qualified with one in the USN about 42 years ago -- I was a Corpsman, and it was our weapon of issue.
I wanted to keep my first 1911 purchase on the modest side...so I bought a new Para GI Expert.
Took it home, cleaned it, ran 50 rounds through it at a nice indoor range, no FTF, no stove piping, etc, and all my rounds managed to land in a silhouette at 15 yards. (okay, so I'm pretty NEW). Forgive me if my
Weapon lingo isn't appropriate, I'm just getting into it again. My other piece is a Taurus 9mm PT111 Millenium Pro. Got the 1911 because I was jonesing for the meat of a 1911again!
You guys have a great forum!