Originally Posted by aandabooks
It's mainly the external extractor on the S&W and Sigs that throw me off. My one LGS does have a gorgeous S&W up in the $1300 price range.
I would consider the S&W. Keep ypour mind open. Compare the grips, sight picture, trigger pull, thumb safety. Never mind the extractor, it is a fictitious dilemma not worth 10 seconds of attention.
Also, if you appreciate the looks, the grainy stainless finish that looks all business on the new Colts tends to stain from residue and resist cleaning. The S&W Performance Shop 1911 looks borderline decorative, just IMO. (But could well be your best shooter)