I've read through what others define as a 1911, though quite frankly I think they take way too many liberties with it. A 1911 is a specific model, not a concept open to interpretation and style changes, but whatever, I'll play the "American Way" all inclusive game.
Here are mine, 1911 in overall function, general design and look, but unique enough that I actually take pride in their own individual heritage.
Star Firestar M43 (9mm)
Star Firestar M45 (.45acp)