For $1k take a close look at the STI Trojan. I'm an STI junkie and my son shoots a Trojan so I've had the chance to shoot it often. I don't think there's a better 1911 on the market at that price. Buttery smooth operation and amazingly accurate. Great gun from a terrific company. Built in Texas and comes with a lifetime warranty on the gun.
“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” - Dean Koontz
STI Eagle (2), STI Trojan (2), STI Edge, STI Guardian, STI Sentinel, STI VIP, STI Ranger, STI Tactical 4.0, STI Rogue, STI Escort, 1943 Remington Rand 1911A1