some improvement since Kahr took over but always has been the bottom of the barrel. A little more money and you will get modern 1911 enhancements over original 1911a1 design frip safety, spur hammer, poor sights.
Most features for the $$$ will be Taurus 1911, Armscorp Enhanced or KBI from the Phillipines.
1911's are more comfortable to shoot with Beaver tail grip safety, commander style hammer and sights you can see.
JMHO...all can be added on to any 1911 as $$$ become available.