I'm a big fan of the RIA 1911's. I have had a compact model for about 2 yrs and also have a full size since March. I have not been a gun enthusiast for more than about 6 years and have had a Taurus and a Kahr but niether can match the quality and accuracy of the 1911's
and the full size:
Are they Nighthawks? NO Are they Wilsons? NO They aren't meant to be high-dollar show (off) animals. But for the price, you won't find a better, more accurate, more reliable weapon.