By far the best 1911 is the one you have built by a competant 1911 smith. You can buy a name brand and still will end up taking it and having work done to it. Most name brand guns have MIMS parts in them and I wouldn't have a gun with those parts in them( as opposed to forged)....save yourself alot of time, money and heartache and have a competant 1911 smith build you one, it will be done right the first time, be rock solid reliable and a tack driver out of the box AND he will stand behind it for a long time.
Here's mine built from a Caspian slide and frame, all forged parts, hand fitted.
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