I think the ruger commander is the way to go. Has many extras at the stock level and is priced great.
I really like my Kimber Pro CDP II. I'm not a person that's tied to certain brands. I see what I like and if I can afford it, I but it. Next one on my want list is a Springfield TRP Operator.
Here's my CDP after new grips and replaced the plastic mainspring housing for stainless with a mag well. The turbo screws really sets the grips off too.
Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions....
Fear cuts deeper then the sword.
Ya want the best here ya go.http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?12250-Chambers-Custom-LW-Bobtail-Carry-.38Super
Ruger SR1911 Commander. I LOVE it!
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil...for thy 1911 art with me.
Why not get the original? Colt Commander
For a 1911 that runs only 599.99 and can compete with the most high ends 1911 out there, try a STI Spartan IV. You will thank me later.
STI is as big a name or bigger than Kimber, Colt, name em
Loyalty can't be bought at any price;
but it can be rented remarkably cheaply.
There is only one 1911 pistol. All others are copies of the Colt. The name "Commander" refers only to a Colt 1911. If it does not have the rampant pony it is not a true 1911 Pistol.