I have three 45 ACP 1911s, Colt, RI, Tisa,
Colt and Rock Island are outstanding.
But if I was in your place, with $1000, I would go Springfield Range Officer.
Fantastic gun and ready for competition shooting right out of the box.
$738 at Buds.
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt.
US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member and a lot more stuff!
Alway keep your six covered