That's your problem, you've been dealing with kimbers. Beautiful guns sure. Way overpriced for what you get in my opinion. Colt gold cup is THE 1911 all others are compared too. For the money, you can't get a better deal than a range officer in my opinion. The kimber is pretty but so is the plastic chrome on my baby boys battery powered Harley. Really pretty, but won't last long. I'd go RO, but a gold cup sure is iconic.custom1911 said:So I've had many many 1911"s over the years but I don't currently have one. I'm in the market hard for one and I've narrowed it down too three! I'm looking at the Springfield range officer, kimber stainless target 2 or the colt gold up trophy. I assume that the kimber and SA will run about the same as far as action and accuracy. But the big question is it worth the extra money to buy the colt? I've had several several Kimbers and from my experience the more u spend the guns don't get any better, unless u step to the custom shop series obviously. U get more bells an whistles but the gun itself isn't any better. So would it be worth spending the extra 500 to buy the colt or will they shoot the same as far as recoil and accuracy? I hope someone is knowledgeable about SA and colt bc I am def not!