Hey everyone, I currently own two 5" Colt 1911s and I'd like to get a slightly smaller aluminum/steel 1911 for CCW. Before you all ask, ya IL doesn't have CCW yet but I can still get out of state Utah & Florida permits to carry when traveling out of state. I'm not looking for a 3" barrel, at least 4" but no more than 4.25". I'd really like a Colt but unfortunately I can't find the Wiley Clapp 21st century commander anywhere anymore (if you know a place, let me know! )... I kinda like the O4860XSE (stainless commander) but I'm not a fan of unprotected stainless on a gun that's going to be holstered, sweat on etc. I know that only the slide is actually stainless on that one, but I would have preferred the whole gun to be Cerakoted in black (like my "Rail Gun"). Therefore I am open to hear about other manufacturers. I've looked at Kimber because they don't seem to be ridiculously overpriced but unfortunately part of me doesn't feel comfortable getting a Kimber yet, also i can't get used to their slide serrations. I was looking at the Compact Stainless II and the Compact CDP II, both look great on paper. Nighthawk Custom, Wilson Combat etc are NOT on my list, I can't justify dropping $4k on a 1911, even less on a lightweight aluminum one. And most importantly of all, I want it manufactured in the US by an American company. I know I'm being extremely picky but that'll be my choice as long as I can make it! As a last resort I'll consider Springfield, I know they make great guns.