It seems other than finish these are the same piece? I am in the market for a smaller 1911 and I can not figure out what I am missing in comparison of these two weapons. Before it starts, the small Kimbers are on the list too, just researching the best way to spend my dollars. Charles Daly makes a small .45 ACP unit, but data on their quality seems inconsistent. The mind is open to suggestions, as long as they are 1911s.