I shot my buddy's Kimber Pro Shadow recently and fell in love with it. I have since decided that my next purchase will be a 1911 but I'm trying to figure out which brand suits me best. I've decided that I'd like one with a four inch barrel for ease of carry. I welcome all advice and comments that will help me make an educated decision. The weapon I've been leaning towards lately is the Springfield Champion but just heard that it may have ammo issues (feeding.....this was one guy, would like to hear more). Kimber, Colt, Springfield....any info helps. This weapon's primary use will be for personsal protection while out and about.