I know I already asked about the bargain brand, but let's just make a complete guide. I only know a few low and the high end brands. Taurus- Brazilian hit and miss bargain brand. Basic models are well equipped American Tactical imports- American based with factories in Asia, Fairly reliable and well equipped Rock Island- American based, and reliable. Not as well equipped. Colt- first makers of 1911s and considered one of the best. SIG Sauer-German made, pricey, but considered a work of art That's most of what I know for sure. Your turn.