So, I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger on a 1911 pistol (welcome to the darkside, thank you, thank you). It's seems that I can acquire any number of reasonably equipped models from major manufacturers in the $700-$900 range. I am looking for a fighting piece that may be carried, so reliability/durability is very important. I am reasonably sure I want a 5-inch gun, or maybe a commander. I do get a LE discount with Smith & Sig Sauer, so that is something to consider, but it's not enough to steer me away from a better piece. If money was no object the poll would include the TRP, the Smith Performance Center 1911, the Kimber Tactical CDP, Colt Combat Government Carry, and the Les Baer Combat Carry...unfortunately that kind of funding is not currently available. The poll includes some of the front runners, but I'm will to take any suggestions.