Chief of my department is allowing us to quailified with handguns between 9mm to 45s. Several of my buddys have quailified with 1911s. I have the department issued glock 22. I was thinking of getting a 1911 myself wanted to for a long time. But since looking at both Kimber and Sa forums here, I can not determine which one to get do to alot of negative issuses with both. My understanding both companys have a good reputation. My range is up to 1500.00 dollars and would like to get a good all around 1911 for service. Good input would be thankful.