I have 3 SR1911's, the stainless 5", Night Watchman commander, both in 45 and a Lightweight commander in 9mm. I just bought another Colt Competition in 45. This one is much better. I replaced the dual spring with a regular 16 lb. My opinion is that the SR1911's are as good or maybe even a tad better than the Colts. Just my opinion mind you. Both are great guns. I especially like that they are series 70. I also have 3 Sig 1911's that are basically like series 80 but have external extractors, which I find to be very effective and they are excellent guns also.