If you want a top quality hand fitted, all forged steel or aluminum ,I say look at Dan Wesson. I don't know your exact needs, but I needed a good carry 1911 recently, and got a Dan Wesson 1911 Vigil CCO, in .45acp. (9MM IS available) 4.25 inch match grade barrel and match trigger that breaks at about four pounds. Very short reset. 70s grade, with no firing pin block. That is why the trigger is so smooth. Officer size grip, which makes concealment easier. Standard 7 round magazines. I paid $1198 before taxes. That was right at my budget limit. I have owned Colt 1911s, and Springfields. After breaking it in, the pistol is reliable, and super accurate. Has an aluminum frame. Weighs only 28 oz. Has a feed ramp on the barrel, so the rounds never touches the frame. Been carrying a 1911, off and on for forty-two years. The Dan Wesson, is the best, i have owned.