Up until today, I had pretty much had my mind set on purchasing a Springfield Champion 1911 A1 Loaded. But, todayI dropped by a gun shop that dealt in almost nothing but Colt 1911's. The one that really caught my eye was the Colt Commander Stainless NIB with rubberized grips (finger molded type). To tell you the truth, I didnt look to see if it was the lightweight version or not. But, he had it for $695.00 which is about 100 cheaper than the SA champion. My question is, why should I go with a Commander over the SA? Are they that better? Thanks for any and all info you can give me to clear this up.