ringorock, I'm sure you will get more feedback if you give more information about the use and features you want on your pistol.
Both are series 80, the basic gov't model in the 80s mostly differs from the 1991A1 in roll mark and finish. The 1991 was produced to keep the price down and has either a matte blue finish or is parkerized
It would depend, for me, on price, condition and then on price and condition:biglaugh:
Give more info on your needs, wants and use.
Lots of info posted on these pistols in the forum. Look thru the pictures...better yet go to a range and see what people are shooting, rent a 1911 shoot it and see if you like it:rock: good luck, Preston
I personally love my series 80 gov't enhanced, I chose it over a matte stainless 1991A1, but that's just me.
If you're looking to mod it, I would just go with whichever is cheaper and save the money for modifications.They're both Colt's so either one would already run pretty smooth, so as stated above, price and condition should be the deciding factors.
I agree with pjsjr. I personally have a SA LW micro compact for carry, but my father has an Officer's Enhanced that is stainless. The reasoning for purchasing this model was because the stainless holds up to body oils better if it is in direct contact with skin.