I was just telling someone this today, I would go with the Springfield just for their customer service alone. IF you have a problem with your 1911, call the number and a PERSON answers, then they will ask for the serial #, pick up a sample from the warehouse, and talk to you about what could possibly be wrong. IF, and a big IF, there is something wrong with a part, no matter if you tore the gun apart or what, if it needs a new part, without any question, they will mail you the part you need ASAP. Incidentally, in my case, it was only cause there was too much grease in where the mag release on my 1911 was, and all I had to do was clean it up, good to go. They still wanted to send me the parts, just in case. I'm telling ya, top of the line customer service.
As far as which 1911 to buy, I'm pretty happy with my Springfield as far as it shoots and all. Got the Loaded model, ran me about $800. If ya wanna spend less, either buy the GI model, or go with a Rock Island, which use to go for around $380, but not sure anymore, just throwing that out there.
Anyways, just my thoughts on this. Hope this helps,
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