There have been a lot of people complaining about Springfields being built
in Brazil. It IS true, however a NS serial prefix is final fitted in the US.
Springfield Armory has one of the best customer service departments in
the business. I have a Springfield Loaded, a full custom build using a GI,
and I have a Compact 45 sitting at another very well know Pistolsmith waiting
it's turn in line.
There are many choices, many great 1911 manufacturers, Springfield best suits my needs/wants!