Hey fellas, I'm back on the hunt for a 5" railed 1911. Have about $1000-1200 to spend, and have identified the following potential candidates: - STI Duty One 5.0 - Sig Tacops Traditional Slide - S&W E-Series - Colt Rail Gun - SA MC Operator If you have comments or advice on any of these models, please share it! Ultimately, I would prefer that the gun I buy has front strap treatment, and ambi safety (as a lefty), and night sights. I'm indifferent to external/internal extractors, so the Sig and Smith don't bother me. A more durable finish like what's on the Sig or Smith would be nice, but bluing or a bake on finish isn't a deal breaker either. New or lightly used is fine. I would prefer to not have to replace a bunch (or any) of parts on a new gun, which goes against the Smith (The TS at least, every one I have ever held has been mushy as the mushiest mushy cookie), and the SS and GS would probably go as well. The Sigs I have held lately have been very nice, I'm really considering one of those. MC Operator would be great if I could find one locally. The Colt Rail Guns I have handled did not knock me off my feet, but I'm keeping an open mind. Every STI I have held was a nicely built gun. They are hard to find around here, but I know of at least one local shop that stocks them. So - what says you? I have no pre justice in this, just looking for thoughts! Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!