From what I have read and seen, I think you know a bit about 1911's. I am looking to CCW a 1911. I like the two tone look. I was looking into the S&W 1911ES. Officer frame with commander slide, but you knew that. Can you direct me towards the best value and best gun I can get in the $1K range? Should I look used? New? I have Kimber Pro Carrly SLE, but it gets heavy after a while so an alloy frame would be nice. Already have a Milt Sparks VMII on order for a 4" 1911, but i can always call and change. Also like the Kimber Ultra CDP's. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!