Without mentioning any brand-name anywhere in this thread, what criteria would you suggest for deciding whether a specific 1911 is a good gun? I don't know the answer, but maybe it would include: -- shoot x number of rounds without a jam or stoppage. -- shoot y number of inches for a 25 yard 5-shot benchrested group. -- never give hammer bite. Perhaps stuff like that? What criteria are important to you? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!