Please bear with me... Preliminary facts: I am looking to place an order for a 1911 in the not so distant future. I have owned a few "quality" production 1911's but sold them in my younger, dumber, and less financially stable days. This one will be a keeper. No safe queen. A Tool residing on my belt ready to protect me and my loved ones should that unfortunate time ever come (hopefully it doesn't). I have already decided on the specs of the gun as far as finish, checkering, sights etc... and I already know Brown and Springer's Custom Shop will all accommodate those specs. Wait time notwithstanding, who should I go with and why? Hopefully those responding will have ample experience with both. I will be unable to fondle either brand before placing my order. Basically the specs are as follows: Blued, full size, 45 acp, 10-8 rear/Novak gold bead front, checkered and hi-cut front strap and single sided safety. i.e. a SACS Custom Carry or an EB EE in the aforementioned dress. Is it a coin toss? Thanks for any help.