I am really kind of torn right now. I want a new 1911 for CCW use, but I cannot decide between an EMP, Kimber Pro CDP II, or a Colt Commander in SS. I'm probably leaning towards the EMP, but I find the Kimber Pro CDP II's to be very sexy guns and I think it would CCW fairly well also. My biggest hangup on the Kimber is something that could also be considered a positive, the aluminum frame. Any idea how these are holding up with prolonged use? I can't happen to find a Colt Commander in SS anywhere, so that is a problem too, but I haven't really looked too hard yet... I am not limiting my choice to these three, so I am open to suggestions, however, I want to stay at 4.25" or less barrel length. Would like to keep it at $1000 or so. I could stretch a little more (and I realize I have to for a Kimber or EMP). I could go with a 9mm or a .45. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!