I'm looking for my first 1911, been considering a lot. Felt some, shot some. Still not sure what I want. I want: -night sights -good reliability out of the box -good reputable manufacturer -warranty if possible (I know Springfield's is lifetime, Sig is lifetime I believe, but Kimber's isnt?) I'm not really too picky about "ugly rollmarks", FCS or no FCS, FLGR or GI length, etc. I'd prefer a light/accessory rail but it's not a necessity. I just want a gun that's accurate, reliable, with night sights (preferably, but I guess I could do w/o as long as the gun meets the other criteria) My top consideration right now is the Springfield Loaded. However, I am also looking into the range officer. I just don't like the target sights on the RO. These are my current considerations: Springfield Loaded Springfield RO Kimber Custom II (not really sure, heard a lot of reliability issues about them, but looking for further insight) Sig Sauer XO? -Took a look at the desert eagle 1911, had rust on the barrel from sitting in the shop. Not really a good sign, plus the factory sights aren't my favorite. Pretty much booted it from my consideration. -SW1911 is not my thing; I just don't want one, unless they are really just over-the-top quality 1911's. -I picked up a Sig Sauer 1911 XO (the 1 of 250 SS with light rail). It felt great in my hand, I really liked it, except the beavertail was a little too short for me. (commander length??). Other than that, I loved it. I researched a bit about Sig 1911's, but couldn't find much info about reliability. Anyone with further insight? It was priced at $1k. I don't want to spend more than ~800. Looking online I found some regular Sig 1911 XO's for around ~800, so I'll throw it in the consideration pot. Any help would be appreciated. Bac, where are you.. EDIT: I really only want a full length 1911. It's not going to be a carry pistol (well, probably not.), so size isn't a real concern, and I have pretty big hands that make it hard to shoot smaller guns.