Just wanted to see which 1911 was the favorite of all the gurus around here and why. Ill tell you mine. I own or have ownded 1911s from the following: Springfield, Para, Colt, Sti, Kimber, Rock Island, Rock River, Les Baer, Nighthawk, and Smith and Wesson. My all time favorite is my Kimber Warrior. I like it even better than my Nighthawk Talon due to the Talon having a trigger that is a tad light for my taste. I also prefer the tactical wedge sights over the Novak's. The Nighthawk is more refined in many ways however. I also have a S&W Pro Series that is a tremendous value. The fit and finish are top notch, the slide feels like it is gliding on oil, and it has been 100% reliable and accurate.