I've been shooting for a while now and I've shot my share of pistols, but today I had the day off and rented a 1911 ( Rock Island base model ). There was only 2 hiccups, two failures to feed, but I think that was from a bad mag that broke during the session ( the floor plate broke and the spring went flying down range) I current own a G27 and have shot the G30, G33, and G19, and love them all. But today I noticed that that Rock Island 1911 made me look like a know what I'm doing. I was shooing the bulls eye at 25 yards without a problem and with GI sights (on a small target)! So now I'm hooked big time! The only problem is that I have small hands and had problems reaching the slide release, so I'm wondering if the smaller mid size and compact versions are as accurate as the full size models even with the shorter sight radius? Also I'm not willing to spend a bundle on a handgun, so I'm just looking for a home/range/beater 1911 that will not require a ton of work out of the box. I'm looking at Para's GI experts, Springer GI's, and kinda looking at Tarus PT's, kinda. And yes I've been using the search function, I'm just looking for some advice.