My first 1911 was a springfield armory compact 1911. I think it had a 3 inch barrel. I bought it about 30 years ago. It was a jamomatic. I traded it in for a S/A full size and the same thing. I sent it back and no fix. I then bought colt 1991. It would jam every so often and I was ready to give up on 1911s. Then the Colt apparently broke in and now it is dead on reliable, accurate and a fantastic trigger. I trust it enough to carry it every day. The front sight popped off and I sent it back to colt and they replaced both sights with a 3 dot. I love this gun. I have small hands so it fits perfect. The colt will only feed fmj but that's fine with me. What kind of luck have you had with your 1911?