Here's a little opinion type question for my fellow 1911 .45 ACP fans. Who makes the best 1911 pistol. I personally think it's a toss up between Kimber and Springfield. I was between a Kimber and a Springfield and opted for the former on account of it having some of the "custom" options that I was after right out of the box. I have 5-600 rounds through it and I couldn't be happier. I like the Springfields too though because you get quite a lot of gun for the money. Now there are the other 1911's out there too which I'm sure are great, but I couldn't justify spending that much money on them, i.e. Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Ed Brown etc. I'm sure they're great guns, but what makes their average pistol cost as much as the absolute top shelf pistols in the Kimber, Springfield, Colt, or Para Ordinance lines?