Thanks for the links.
I guess I really have not been clear as to why I started this discussion. I am trying to expand my horizons, see what other people have learned and learn from them. The 1911’s I have had, I did not have them long enough to really judge them like some people. Is Para Ordnance even a good brand? I don’t know. The few hundred rounds I put thru the one I had, it was marvelous. Would it hold up? Would it be hard to maintain (I never even broke it down)? I don’t know.
I have heard mixed reviews (now) on RIA, Ruger SR1911, Kimber, Colt, and Springfield. What I am really looking for is a gun that does NOT get mixed reviews. In other words, would get 5 stars (not 4.x), on Buds. I have seen quite a few guns get that top rating, mostly Glocks. I have the Glock G21, both in Gen3 and in Gen4. I like them and have never had problems with them. But, was hoping to find a 1911 like that.(no problems, etc.)
So, sorry if I have wasted your, or anyone else’s time, on this topic. So many people have bragged on their 1911’s over the years that I was sure I would get someone bragging (rightfully so, I hope), on their 1911 (preferably within the parameters I set in the topic description). Then, instead of relying on my limited experience, I would learn something of true value to me.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.