Wow! This is a really old thread, but I just have to add my two cent worth anyway.
I've owned 2 Colts (70 & 80 series Combat Commander), 2 Kimbers (Royal and a Eclipse II) and now a Springfield (Model 1911-A1). Out of all of them the one that I like and shoot the best is the Springfield. At 21 feet, off hand I can place all of my shots in the target where I can cover them with a golf ball. I don't consider that to bad for a "Plain Jane" 1911. This is one that won't get away.