I have not had that particular model of Springfield, but have had 4 Kimbers, a series 1 CDP Ultra Carry and a Stainless Ultra Carry.
I am not overly impressed with Kimber, but they seem to be doing better these days, despite my negative experiences with my past Kimbers, the Super Carry HD line, which does included an Ultra would be my pick of a 3" 1911 simply because I like the steel frame option which is not common among 3" 1911s.
Personally, having owned other Springfield products, I would feel more comfortable buying a 1911 from them.
Dan Wesson also has a 3" model: CZ-USA -> Dan Wesson ECO
You get a better warranty than Kimber and a more refined firearm than the Springfield, but you're looking at a $1500 firearm....of course there may be officer pricing in play that I am not aware of.
There's also the option of the Kimber Compact line, the smaller grip of the Ultra but the slide/barrel/sight radius of the 4" Pro which is a really nice carry option. Dan Wesson has a version of that as well, the CCO (Name attributed to Colt, the Concealed Carry Officers)
CZ-USA -> Dan Wesson CCO
Good luck in your search.