Just a suggestion-
I don't know if Springfield is backed up on 1911 orders like they were 6 months ago, but if you can't find one locally, just start calling around.
I recently tracked down a hard to find 1911(Dan Weson CBOB) in Missouri, and had it shipped to a gun store in my state of Washington. If you don't have a problem buying a gun, site unseen, then you should be able track one down. Some one, somewhere, has one. And most shops will take a card number over the phone and do an FFL transfer on it. Not sure where you live, but if your state has sales tax, this could be a plus!
Also, you might want to try Cabela's, or a similar multi-location outfit, as you could have them do a product transfer between stores(Cabela's charges $35 for this), so that you could go to your local store and check it out before you buy