Okay, I'm back in the 1911 game... one more time. I'm willing to spend $1000 to $1200 for a 1911. My PREFERENCES are: 1) full-sized pistol (government) 2) NO forward slide serrations 3) dovetailed front and rear sights 4) single side extended thumb safety 5) solid trigger 6) GI-style recoil plug and spring That's why I'm between these two guns. The Colt goes for about $1000 and the DW $1200. I've read a lot of reviews. About the DW, I read great fit and finish but potential problems with the slide stop and galling (it's stainless). People generally like the Colt but some swap out some parts. I like the sight rib and the front nightsight on the DW. I like the stainless for its slight edge in corrosion resistance. There's one at my LGS with an awesome trigger. I like the Colt for its name (I have a WWI repro, a Single Action Army and a Navy blackpowder) and for its price, it's beautiful blued steel and its slim grips. Any experience here with either gun? 100% reliability is my foremost requisite, of course. And I'm not looking for "target gun" accuracy. BTW, first person to mention the Les Baer UTC (which also fits my criteria) wins the "unspoken third choice but twice as expensive" prize.