I think I have owned 5 or so 3" (that are supposed to be the most troublesome). I currently have one and my wife has one. Of the 4", I can recall 2 or 3. One is a Kimber Eclipse Pro II, steel 1911 that is the highest round count pistol I own. Had it for almost 15 years, carried it for a number of years, shot it at multiple steel matches and a whole bunch of sessions at the range. Still one of the five pistols I will never let go of. For 5", in general those are my least favorite 1911s, but I owned an Eclipse that was just fine and a stainless pre-Series II a long time ago, sold it to a friend and wish I'd kept it, but he won't sell it back to me. That did not keep me from buying a new Target LW for my nephew in SC this Christmas as his first 1911. He had visited me in TX about 3 years ago and liked my 4" Eclipse. I couldn't find one just like it, but I am pretty sure the one I bought him will suit him well. I have owned more than 25 1911s over the years, from many manufacturers. Owned cheap ones, mid-range ones, higher-end ones. Currently 2 Kimbers, 2 S&Ws, one DW and one Les Baer.