I just want to here people's opinions on the compromises of one vs. the other. (accessory rail, felt recoil, ease of operation under stress, reliability, etc...) One of the major factors here is going to be cost. My absolute max is $700, but would ideally like to stay as close to $600 as possible in the event that I decide on the 1911. So don't go suggesting anything for $750, because it's completely out of the question. I'm not a fan of the sights on the SA GI 1911, so we can rule that (or anything with similar sights) out. For anyone who would like to suggest the search function...well, I don't really need to say it. Do I?