I'm in the market for a 9mm 1911 with a rail. Looking for a headspace check here to see if I've overlooked anything, but I think I have a decent read of the current market in 2019. So, given a budget of $1500+/- I think there are three candidates that bear attention: Dan Wesson Specialist. They seem to be the go-to choice for anyone that wants to buy a gun and just run it. Any issues to be aware of? Will they take longer 147 loads, or do they need reamed? Good frames? Colt Combat Unit 9mm. I wanted one bad, until I happened across multiple reviews detailing issues with function and small parts fitment, and subsequent slow/questionable customer service. Apparently the barrels and their fit are excellent, as is the ionbond finish, and the frame and slide are well executed. I also like having front cocking serrations. Springfield Armory Operator(s). I understand the small parts and their fitment to be hit or miss. A common comment is that they have great customer service, but you stand decent odds of having to use it. Also, I don't care for supporting Illinois politics, however you feel about that. That's what I have so far. Did I miss anyone's 9mm 1911 offering in that price ballpark? Bear in mind, I have no experience with any of the above; this is just what I've been able to surmise by perusing the forums and youtubes. If I'm off base, please square me away. Can't wait to get y'all's thoughts.