Well, in all the 1911's I've purchased, my Springfield LW RO Compact is really getting the likes from me. After todays range session, I cannot see myself shooting anything else for a while. Here's how my list started: 1. Springfield Mil Spec 5" 2. Springfield Champion 4" 3. Auto Ordnance 5" 4. Taurus Officer model 3.5" 5. Springfield G.I. 5" 6. Ruger LW CMD 4.25" 7. Ruger CMD stainless 4.25" 8. Springfield LW RO Compact 4" Now granted I've yet to shoot or own the higher end ones, i.e. DW, LB and you know the others. I can honestly say, the RO Compact is tickling my fancy for the moment and if you get a chance to try one, I think you might be mildly surprised at its performance.