+1My choice would be the Colt.
I don't like external extractors (assuming the S&W has one like most do) and I do like Colts. That's my reason.
hey, lets not forget about Sig. i have a Sig1911 that shoots WONDERFULLY. i put 200 downrange just yesterday, bringing my rounf count up to approx 1350, and i havent had a SINGLE issue.+1
I think that S&W might be the only company short of Pistol Dynamics that does external extractors that work,BUT,I simply don't trust the damn things.
I mean can you get them in your hands to compare? Colts are nice, but it's best to check them out first.. The S&W's seem to he good running pistols. Some are a-bit loose and a safety or two have been known to break.. But S&W will fix anything that breaks.. RonIt will be my first 45 ACP, but I do have & shoot large pistols. It will mainly be used to target practice not so much for CCW.