I have two Sig 1911s, one Target Stainless and one Ultra Compact Nitron. I sent the Target model to Sig for a trigger job, which came back absolutely perfect (it was good already, but a tad heavy at 5 lbs), but the Ultra Compact came out of the box working like a super-expensive custom gun. The Target model even has Trijicon tubes in the adjustable sights, which is a bonus. Try to find a Colt or a Kimber or a Springfield with a checkered front strap, night sights, and Sig reliability for under $1,000. Oh, and the recoil spring/guide rod/reverse plug system Sig uses on their Ultra Compact beats the heck out of the very non-user-friendly systems on the little Kimbers and Springfields. The Sig Ultra Compact takes down just like a Glock!