I think the Springfield Loaded model is a good bet. I don't have a Loaded fullsize, but I do have a Loaded LW Champion. Apparently you can't really go wrong with any Springfield, including the GI and Mil-Spec models, as discussed here when I asked about a GI. I have heard some mixed reviews of Kimber but personally have no experience with them, other than drooling. If you haven't already done so, you may want to check out 1911Forum.
Anyways, once you get one 1911 you'll NEED to get more! Good luck.