I decided I'm finally going to save my pennies for a higher end 1911, but am not willing to spend more than a grand. The two that really catch my eye the most are the Kimber Eclipse and the Springfield Black Stainless. They're two of the most beautiful 1911s I have ever seen. I've been a pretty die hard Springfield fan when it comes to 1911s, and have only owned Springfields. I have considered the Kimber Eclipse, due to it being about the same finish as Springfield's Black Stainless. If anyone can give me some hands on experience with these two guns, I would love to read about it.