1911 has been my primary/daily carry since 2000. No problems yet.
My daily carry is a Kimber Pro-Carry II
My "old faithful" is a Colt MarkIV Series 70. I'll trust the reliability of this pistol over any firearm I've ever owned to date and probably ever will. It's flawless.
The only problems ever encountered with it which caused failures:
- The original 25 year old(approx) springs finally just gave up the ghost. This was within the first month of ownership and I was not the first owner. I subsequently replaced all the springs, slide stop, etc.. and have never had a problem with the pistol itself since.
- Fubar Magazines - in other words, not a failure of the pistol.