I have an all steel Colt Officers and an all steel Para P-12 and they are chunks of steel to carry. I love the 1911 platform and if I ever start carrying them again, I'm putting night sights on them.
I starting carrying a Glock because that was what was required for me to have as medic on our Sheriff's entry team. I started shooting the Glock a lot and just never got away from it. Besides, it came with night sights.
If I ever "buy" another 1911, I think I'd go for an alloy frame just to lighten the load by a few ounces!
BTW... Welcome from the Great State of Missouri!