Well, there wasn't much to go on and Kimbers seem okay to half the people and not okay to the other half. Could look into the Sig 938. It's 1911-ish and about as cheap as you're going to get for that platform.Me not a fan of micro 1911 esp the Kimbers a few issues
The RIA seem to be ok for the money and yes some of the springers but they tend to be non cheep
That's what I used to tell my clients when I worked as a consultant and they wanted my work fast, good, and cheap. I always said they could have any two out of the three requests.I would guess you can pick two out of the three options you listed. Most lightweight models are going to cost more than the steel version.