To be honest, the one I have in the pic is a Rock Island Armory. Most would consider that brand of 1911 to be low end. Not I. Ive ran over 10,000 rounds of ammo through it. Mix of High end ammo, reloads and steel case Russian surplus. I think out of all of that Ive only had 10 jams (because of the ammo, not the gun). That 1911 has been through everything with me, hence I have named her Sophia. The only thing I have had to replace is the slide lock, which was a $6 replacement part.
When I bought it a few years back I paid $475 for it new. I think their GI model is around that price and their tactical model is $500-525. They make an excellent pistol, regardless of what anyone says.