I love my XD45c, but I just cannot seem to shoot it nearly as accurately as I shoot the 1911 models. I probably won't sell the XD as I know it'll shoot in just about any condition, but I am in the market for a 1911. I'm curious, of these three pistols, which would you choose? I've got ~1500$ budgeted to a 1911 right now, but would be willing to save longer if it would be worthwhile. In the <1500$ category: 1. Springfield TRP 2. Dan Wesson Valor In the >1500$ category: 1. Wilson Combat (any of their solid steel pistols - for example a CQB) 2. Springfield Professional (can get these for around the same as a CQB) Here are my priorities and likes/dislikes, with 1 being most important, and increasing numbers being less: 1. Reliability 2. Accuracy 3. Company behind the pistol (for instance, SA is well known for honoring their pistols for life, Wilson is also well known for the same, Dan Wesson from what I've seen does a good job but they don't make lifetime promises that I can tell.) 4. Looks (subjective, I like the cleanness of the DW Valor for instance, no huge banners across the sides unlike the other two makers I mentioned.) To be honest, I had settled on a TRP, as I don't like the stainless finish of DW pistols, but then I remembered the Valor, which is a great looking pistol. The only thing else I was thinking about was a SA Professional, used, and a Wilson CQB. The Pro would be ~1700-1800 used most likely, the CQB, over 2k. Is the additional money worth it, keeping in mind my priorities? I really appreciate any input you have, even if you have additional suggestions. I've spent a good 3 months deciding on which pistol to buy, and will likely spend another 2, because I want to make a purchase that will last me a lifetime and eventually be passed on through generations. Money doesn't grow on trees, so I'm trying to get it right on round #1. Cheers! PS - One other option I was considering, which I did not mention, was getting a really basic pistol, and customizing it as I saw fit. If I got a SA (mil-spec or maybe a loaded if it made sense) I'd probably use their custom shop to upgrade it. The biggest thing for me, that might cause an issue, is hammer bite. I'm one of those people who get _bitten_ by it with a non-beavertail 1911. I guess the webbing on my hand is too fat or something! So, if I did go this route, I would be unable to shoot the pistol until it had an extended beavertail.