I've noticed that on this forum hardly anyone has anything to say about the Colt built 1911 pattern pistols. I see Kimbers, Springfields, and Wilsons mentioned, along with just about every other company that produces a 1911 pattern pistol, yet almost never the original manufacturer of such handguns, Colt out of Hartford Connecticut. Yes, I am aware that the Colt Co. of recent years has allegedly had manufacturing problems, but I don't think that total lack of quality is necessarily true, at least with regard to the older pistols, and possibly some of the newer ones as well. Colt does still produce and market the 1911, one of the few weapons it does still make. The two 1911s I own and shoot are both Colts, one a Commander Series 80, and the other a Gold Cup National Match and both have proven to be highly reliable and accurate handguns right out of the box. Input?