Rock Island arms makes a cheap 1911
I believe I know what you meant, regardless..
Rock Island Armory makes a very good INEXPENSIVE 1911.
I have two, both 5" Government mdoels, and they have been very reliable, trouble free and accurate.
Being a 1911 pattern they accept all 1911 accessories (at least I haven't found any that don't fit yet and my hobby is tinkering with these guns).
If you are looking for something in the $500 give or take range I would recommend a RIA, I'm sure there are others in that ballpark that may be just as good.