My S&W 1911, (post billboard) shoots great and has never had a stoppage. I also own the M&P and that too is a great gun. Don't be dismayed by polymer. The M&P is my primary home defense gun. I like it for that purpose as it holds a few additional rounds and, if necessary, the tapered double stack magazine is more easily loaded into the magazine well than a 1911 magazine unless you have one of those funnels installed on the 1911.
Int'l Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors