In that price range ($1000 to $1200) I would go with a Colt 1991 if you are wanting one with traditional lines. A Colt XSE for one with modern updates such as beavertail, ext. safety etc. A Colt 1991A1 should only run you $900 to $1000.
The milspec is a good 1911. It should only run you $650 or so. I have owned one and it was a good pistol.
Last edited by Captain H; November 25, 2012 at 07:54 PM.