Hmm, lets see...
Pietta, traditions, uberti, colt.
Sounds like the same argument, different board.
Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Harley...
The choice is simple, if they all made junk, they would not have been in business as long as they have...
Bottom line, pick the one that FEELS the best to you (and is in your price range) and ride it.. ( I mean shoot it...)
You can always upgrade later.. After you find out if this is the hobby for you..
I make 2 predictions:
ON THE DATE WHEN US TROOPS ARE ISSUED AN Energy Pulse Weapon,
1. The US Soldier will have on his person a version of the Colt 1911.
2. He will be aiming the NEW Weapon at someone carrying an AK.