I own several handguns and carry on a somewhat regular basis. Recently at the range a person let me shoot his 1911 in exchange for shooting my S&W M&P .45, it was a kimber. I like my S&W a lot but liked the slimmer design of his pistol. So now I'm looking at 1911's and there are so many. I plan to shoot it often at the range and also carry it. Looking for a smooth action, good sights and a tight trigger. My budget is pretty good ($300-$500). Any advice on the good and the bad manufactures/models would be truly appreciated.