I recently lost my Colt Officers Model 45 ACP to theft - I purchased it new somewhere around 1989 or 1990 so to say it was a part of me was a vast understatement.
I want to replace it and I have a buddy that works at a gun store.
He says the Kimber Ultra Carry II is the closest to what I lost and that the construction, machining and slick action make this one of the finest 1911 style pistols out there.
Great thing is that I am in a position to do some horse trading with him and perhaps get it without putting a lot of $$ into it.
I immediately thought of replacing it with a Colt - but he says the money is better spent on the Kimber.