You also might consider the Colt 1911 Rail Gun. I had one and sold it to fund another purchase. It was my favorite 1911 and well built.
I am a Sig Sauer fan for their P220 and have shot a few Sig 1911's and liked them. I don't know that their brand reputation is built on the 1911 platform though.
ETA: Also the Marine Corp. just ordered the Colt Rail Gun as their new firearm. http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gears...-is-done-deal/