And, if $$$ is a restriction, the Rock Island 1911's are quite good. I have recently bought two of them, and they are 100% reliable and accurate. In the USA, the 5" model can be found for under $400. I have the 4", which is a bit higher at $440ish.
If $$$ is NOT a restriction, then the Kimber Gold Match is great, at ~$1500.