I've always liked the 1911 pistol...but liking 1911's and owning properly functional 1911 pistols one are two different things. This being pointed out in the artical above.
My personal experience with the 1911 pattern pistols I've owned has been mixed. I will say that I've never owned a genuine Colt 1911. The guns I have owned and guns I still own...only one has really been what I would say 'functionaly perfect'. Even brand-new American made name brand guns I've found lacking in one manner or other...at least one new US made 1911 I owned was just a horrible poorly made POS!..
I own lots of handguns, many well used milsurp and police trade ins. A fellow's odds of buying a well used S&W auto..Glock..Walther..Sig..or other brand surplus semi-auto that works perfectly is better than buying a new 1911 that works perfectly in my experiences.
I still like the 1911 pistols..and own three 'good ones' now. But seriously..I've owned some 1911 pistols that were severe disappointments. My luck with the model being decidedly mediocre...
Other folks have a lot better luck with them than I do...but you shouldn't have to spend two or three thousand bucks to get a perfect one..
Still..the 1911 is a cool pistol..and a comfortable handgun to hold and shoot. Good ones are fantastic guns.
I'll jump off my soap-box now