I've Series 70, Series 80 and a LW Commander all in .45 plus some other Colt 1911 patterned pistols. My EDC, when not packing my DS, is the LW Commander. I paid $1080 (darn taxes yanno) OTD but one can find them lightly used for less. It carries well, obviously lighter weight, and conceals acceptably.
After I cleaned and functioned checked the pistol I ran 100 rounds with 100% function, no faliures and the sights are easily brought to bear on follow up shots to target. I have a custom heavy duty belt, made by a forum member for me, that hasn't sagged a mm in 2 some years. The Belt is as important, if you belt carry, as the pistol. Some like IWB, not for me. Some like shoulder rigs, I've yet to invest in one but would look at the El Paso lineup.
Oh, I did change out the panels for Ivory, it just makes me smile
LW Commander Ivory(2).jpgLW Commander PreIvory(1).jpg
As a point of order, yes there are cheaper 1911 patterned pistols out thare that are reliable, for less, but IMHO, there's something about a COLT that speaks volumes. The QC was vastly improved as well as the builds over the last 4 some years. Parts, readily available, and you can trick it out if you so wish.
I do have some eye candy to share and every one has never FTF nor FTE and come into battery and gone to target.