While the full size Colt Government model is certainly the classic 1911, there are plenty of other options on the market. One of the best new comers to the scene is the Ruger SR1911. I’m fond of the commander size model, which has a slightly shorter barrel at 4.25 inches. This makes it a bit more comfortable for concealed carry. You still get 7+1 rounds of .45 ACP in a reliable package. The stainless steel model with wood grips is one of the best looking pistols on the market in my opinion. It’s an updated version of the American icon.