If you’re looking for a classic style, fully featured, really smooth, great-shooting 1911, the American Classic II 1911 in .45 ACP from Metro Arms is an excellent choice.
Rob Pincus presents the features of the American Classic II: front and rear serrations, great feeling grip, oversized grip safety, skeletonized hammer and trigger. It has a large single-sided safety, an easy-to-use slide stop and slide release, and a drop-free eight-round 1911-style .45 magazine.
The American Classic line comes in a lot of different configurations, though you may also want to consider the MAC series from Metro Arms, which has more diversity and features.
Rob also discusses the other lines available from Metro Arms: great guns at very reasonable prices.