I used to build 15-20 1911's a year for customers looking for better than out of the box performance,that fell off sharp here about 3 years ago when Kimber hit the market.
Springfield took notice and offered their "Upgrade"models,featuring better slide to frame fit,better trigger geometry,ambi-safety,etc.Springfield still isn't as nice as kimber,Les baer,Wilson etc. but honestly unless you are competing at the upper most levels the Springfields are good solid performers.My partner has a V10 that I did some smoothing on,and has been a solid piece all around.It has about 800 rounds through it now without a burble.
If you plan on using it for a carry piece,pick up 500 rounds of ball ammo and just shoot it,to break it in.Then shoot at least 5 boxes of the ammo you decide to carry with,to prove it's reliability.
One caveat on the ported compacts...they don't like light bullets.Stick with the 230gr stuff.Between the ports cutting recoil and reduced slide mass,and the bodacious recoil spring,it takes some "ooomph" to cycle the things.Good luck to ya!Pat