Bjorn, the Springfield Range Officer is certainly a great HandGun. I have two Ruger SR1911's in 45ACP. I have a standard 5 inch model with Pachmyer contoured grips. My gunsmith has modified the trigger pull with a kit and some tweaking to give it a constant 3.5 lb pull, which helps consistent shooting. It handles pretty well and is pretty consistent. I've put over 400 rounds thru it and it has never jammed, misfed or misfired. I also have an unmodified Commander model that has just barely been broken in and I think it handles better than the 5 inch. I'll know more after I put more rounds thru it.
I also bought a Springfield EMP in 9MM that I was going to use as a concealed carry, but after buying and seeing it, I decided it was too nice to put daily wear and tear on it. I've put about 50 rounds thru it and love the way it handles
I don't carry the 1911's much because of the weight. My carry gun is a S&W M&P Shield 40 that has a trigger kit with a 3.5 lb pull and Crimsom Trace lazer. I've put more than 750 round thru it and and love the way it responds.
Hope this helps you out. Questions, just ask.