An aquaintence of mine had a Llama that he seemed to like just fine, though they all seem a little light to me. Firestorms (also made by Llama) seem even lighter still.
Never handled a Charles Daley, to the best of my knowledge.
The Springfield Armory Mil-Spec was my choice. I've heard of people getting them for $399, but that's a myth as far as I can tell. Mine was $450 +tax, and I've seen several for under $500. Quality pistol and totally reliable. That would be my recommendation.
If you can find one of the old Systema Colts, they would serve you well, also. The Balister Molinas are cheap, but they're not really true 1911s, no grip safety.