The tightness of a slide does not make it harder to rack. Those super tight slides actually glide like they are ball bearings on glass.
It's hard to say, but a full size should be the easiest. I'm sure someone will know which models have lighter main springs. My Springfield is heavier than most of my other pistols.
You can alter the amount of force necessary to retract the slide on ANY 1911 by changing the recoil spring.
Wolff Springs has a full assortment to choose from.
https://www.gunsprings.com/COLT/1911 GOV'T PISTOL/cID1/mID1/dID1#799
Just beware that the recoil spring should match the power of the ammo you're shooting, otherwise you'll batter (and possibly crack) the frame of your 1911.
I am looking for a 1911 that will be used for protecting my home. Problem that I have encountered is the slide! Some slides are very hard to pull back because some 1911's are more tightly put together than others.
Can anyone here recommend a 1911 that is not as tightly put together and still reliable? Semper Fi Till The Day I Die! Thank-You!
Chart is L/E sensitive... but if you are a US citizen or LPR, have everything on a CBP 4457 (sorry, I got it messed up in previous post). An officer will have to confirm numbers/sign. It shows you had possession of it in the US, and you are just bringing it back. Will other paperwork suffice on return trip? Probably... but the 4457 will definitely work. And if you leave again, as long as the same guns go, you’ll have the form already filled out (doesn’t expire). It is a form roughly the size of an index card.
Whatever Georgia requires... no idea.