For the low price, Korloys king drills are pretty great. Travers has 1.25" 3xD for $365, comes with a nice case and 2 boxes of inserts. 5xD is $507.
I use a smaller one in duplex often.
Sandvik had a nice sale on their newer DS drills in september but that's over now. Their old 880's are good too.
Don't worry about breaking a chip so long as the chips make it out of the hole its fine, around .0032" feed and good through coolant to get the chips out. I use a 880 .937" up to 4.5" deep in 316, Duplex, 625 Inconel, no problem at all. Insert life isn't too good in inconel but in stainless it'll drill all day long without changing edge.
I’ll try it with a 1.25“ 880 drill. Looks like 2044 and 1144 for inserts? Is that what you’ve been using in stainless? Thanks again for the help!