I do not have a Taurus 1911. I do have a Taurus p140pro. Despite what you may have heard about them, mine has been 100% reliable. I have never had a failure of any kind with it. I have heard nothing but good about their 1911. If no one here has one check out www.taurusarmed.net. They had a section specific to the 1911. i haven't been there since this great site was started though.
I bought one when they first came, and had horrendous feeding problems that seemed to just get worse. Really liking the overall feel of the pistol I disassembled and polished and throated the barrel. I have put 1500-2000 rounds through it sense, without a hiccup, Including hp's and several +p's
You won't find better for the price. A squeaky thing yet has a crisp trigger and the safety engages better than some of the higher end 1911's i've shot. Overall a accurate well priced priced gun.
I don't have a Taurus 1911, but I do have the PT140 and a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911. I like both guns but IMO the Springfield is a superior firearm. Not one hiccup in 700+ rounds.
The Taurus .40 is a new purchase and has only about 200 rounds through it. Although I have not experienced any failure to feeds or jams I have had several "light strikes". It's kind of annoying to pull the trigger 3 or 4 times before the round fires. For now, I'm attributing that to the break-in period.
I still like Taurus (especially their little .38's), I just think for a few bucks more, the Springfield 1911's are worth it. Especially considering there are several "no frills" 1911's from Springfield that are comparable in price to the Taurus. (GI issue and Mil-spec parkerized)
But, I haven't shot a Taurus 1911 so what do I know? (=
I just read a very good review in one of the Handgun Mags ( cant remember which ) by Clint Smith. He and his group put over 5,000 rounds through a PT1911 and had no problems, he gave high marks to the Taurus. Ive got a PT111 Millenium Pro. Ive got around 700 rounds through it without a hiccup. High dollar doesnt always mean high quality.
I bought one last November, but I haven't been able to fire it yet. I'm waiting for the last three feet of snow to melt. Not having an indoor range here makes it difficult to get out and fire, given the amount of snow that we typically get.
This is my SS PHave pt1911. Have put 1000 rounds through it. including FMJ, JHP also +P. Have not had one problem with it. I have complete faith in it and will use it as my carry gun. Springfield 1911 are also made in Brazil along with others.
I have a PT1911 and It is great. For the price it is unbeatable and it has never given me any problems. I pull the trigger and it makes noise. Custom at an entry level price. I sell lots of these and have no complaints from my customers. I get to shoot about two three times a week and I shoot it about half of that. I have other 1911's and I rank this one at the top. I paid 1/4th the price of my most expensive one.