I just signed up so I could discourage any newby reading this from buying the crappy Taurus pistols. I bought 3 of their 1911's within a 1 year period. They seemed to be a good deal.... Fast forward to present day after taking the time to learn in detail about the funtion of the 1911 and critical dimensions that should be and not be. I have come to the conclustion that Taurus is a TURD even "for the money". How do I know? 1. The machining is garbage.
2. On two of my guns the slide had deep gouges right where they supposedly maching the feed ramp. I returned both to have them replace both 1911 receivers, yes both receivers were replaced. On the third gun the barrel ramp looked like it had been dropped on a rock. Literally it had chips and large dents at the bottom portion of barrel ramp. The machining inside the throat is rediculous. I was so dissapointed. The breech lockup was already greater than 10thousands of an inch from the factoy. My understanding is that it should be less than 8thousands for sure. The safeties are poorly machined and ill fitted. Hell even the safety hit the grips. What a joke those guns are..... Don't even ge me started on the Taurus OSS .45. Be prepared to send it back to the facory at least once if not twice...I had been a Taurus fan for a while till these 4 guns. I didn't have the heart to telll my dad and friends who I also convinced to buy these crappy guns. What the hell... I don't understand why Taurus or any other type of gun company can't put a little bit of more effort into making something a bit better. I want a great 1911 that is not made with crappy steel from brazil or china or phillippines. I am leaning towards the STI Lawman or Trojan now. I don't want to spend more than 1500. I honestly don't think you should have to either to get something great for that. Why can sig or hk build great steel guns for far less but all the good 1911 companies charge 2-3 times that amount? Speaking of Sig is the quality of there 1911's comparable to STI?