Originally Posted by cuba
While you'll probably get a lot of PT1911 haters chiming in I'm not one of those, ...
I, on the other hand, am one of the Taurus haters. I've never owned one, but I've worked on them in the shop at the range where I shoot. You might get lucky and get one that works, but you're gambling and the odds are heavily against you.
For the same money you can but a Ruger, and for less you can buy a Rock Island, a Metro Arms American Classic, or a Shooter's Arms 1911. Any of those will be light years ahead of a Taurus.