I have heard good things about the Taurus 1911, as being a great entry/with all the options it comes with, and bad things.. I wouldn't trust my life with it, but if it's just a range peice give it a shot.
SHTF vs TEOTWAWKI you ask? SHTF, just some crap on the ceiling and walls, TEOTWAWKI end of the world as we know it. Orignally made by 9mm/®™©