I've owned three and they were all good pistols. One had an "oversize"firing pin hole in the breech face. That resulted in primers bulging slightly into depression around the firing pin. Taurus replaced the pistol, however it did take a few weeks. The PT1911's were good shooters then ( back when they first came out) don't know about now. One I owned soundly trounced my Colt Gold Cup so I traded the Gold Cup off. I've had good luck with the few Taurus pistols I've owned.