I just bought my 15th Taurus. I did have to send a used Tracker back to them to have it repaired, had it back in 9 days, repaired free of charge. Can't speak to the 1911 but I'm soon to be in the market for one and the Taurus will be the first I look at. And, at least around here, you hear more bad stories of Taurus online than at the range. But maybe Texans don't know nothing about guns.
John A. Monroe, Never Forgive, Never Forget, Blood Pays Blood