I has stayed away from Taurus because of people saying bad things about them but I wanted a 1911 in 9mm and I found the Taurus used for $500.
Although it had a minor issue, when I got it, it has turned out to be an excellent pistol, in sevral ways better than my Springfield or Colt at a much lower cost.
"Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.” -Vladimir Lenin
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson (An early warning to Obama care)