Originally Posted by Leg_McMuffin
appreciate the input guys. And the taurus is the 24/7 pro .45 for whoever wanted to know.
I've not shot that model Taurus but hear good things about it. AS to the P97 it suffers what many other full size P series Rugers suffer. The grips are a little wide. I had and sold a P94 for just that reason. I will say the one I had was pretty accurate and it had no problems with it's function.
There have been several on this forum as well as some others I've been to that had problems with Taurus semi autos. I have not hand any issues with function it's more a grip problem for me. I do have two of the PT1911's and will put those up against many other more costly pistols and they will hold their own. But being a 1911 guy I would not send one for repair anyway and just do it myself unless there was some type of structural defect. I have thousands of rounds through my stainless and it always help make me look good. If I can get a 3-4" group at 50 yards there is nothing I can say genitive about it.
If your choosing between the two you have mentioned I"l go with the one that fits you best. Just understand that neither of these pistols will hold value like something like a Springfield, Colt, Kimber etc. But iof you're just getting it as a tool and not an investment both will serve their intended purpose. But you might want to save your money a lite longer adn lok at pistols like the XD Springer, A CPO Sig Sauer, or even one of the FNP modeld from FN.Even a Rock Island 1911 would serve your needs much better in my opinion.