I have a Taurus PT1911 and it is an excellent piece. I installed a set of Novak tritium night sights and am extremely pleased with it accuracy and have had no malfunctions with it as of this time,, only about 1000 to 1200 rounds have I personally put through the pistol, I got it used. Some fellows I know seem to doubt some of the early Taurus pistols but I believe I read that some mgmt. changes in the company have brought a better focus on quality issues. Like I said, my PT1911 is fine pistol in my opinion and I would try other products from them if I can. Only a few thousand more rounds will see if it holds up like the old war horse 1911, I own.