The top one in the picture is my PT1911. I've had it for 2 1/2 years, lots of rounds from cheap round nose to higher end home defense with no worries. I have read hundreds of posts on multiple boards criticizing Taurus products, but I have been completely satisfied with mine. I presume that people have some basis for the negative comments, but my experience doesn't support any negative reviews. I ignore the, "It's unadulterated crap if it's not (fill in the blank with the author's favorite brand here)" type of comments. I think the majority of positive reviews come from owners and the negative tend to run in the "I heard from a friend of an in-law that knew for a fact...". You get the idea.
Spend what money you have wisely, take care of what you've got, and ignore the people that believe that we all should just wise up and be more like them.