I bought one to play around with, and must say it's a very accurate weapon and I've had no trouble with it of any kind so far. I notice that it just doesn't feel as "crisp" or look as finished in detail as my others, but for the price, I think they're pretty solid.
Looking forward to your report!
Please take all magazine reviews with an entire shaker of salt. I have never seen a review say anything negative about anything. Perhaps that is related to the amount of advertising $$$ the manufacturers spend? Taurus likes buying lots of full page spreads in the gun mags - just saying...
You got that right. But I had a Taurus 1911 and it was indeed a lot of pistol for the price.