I did a quick look on the net, and hope this helps ;D
Here is one from a forum:
I read a GREAT article on the Taurus PT 1911, (I have it in front of me at this very minute), pages 66-70 in Guns & Ammo Annual: "THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE MODEL 1911". They compared Kimber, Springfield, Para, Smith, Brown, Sig, Taurus and Colt. Happy reading and please let us know what YOU think. I can tell you that according to the article, the Taurus is excellent; the low price due to molten metal injection (I think is what they called it). Several companies use that, including Kimber. Again, happy reading and please follow up.
Happy new year all!
Originally Posted by sonsofkraftybob
Anyone buy one of the new Taurus PT1911's? I know they got handgun of the year from the NRA publication. $600.00 bucks and it has all the aftermarket stuff already installed factory. Stainless will be coming out soon and the gun seemed pretty cool in the article. Just wondering if anyone has one and what they think.
I purchased one Thursday and had it to the range on Friday. The local Gander Mountain had one for $499. Put 200 rounds of ball and JHPs through it and it didn't miss a beat. Accuracy was superb. Excellent sights for my "old" eyes. I, too, am waiting on one of the stainless models that should be out early next year. I see absolutely nothing wrong with having two PT 1911s.
I fired 10 rounds through one at my local range, where the pistol rangemaster is retired Seattle PD. I've mentioned this in another thread, but anyway it pertains to this discussion. He owns several 45's: A $1900 Les Baer, the new Taurus 1911, and a couple of others. He said that while the Baer still outshoots the Taurus, it's only marginally more accurate, definitely not enough to justify over 3x the price! He said the Taurus is the best value among all the 45's he owns. When I fired it with his lighter practice load, it was unbelievable, this thing handled more smoothly and had less kick than my 9mm! And I could fire it more accurately than my 9mm, even though this was the first time I had ever fired the gun. The trigger is incredibly light and smooth, compared to the long double action on my 9mm (true, that is sort of an apples to oranges comparison), and the gun was a joy to handle and shoot. I will definitely be buying one of these when I save up the money. Right now I want to buy 2 45's: A Kimber stainless carry, and this Taurus.