I have one 1911 pistol.
It's a parkerized Springfield "Loaded" Model with night sights. That's what I would advise anyone to get as a "Basic" 1911. I really like the warranty service that Springfield has and being that this is not my first 1911, I traded all the others away, I like a good value for my dollar. You won't get all the "bells and whistles" of the Taurus, but you will get better warranty service IMHO.
That and the reliability of the various Springfields I've had over the years have solidly put me in the Springfield "camp". As soon as I change out the FLGR it will be ready for use, if I choose to give up my wheelguns.