I don't and have never owned or shot a Taurus 1911. However, I have had to deal with their customer service personally. I owned a PT145 that had problems. It took almost 3 months to exchange 2 magazines. That is completely unacceptable as far as customer service goes. It took less time to get my carry license from GA and FL, and that had to go through government bureaucracy! I actually turned down a new Taurus 85 because of their ridiculous customer service. It may not matter to some folks, but that's my reason for recommending the Rock Island. I own one, and if I were to get another one, it would be a Tactial or a Compact. Good luck with whatever you get.