This is a discussion on Thinking of a getting PT1911 or MP45 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by zacii I will concede that Taurus products are a hit or a miss. I think that I hit on a good one. ...
Taurus PT1911 Stainless Steel
Smith Wesson M&P 45
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
I've never owned a 1911 that wasn't reliable off-the-shelf. That includes the $300 RIA GI.
I don't buy in to the myth that tupperware is automatically more reliable. Any well-built gun is going to run right. Period.
That said, though I would take the Taurus over the M&P (give me SA any day), I would still prefer an RIA to either.
The RIA Tactical will have all the same goodies at the PT1911, but for $100 less and with one of the best lifetime warranties in the business. The only thing you'd lose is the fake gold, chrome, and gawd-awful plasti-pearl grips Taurus puts on so many models. The only disadvantage is the lack of a rail. But my nightstand 1911 has an add-on rail that works just fine.
p.s. oneshot, I've gotta get my hands on one of those American Classics someday. I've heard great things.