Originally Posted by FlatFender
Probably not, but there's a whole hell of a lot more to it than looks.
They have a bad reputation for a reason, much like Taurus. If you have one that runs, great.
What problems have you seen from Taurus in the last few years?
I have yet to come across anyone who has, first hand, had any problems with Taurus firearms since they were bought out years ago and all of their production was moved to Brazil.
Their 1911s are one of the best values on the market. You get the same performance and features out of one of their $650 1911s that you would get out of a comparable $1600 pistol because they do ALL of their design and production in house for every piece of their pistols now. That's why they're able to sell it for less.