I shot my first Taurus PT1911 and I have to admit it is a very nice gun. My brother in-law just bought it last week and we went to the range today. I was shooting my Kimber Series I and he was shooting his new Taurus, after a while we traded and I shot it as well as my Kimber. It functioned flawlessly out of the box with 8 round mags. The only two things I noticed were the trigger is not as good as my Kimber, mine is really broke in and the notch in the rear sight is much wider than the blade but that did not hurt its performance. Over all I was extreamly impressed with gun.