No no, no, absolutely NO. I owned a PT1911AR, it worked great but the rail was so damn big I had trouble finding a decent holster to carry it in. That coupled with the expensive .45 rounds led me to sell the gun. Later I decided that I missed the 1911 but I didn't want to pay for .45 at the range, so I bought a PT1911 9mm. The gun store ordered it as they didn't have any in stock. I received the gun months later, soaked in oil, brand new in the box - BROKEN. The hammer would drop upon disengaging the thumb safety if you had touched the trigger whilst the safety was engaged. (Taurus fixed it with their warranty)
A few months later I decided I didn't want to carry a 9mm 1911, so I ordered ANOTHER PT1911, in .45. I got it home and disassembled it to find the inside of the frame had chips and tool marks all over the place. The internal components appeared to have been thrown through a jet engine. The trigger was absolutely atrotious and felt like the safety was on - when it wasn't.
While this next experience isn't related to 1911s, it is to Taurus. My first revolver was a Taurus M85, it too was broken brand new in the box. (As with the 1911, Taurus fixed it under warranty)
Because of my first hand experience with Taurus I feel it is my duty when I see threads like this to inform potential customers of my problems. Taurus' warranty is lifetime, which is GREAT - because you're going to need it. I can't tell you about Ruger/Glock/Sig/CZ's warranties. I have no idea what they are. I've never had to use them.
Here will come the onslaught of 'OMG HE'S TROLLING!!! TAURUS IS KNOWN FOR HAVING THE BEST QUALITY CONTROL.' If you've been shooting Taurus' for years and have 0 problems, that's great. I had them for just a few months and it didn't take me long to realize I was dealing with a sub-quality manufacturer. When it comes to buying tools you plan on using for really bad life or death situations, avoid taurus. That doesn't mean you have to spend more money, Rock Island Armory makes an EXCELLENT quality 1911 for less than $500 and I recommend them to anyone looking for a 1911.
(does anyone know of ANY legit agencies for law enforcement or military that would allow their guys to carry a duty gun with TAURUS etched on the side?)