I purchased this gun about 7 years ago and have roughly 3,000-4,000 rounds though it. It has treated me very well but with this being a budget 1911 you will have some things that need to be fiddled with to make it reliable. The Novak sights were almost impossible to stake correctly. Taurus didn?t secure mine properly. I had to loctite and epoxy them carefully to keep them from moving. The grip screws have backed out and let the grips fall off. Again loctite fixed that problem. At just about the 3,000 round mark the extractor sheared off and rendered the gun useless. I attempted to put a Wilson combat replacement in it but something about the Taurus didn?t like it. Fortunately Taurus has a lifetime warranty so I sent it to them and within 5-6 weeks I got it back in perfect working condition 100% free of charge! I?ve since shot it about 500 rounds worth with absolutely 0 failures. For a budget friendly 1911 I?d be hard pressed to say there was a better option. If you don?t have $1,000 bucks to spend on a good 1911 I?d say this is the one for you. Overall I?m very impressed! The only reason I?m giving it 4/5 stars is because there is only ONE holster you can buy for it. Taurus moved the rail down slightly rendering all other railed 1911 holsters too small. I?d like to see Taurus give us more options on holsters but overall worth every penny I spent on it!!!