Definitely not. Perhaps the reviewer was thinking along the lines of take down procedure. If that were the case, The PT745 would be easier. It does take a little work and some tools (a bushing wrench is useful) to take down a 1911. But when you are used to it (as with anything learned), it's not a big deal. BTW, I am going to have to say that the 1911 will probably continue to outlast the PT745. John Browning made the 1911 to perform, and in arduous circumstances. All the 1911 needs is a good cleaning, a good lube on wear points, and occasional inspection of certain parts such as the barrel link, etc. Otherwise, you can't do any better.