I have not been a big fan of the large frame pistols,but the compact 1911's currently on the market are really appealing to say the least. It is something the Taurus line up is missing.
Same thing here. As a matter of fact I will be at the gun show on Saturday selling two of my Taurii and getting me a Citadel, if I find one there at a reasonable price; if not I'll order one from Davidson's next week.been looking at the Citadel 45csp and from the review's on the web it is an outstanding compact.For a small frame and 45cal it is very accurate. If Taurus had something out I would be all over it,but this still seems to be an area they have yet to take advantage of.
I've always thought that is why they haven't gotten into the compact 1911 market. They have to know they could make a ton of money.The only compact .45 ACP's I've owned that I never had problems with are the Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro, and a Smith & Wesson M-457S.
My Glock M-30 was only reliable with screaming hot loads as was my RIA 1911 subcompact.
The 1911 was designed by John Moses Browning as a 5" barreled service side arm. It's just as reliable in it's Commander length (4"), but below that engineering dynamics take a turn to the "Oh ****" arena.
That's not to say sub compact (3-3.5") 1911's don't work, they just require more attention to their operation and ammo selection.