After reading the rave reviews in the gun mags about the PT1911, I decided to buy one. This is NOT my first 1911-type pistol-I've probably had 15 or so over the last 40 years, and have fired probably 100,000+ rounds thru them. The first range trip with the new PT1911 went off without any malfunctions, and I was thinking that this is a good gun buy, considering all the standard features on the pistol. When I got home, I began to field-strip the pistol for a cleaning-(I had fired 150 rounds of WWB 230gnFMJ). When I slid the slide off the frame-the ejector fell out onto the table-the front leg of the ejector was sheared off and stuck in the frame. It appeared that the ejector is one of those MIM-made parts. NEVER had I experienced an ejector breaking before. The ejector has a roll pin securing the front leg of the ejector to the frame. After removing the roll pin, I soon found out that the ejector leg was stuck good into the frame. This is a blind hole in the frame-no punching it out from below. Returned the pistol to my dealer-he sent it back to Taurus. About six weeks later the new replacement pistol arrived, and I'm pleased with the lifetime warranty. However, I'm not too sure about those MIM parts. Forged machined steel they're not !!! Maybe I'm old -fashioned, but you can't beat machined steel, even it costs more. Don't think I want to trust my life to MIM-type parts. I'm going to replace that ejector in the new pistol. My life is worth more than a couple of $.. Your thoughts please..