One of the frequent musings of the gun writers over the years is about how tough the 1911 design is, then they make it sound like there's nothing tougher, and then in other articles one finds out that the design has it's Achilles heel in certain places in the 1911 design.
The 1911 is a very good combat pistol, but the writers have to stop giving it mythical status.
I'm not going to have a complex because of a supposed superiority of the 1911.
For those of you who have any kind of 1911, bully for you. You've got a great one. Just be aware that us other gunnies don't give up anything by owning what we do.Staff and members here don't seem to have the 1911 cult status problem, but people who visit here (lord, have the visitor numbers increased) just might.
Most pistol designs hold up nicely in the field. But It can be seen where there's some bias by some of the gun writers, shakers, and movers. The 1911 has withstood the test of time in combat, but there are pasts that broke in combat that have made inoperable..... at times. Not that frequently, but it has happened.
Guess this is being all said because it's easy to forget this stuff.
Taurus did it right. Got input from the real shooters and sought out data to make good judgements on. Then incorporated some nice 'extras' that cost more on the custom guns.
People can work on the triggers if they want to, but in most ways they may not want to or have need.
One of the forgotten things about defense guns is holding an attacker at bay until the police get there. There are plenty of times the attacker/s give up. Holding a single action psitol with a light or very light trigger pull can be a set up for an accidental shooting. The user being under stress with a very light trigger can inadvertantly trip the trigger. Accidental shooting gets one sent to jail and the guy who surrendered is dead or badly hurt.
Training takes care of that to some extent, but after a defense scenario is over civilians and police have done silly things and shot the holster,themselves,things, or other people.
So it behooves the user of the 1911 not to have too light a trigger pull. Light trigger pulls that work well on competition guns might not be right for defense work.
All this may be old hat to most, but is getting put in here for those who don't know about this.
Having covered all that has been covered it's time to put the :soapbox: :deadhorse: away.