My dealer got back with me on the PT1911 stainless and said that it will most likely not be seen until after the shot show in 2008 or later! They quoted me a new price of TAURUS 1911 5" 8RD STS 45ACP $536.00
I bought one of the PT1911AR's today. My dealer had ordered a standard PT1911 for a customer, and Taurus shipped one with the rail. He offered it to me at his cost. What could I do? ;D It is a nice, accurate gun. If mine is a representative sample, I might trade my well-used Colt Combat Commander for a Taurus Commander when they start making them. The extra weight of the rail makes it a soft-shooting 45. The only thing I'm going to change are the plastic grips for some nice, wood ones. Also, even though the matte blue finish is kind-of ho-hum, I much prefer it to any of the parkerized finishes you see on lots of 1911's today. I'm officially in the 'I like the PT1911' camp.