Come on now... somebody must own a Taurus 1911 other than me! I just bought a Taurus PT1911ALR.
The main feature that differentiates this pistol from most 1911s is the aluminum frame and lighter weight (about 6 oz.) It is lighter than my officer sized RIA.
Any of you experts like to comment on Taurus's claims as far as values?
VALUE OF TAURUS PT 1911 FEATURES AT RETAIL VALUE
Full length guide rod & reverse plug $35
Serrated slide rear and front 100
Checkered 30-lpi trigger guard 50
Checkered 30-lpi mainspring housing 60
Checkered 30-lpi frontstrap 150
Ambidextrous safety 125
Beavertail grip safety with memory pad 120
Skeletonized hammer 60
Skeleton serrated trigger 100
Trigger job 100
Custom fit barrel (air-gauged bushing) 100
Custom slide to frame fit 100
Polished feedramp and barrel throat 50
Lowered and flared ejection port 60
Custom internal extractor 75
Extended mag release button 35
Beveled mag well 100
Extra 8-round magazine 30
Basic Mil-Spec Model 1911 pistol 500
NOTES: Prices are average of parts, installation, and fitting charges from five leading U.S. pistolsmiths based on a Mil-Spec basic Model 1911 pistol as the starting point.
Caliber 45 ACP
Barrel Length 5"
Capacity 8 + 1
Grips Checkered Black
Weight 32 oz