I have never shot one and will not own one because it has a firing pin safety.
I have heard mostly good things about them from the gun shops that I frequent. One of them said that they had their doubts about their reliability but that they have never had one returned.
On the forums you hear about a lot of failures with their small parts and I believe it based on Taurus' reputation.
If you want a 1911 I think there are better choices out there.......
"The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." John Steinbeck