Took the new Taurus 1911 ALR to the range today. Bought it yesterday at Keith's for $629. Functioned flawlessly with 200 rounds of WWB, Blazer 230, and Lawman 200gr +P. I can't be more pleased with the gun. I've had it apart several times and looked through the construction. I know there's a little MIM in there, but I can't see how it's going to create any problems yet. Right away, I could see where my 10 yard group went down to a nice 3 inch circle. That's more a function of the wonderful 1911 trigger and weight, but I can tell the gun is a far better shot than I am. Obviously, I'll report back as the round count grows, but so far I've been really impressed. I can't afford the 1911s my Dad owns and loves, but even he'll admit he can't rationalize ME spending much more than I did with the Taurus.