I'm thinking of getting a 1911 in a couple of weeks and I wanted people's opinion. I've been seriously considering the Springfield Mil-Spec. Does anyone have a price estimate on this? I'm planning on checking some places tomorrow but was curious what you guys say. Today, I happened to check my local gun store's sales flyer online. They have a "featured gun of the month". This month happens to be the Taurus PT-1911. $499.99 .45 ACP blued two 8-round magazines. Flyer is here if you want to take a look. Scroll all the way down. So, I was curious, how does the Taurus PT-1911 compare with the Springfield Mil-Spec? Is that a good price for the Taurus? Which would you recommend? Thank you for your time.