Despite they are not carry-friendly, there is no other handgun I like more than the trusty old 1911. However, what is quite apparent is that these pistols are not necessarily cheap and unless you opt for a very basic model without all the bells and whistles, you may end up paying anywhere between $850-$1,600 for one. The 1911 is one of the most popular and trusted designs on the market and there are only two handgun manufacturers that are the most respected when it comes to these pistols. However, choosing one of these will put a deep hole in your pocket. Recently though, many other handgun manufacturers have been testing the waters and releasing their own line of 1911 pistols. One manufacturer many will not even consider as an option is Taurus. Personally, they don’t make reliable pistols at all and unless you’re on the market for a revolver, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. However, they have personally proved me wrong with their first and fully loaded 1911, the PT1911.