Originally Posted by Cyrano
Instead of returning the pistol, why not order a new barrel? Cheaper Than Dirt has barrels with the barrel link for $60. You might have to buff it with a wire wheel a bit to get good fit, but it might be worth a try if the pistol fits you well otherwise.
Well for one it is a brand new gun, not even in my posession for 24 hours. I shouldn't need to buy replacement parts yet. Two, between what happened to my buddys friend and my own personal experience the Taurus 1911 is officially off my list until I am convinced they have their act together. Third, for those that do believe in fate/signs etc this is a clear indicator that I should not get a Taurus at this time.