Now I have not had the chance to actually shoot this gun yet.
8 months later:
OK I've shot it now and I'm not so excited about the Pt 1911, so I'm coming back to add to this rather yuppie sounding post. Everything on the gun worked great, especially the thumb safety... in fact it activated itself after the first couple of shots. I thought "oh my hand must have jarred it from the recoil" but when I looked at it hadn't moved at all. But after clicking the thumb safety up and down again It started working again, but only to keep on seizing up on me over and over again. So I called in on Taurus' customer service, they have a lifetime warranty on all their guns. I sent the gun in 2 times and they failed to fix the problem, they obviously misunderstood somehow what the problem was. I ended up getting a cash refund from the local dealer I bought it from and was extremely lucky to do so. Perhaps it was just a quality control issue but at the same time I would not recommend this gun to anyone.