Mine has the small logo as well. Was told this is on the newer models... And contrary to popular belief, I've had ZERO issues with mine . I did add a magwell and to me it was worth all $80 or so...Just bought a new Taurus 1911 stainless. Being retired & on a fixed income price was of course my first consideration.I was drawn to the Taurus by the many features offered & the lifetime warranty.My slide does not have the large Taurus name stamped on the side but sports a discreet logo towards the rear on the left side & the words 1911 .45 acp towards the front on the right. Is this change in slide markings a new development? I must say I like this look better.