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Taurus PT1911

Postby fowl_wishes » Fri May 09, 2008 4:45 pm

I have always wanted a 1911. Have shot many styles of pistols over the years, but NEVER have i shot a 1911. I was doing some shopping for what i considered an entry level 1911 and stumbled upon the Taurus model. It seems like a very good gun on paper. And it feels well in my hand. But that doesnt really tell me much about the nitty gritty of the gun. And i dont want to drop $550 on a POS.

I dont care that it is a Taurus. I have hunted with Taurus pistols before with great results. I do not think there will be a issue in that. I have also always liked the idea of the lifetime warranty. And even tho i have heard horror stories about their customer service, i have never had a problem with them.

Besides, unless it says Colt, they are all a knockoff.

Any of you guys have first hand knowledge of them?
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Postby mydogearl » Fri May 09, 2008 9:29 pm

I'm pretty sure that the Taurus 1911's have some customizing and match barrel, etc, which is usually watch you you get when you buy kimbers and other high dollar pistols. I have only heard a little bit about them but what i have heard is good.
I also have two 1911s and really like them and now I'm thinking about getting one of para-ordnances light double action 1911s.
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Postby fowl_wishes » Fri May 09, 2008 11:39 pm

the taurus is advertising alot of the semi-custom things that are nto standard on most base model pistols. things like a semi-fitted barrel, heine sights, ambi-safety, checkered front and rear grip (and under the trigger guard for some reason, as well as a few other things.


But that isnt worth a hill of beans if it wont hit the broad side of a barn with any type of ammo I feel like feeding it. :hammer:
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Postby jrockncash » Sat May 10, 2008 1:24 am

Never had a Taurus shoot well for me. I would look at EAA Witness .45 if I was lookin in that ballpark. I have one and it is a good gun and shoots very good. I paid 400 bucks for it and not many will out shoot it.

Like you said though if you like Taurus then go with whats comfortable.
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Postby badandy970 » Sat May 10, 2008 6:24 am

The Taurus PT1911 is great gun it has alot of customization done and it has a lifetime warrenty. I had a problem with mine stemming from the gunsmith letting the lock tight drip down on the the firing pin block. Well longs story shot I sent it to them and when I got it back they had gone through the whole gun and relpaced some worn parts beyond what was actually broke I was really amazed.

Here is an article written about it. http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_re ... index.html
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Postby blindretrieve » Sat May 10, 2008 8:52 pm

Fowl...there is one in the bargain trader this week for $450
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Postby fowl_wishes » Sat May 10, 2008 10:44 pm

really? I will have to try to get a copy tommorrow!!!
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Postby bgoldhunter » Sun May 11, 2008 11:26 pm

I would pass on the Taurus. Finish (assembly and external finish) is poor, and internals aren't quite where they should be. It's not a bad price, and you get a lot with it, but there are others I would look at first. Lots of failures in guns with reasonably low rounds through them.

A Springfield Loaded model isn't much more, and you will get a lot more gun in exchange. I would get a used SA before I bought a new Taurus.

You do, however, need a 1911. :thumbsup:
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Postby fowl_wishes » Mon May 12, 2008 5:21 am

the best price i can find on the Springfield Loaded is $1000. I can get the PT1911 for half that. I am not knocking the SA model at all. I would love to have that. But i just dont have that kind of disposable income right now.

Bgold, what problems with the internals are you talkin about? and as fo rthe finish, that doesnt really bother me. I have never been a "is my gun pretty" kind of guy.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue May 13, 2008 12:20 pm

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Postby afsfjohnson64 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:56 am

i jus recently bought a taurus 24/7 pro .45 and i love it. my father-in-law bought the pt1911 and he has said nothing but good things about it
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Postby firequacker » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:17 am

I love my PT1911

its has been a great gun

the out side finish could be better but I dont see to many that after years of carry dont rub

my guns are for go not for show

it has a GREAT group and good parts

i would say the grips and the finish would be what I would change and it just so happens grips are a dime a dozen

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Postby dpturbo29 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:58 pm

I can't speak for everyone, but my PT 1911 AR might as well be a paperweight. I couldn't hit a barn if I was standing in it.

Out of the box it shoots about 4" right and 3" low. Think I've narrowed it down to a sloppy barrel bushing and slop between the frame and slide.

For the same money you can pick up an XD 45. No reason not too - far superior firearm in my opinion.

I guess the good part about the PT 1911 is that it is all steel so I can atleast bludgeon an attacker with it or throw it at someone.
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Postby devildog28 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:05 pm

I would save a couple hundred more and get a SA 1911 milspec. Forget about all the other 1k 1911's out there unless you just want to know what it feels like to spend that much on one. :rolleyes:

I paid 730 for mine and to put it simply I'll try to remember to take a pic of the target next time I keyhole four shots a 20m with it :thumbsup:
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