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Old November 4, 2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Taurus PT 1911

Greetings All,


I've been thinking about picking up a 1911 and was just reading about the Taurus PT 1911. It sounds like a great gun from the reviews. Does anyone have any experience with this gun?
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Old November 4, 2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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I was looking at them also. I found a lot of different info about them. Most seems to be good reviews.


http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT1911.htm
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Old November 4, 2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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OK. I have had my PT1911 since the middle of August. Getting close to 4000 rounds. the finish is wearing off from a lot of holster use. The grips were plastic & uncomfortable & slick when wet. I changed them. My trigger was 7lbs OTB & my gunsmith set it at 4lbs. this is one good shooting pistol! I will buy a stainless model when they come out. It works as well & is as accurate as any OTB 1911 I have ever shot & bettter than most. I believe Taurus has a hit on their hands.
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Old November 5, 2006, 02:20 PM   #4
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How much of the finish is wearing off? And where?
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Old November 5, 2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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search the forum. I own one no complaints, only praise.
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Old November 5, 2006, 05:03 PM   #6
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I took mine to the range for the first time last week and put 100 rds of WWB thru it. It is one SWEET pistol in every way. Ate those rds like a stressed pregnant woman thru chocolate. I think the PT1911 is the best value on the market and on a par with or better than some of my much more expensive 1911's.
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Old November 5, 2006, 06:40 PM   #7
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Just back from shooting my PT1911 - as accurate and smooth functioning as a Series 80 Colt I once owned. Handled winchester white box JHP without a bobble. Beautiful gun.
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Old November 8, 2006, 06:30 PM   #8
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I've been trying to find one since they were first announced at Shotshow 2005. Finally found one, and at a good price, this AM and ordered it. Now the interminable wait for it to get here!
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Old November 8, 2006, 07:41 PM   #9
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I'm looking to buy my first 1911 by spring time. Should I go with the blued version, or hold out until I can get a SS? I like the look of the SS better, but I may have to wait until mid-summer to get one. My dealer buddy isn't as high on the 'new gun' list as others. What do you think? What is so bad about having a firing pin safety on one? Is it worse when you completely strip it down?
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Old November 8, 2006, 07:46 PM   #10
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Firing pin safety is there for your own good. Unless Taurus does something about the low quality of the blued finish (and if the finish means that much to you), I'd wait for the stainless. I love mine, it is fun to shoot, dead-on-balls accurate, works without a hitch no matter the ammo type.
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Old November 8, 2006, 08:06 PM   #11
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I heard that SS model should be out some time after Christmas...I'm waiting for one
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Old November 8, 2006, 08:16 PM   #12
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I've sold 'bout three of the blued models, and have several more customers
holding too the hope that I will get some more of the Taurus PT1911's. I
sold 'em NIB for only $459.88; and they sold like "HOT CAKES". Persons
that bought them, gave very informative detailed results about how the
fine folk's at Tauri International have a WINNER on their hands. All of 'em
claimed the weapons functioned flawlessly, without a hitch. One fell'a
even put 500 rounds thru his in one week-end, trying to make it screw
up~! Well, it didn't and now he helps me with sales pitches for the darn
things~!
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Old November 8, 2006, 08:18 PM   #13
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Sounds like they are going to be getting hard to come by!! How does everyone that has the blue version like it?
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Old November 8, 2006, 08:50 PM   #14
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Blued Taurus PT1911's

I've heard of NO problems with them, although the finish [from the factory]
looks a little thin too me. Properly maintained, I don't think this would cuz
a huge problem~?
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Old November 8, 2006, 10:31 PM   #15
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Pt 1911

I couldn't agree more.My PT1911 has digested around 1200 rounds in about 6weeks with NO ISSUES with feeding or function.I do have a loose ejector but thats an easy fix.I have kept it clean and traded out the stock grips for Hogue rubber panels which feel great. IMHO still an excellent value in a 1911.
So good today I picked up a Taurus Mil. Pro 145. for CC.So far another great pistol from Brazil.
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Old November 8, 2006, 11:09 PM   #16
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Does anyone know...

When will they make the PT1911 with a rail? (I'm guessing that one will be the PT1911AR) Or has that even been discussed at Taurus.
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Old November 11, 2006, 04:48 PM   #17
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Yes there will be railed models.
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Old November 11, 2006, 05:05 PM   #18
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Let's start this thread in about a year from now...everything needs a shake-out before we can draw a clear consensus of 'good versus bad versus so-so'...


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Old November 11, 2006, 10:18 PM   #19
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Dreadnought Quote!! Firing pin safety is there for your own good.:barf:
I would perfer to decide whats for my own good Not some company or you. or man next door. Me!! The Colts firepin safety can be removed easy and like the Springer lock should be. I been useing a 1911 over 40 yrs and don't need any "for my own good " thank you.
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Old November 11, 2006, 10:23 PM   #20
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Firing pin safety is there for your own good.
Tell me this is supposed to be sarcastic......
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Old November 11, 2006, 10:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by liliysdad

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Firing pin safety is there for your own good.
Tell me this is supposed to be sarcastic......
Ouis, monsieur.
Extra safeties are just more things that can go wrong at the worst time...
Analogous to why nascar stockers still use carburetors. Reliability- less crap to break.
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Old November 11, 2006, 11:07 PM   #22
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I handled one at my dealers the other day. Nice gun but hated the finish. I bought a FNP 40 instead. Will never regret that purchase. Love that little gun.
I have heard that they are going to come out with railed ones first and then they will come out with 4" and then the mini 1911's. I will wait a year or so and then I must get one for myself.
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Old November 12, 2006, 06:48 PM   #23
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I didn't see anything in the catalog I was looking at with my dealer for "mini" 1911's. The smallest they went was Commander sized, and those were only in .45. If you want the 9mm, .40, or .38 Super you'll have to go full size. When they come out of course.
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Old November 13, 2006, 01:47 AM   #24
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Let's start this thread in about a year from now...

Or, someone volunteer to put a few thousand rounds through theirs.
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Old November 13, 2006, 02:19 AM   #25
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I have over 2000 rounds through mine with out one single problem. period. great pistol, great value. and I cant wait for the SS model to come out so I can have 2 great 1911's
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