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Old February 9, 2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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Taurus 1911

Im dying for a 1911. I am thinking of getting the Taurus. The price is right, and Ive heard mostly all good things of Taurus guns. Any opinions???? Good or Bad lets hear em !!! Also, any owners of Taurus 1911 have any pics to post ???
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Old February 9, 2008, 11:54 PM   #2
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I got one not to long ago but Its been great so far.
Ive put around 500 rounds through it with no issues.
I got one pic and its really bad
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Old February 9, 2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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wow, sorry thats so big
You can see the nice scratch it came with, I think Its my dealers fault.
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Old February 10, 2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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I think of the Taurus' their 1911 is one of their best values going. Shot a buddies and it seemed nice and tight. It felt good and was pretty accurate too, I'm just hesitant about Taurus when it comes to their long term use. (Never owned one myself though)
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Old February 10, 2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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Ah, no worries, Tom. That just means somebody else already accomplished the first scratch, so you won't be so hard on yourself when the next scratch happens. Nice gun!
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Old February 10, 2008, 01:47 AM   #6
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I planned to buy one until I found out that I could get a Smith & Wesson for less money due to a $100 rebate now being offered. I just went to the range today to try it out for the first time (though I've shot a friend's identical S&W 1911 before) and I must say that I am very happy with my choice.
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Old February 10, 2008, 02:06 AM   #7
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I think the PT1911 is a pretty good deal and worth a shot. The one I shot seemed very nice. I just did not like the grips (which can be changed) and the billboard on the side. I do not prefer the straight eight sights but that is personal preference.
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You can see the nice scratch it came with, I think Its my dealers fault.
Don't worry, that can be taken right out on a stainless frame and slide.
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Old February 10, 2008, 08:54 AM   #8
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I have one.I can't comment on it yet because ups still has it.It is suppose to be here monday.Its the blued model.Its not my first 1911 but it is my first taurus 1911.The wait is killing me.
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Old February 10, 2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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handled vs shot

Have not shot any yet, but I've now handled about fifteen or so.

The first one I touched was disappointingly poor, after reading all the hype; poor fit, poor trigger, just junkie.

But then I handled another, and it wasn't junkie; it was nicely fit, had a decent trigger, and was much closer to my expectations, based again on what I had read.
So then I handled more, and more, and while I personally would NEVER buy one (I am not anti-Taurus, as my personal back-up 'always' is a Taurus auto) I am able to suggest/recommend them.
All but one other was nice; nicely fit, nice trigger, nice.
Seems like the blued ones and the stainless ones are similarly nice.


(WHY not? Because I'd buy a different brand for similar money, anticipating further personalizing and customizing, and I'd want a Series 70 type to do so).

(Oh, which brand?)
(Springfield Armory)
(And if buying with NO intent to modify I'd buy a different brand)
(Which brand?)
(S&W)

For me, sometimes 500 rds is gone in a few hours....
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Old February 12, 2008, 09:13 AM   #10
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Love mine - superb firearm.
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Old February 12, 2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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I almost bought this gun. I have read some very positive reviews about it. It fit pretty nicely in my hand. For the money and features, it is worth a shot.
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Old February 12, 2008, 10:53 AM   #12
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how much do they go for?
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Old February 12, 2008, 11:00 AM   #13
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The sportsman warehouse in chattanooga had the blued models for about 550
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Old February 12, 2008, 12:09 PM   #14
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Have a PT1911AR.

The only "issue" I have had with it was light primer strikes out of the box; the shop had a gunsmith fix it right up and clean up the trigger too (it is a bit gritty out of the box, but a couple hundred rounds made it more crisp, now it is fantastic). After scouring the net looking for others folks who had the same problem, I came up empty, so I think it was a single incident- can happen to anybody.

The frame to slide fit isn't super tight; there's some wiggle, but it doesn't seem to affect accuracy any at all- this thing drives tacks. The grips are awful- they require changing, and since the grip screw heads are oversized you'll need new screws too, but that is no big deal.

My PT1911 AR is now my "house gun." I must say I find the Heine sights to be quicker on target than the Novaks on my Springfield; eventually I may swap them out for Straight Eight night sights (that's probably also what my SA will get when the Novaks get dim).

For the price, it can't be beat. It may not be the best 1911 out there, but it sure isn't bad, and despite how some other Taurus models may have been, this one seems to be no worse than any other 1911 from a reputable maker.
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Old February 12, 2008, 02:48 PM   #15
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Count me in also. I purcahsed my PT 1911 blue with rail in January and I have enjoyed it. I like the feel and the weight of it. It has about 150 rounds with no problems out of the box. Replaced the grips with a set of slim walnut checkered grips and a set of nite siters. I am a happy camper.
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Old February 12, 2008, 04:56 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the good info guys... Ill post once I get my 1911 TX...
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Old February 12, 2008, 07:43 PM   #17
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Pt1911

I'm planning to fire mine some more and if I still like it as much plan on making it my #1 CCW
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Old February 12, 2008, 08:21 PM   #18
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One of my blued PT1911 w/ Hogue wraparound grips.

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Old February 12, 2008, 08:27 PM   #19
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I just ordered some of those grips and some stainless screws and bushings.
I have houge wraparound grips on a few guns and they feel really good in my hand.
Taurus factory grips have some wierd contour and they are very thin.
My screws keep coming loose except one that only comes out with the bushing.
Besides that Im at around 700 rounds with no problems at all.
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Old February 12, 2008, 10:35 PM   #20
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Several thousand rounds through mine, with no malfunctions.
It's one great gun, with great accuracy to boot.

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Old February 13, 2008, 12:03 AM   #21
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30,0000 rounds through mine since November '06. Went through 20k with zero malfunctions. At about 23k, the I had to replace the sear. It is as good as anything that Springfield Armory built for me when I shot for them. For the money, it is the best buy around. You can get it for under $500 at:
www.gilbertgunworks.com
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Old February 13, 2008, 08:20 AM   #22
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My SS is on the way from Bud's. $575 OTD. Planning on replacing the Heines with Night-sights.
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Old February 23, 2008, 05:52 PM   #23
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The stainless PT1911s are gorgeous. I have to add one to my collection at some point. www.taurusarmed.net
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