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Old 04-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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I figured I'd post my pride and joy. Yes, I know its a Taurus, but this isnt a bad pistol as long as you know how to fix the little kinks in it. I liked the whole duo-tone look as its both display worthy but can handle the riggors of being a 1911.
Of course this is in 45acp, I put custom laser etched "Punisher" AlumaGrips grips on it that I ordered from GunGrips.net. I have a seperate pair waiting on my next 1911 as well. I have a set of Novak Wide-Notch fiber optic sights (green front pipe and red back pipes) to help my eyes be drawn to the front sight. I'll be needing a new barrel before long, especially once I start reloading for it a whole lot this next few weeks. I polished the barrel and trigger but it didnt seem to do much good as its very rough steel on both, I'd like to get smoother metal on both. The trigger has pits in it from how rough the metal is cut out from the factory, it'll be the next to go on the gun. I shaved off the end of the ambi-safety due to it interfereing with the grip. The grip on the right side is cut for an ambi and worked but the lever wouldnt completely engage and that didnt sit well with me really.
I put a Wilson Combat mag-well on for faster reload and the grips were cut out for that as well. As for my magazines I'm using 4 Chip McCormick Power-10s that I had to modify the butt-plate for the mag-well and two Wilson Combat 8 rounders.
All-together its a pretty sweet setup for an aspiring shooter and reloader like myself on a college student's budget. I can put bullet to paper and steel 10x10 targets at 25 yards more than 60% of the time with it depending on my form that day. Not bad for someone classified as "legally blind" by the gov'ment.

In the box. Custom cut the foam for plenty of mags. 56 rounds in the box total

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A nice setup. Are you having any problems with the 10 round CMCs? One of our local guys went to them for the pin shoots (looking for any advantage) and he had nothing but trouble with them...

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Nope, I've had zero problems with them. Course, once I get any new mags I take them apart and clean and oil them with Rem-Oil and replace them the way they came. I dont exactly like the follower but I can live them with them, but I hear people have problems with them since they like to wobble all over the place. He might want to switch the orientation of the springs, sometimes those little things can have an affect on the larger mags from what I hear. But if I had to guess it'd be the cheap follower.

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Congrats!!

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I figured I'd post my pride and joy. Yes, I know its a Taurus,
My first 1911 was a PT1911 and I loved it. You don't have to apologize for it, never think that! Enjoy it!
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from one college student to another a 1911 is still a 1911...
and that low interest rates on those student loans aren't too bad

nice grips btw

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He's smiling! (Well maybe on the inside!)
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It's a good looking set up. If you're happy with it, that's all that matters. After all, it is a 1911.

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Seeing as how I wont be selling it, I'll continue to update it to my liking.
I was wondering if any of you might have a good recommendation for a match-grade barrel?
I was also thinking of putting in a new recoil spring system to help reduce recoil and help with follow up shots, what do you guys/gals think?

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nice 1911! my first was a pt1911 also, and i have over a thousand rounds through it, and still no probloms, its the .45 i shoot the most and is still fun! Enjoy it and shoot it...(they tend to like it!) LOL

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