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Old 02-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I purchased last Monday night a Taurus PT 1911 AR. Finally got to the range. I have to say. IT'S AWSOME!!!! Shoots smooth. Feels good in my hands. Groups about 3 inches at 15 yards. Purchased a DVD on take down and re-assembley. Its SO easy to work on! I'm now a 1911 fan for life!

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Sweet! Congrats on your new purchase.
How about some pics?

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That was my first 1911, too. Enjoy your new pistol, but be aware that 1911s are very addicting!

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I'm learning that addiction is inevitable. I now want to start looking for a 1911 in a stainless finish.

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Has anyone told you about the infamous slide stop "idiot scratch?"

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Nope. What's that?

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Just Google "1911 Idiot Mark" and you'll find plenty of information. Trust me, PLEASE look it up before you disassemble your pistol.

If your next 1911 is going to be stainless, I would recommend the Taurus again if you're looking for a low-cost stainless 1911. I have one of the early stainless 1911s and I've pretty much put it through hell. I treat it pretty rough and use it as a truck gun. I've got over 4000 rounds through it without any malfunctions, even using the factory mags. They're great little guns for the money, especially in stainless.

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It's what you see here directly below and it front of the slide stop.

It's easy to get frustrated when replacing the slide stop after breaking down your 1911. It takes practice.

The round scratch you see can never be buffed out and is evidence that the owner would have tried ANYTHING to get that little booger back in place.

Don't make the same mistake, you will be sad for the entire time you own the gun. Take it SLOW AND EASY when replacing the slide stop, no matter how frustrated you get.

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That's not even as bad as it could be! I'd consider that one a pretty lucky break.

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Congrats on the gun! The pt 1911 was my first 1911 also, still have it and have put thousands down the tube without any malfunction! Love the pistol! Its my go to 1911, the colt is a safe queen. Needless to say the pt 1911 is a fantastic gun and you should enjoy it tons! A range report and pictures would be very nice

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