Cheap 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NGIB, May 16, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    No I'm not a huge fan of Taurus but I couldn't pass this one up. I traded the XD9 SC I picked up a few weeks back even up for this one. I had $380 in the XD so it means that's what I have in this one. It's finished in Brownell's Gunkote in a nice steel gray and has a new fiber-optic front sight. Came with a leather IWB holster and 3 decent (Kimber) mags. Never had a painted gun before so it'll be interesting to see how the finish holds up. Probably use this one for trade bait as I really don't need another 1911...

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  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    You know, I've never seen a gun safe with a revolving door. Congrats on another trade well done.
     

  3. canebrake

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    Wow, it looks so Taurus!
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I think many would be really surprised just how well those PT1911's work.:)
    Congrats on a good trade.
     
  5. Gojubrian

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  6. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    It's nice looking. I'd like to know how well it works. Range report any time soon?
     
  7. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    My Taurus PT1911 is superior to my Springfield Mil-Spec by leaps and bounds.
    Feels better, looks better, shoots better, more accurate and loads of options. It's surprising how nice it is. It surprises me everytime I pick it up. Excellent trade.

    My Mil-Spec is awesome too. I don't like XDs at all.
     
  8. canebrake

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    He won't own it long enough to shoot it! [​IMG]


    And ta, I'm headed to the Post Office tomorrow at first light, promise. [​IMG]
     
  9. ta1588

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    LOL! Thank you very very much. I've been a little over excited about my 22 makeover.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Mine wont out shoot my Springer but in all fairness I did a bit of work to it. I don't like the safety on the PT1911's as they sometimes seem to work loose somehow. Being I have yey to ever own a 1911 that I didn't change something I don't see it as that big a deal. I didn't change the one on the Blued one though and it has been fine. My stainless one it worked loose once and it got gone that day. For the money I have in either of them(500 Blued 525 stainless) I can't complain at all. They have turned a few heads with the groups they shoot.

    I'm still a rabid Springfield (1911) fan but would say that the Taurus PT1911 is well worth the money going into them. The slide to frame fit alone is enough to make it worth the money...To me anyway.
     
  11. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Cane's probably right in that I won't have this one long as it will be good trade bait for something I actually want/need. I broke it down and went through it and it's tight and in great shape. The fella I got it from says it's a real good shooter and the 2 other Taurii 1911s I had shot well. No, I wouldn't pay $600 for one but less than $400 is AOK with me...
     
  12. General-Logic

    General-Logic New Member

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    I don't think I could build mine with all it's bells and whistles for less than $600. Overall they are very nice for the price.
    Saw a fully loaded one today that was bright chromed with a built in accessory rail and gold accents with pearlescent grips...I lusted visibly but it was in 38 Super and I can't do that. Even for $560...
     
  13. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The trigger on this one felt a bit odd so I broke it down again and gave it a thorough exam. Seems as though the previous owner did some kitchen gunsmithing and modified the sear angles in an attempt to get a better trigger. There just wasn't what I felt a positive engagement between the sear & hammer. Luckily, I had a new sear in the parts box (hammer looked stock) so I went ahead and put in a new one. I had to fit the safety just a tad with the new sear and I feel much better about this one now...
     
  14. glock2740

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    Congrats! Looks nice. Better than the factory stainless version they offer IMO.