Pt1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by cblowe13, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Just picked up taurus 1911 .45 my first 1911 so freaking excited haven't shot it yet but feels amazing trigger and all! Otd $530 can't beat that. Any body have opinions on this gun read some had to fix the sights? And any holster suggestions I know it's huge with the 5 inch barrel but its a beauty

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  2. sputnik1988

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    I've had one for about 4 years, I had a lot of trouble out of it at first, but after 500 rounds or so it has become flawless, if you have any issues with it, dont be discouraged. Just finish that break in period, a couple of high quality mags couldnt hurt also.


    Smoking deal BTW, mine was about $650 :eek:
     

  3. cblowe13

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    I know the price was to good to be new, and true lol and where might I get these mags tried universal mags at academy but it didnt fit flush at all!!!!! What's your accuracy like?
     
  4. sputnik1988

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    The Wilson combat and Chip McCormick mags are very good, but they also don't fit flush, they fit like a factory mag. Flush fitting mags also only hold 7 rounds.

    My accuracy is pretty good, I haven't done much paper punching so I can't speak to group size, but I have bounced many cans around the backyard at 10-20 yards. I really need to get to an actual range with it:p


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  5. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Ain't she perty! I believe this will be my idpa gun! Debated between tactical xd .40 and thus for days but I couldn't leave the 1911! and free NRA membership for a year for getting a taurus lifetime warranty I'm in!!!
     
  6. Dearhunter

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    Congrats on your first 1911, be careful, but have fun shooting.
     
  7. Olympus

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    That's definitely a solid fun. I have one also. Keep the finish wiped down and oiled well. The black ones have a tendency to develop rust.
     
  8. racer_x

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    Love mine. I use a avenger holster and a blackhawk from walmart, shoulder holster when im hunting
     
  9. cblowe13

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    Do you have a pic of it in the avenger
     
  10. Ruger52

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    Wow what a good price. I picked up the stainless model, for 650 at Bass Pro about 7 months ago. Mine has been flawless. I have around 1500 rounds out, with out one hickup. I can hit the ten ring all day long a 10 yards, so I have been shooting 20 to 25 yards to hopefully get me better. My sights are dead on, with the fixed Novaks. I did have to drift the front sight to center it. I have no idea why it was off center out of the box.

    For a holster, I have an old 1911 army holster that slings over the sholder, and you can carry it under your arm, or out in front. That was the holster i had in the army, as we had the 1911 for a side arm when I was in.

    Happy shooting!
     
  11. cblowe13

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    Yes it is a very good price! I just got to shoot it today finally and wow that trigger is so smooth I love it! I wasn't as accurate with it as I expected first time out but not getting down till I shoot it more and get use to it!
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    Last one I had was stainless and it was 550. That's been a few years ago. Had bought a blued one for a frfiend as a gift and it was 500..Also a few years ago.
    ..So yeah, you got a good price.

    They are pretty nice pistols. Especially for the price. I don't care for the plastic grips but truth be told I dislike most factory grips so it's nothing to look down on the pistol for.

    The stainless one I had I literally shot the crap out of it. I would not cleanit for a long period of time to see when it would start to screw up. And, it always did really well. Well, till about 700 rounds then it would start getting a little squirrelly. That was dependent on he ammo though. Winchester bulk was more dirty than some of my target reloads. With my stuff I could get to 1K rounds without a problem. Even then it was a quick pull with a bore snake and a little oil on the rails and off I'd go again. My reason for doing it was the bad stories I kept hearing so I wanted to see just how much I could abuse it nad it still work right. On the downside it was a real chore to clean it after all that:eek:

    The only problem I sen out of any PT1911 was the ambi safety on a few I had seen tried to work out over time. Put a good tap on them to set them again and they didn't do it a second time. So I figured maybe some of them where not set up good at the start. If that's the worst I would have to deal with I still would have no trouble buying another one. :)
     
  13. cblowe13

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    This maybe a dumb question but is there any way to get bigger 3 dot sights when I get to zoning in at like 30 yards they look like little bitty freckles
     
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    Ill try to get a pic taken today
     
  16. cblowe13

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    First priority is to be able to see the sights, for me anyway.
     
  18. sputnik1988

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    Mine is a bit loose on the right side, not bad, just annoying really, I plan on swapping it out eventually.
     
  19. cblowe13

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    Any one tried the hogue grip on a 1911?
     
  20. bige91603

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    I have the desert tan hogue grip on my 9mm Taurus 1911, you can't use the Taurus grip screws with it

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