So I did it..My 1st 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Copernicus, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Copernicus

    Copernicus New Member

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    After much deliberation. I went to the shop and picked up my new PT1911. I know it's not the "best" but as many people advised, I wanted to become comfortable with the platform before investing a mortgage payment in a new gun. So far I love the thing, It came with Hogue wraparounds and 4 mags total for 425. Definatly a doable price. The first thing I had to do was give it a good cleaning it was filthy but it cleaned up nicely. As far as I can tell it is a well built gun. The fit it very good and it points very naturally. I can see now what all the 1911 fuss is about. This thing just "feels sweet". Now for some night sights and I think I'm all set. Anyone have any spare sights laying aroung they wanted to donate ;).

    Thanx
    -C-
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My suggestion would be to shoot it a bunch before making any changes. The more familiar you become with the platform, the more you'll be able to decide what, if any changes you will want to make.

    The 1911 is still popular and has legions of fans for good reason. Congratulations on your first 1911.
     

  3. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Well some Tauruses are great and others give problems, so you need to try her out before making mods. I have two (9mm and 38 Spec) that function just fine so I like Taurus. Others have had bad experiences. I'd safety inspect it then put rounds down the chamber!

    Might be smart to load only one round in each mag for your first test in case it doubles. Not likely of course but I learned this lesson the hard way with a Colt 45ACP with a trigger job done by someone who called himself a gunsmith.
     
  4. GoBlue

    GoBlue New Member

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    Truer words were never spoken. I've never seen any gun make that has as patchy a reliability reputation as Taurus. It's almost like you're playing craps when you buy one of those.

    Some batches come out of the oven just fine, and others come out destined to cause headaches for their owners. Unlike bread, though, there rarely is any way to tell upon inspection which type of Taurus you have in hand when you go to buy one.
     
  5. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I've not seen many of the Taurus complaints that dealt with the 1911's. I've bought two so far and would do it again. They (the PT1911's) are very nice pistols. I had seen one that the safety started to wiggle out but it was put back in and never come aout again. Not sure what was up there. Outside of that they just seem to group pretty well. Most the ones I've seen will group as well consistently as some other higher priced 1911's.:)
     
  6. VR4

    VR4 New Member

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    Congrats on your new purchase. I have a buddy that shoot's his and it run's like a champ.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Congrats on your purchase.
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I think you got a great deal there!! For $425!!

    My buddy has two Taurus 1911's and he is very happy with them. I've shot his .45 a few times and it is impressive for the $$$.

    Now, you're hooked! :)
     
  9. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Congratulations on buying the best pistol design ever made!;)

    Now how about some gun porn?:D
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Congrats on your purchase. Go shoot the thing and have fun. How about some pics?
     
  11. NGIB

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    Keep an eye on the "lefty" safety as they have a habit of coming loose or coming off. I've had 2 Taurii 1911s and one of them had the loose safety problem...
     
  12. gatopardo

    gatopardo New Member

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    Just an idea since you already spent some of your lunch money if you have some left just get phosphorescent stuff from glow-on.com and pimp that tool like this one here, plus you get to keep the original sights
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  13. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    After I open the shop this morning the Fed-X man showed up with firearms from distributors. In one of those boxes was a SAI Champion Operator Loaded from Springfield Armory with my name on it and a Springfield shirt. I'll be taking it home on Sunday at 10:02 AM CST, although, I did put a clip through it this afternoon. Boy 1911 are so sweet. I'm so glad, I'm so glad. I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad.
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Pics needed, please!
     
  15. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy New Member

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    I do believe Jack Bruce did the vocals on that one.
    I have a sweet SAI SS compact that needs some breaking in. Maybe I'll dig it out and throw some lead this weekend.
     
  16. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy New Member

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    YeahYerRight, Mr. Cane.
     

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  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nice, very nice!

    Tell me how you like the short trigger? Every 1911 I get with the shorty I change out for the long trigger. Makes a big difference in my accuracy.

    Now lets see that RR with some wadded up targets.

    Oh and Mr. Cane????? That's my Dad and he passed 11 years ago, it's cane or as I like to say, Axe, Sam Axe. ;)
     
  18. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy New Member

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    apologies Axe, Sam Axe. actually, I've had this compact for over 10 years and haven't fired it in about that many. It's time to heat it up.
     
  19. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    Unless you're undercover...then it's Chuck Finley.