Taurus 1911 in CA!

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kimbermylove, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    Is it me or Taurus 1911s are not on the CA Roster for Handguns Certified for Sale!??! Is the electronic roster I saw online missing some pages for the Taurus~!??!?! There are so many great things about these beautiful 1911s yet they're not allowed in CA?!?! WWWWHHHYYYY!?!!? :eek:
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Because in California, you are not a free person. :)
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    While Taurus 1911s are OK, there are other alternatives that are just as good and some are cheaper...
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Its not California's fault, its Taurus's fault. They refuse to certify the weapons for sale in Cali. If you don't like it, call their customer service and whine.

    In the mean time, many other 1911s, most of higher quality, can be purchased in California.
     
  5. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    I know there are other quality 1911s out there but the Taurus are so cheap and the looks are pretty decent. Any suggestions for an awesomely cheap, awesome but cheap, 1911???
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Kind of hard to nail down what you're looking for because "awesome but cheap" doesn't mean much to me. You want a carry 1911? Steel or alloy? GI style or bells & whistles? What's your budget?

    At the low end of the price range, I'm a fan of the Rock Island Tactical. I tend to avoid the GI style guns as the tiny sights don't work for me...
     
  7. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

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    You live in occupied territory. Not all gun companies want to submit to the constitution bashing-freedom hindering rules of Commiefornia.
     
  8. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    As a poor college student and AF vet and living in CA, I was looking for something in the range for $500 or so. And it seems like the RIAs are excellent for my budget and everyone seems to like them a lot!! So I think I'm getting myself a gift here for the new year. Thanks NGIB!
     
  9. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    But the weather's so NNNIIICCEEEE!!! :D:D
     
  10. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    Florida has nice weather too, and is much more gun friendly. Plus there's no earthquakes here. :D

    -Fred
     
  11. Old Soldier

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    Having given my Colt 1911A1 to my son I was in the market for an 1911. I looked at all of them and includeing the Wilson, etc but I can not afford unless I win the Lottery.

    I The Taurus 1911 has as "standard" what you would have to pay to get on a 'customized' 1911. The trigger is smooth, NO creep, and breaks sharply like the perverbal sheet of glass. The ejection port has been lowered and 'relieved', the mag well has been relieved to aid insertion of a magazine, Commander style hammer, checkered front and back straps, custom trigger, the slide to the frame is TIGHT, no rattle here. Match barrel. I think it's nice to have the frame, slide, and barrel all stamped with the serial number :>)
    I have the stainless steel model and the polish is so good that I thought it had to be nicket plated but NO, it's SS. Quality screams out of it when you look at it.

    This Taurus is so far superior in every aspect that IMO no other 1911 can compare at that price. Yes you can pay more and get a 1911 with the features of the Taurus 1911 but WHY??? Save you money and buy 45ACP ammo
    Jim
     
  12. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    hehe yup, FL has awesome weather too, but it's got humidity, bbbooo!! and the hurricane season is every year, thus it's called SEASON. CA hasnt had a major earthquake since I've been in the U.S. :D
     
  13. kimbermylove

    kimbermylove New Member

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    haha you're making me jealous!!!
     
  14. Old Soldier

    Old Soldier New Member

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    I forgot to mention dual safeties so you can shoot strong or weak hand. I also have a BERSA 380 and both of the guns are made in Argentina and I think the quality can't be beat at the price. I don't understand how they can put out such quality at such a low price???
    Jim
     
  15. Nomad 1

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    California

    And the food in prison is free. :mad:

    However, living in Illinois, with our gun restictions and Chicago politicians and lousy weather to boot, I suppose I should not too harshly criticize California. :rolleyes:

    See if the low end 1911's from Springfield Armory are on the list. These, like Taurus, are made in Brazil and are about the same price and seem to be decdent pistols.

    Good luck with your hunt.
     
  16. Fleetman

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    Don't let anyone tell you a Taurus 1911 isn't worth the money. The naysayers to the PT1911 have probably not handled one. I have many 1911's and the Taurus is as good and/or better than most. I don't care for the straight-eight sights but that is easily rectified. Mine is blued and without the accessory rail but that is what I chose. There was no break-in required of the Taurus unlike others and it has functioned perfectly since day one......approx 1000 rounds ago.

    Check out my newest addition to our 1911 family......
     

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  17. Old Soldier

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    I took my new Taurus 1911 to the range two days ago and was wll pleased with the results. I fired about 500 lead 230 gr bullets thru 'her' and never had a stove pipe, fail to eject, etc.. She was right on as far as elevation but had to drift the rear sight a small amount to the right. I love the no creep trigger. You never feel any thing till it 'breaks' just like a sheet of glass. I am very happy with my purchase.
    Jim