Taurus 1911 Stainless

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by funnyrunner, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. funnyrunner

    funnyrunner New Member

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    Just ordered one and can't wait to try it out. Will send a review after I've put a few hundred rounds thru it next week. All the gun mags are praising it so we'll see. Wish my Steyr GB came in .45!!!
    My 9mm hollowpoint might expand but the .45 slug will never shrink!
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Shot my friends railed Taurus 1911SS last week. I'ts a great shooter!

    My cousin bought one and the front sight fell off.....
     

  3. funnyrunner

    funnyrunner New Member

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    Bummer

    Hoping for better luck here. Will let ya know after I try it out.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Looking forward to your photos and range report.
     
  5. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'm looking forward to the report as well. For the price the taurus 1911 is a great deal!
     
  6. funnyrunner

    funnyrunner New Member

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    I sure hope so. All the reviews praise it. Had a Springfield Armory Compact once and it truly was a horrible pistol to shoot. Only time it didn't stovepipe was when it had failures to feed. Shot low all the time too! I was glad to get rid of that critter.
     
  7. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Please take all magazine reviews with an entire shaker of salt. I have never seen a review say anything negative about anything. Perhaps that is related to the amount of advertising $$$ the manufacturers spend? Taurus likes buying lots of full page spreads in the gun mags - just saying...
     
  8. funnyrunner

    funnyrunner New Member

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    I fully understand that kind sir. But some of the forum posts I have read also praise it. We'll see when it comes in and I run the 400 rounds thru it I have waiting.

    I have heard that the Taurus mags are "some good, some bad" but I have 3 new Chip McCormick 8 rd mags to put in it. Also heard that the ambi safety is not so good and have a new STI left hand safety to replace that with. Otherwise it's supposed to be a great gun.

    I'll let ya know soon as I try it out myself.

    There used to be a gun review mag that bought their own guns for review and gave pretty god reviews since they were not beholdin' to any maker. Anyone remember the name of that magazine perchance?
     
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  9. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've had 2 of them and both performed OK, I'm sure yours will be just fine. Taurus likes to load up their guns with shipping grease so be sure to really clean it before the first range visit...
     
  10. DogRanger

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    I just won one last week at my local range, $20 ticket.Put about 170 rounds through it with out a problem. Good luck. I read good and bad on other forums. I'm hoping Taurus has the bugs worked out and the newer guns are good to go.
     
  11. Sarge43

    Sarge43 New Member

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    I bought one to play around with, and must say it's a very accurate weapon and I've had no trouble with it of any kind so far. I notice that it just doesn't feel as "crisp" or look as finished in detail as my others, but for the price, I think they're pretty solid.
    Looking forward to your report!
    Sarge
     
  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    You got that right. But I had a Taurus 1911 and it was indeed a lot of pistol for the price.
     
  13. DogRanger

    DogRanger New Member

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    Now over 200 rounde throught it with out function problem but I did have to loc-tight the rear sight screw. If thats all that goes wrong with this thing I'll be impressed.....:D