taurus 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by aztman, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. aztman

    aztman New Member

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    on sale at bass pro any opinions?
     
  2. DrumJunkie

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    I've bought a couple of them. One a stainless that I have here and a blued one I gave as a gift. They are pretty nice pistols. Bang for the buck they are pretty good deals. Some used to have troubles with the ambi safety getting loose but I've not heard any recent issues like that so I'm thinking it might have been solved(?). I've put untold thousands of rounds through one I have here and it's held up as well as some higher dollar pistols I have. Being it is a 1911 and I like to do all my own work to them I figured that if something did happen I'd just take care if it myself. So far I've yet to have any issues at all.

    I'm not so much a Taurus fan as I am a 1911 fiend. I wanted to check out the PT1911 so I got one. So far I have nothing bad to say about it and it's been some years now.

    Oh..I will add that they use those Heinie straight 8 sights. Some people don't like them but I have always liked them. It' just seems easier to stack two than line up three.
     
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  3. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Mine has always worked perfectly. Feeds everything. Very accurate. What else could you ask for.
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    While I haven't owned one personally I have handled them and was rather pleased with the fit and finish for the money. I'm not a taurus fan at all but I've heard a lot of good things about their 1911s.

    There is a guy who has been here for a while with a couple of posts, I think he has one.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/huh-dillinger-taurus-38656/
     
  5. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I have one and love it. It was inexpensive and has never had a problem.
     
  6. griffin81

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    I traded my kimber pro carry II for a Taurus PT 1911 and have not had a issue yet it feeds everything and is really accurate. I liked the fit and finish of the kimber more but it jammed about every 3rd shot with every mag under the sun. Finally I got kimber to take it back and they had to replace the slide to a internal extractor instead of the external one that was on the gun so they replaced the whole slide. I put 150 rounds through it with out a problem after that. But I still had my doubts on the gun so I traded it.

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    From this kimber

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    To this Taurus and not a problem yet.

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  7. ultimate-soldier5

    ultimate-soldier5 New Member

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    i have the pt1911ar love it!
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Seriously :confused:
     
  9. Dillinger

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    Thanks Spitty!

    I traded for a Taurus, tuned it and now it's an EDC for a very good friend mine who goes by the online handle of B.B.

    The Taurus, if not abused in use by a previous owner, is a great package for the price. I nukes the ambi safety and the proprietary hammer, but other than that it was stock when I refinished it. Oh, and a trigger job for street carry. 4.2# pull.

    JD
     
  10. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Just bought one last week, not a issue at all. Ran about 4 boxes through it though.
     
  11. Olympus

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    Got about 5500 rounds through my stainless Taurus and its still great. Just sent it off for some modifications. Removing the ambi safety and proprietary hammer, new fiber optic front site, new adjustable rear site, and a complete beadblast finish. Should have it back by the new year.
     
  12. griffin81

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    Yeah really, I a new in the box Kimber pro carry ll and it was just a expensive paper weight,it had the external extractor and it jammed every 3 or 5 round no matter what mag i used. I had a lot of issues till I sent it to kimber and they finally replaces the slide so it was fixed when I traded it for the Taurus PT 1911. I just did a strait trade on it too. I only gave $740 for the kimber and they wanted $850 for the Taurus. so we just swapped and I got a few boxes of shells too. Then to the range lots of rounds down range and no problems at all.
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    From this kimber pro carry ll
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    To this Taurus PT 1911

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  13. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I love mine its an excellent piece and there have been no feed issues at all.
    It has the standard 3 dot sights.
     

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  14. Olympus

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    I think if I were you, I'd leave out the prices on your deal. I'd want to know what kind of drugs someone was smoking to want $840 for a Taurus. That's effing ridiculous! You can buy them very lightly used for $500 to $600 all day long. The black ones are even selling for $450. I wouldn't recommend posting that on other forums or risk being eaten alive! I like Taurus 1911s and even I can't believe that!
     
  15. Wolfeman1911

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    I liked mine real well. Had to dimple the slide stop slightly where it contacts the plunger because it would bounce up and lock the slide back with ammo in it. Also had to polish the feedramp. Great pistol for about three thousand rounds. My buddy liked mine so much he bought a copy of it. I just replaced his extractor and he has only like 6 hundred rounds through it.