Taurus 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by moogy, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. moogy

    moogy New Member

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    Hi folks, '
    I just wanted to put my 2 cents in about the Taurus 1911. It seems ( to me) that it is not getting a fair shake. I haven't seen any post in this forum but in other forums I have. I like the weapon, in fact I have 2, one I converted to 400 cor-bon and both of these guns shoot 2 inch or LESS at 25 yards depending on ammo.
    I would like to hear any thoughts or experiences about this weapon!
    thank you
     
  2. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    I don't own one but have always herd good things about them, lots of bang for the buck is my understanding.. Nice to hear even more good things! Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have a .38 Super in stainless steel.
    I've been keeping NIB for when I have a boring day.

    There are a couple of ways to look at why Taurus 1911 is not mentioned a lot.
    1. People are satisfied with them and don't b!tch.
    2. People have not bought that many (there is a stigma with the poly framed that could carry over to the 1911s.)
     
  4. HOSSFLY

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    You haven't bothered to read here much :(
     
  5. Olympus

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    Taurus is plagued by a stigma and constantly gets a bad reputation. This is usually fueled by uppity shooters and shared on forums where most of the membership is upper-middle class and above. Trying to get those people to give Taurus a fair shake will always be a losing battle.

    You'll find that the membership here is more grounded and down to earth. That's why I've pretty much stopped participating on all the other forums I used to belong to and exclusively participate here.

    You'll find that Taurus usually gets a fair deal by members here. I have no complaints with my Taurus 1911. It's no Ed Brown, but I still get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
     
  6. epleyjoseph

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    I have one that I like very much. My only complaints are that it is losing it's finish on the slide and (more importantly) it has a slight feeding issue on occasion. I am in the process of replacing most of the low quality mim parts. Once that is done and feeding issue is addresses, it'll be an outstanding weapon that I'll carry with confidence.
     
  7. danf_fl

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    About a year ago, I posted a thread looking for actual broken MIM parts (with pictures).
    After trying to keep the thread alive with no responses, I gave up.

    Taurus has done a lot of research with MIM. MIM is all over today.

    I will take the parts off of your hands.

    (Did you know that your car's engine has MIM parts? That is how the cam is made.)
     
  8. epleyjoseph

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    I don't mean to say that all mim parts are low quality, done are VERY well made. But I have talked to a lot of people with bad experiences with Taurus mim parts in particular (extractors have been a big issue). Maybe they have improved their process more recently?
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you replace the parts, I'll take them off of your hands.

    If people would go back to the manufacturer when problems arise, the maker would get to know what problems to expect and send out notices to owners.

    This is the first time I've heard of problems with the Taurus 1911 extractor. Do you have a source?
     
  10. epleyjoseph

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    Mostly people on the Taurus forums. A couple people said that they had the extractor replaced only to have the new ones break again. Maybe it's more of an isolated issue than I thought. People with similar problems often flock to the same area to discuss their issues, maybe that just made it seem like a more common thing than it actually is.
     
  11. danf_fl

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    Ask if they put a round in the barrel, then allow the slide to go forward.
    This will force the extractor to go over the rim of the casing and result in breaking.

    Every 1911 should always be fed from the magazine (even if one is loading just one round).
     
  12. bartwatkins

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    Not to highjack the thread but get this, Dan....

    I had a guy on this forum a while back (maybe a month or two) arguing with me that this was his preferred way to load the 1st round in his 1911.
    To put the round in the chamber by hand and then let the slide slam home forcing the extractor over the casing rim. Then he put a full mag in the frame and that was how he got to condition 1.
    He was also saying that he was of the opinion that this was why external extractor 1911 guns (such as S&W and Sig) were superior in design to internal extractor made guns. Because he could use his finger to press down on the end of the extractor to "lift it over" the case rim.

    After explaining to him that he should load the chamber from the mag and then re-top off, I just bowed out after he got all testy and was saying that I was calling him stupid or something like that. It was wild.

    Anyway - enough digression.....
     
  13. Yunus

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    I own one and it goes bang every time I pull the trigger. It was inexpensive and provides the same results as much more expensive models. It doesn't feel quite as smooth as a very high end 1911 but it does work.

    I have heard a good number of complaints about Taurus customer service so maybe that is where some of the reputation comes from?
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    JMB was a lot smarter than me. IMO, loading a round in the chamber should be duplicated like when the firearm is being fired. And during firing, it loads from the magazine. This allows the casing to slide under the extractor.
     
  15. rickster

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    I'm looking forward to buying one of these two PT1911 in the next month or two. Can't wait.
     

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  16. epleyjoseph

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    I'll message you and let you know when I get things changed out.
     
  17. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    That gun is the third picture with the wood grips? Pretty sure that's not a Taurus.
     
  18. epleyjoseph

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    That's a good possibility. I'll if I can dig up that thread at some point.
     
  19. rickster

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    It's not, I posted that picture by mistake and I've tried to edit it out but it won't go away. Lol. I think it's a Para Ordinance if I'm not mistaken.
     
  20. Olympus

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    I'd be really surprised if that was a Para too.