Taurus pt 1911 ar good or bad?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Mikeyv98, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Mikeyv98

    Mikeyv98 New Member

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    Looking to buy my first 1911 im looking at the Taurus in stainless full size and it feels and looks great like a high end 1911 but at under $800!! Any feed back on this pistol would be great
     
  2. cuba

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    I would highly recommend it, it has a Hammer forged barrel, slide, and frame, comes with about all the upgrades that the higher end 1911 have, it also comes with a great trigger feel (3 1/2 pound average) and a life time warranty, virtually you will have a functional 1911 for ever or until Taurus goes out of business, I've had my PT1911 stainless since 2008 and have about 19K rounds through it, I smooth and polished all the channels and rubbing surfaces about every 3K round intervals, and have not found any excessive wear on the fire control MIM parts when inspected through magnification, I am personally satisfied with my PT1911, you should be able to buy the PT1911 for under $700, now Let the Taurus PT1911 hating begin.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
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  3. racer_x

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    No hating here lol I love mine i got the stainless too. Ive had mine a bit over a year. Ive had 2 failure to load my fault not pulling the slide hard enough. Other then that no hiccups. Ive run mayb 2k rounds through it all winchester white box fmj, jhps
     
  4. ryguy00

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    I spent some range time with one and have nothing negative to say about them. But that price is way too high. for that price, you could buy a brand new kimber custom II. Actually, ive seen the kimbers going for 700 new. Shop around or youre gonna get hosed. Www.gunbroker.com.
     
  5. cuba

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    And can you elaborate in your opinion what would make the Kimber better ? it sure doesn't have the warranty the PT1911 has, and it is said that you have to spend $300 worth of ammo before calling it reliable.

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  6. TruggieTex

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    Have owned mine for over a year and have really enjoyed. Black and gray 2 tone with locking paddle holster and matching 2 clip paddle for 699 at cabelas. Great trigger, IMO
     
  7. ryguy00

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    Fit and finish on my kimber is better. Sights are better although that is personal preference. Looks are better. Kimber doesnt have the key lock on the frame (which i hate) Performance is equal. Kimber is less expensive to purchase in this case. Kimber will hold higher resale value than taurus. And as for reliability and trust, the same should be done with EVERY gun regardless of manufacturer and most state a specific break in period right in the owners manual so i wont consider that a pro or con to either gun. Warranty? I would rather have a gun that works, than have a "good warranty". If its broke, kimber will fix it and theyre right here in the us. Taurus has to be sent back to south america. Have fun with that. Either way, both manufacturers stand behind their products. I wont consider this as a pro or con for either again.

    These are two very good firearms in question, dont get me wrong. But when it comes down to the bottom line in this situation, kimber wins hands down. I bought a taurus 1911 for $480 out the door brand new. That changed the game a little for me. But for $800, leave the taurus on the shelf.
     
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  8. cuba

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  9. canebrake

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    Buying a Taurus is like buying a lottery ticket. If you win......you're happy, but if not, you're stuck with dealing with their customer service department. A warranty is only as good as the CS.
     
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    cuba New Member

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    And there off, bias rumors an innuendos and the hating begins.

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  11. TruggieTex

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    Perspective IS often everything. I have seen many negative posts on firearms that I own and hold in very high regard and have only good to say about Taurus...so far. That said, there is certainly 'daylight' in finish and feel between my PT1911 AR and my new Sig 226....!
     
  12. canebrake

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    So we have two lottery winners.

    I do not carry a lottery ticket for PD!
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Wouldn't own one if you gave it to me. Sorry. I went in to buds a few years ago and picked up a Taurus and they took it from me and said you are to good of a customer and we won't sell that to you. Said everything I needed to know. They are tired of sending them back for repair. Have a buddy who owns a couple and no problems so far. He hasn't bought one in several years though and owns 50 or so 1911s.
     
  14. cuba

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    And the hits just keep on comming, can you feel the love ?
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  15. tacticalfun

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    Just because you love taurus does not mean all of the complaints are false. Want to see a good 1911 for under 800$? Here's two.

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  16. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    Well here are two under $650 that are just as good, and of couse its all false what do you expect from some self proclaimed 1911 experts, that can't except that Taurus offer a production 1911 equivalent to there $1200 1911 for under $650, I'd be pissed off too.
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  17. tacticalfun

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    Self proclaimed? Anywho. Yes the pt1911 is ok. Is it as good as a sti spartan for the same $$? No. Is it as good as my 1100$ sig scorpion? No. Is it a good starter 1911? Very much so. Am i a taurus hater? Heck no! I have two 24/7's. But,Do you own any high dollar 1911's? I doubt it. I work part time at a gun dealer(largest in nwpa) you know how many pt1911's that are junk out of the box? Maybe 8/10. How many colts? Ive seen 0.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    funny, even my LGS refuses to carry Taurus pistols and hesitates in ordering them for customers. i asked him once a few years ago why. his reply was they have poor CS and are a PITA to get warranty work on and he also said he had more of them in for warranty work than any other brand he carried.

    if you have one and it works fine and you are happy with it, congrats. if it doesn't, i wish you all the luck in the world with it. just to clarify my position, i currently own a Taurus revolver in 44 Mag. and like it just fine, but if it ever gives me one problem, it will be repaired then sold, quickly!
     
  19. rjd3282

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    I'll stack up my PT 1911 against any of the high end pistols. I paid 469 bucks for mine no failures in 4 years. I didn't have to run 200 dollars of ammo through it to make it function correctly. Right out of the box it fed everthing fmj's, hp's and swc's. I've got five or six cheap mags and it functions perfectly with all of them. You aren't going to buy a kimber for that money not even a stripped down one. It's also very accurate. As far as finish goes I'll take function over pretty any time.
     
  20. tacticalfun

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    Kimbers are junk. You should never need a 500$ break in period. Second, my nhc will shoot a 1" group at 30 yards with crap ammo...will yours? :)
     
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