Taurus PT 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by glockzombie, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    How do you like em?
     
  2. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Love em. Hate the sights but thats personal preference. The gun itself will run with my kimber any day
     

  3. porkchops

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    Like him or hate him. Nutnfancy gave the Taurus 1911 very high marks and said it could hold its own against most 1911s after the extensive testing he puts his stuff through.
     
  4. apowers1214

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    Had a .38 super from them. Needed some cleaning and gun smithing to clean up some parts with burs on them. I loved the gun but decided to go with a 9mm for single stack competitions next year.
     
  5. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    Taurus 1911 9mm?
     
  6. apowers1214

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    No I went with the smith pro series. My buddy has the 9mm 1911 by Taurus and you can't beat it for the money!
     
  7. cuba

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    Unbelievable fit, finish, and features, for under $650, in my case Heine sights and under $549, indestructible mim fire controls, over 18K round and no visible excessive wear, mine had the faulty thumb safety and Taurus sent me a good one within a 5 day span, recently Taurus replaced my magazines no questions asked, stellar customer service.

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  8. cuba

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    Don't do 9mm the smallest I'll go is 38 super, but I've heard from the members @ Taurus Armed.net, they are just as fine as the 45 acp models, the most feature laden 1911 you can get for your money

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  9. griffin81

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    Had one, like it but the trigger pull was sometimes really stiff so I had all the extra parts ( series 80) stuff removed and it made to a series 70 and a trigger job done. It shoots great however I sold it to my older brother last week because he wanted a 1911 45 acp but didn't want to drop a grand on one. He's really happy with it. It's a great shooting pistol.
     
  10. Dillinger

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    I came into a used one awhile back. Fit and finish were fine and it hadn't seen a ton of rounds, so I made a project gun out of it.

    I dumped the Taurus hollow safety hammer and the ambi safety for a traditional all steel version of each. Single side for the safety. Did a trigger job and it ran like a champ.

    Benning has it now and carries it daily. He probably has 2,000-3,000 rounds through it and no reported problems.

    All in all I think they are a great 1911 for the money and Taurus has a true lifetime guarantee no matter who owns the weapon.

    JD
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    JD, does swapping out parts void any warranties?
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    I bought two of them. One blued for a friend and a stainless for me. I have shot the crap out of that pistol and it still runs like a champ. I have heard of issues with the ambi safety backing out but if that issue pops up it's easily remedied.

    I'd buy another in a heartbeat...For the money you get a great pistol. I see some cost more that will not have the same fit and finish.
     
  13. Dillinger

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    You know, to be honest, I never considered checking because my intent was to build up a platform into a reliable runner without involving them. :eek:

    The ambi safety is just annoying if you aren't left handed, or don't intend on going all John Woo with a set of them. :rolleyes:

    The hammer is a known concern in the 1911 community that I first learned about from an old member here. I did some research and decided if I was going to order a single side safety, I might as well order a new hammer too.

    I sent off a customer repair request to Taurus C.S. just now to see what they say. Their website claims regardless of owner or time, but excludes grips and sights or "any damage done by customer through abuse".

    I'll let you know what they have to say.

    JD
     
  14. cuba

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    Needless to say that they will not warranty any aftermarket part, but excluding them they will warranty the rest of the pistol, unless the aftermarket parts are found to be the culprit to any found problems.

    Taurus will exchange and send you any part for the PT1911 if said part is returned, it is advisable to reinstall the original parts prior to sending the pistol to Miami for repairs, if any of the parts have been altered you do lose the warranty exclusively only for the part in question the rest of every part to the pistol is still warrantied.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I understand that the aftermarket parts may not be in Taurus' warranty, but what about modifications to the firearm in fitting the aftermarket parts?

    Would that be the "abuse" they are referring to?
     
  16. cuba

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    I think you would have to take case by case, can you be more specific ?

    I believe for instance, if you were to blend your frame to an aftermarket grip safeties spec, and then later on the frame was to crack toward the trigger guard it would be determined that the blending did not cause the breakage but poor manufacturing and in that case the frame would be warrantied, but if you have undercut the bottom of the trigger guard, then it would be a different story and I'm sure that they probably won't warranty the frame, but would dim that it was the modification of the frame that caused the failure.

    Taurus will usually go over and above their responsibility to accommodate a customer, it is not beyond them to go the extra mile, there was a post on 1911 forum where a customer sent his PT1911 to have the extractor repaired and he expressed the desire to have an extra extractor just in case, and to his surprise when the PT1911 was returned they had included the extra extractor at no extra cost.

    Stellar customer service regardless what some in the long past have experienced.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun