Taurus PT1911

Discussion in 'Other Handguns' started by celsee, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. celsee

    celsee Guest

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    Just got my new Rifleman with the new Taurus PT1911 on the front! Another 1911! I'm trying to narrow down the one to buy but the new
    ones keep coming!

    If looks told all this would be a sweet pistol! This review paints a pretty
    good picture. Nice price, too.
     
  2. EmesiS

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    Not to be a spoiler but why would anyone consider buying a 1911 from Taurus when so many other quality manufactures are making 1911's. Recently I was hanging out with some shooters outside my local range discussing random things when a guy was expressesing his heartache about his brand new pistol not working at all; apparently the take-down lever and trigger broke within 200 rounds. A few of us asked him "what kind of pistol is it that broke?" When he said "Taurus" everyone of us standing there collectivley went "Oooooooh I see" and could really express no sympathy. The general concensus was that it was his own fault for having bought a Taurus in the first place ( I appologize to any Taurus fans). So regarding the Taurus 1911m, let it stay on the magazine cover and go buy a Kimber.
     

  3. Gray_Wolf

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    I have a .44mag Taurus revolver and love that gun.

    I can think of a good reason to get a Taurus 1911 over Kimber, Springfield etc. -- and that is COST ;) the design is 95 years old it would be hard to screw it up...

    If I was a .45 fan I'd get a PT1911 for sure, hopefully they will make one in 10mm :)
     
  4. celsee

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    Love the debates! I really like to hear different opinions - it helps get
    the whole picture.

    I have heard much good and bad about Taurus, even waaaaay back
    when I considered buying a 10mm as a duty gun (when wheel guns
    were still king of the hill!) 8-O

    I would not consider buying this new pistol until it was tested real time,
    but would consider it if it does pan out.
     
  5. Rotorflyr

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    Let's see, I have two Taurus revolvers and my wife has a Taurus PT111
    ZERO problems with any of them.

    Go read the 1911 forums, the reviews by those that own the Taurus 1911 have been favorable so far. Also check out the Kimber sections of those forums and you'll see thread on problems with Kimbers as well.
    All companies put out lemons now and again.

    Personally I plan on checking out the Taurus 1911 when I see one at a local shop or at a show, and if I like it (and I bet I will) I'll buy it without hesitation (commander sized most likely)
     
  6. edjee

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    Everywhere I've read about this new 1911 has only been good things.
    1. Price is ridiculously cheap for a 1911
    2. Price is ridiculously cheap for all the features

    Theres a few people out there that have gone thru 1k rounds and have no problems, only good things to say.

    I've always wanted a 1911 but have always been out of my price range, I'm most definitely considering picking this one up when the stainless comes out.
     
  7. Gray_Wolf

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    same here, I'm getting a PT 1911 in stainless when they'll come out, having hard time desieng on a calibre though...
     
  8. jnclement

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    Got a buddy who put about 1500 rounds thru his Taurus at Front Sight last week, not a hiccup. No cleaning, no lubrication during the shoot. Works for me.
     
  9. Gray_Wolf

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    I've beed paying attention to posts/reviews on the PT1911 for while now

    every review has been positive so far, no one had any reliability issues.... only two complants I've seen were about grips (the rubber is too hard- cna be easily fixed) and sights (some people are not used to straight 8 sights) i don't think i would have a problem with them; I mean hey I do have a Steyr :lol:

    doesn't look like there will be a 10mm version :( , so might get a 9mm or .45acp or maybe .40 and get a 10mm barrel latter, ot maybe a .38super.... :?