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    Taurus 1911

    I have yet to see one of these in person, but I am hearing good things about them.

    I know, when U think about 1911s, ya don't really think of Taurus. Other than a PT22, I've never really been interested in Taurus guns.

    But, I'll tell ya, at least these first batch of 1911s seem to be pretty good. Apparently, they look a bit different than the pre-release versions. They have checkering on the front strap and under the trigger guard. And, also, I hear that the triggers are pulling between 3 and 4 lbs. Supposedly, very little tool marks.

    I would imagine that extra care is being given to the first shipped batch. When S&W first released their 1911s, the performance center assembled most of them to make sure there were very few problems.

    If this gun interests U, I would get one of the first ones. I doubt 2 years from now, the care that went into them will still be there...

    Remember, this is just my interpretation of what I have read so far...

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    I see where you are coming from, but Taurus has invested in some pretty significant NC technology - a little bet - even money - the PT1911 in two years will be somewhat *better* than the ones coming out now.

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    Well, supposedly there are very few tool marks on them too. I disagree - I think over time, the trigger pull will at least suffer.

    The triggers on most of the stock Springer loaded models and GI models suck, in my opinion - compared to some higher end guns. That's about the biggest flaw I find on some of the cheaper 1911s.

    Many 1911s come with triggers that are too heavy, but I tend to see a lot of slop in the cheaper 1911 triggers. That is why I feel like U will not get as nice of a trigger later on.

    If I actually sold my telescope, I'd almost be tempted to get one - but, as I said before, I haven't seen one in person yet...

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    Cool Tarus 1911

    I seen one and got to handle it over at the Gun Rack on Merritt Island the other day. I think they are going after the Mil-spec & GI models. I have read pro and con about their real world working ability. I think I'll wait a year or two before I would think about buying one.

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    Now I am reading some feeding issues on a few of them. So, we'll see...

    Of course, every company makes a few problems, I guess. I'd probably take 1 of those over a RIA, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    Now I am reading some feeding issues on a few of them. So, we'll see...
    How dare reality interfer with my prognostications!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansas_plainsman
    How dare reality interfer with my prognostications!!

    Clint
    No kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    I have yet to see one of these in person, but I am hearing good things about them.

    I know, when U think about 1911s, ya don't really think of Taurus. Other than a PT22, I've never really been interested in Taurus guns.

    But, I'll tell ya, at least these first batch of 1911s seem to be pretty good. Apparently, they look a bit different than the pre-release versions. They have checkering on the front strap and under the trigger guard. And, also, I hear that the triggers are pulling between 3 and 4 lbs. Supposedly, very little tool marks.

    I would imagine that extra care is being given to the first shipped batch. When S&W first released their 1911s, the performance center assembled most of them to make sure there were very few problems.

    If this gun interests U, I would get one of the first ones. I doubt 2 years from now, the care that went into them will still be there...

    Remember, this is just my interpretation of what I have read so far...
    Very nice smooth gun I almost bought on but my so called friewnd bought it out from under me

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    The Price Is right.....

    I got to hold one at the Denton gun show (7/22/6).They were priced by AJC Sports at $460.00. Nice price. There is a article in the new (Aug,2006) American Riffleman with a picture on the front cover. Time will tell, I'll be watching reports on this one. It may find a place on my wish list yet.

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    Article in Gunblast

    Just read a interesting article in Gunblast by Jeff Quin about the new PT1911.

    http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT1911.htm

    Sounds pretty good.

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    Taurus 1911

    Probably the best effort from Taurus yet; with a few
    minor flaws:

    a) Sloppy slide too frame fit. With the gun locked as
    if a round is chambered, push down on the barrel
    hood and feel the play.

    b) Plastic grips- bad dislike by seasoned 1911 shooters.

    c) Heine 'straight 8 sights- leave a lot too be desired.

    On a side note, the first production run guns are priced
    right~ $459.88 for a NIB model.
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    Well, I bought the PT1911 last week & had time to take it out 2 times & run 250 round's through it. So far there has not been one sign of a problem. I hope to put a bunch of round's through over the Labor Day weekend. I'll let you know if my mind changes but for now, I like it.

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    Hey all, newb here.
    I've had my PT1911 for about a month now and I've been putting all types of factory new and factory reloads through it, no problems. It's more accurate than I am and that is enough for me. Blueing on the slide is a little weak, but I don't buy guns for them to be pretty, I want them to work. Slide-to-frame fit is excellent, I like the sights and grips. The only tool marks left on the gun were a bit of burrs on the bottom end of the slide where the mill cut the serration on the rear end but you have to strip it to even see them, and then only if you're looking for them. I am very pleased with it so far.

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    I bought one Saturday and got it to the range today.

    As above, I had no failures of any kind with either GI ball (WCC63) or an IPSC major load with a 200 gr. LSWC. Finish on mine is consistantly good all over.

    At 21' from a Weaver stance/hold, I shot a 1 1/2" group with the 200 gr. bullets. The groups were right at point of aim, too! (Good for me with my 63 year old eyes and fixed sights.)

    Tigerseye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerseye View Post
    I bought one Saturday and got it to the range today.

    As above, I had no failures of any kind with either GI ball (WCC63) or an IPSC major load with a 200 gr. LSWC. Finish on mine is consistantly good all over.

    At 21' from a Weaver stance/hold, I shot a 1 1/2" group with the 200 gr. bullets. The groups were right at point of aim, too! (Good for me with my 63 year old eyes and fixed sights.)

    Tigerseye
    Congrats on the new gun!

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    It's been awhile since I posted about my PT1911. It has somewhere around 4000 rounds (i quit counting after 3500) & still works great. I had my gunsmith adjust the trigger to 4lbs. It was 7lbs out of the box. I put a set of Hogue palm swell grips on it as I didn't like the factory grips much. The finish wore off very quickly from contact with the holster, but I don't really worry about that. In fact, I kinda like the rugged look it has given this firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansas_plainsman View Post
    How dare reality interfer with my prognostications!!

    Clint
    There are legions of people who never allow reality to interfere with their prognostications. Many of them run our government and important societal institutions. Observe, listen... and learn! I think once you get the hang of it and see what advantages accrue, you will never go back!

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    My youngest son got one from Santa Dad for Christmas. He called me last night and said he had gone to the range yesterday and when I asked him how it shot....all he could say was "Dad this is one great shooter". He put 500 rounds of 5 different brands & bullet styles of 230gr ammunition down range. He told me it functioned perfectly. He said he got his best groups with the MagTech 230gr FMJ. He is shooting consistient 3" groups, from a bench at 25 yards......and all to point of aim!!! Not too bad for a fully loaded sub $500.00 gun.

    tex

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    Here is mine, it runs 100%................best 1911 I own!



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    Hard to find?

    I want this gun, nice in person. It will be my next to bed/occasional range gun. I found one at a local range spent a day to make sure I wanted it and came back the next day to get it, it was sold and they cant order. Anyone know where I can find one in stock under 500 (499 hehe)? Im having trouble locating one for reasonable price.

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