Purchased a new Taurus PT1911


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Boley1
June 23, 2006, 05:06 PM
The new Taurus 1911 is out ! Purchased one today, blued. Very smooth trigger and nice checkering. Hope to shoot it first thing Saturday morning.

This is my first post so I hope it's done correctly.

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Flashpoint
June 23, 2006, 05:32 PM
Welcome to the board.

This is my first post so I hope it's done correctly.

You forgot one thing....



...the pictures.

You can't talk about a new gun without posting pics.:D

Boley1
June 23, 2006, 06:02 PM
I'm not much of a computer person so pictures are probably out of the question..........I will say it looks very close to the picture on the Taurus web sight except it does not have wooden grips. Had to take it apart and peek under the hood. Getting ready to oil and reassemble.

Patton21
June 23, 2006, 06:06 PM
Where did you get it and how much. Also, did they have the shorter 4inch barrel. Is yours the 5inch barrel?

Jim Watson
June 23, 2006, 06:06 PM
Hey, Flash, if you don't know what a 1911 knockoff looks like by now, it is pretty hopeless.

Boley, is the frame aluminum or steel? They have been written up both ways.

Boley1
June 23, 2006, 06:26 PM
Just got it back together. Trying to work and play at the same time. It's the 5" version and steel. It was around $540.00 out the door from a shop in West Virginia. They received one about noon and I snatched it up about 12:15.

I've got two Springfields and just spent some $$$$$ for a trigger job on one of them. The Taurus out of the box is smoother and lighter.....no creep at all.

What else...one piece guide rod and Heinie sights. Grips are a hard rubber.

Boley1
June 24, 2006, 08:31 AM
Saturday morning...........getting ready to take the new Taurus to the farm. Plan on putting about 200 rounds through it this morning. I'll let you know how it did this evening.

Retro
June 24, 2006, 12:29 PM
Here is a link to the Taurus PT 1911 picture:

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?model=1911SS&category=Pistol

I have to say that gun looks slightly odd... not sure what it is... maybe it is the square front sight, or the front serrations which went a bit to far close to the bushings... or maybe the "two tone" finish with the alloy frame... It says the gun is made from Steel and Alloy, which meant that the frame is alumnium like some of the Kimber models.

The gun is essentially a Kimber copy externally, as it seems.

Bill73
June 24, 2006, 02:07 PM
Odd is right! These clones deviate from the 1911.

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL524/636041/1028200/26451694.jpg

Boley1
June 24, 2006, 02:33 PM
Just got back from putting 250 rounds thru the Taurus 1911......50 Remington UMC and 200 of my reloads...........not a single hic up. At 10yds the groups are very, very tight. This particular 1911 is awsome.

There have been a couple of question about it being alloy, alum or steel.....at 41.8oz, trust me, it's steel.......but it handles very well.

Vern Humphrey
June 24, 2006, 04:40 PM
When, oh when will this fad for putting serrations on the front of the slide come to an end?:barf:

ambidextrous1
June 24, 2006, 07:55 PM
The Taurus description lists the rear sight as adjustable; they don't mention that a mallet is required, LOL.

It reminds me of some of the older GI equipment: it weighs 360 pounds and is described as portable:eek: . "sure, don't you see the handles on the side?"

Okay, the first one is out; and a favorable report. A modest beginning...this one bears watching...

Boley1
June 24, 2006, 08:10 PM
The rear sight is held in place by a set screw.......left and right adjustments...it's a Heinie sight...........don't think you will need a mallet....but then I didn't think an XD's sight could be as tough as everyone described.....was I ever wrong !

The accuracy out of the box won't require any adjustments....on this one.

I'm still amazed with the trigger.....no creep, very crisp and light (I would estimate somewhere between 4 and 5 lbs.)

SouthpawShootr
June 24, 2006, 08:25 PM
I'm sort of anxious to see one. The last thing I need is another 1911 clone, but if I'm sufficiently impressed by what I see, I may have to get one. Nice to know they're out. It'll give me something to look for at the next gunshow.

Navy87Guy
June 24, 2006, 09:04 PM
Well now someone has to hurry up and buy my Sig P228 to finance a PT1911!!

I guess I'll have to check out the local shops and see if anyone has seen one yet. I ought to have time to figure out how to explain this one to my wife...

Jim

raveneap
June 27, 2006, 03:25 PM
As was said in "Alice in Wonderland", this gets "Curiouser and curiouser!" Taurus has just updated their web sight to "third quarter 06" and 3 or 4 days ago they told me "a month to a month and a half." Now someone's bought one?

Yup - just talked with Taurus - the blue model is shipped. The SS not released yet.

Boley1
June 27, 2006, 07:22 PM
Guess I'm the lucky individual that happened to be in the right place at the right time last Friday. The Taurus 1911 didn't even make it to the display case........maybe I should have purchased a lottery ticket that same day !

2nd_amendment
June 29, 2006, 01:37 AM
I want a stainless steel one..I have not seen one in the shops yet..anyone else?

Fuz386
April 5, 2008, 05:59 AM
well im a serious 1911 guy and i like this gun. however, the first time i took i took this piece to the local range i had a serious malfunction with the saftey lever. after about the first six rounds the manual safety lever came flying off. But, Taurus does offer a warranty for the life of the gun(yes even if it lasts longer than you) and i took it back to my local gun shop and had it shipped out to miami. they honored their warranty and fixed it and shipped it no charge. im not in law enforcement, nor am i a hunter, just a weekend shooter. it did take about a month to get my weapon back which i was a little unhappy with. but since they've repaired it ive had no problems since. ive pumped about 250 hardballs through it and it seems to hang pretty well. grouping was easy firing as fast as i could. i have the stainless model and it is pretty sharp looking. if anyone else has had a problem like this id like to hear your comments.

Texastbird
April 5, 2008, 08:00 AM
I thought Taurus had this problem behind them. They need to fire the guy that installs the safeties on these pistols. Mine has been perfect from day one, but yes, there are others that have done the same as yours. I'm glad you got it fixed ok.

possum
April 5, 2008, 12:38 PM
congrats on the 1911. can't wait to hear all about it. btw i am definetly not a computer person either but the pic thing is easy.

ranger351w
July 16, 2008, 08:43 AM
Good day

I bought a stainless pt1911 a few months ago. I never shot one before and was pleasantly surprised at this weapon. I heard all the bad stuff and thought twice about the purchase. The thing is accurate,flawless and a ball to shoot(over 600 times:D) and not one misfire or fte. That with factory down to reloads at 460fps. What a fun weapon to own!:D:D:D:cool:

But thats just me

Mike

jlh26oo
July 16, 2008, 08:52 AM
R.o.f.l. 2006

wheelgunslinger
July 16, 2008, 10:31 AM
I don't get why so many are so bothered by front slide serrations...
can someone explain why this is a big deal on the Taurus?

Texastbird
July 16, 2008, 10:38 AM
I never liked the front slide serrations much either, but it didn't keep me from buying a PT1911 anyway. I think because Browning didn't put them on the original, a lot of the 1911 guys don't like the look of them.

Vern Humphrey
July 16, 2008, 10:41 AM
I don't get why so many are so bothered by front slide serrations...
1. Despite what some experts say,there is no need for them.

2. They drag on the holster, slowing down your draw, and wear the holster. Some tightly-blocked holsters won't work at all with front serrations until you soften them up.

Storm
July 16, 2008, 07:18 PM
2. They drag on the holster, slowing down your draw, and wear the holster. Some tightly-blocked holsters won't work at all with front serrations until you soften them up.

True enough! Some serrations drag more than others. It depends on the profile. The serrations on my former Llama Mini Max would rip up any holster, and my hand. On the other hand, the ones on my SW1911 are rather sedate and aren't an issue. While I wish that they weren't there they don't really bother me. When I was considering buy a PT1911 I didn't see them as much of an issue. Still, I'm glad that my Sig doesn't have them.

As to traditional 1911 guys looking down on serrations, I'm sure that many of them are really bugged by the external extractor on my SW1911. You can't please all of the people all of the time.

Vern Humphrey
July 16, 2008, 07:23 PM
That's how I feel about it. My carry gun is a Kimber Classic MKI. It has front serrations. I bought it because they didn't offer it without them.

But if I had had the choice, I'd have gone for a model without them. And with a lanyard loop.

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