taurus pt1911 in .40 s&w


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kir_kenix
December 30, 2006, 03:23 AM
i have heard quite a few ppl talking about getting pt 1911's in 9mm, .40, or .38 super when they come out...and that was months and months ago it seems. i cant find anything on their website now, but i remember seeing their page for the .40 with T.B.A. under status. nothing there now. have they decided they arn't going to put this pistol into production? i really hope not, because i would really like to get one.

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VinnyT
December 30, 2006, 10:50 AM
The only viable one would be the .40 S&W. I cannot see them making a 9mm or .38 Super. Taurus already puts out a ton of other models chambered for the 9mm. The 38 Super is becoming a rare caliber, might as well just get the .40S&W.

Jim Watson
December 30, 2006, 11:06 AM
Disagree.
9mm P is some of the cheapest centerfire ammunition available.
SA, Kimber, STI and probably others are selling guns to people who want 1911 ergonomics and the economy and low recoil of 9mm. The boards are full of questions about converting other calibre 1911s to 9mm for those reasons.
It would be a sensible next offering for Taurus, but I doubt it will be here soon. I'll be touring the SHOT Show and will see what they have to show and say.
Me? I don't want a .40.

carterbeauford
December 30, 2006, 11:47 AM
I see a legtimate use for a 9MM 1911 as a target gun.

I see no legitimate use for a .40 1911, as, well, anything.

I mean you could, but why?

VinnyT
December 30, 2006, 11:48 AM
Well, they will have it in .40. Here is the link:

http://www.taurustactical.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=62&category=Pistol

Right now it is offered on the LE sister website.

VinnyT
December 30, 2006, 11:51 AM
I can see someone owning a 1911 in .45 then purchasing a 9mm conversion. I can't see someone just purchasing a 9mm 1911.

Jim Watson
December 30, 2006, 11:56 AM
Well, Vinny, you just haven't seen me, then. I have right here a Colt 1991A1 9mm that is my IDPA ESP mainstay.

jon_in_wv
December 30, 2006, 12:29 PM
The 1911s in 9mm are popular for IDPA. Less recoil than the 45 for quicker follow up shots and a quicker trigger reset than the Browning HP. Just because its not YOUR taste doesn't mean its not for someone else.

kir_kenix
December 30, 2006, 01:08 PM
I see no legitimate use for a .40 1911, as, well, anything.

I mean you could, but why?

i would much prefer a 1911 in .40 than 9mm. 9mm is cheap, but that is all it really has going for it, imho (i preferr 9mm in hi-capicity guns i guess, recoil is pretty much nill in a steel, full size 1911 anyway). i really like the .40 s&w, but many dont. i love shooting .45, but a 1911 in another flavor would be nice. as for .38 super becoming rare, i think that it is more the other way around (at least here in central nebraska). i know quite a few guys who have decided to go w/ .38 super just 'cuz. it is really pleasent to shoot, and i think that a resurgance is very possible.

Frog48
December 30, 2006, 01:37 PM
Well, they will have it in .40. Here is the link:

http://www.taurustactical.com/produc...ategory=Pistol

Right now it is offered on the LE sister website.

Its available on the regular Taurus website too...

http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=62&category=Pistol

mcklain
December 30, 2006, 02:22 PM
Taurus's Website already has a 9mm PT1911 listed in Blue and Stainless. You can find it thru the weapons locator. They have the pictures up on two of the models already.

Mcklain

Jim Watson
December 30, 2006, 02:38 PM
They listed, advertised, and sent out a prototype .45 to gunzine writers for at least two years before they actually had any to sell. I would not hold my breath waiting for other calibers or for the stainless and compact versions they have pictured.

cedjunior
December 31, 2006, 03:59 PM
Their current catalog lists 9mm, .38 Super, .40 S&W and .45ACP. They're all coming, just taking their sweet time.

Zundfolge
December 31, 2006, 04:55 PM
I see no legitimate use for a .40 1911, as, well, anything.
The reason I want a .40S&W PT1911C is because I want to build a 10mm Commander out of it :p

For what one costs plus the cost of new springs and barrel reaming I'll still be under what any other 10mm Commander size 1911 out there would cost.

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