The Taurus PT1911SS is a GLUT!!


January 10, 2009, 05:46 PM
I ran 48 rounds through the new Taurus a couple of weeks ago. Today, another 100 at the local indoor range. I've decided that I can't afford the PT1911SS. It's a Glut. All it wants is to chamber another round, yet another, yet another. It's also finicky in that it almost insists that I get the sight picture right so it can hit another bullseye. And all the time it's screaming "Just one more magazine, just another 8 rounds!" And all of this without a single hiccup. By the way, all ammo was Blazer Brass. I've never seen a gun so demanding!

Now I have three decisions to make:

1. Should I trade it for something a lot less expensive to shoot? (By the way, does anyone know of a .22 conversion for this piece of steel?).

2. Should I continue to use Mobile One 15-50 oil on the rails like today? May even switch back and forth with CLP.

3. Is it time to fess up to the wife that I just purchased another pistol that is a precious antique, no longer in production and will only increase in value as time goes by?!!!

Got some heavy decisions to make over the next few days!!!! #3 will be by far the most difficult!!!!

PS......Local gun store next door to the range has a PT1911 in blue....wonder if they'd let me do a "lay away".......:evil:

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January 10, 2009, 05:59 PM
#1.Start reloading for it
#2.Mobile one oil in the lockwork, mobile one grease on the rails.
#3. I dunno... I talk to the wife about all purchases and she goes with me to fondle it when I pick it up.


January 10, 2009, 06:30 PM
I bought a PT 1911 SS in October - have probably 400-500 through it. The only problem (for about 5 minutes) was when I used a Kimber mag. Fixed that problem by giving it to a buddy.

Love the Taurus 1911!

I fixed my hungry monster 1911 with a sig misquito...


January 10, 2009, 06:57 PM
Don't worry They self destruct at 500 rounds. :what:Then you send them back to factory and wait a year to be fixed. This gives you plenty of time to stock up ammo for the next 500 rounds When it returns. bt doing this you get a new pistol every year at no cost (keeps wife happy such a deal) anf plenty of time to buy 500 rounds of 45 acp. :D
Ruger is also at present trying this with their LCP with a shorter turn around :neener:

January 10, 2009, 07:45 PM
wow lol :D:D:D:D self destruct at 500 rounds....hehe

January 10, 2009, 08:42 PM
Let me see.......500 minus 148 equals: naught, naught and carry your two, five minus three.....yeah, I've got it. I have 352 rounds left in that heavy piece of steel. That's a shame. And here I am worrying about what kind of lube to use to extend its useful life when I should be buying protective clothing in preparation for the self destruction. How dumb could a man be?


Obvious solution: Buy (or make) a sling. Stock up on rocks. It worked for David. Of course, David only took one shot. Who knows what may have happened if there had been 500 giants!

Oh well, I think I'll start taking smart pills..............hmmmmm, tastes surprisingly like rabbit pills to me.....must be working.....getting smarter already.

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the above bulletin nor for the insinuated prescription for smart pills since the longer I live, the more I discover that I know less and less about absolutly nothing.......

January 10, 2009, 09:07 PM
Don't worry They self destruct at 500 rounds.

Come on fella...lets be realistic. My son has one with over 2000 rounds and not a problem one. For the money they are a good deal and like any other manufacturer have problems. I will say that I have never had to use the Taurus warranty but what I read in many forums is 50% good & 50% bad.


January 10, 2009, 09:15 PM
Don't worry They self destruct at 500 rounds

Wow! Yours went 500 rounds! Mine went 148 rounds the first time and 214 rounds after they "fixed" it. There wasn't a third time, but, rather, a nice check for the purchase price plus tax from Taurus.

I will say that I have never had to use the Taurus warranty but what I read in many forums is 50% good & 50% bad.

No, the Taurus warranty may be 50/50, but, their CS is in the crapper.

Garbage in/garbage out.


January 10, 2009, 09:41 PM
Never had a single FTF or FTE through mine. My ambi saftey broke and I had the slide refinished. Customer service for me was just about normal for a gun manufacturer. It also only took 6 weeks from time of send off to the time I got it back. I love my little Taurus, I just wish I would have got the SS instead of the blue.

January 10, 2009, 10:24 PM
Apocalypse is just ahead!!! :eek:

January 10, 2009, 10:36 PM
Wow are you guys abusing these things? i have one of the first blued pt1911's from when they first came out and its got over 13,000rds through it not a problem. i also have a new stainless with over 5,198 rds through it and not a problem. I own in the area of 46 1911's and the Taurus is one of the better ones i own. Now i wouldnt put it in the class of my Wilsons, or Bears. but i will run it with any Colt, Kimber, even a Dan Wesson.

January 11, 2009, 10:46 AM
I'm not going to hold my breathe for apocalypse. For the price I paid for this one, $475 from a friend who bought it new and only had it 2 months, it is the best thing that's happened to me with a pistol. It's my first 1911 style and it got me hooked. As far as accuracy, I'm very surprised. I've always been a decent pistol shot offhand, but nothing to brag about. But shooting this thing offhand, I even impressed myself. I don't have thousands of dollars to spend on fine 1911s but I sure wish I did. But until I am able to afford those high end guns, I'll be more than happy to shoot Taurus 1911s.

January 11, 2009, 10:55 AM
I agree wholeheartedly....I love mine in spite of the soothsayers. By the way, do you have no concious??!! You STOLE that gun!!! I gave $650 for mine (SS) and walked out the door with my chest out!

I've even begun to CC mine. Surprisingly, even at my age, how quickly I became accustomed to the extra few ounces over my CW45. Of course, it will be a little more difficult to hide when warm weather arrives......

BTW, do you know of a .22 converstion kit by any chance?

January 11, 2009, 11:29 AM
Mine practically begs for more rounds when it goes as well. We must have some of the "GOOD ONE's". The reason I bought mine was how well a friend's homeland defender ran. They're very accurate !

January 11, 2009, 11:43 AM
I have at least 3000 round through mine. Thats 2500 past round count so my time bomb should explode soon... I will up my AD&D insurance policy. But seriously the PT-1911 is a great way to get into the 1911 platform (Rock Island also) and as we all now they are like potato chips you can't just have one. It by no means has the finish of my series 70 colt( actually the finish is pretty :cuss: poor on the blue I have) but the gun eats everything I feed it.

So do I think that taurus compares in any way with my colt or S&W for fit and finish... no but it is the gun that allowed me to get into my favorite firearm platform though.

Just MHO....


January 11, 2009, 12:42 PM
hmm, I have had mine now for quite a while now. It definately has more than 2K rounds through it. Still as accurate as ever. No problems with the safety. Only time it has malfunctioned was on some GDHPs and some bad ammo (squib). After the first 1k rounds it had no problems with the GDHPs. Guess it needed the typical 1911 break in.

January 11, 2009, 02:14 PM
1. Should I trade it for something a lot less expensive to shoot? (By the way, does anyone know of a .22 conversion for this piece of steel?).I agree with the advice above, that you should look into relaoding and even perhaps casting.

Regarding a .22 conversion, I had a Ciener 1911 .22LR kit for my PT1911 (blued). It was easy to switch out, and ran well with a variety of bulk .22LR ammo. It produced a shotgun pattern, even at 15yds, so I got rid of it. But it fit and ran great.

There are certainly other conversions available.

January 11, 2009, 02:20 PM
Monday and Friday guns......

January 11, 2009, 08:03 PM
BTW, do you know of a .22 converstion kit by any chance?

I've looked into the conversions, but from what I hear there a couple kits that might work. I haven't heard of anyone using a conversion on a Taurus though. And the conversions are said to be really finnicky on ammo.

January 11, 2009, 08:16 PM
Mine eats so much I have started rolling my own. It even likes the $7 gunshow mags. I hope people keep badmouthing them so the price drops and can afford another.

January 11, 2009, 09:49 PM
I hope people keep badmouthing them so the price drops and can afford another.

You and me both partner!

January 12, 2009, 11:44 AM
That makes three of us, Partners! And it shore is a purty thang, all cradled in its Galco holster and all that solid stainless steel justa glowing with its black Hogue hardwood grips a trying to look purty also!! Hafta open the safe and take a look every now and then.........kinda like it was our firstborn!!!!!

Everyone have a great year, whether you shoot a "lowly" Taurus or the very "Best", whatever in your mind's eye that is!!!! Just be sure to feed, burp and clean it at least weekly.........if you can't do that, send it to me and I'll babysit it for no charge, I might add..........even if it isn't a Taurus!!!!!

Keep your powder dry, your targets in plain view and your eye on the front sight!

Coyote Hunter
January 12, 2009, 02:02 PM
Wow, I look at the rounds you folks are shooting and I can buy a nice used 4x4 with the money. 1911shooter has shot 18,198 rounds and if he only shoots the Wally world blazer brass at $12.98 a box, that is about $4927.00 in .45 ammo. :eek:

I own and use a PT1911 for my sometimes CCW. I bought it because I couldn't afford a Kimber SIS or joe the gunsmith's new model jam-a-matic.
I haven't shot thousands of rounds through it, nor any of the other guns I own. The most I have through one is probably my Single Action Army and that might be close to 800 after several years of ownership and carry.

Nothing has fallen off the taurus, nor has it failed to feed. It has MAYBE 250 rounds through it just stay familure to it. The finish has worn some, but so has the finish on all my guns.

This is not being critical, nor am I cutting on anyone, but the deal with taurus is, it was a good buy for my money. So is a chevy impala over a lexus.

I could not afford to drop $1000.00 plus dollars. But I also am not affraid to carry it for fear of wear and tear or marring the finish on a safe queen.

My friend uses a Browning 28 guage for rabbit hunting. It has been valued at over $3000.00. I use a ww2 era Iver Johnson 16 guage worth $90.00.
The rabbit tastes the same to me. :D

I'm just saying, enjoy what you can afford, and let the other guy enjoy his.

January 12, 2009, 02:10 PM
I'm just saying, enjoy what you can afford, and let the other guy enjoy his.

I hear ya, but it sure seems like PT1911 owners go way out of their way to justify their buy. I guess I can understand being defensive about it, but geez. I do sort of scratch my head in wonderment when I hear someone say something like "the ambi safety broke off and the finish is prematurely worn, but it's a great gun." To each their own. I'm sure there are folks who have nasty things to say about my 1911's, a SIG, a Smith, and a Detonics, but I really couldn't care less.

January 12, 2009, 02:37 PM
I never understood the hate people have for Taurus..My personal carry is a M650 and I've fired well over 600 rds. through it without a problem.

I think the hate for Taurus stems from the fact that they are made in Brazil and that you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for the quality. Maybe folks view them as Saturday night specials but I own 2 Taurus firearms and I've never had problems to date.

I know my Grandfather was a strict "buy American" kinda guy, but if you can get the quality for the lesser price import firearm then I'm sold. I am the sole income in my family and I don't have the Kimber money in my wallet.

Great reviews on this pistol, come income tax time I will own my third Taurus product....The PT1911...

January 12, 2009, 02:52 PM
This is just my perception.

I think part of the dislike comes from Taurus ad where they list all the "custom" features on the Taurus with a price list that totals $2100. Then they say its just $600. The implication from Taurus being that the PT1911 is among the finest 1911's that have ever been made right up there with the likes of Wilson, Les Baer and other top shelf 1911's that cost over $2000.

Then someone buys a Taurus 1911(often times their first 1911 because of the low price point.) and makes comments like "It's just as good as a $2000+ custom 1911". They get a lot of flak in return.

I don't have an opinion on Taurus 1911 quality either way as I have never shot one or handled one.

January 12, 2009, 02:54 PM
I hear ya, but it sure seems like PT1911 owners go way out of their way to justify their buy.

No its just that they get tired of everytime they bring up their gun some jerk has to call it a POS. Then when they defend it people make statements like the one above. The same thing happens to glock owners on here. You mention your glock and a gaggle of post trolls come in and call it garbage. The second you have the nerve to defend your choice of firearms you are a kool-aid drinker, fan-boy, and a tennifer twink. It gets pretty old. Thats why I like to own my taurus 1911 and my glock 21. Its just to make people mad.

January 12, 2009, 03:09 PM
I'm running a Ciener Platinum from Brownells on my SA Black Stainless frame. No major troubles. It likes some bulk ammo better than others, is strict about getting cleaned every thousand rounds, and doesn't like heavy lube in cold weather.

I started reloading years ago, long before I started shooting .45. I was reloading 9mm back when that was thought to be dumb.

I'm shooting 155 gr .45 lead swc cast by a local guy for about 10 cents a round. They do everything on paper and steel plates I need them to do. 200 gr lswc cost a bit more, but still shooting them for around 12 cents. I shoot Hornady Action Pistol 230 gr for about 20 cents each. Those are my favorite for bowling pins.

If you are going to shoot much, you need to reload.

January 12, 2009, 03:12 PM
No its just that they get tired of everytime they bring up their gun some jerk has to call it a POS.

True enough. Taurus really brings strong reactions. I think the accurate representation lies somewhre in the middle, that they put out good with bad, and that their QC is hit or miss. I guess that's waht brings on the wide divergence in opinion. I truly love my PT92 (but someone will point out the Beretta origins) and find Taurus revolvers to be guite good, at least my Trackers and Raging Bulls. But, someone will always have a bad opinion on something, just try an post about an HK and watch someone talk about their Glock that they paid half of an HK for. It's really quite entertaining.

On the other hand, there are a good number of threads that taunt the Taurus haters, and what can you expect? All good fun I suppose, if you don't take it too seriously. If you like your Taurus the fact that someone else doesn't make it any less of a gun, and if it is a POS all of the arguments to the contrary will not make it a decent gun. The true test is whether you still have it in a couple of years time and how it has performed during that time. A couple of hundred rounds doesn't mean doodly-squat, but it's a good start.

January 12, 2009, 03:13 PM
ljnowell, I'm just passing on what I've seen. I'm not bashing the Taurus 1911.

Blind Bat
January 12, 2009, 06:38 PM
Oooohhh... I'm putting a Taurus 1911 on my shopping list. All of my guns are too reliable. I don't have anything to fix any more. ;)

January 12, 2009, 07:20 PM
low cost good to go no problem

January 12, 2009, 07:58 PM
ljnowell, I'm just passing on what I've seen. I'm not bashing the Taurus 1911.

No sweat, personal experiences are the best evidence. My gun has been flawless. I have an uncle with one that is flawless as well. Others have reported big problems with the safeties, etc. My gun feeds anything, always goes boom and is a very accurate pistol. I am sure though, knowing the taurus reputation, that there are many POSs running around out there. Same goes for the pt92s. I have seen countless great ones, but it only took 1 bad one to turn me against getting one. Thats usually how it works.

January 13, 2009, 06:24 AM
I didn't mean to get a range war started....after all it's just a hobby. If I were a golfer, all I could afford would be a pair of Sears clubs, if I were a bass fisherman (of which I used to be), all I could afford is a little 14' jon boat. If I were a pilot, I'd hafta fly a kite. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. In my situation I'm mighty proud that everyone doesn't like Redheads or I couldn't afford mine!!! By the way, she'd be classified as a high end 1911......she can go from "safe" to "fire" in .1 second and is very accurate and has a very light trigger!!!.

I've seen perfect guns, never a perfect manufacturer. Our son has a Kimber that he gave over $1,100 for and he's had problems with it. But Kimber took care of the gun and he's happy. We have a Cadillac (ooooops) and it has had some problems....would we buy another one? You bet your sweet aspiration, we would. We also have the "poor mans" old Porsche, a 944 (ooooooooooops, yes, we're still young at heart :evil:........) Has heater/ac problems. Would we buy another one. You bet your sweet aspirin we would! We (including the OleCodger) get too defensive sometimes. I'll make everyone a deal.......I'll enjoy my PT1911SS to the fullest and you enjoy yours, whatever the stamp on the slide may be.....and whether you paid $500 or $5,000 for yours.

By the way, thanks to everyone that responded to the question about a conversion kit. I may just "blow" another $300 or so for a Ruger 45/22 or is it a 22/45? It mimmicks (well, maybe, as far as the angle of the grip in relation to the frame) the 1911 as far as design goes. Had one and traded it in for a Ruger Target Competitor that shoots like it's serious! Wanna know why I did the trade? So I'd have a Ruger that I could change out the grips on since you can't change out the 22/45 grips. Now you see, I have to have an excellent reason to buy/trade guns....certainly would never do it on a whim :rolleyes:

My biggest problem today???? Trying to keep the guns scattered out over the house with a few of the better ones in the safe so it doesn't look like I have so many.........after all, the Redhead is on "safe" right now and I'd like to keep her that way!

January 13, 2009, 10:04 AM
....after all it's just a hobby.

Yes, it's that, but it is also a lot more when you draw a gun to protect a human life, your own and/or others. Issues like quality control, consistency and reliability go right to the forefront. Hit and miss (quality) can translate into dead and buried.

I have no actual experience with the PT1911. I have examined one closely and even put one on layaway for a day. I switched it very quickly for a SW1911 because I felt that the gun didn't compare favorably to the Smith on a number levels, and a very lightly used Smith was barely more than a new Taurus. That doesn't make the PT1911 a bad gun, only one that didn't meet my expectations when compared to another 1911. I also had the direct comparison of Smith customer service to that of Taurus, which are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

January 13, 2009, 10:16 AM
I have a PT1911 and it is a good gun that I have ran a few thousand rounds through; HOWEVER, my safety wants to come apart and it is going to get replaced with a wilson safety very soon. Other than the safety it has been great.

January 13, 2009, 10:27 AM
No its just that they get tired of everytime they bring up their gun some jerk has to call it a POS. Then when they defend it people make statements like the one above. The same thing happens to glock owners on here. You mention your glock and a gaggle of post trolls come in and call it garbage. The second you have the nerve to defend your choice of firearms you are a kool-aid drinker, fan-boy, and a tennifer twink. It gets pretty old.

I couldn't have said it better my friend! I don't see Taurus 1911 owners being overly defensive about their pistols at all. What I do see is a bunch of people always saying things like they'd never own a Taurus, or their customer service is crap, or they'd rather spend money on a Springfield (that are made in Brazil as well). The thing I try to remember is that if someone is badmouthing the Taurus 1911 then it's a real good chance they've never owned one. I think maybe they're jealous that they own a $1000 Kimber or Colt and can't stand that us Taurus owners are enjoying ours so much and making all these posts about it creating waves. They probably think they can't keep their Kimbers and Colts up on a pedestal where us modestly incomed folk can only admire and can only dream of shooting something so fine.

Sure, a lot of people have problems with the safety (I'm included) and sure, a lot of people have a thin finish (me too). As down falls, these are easily overlooked I think. A free trip to Taurus got my safety fixed and I don't worry about the finish because well frankly, I didn't pay $1000 for it so I don't expect my impala to look like a lexus. But if it weren't for Taurus, I would never have made it into the 1911 arena and found such a love for 1911s.

January 13, 2009, 10:34 AM
OleCodger, its the Ruger 22/45.
It is on my list as a lower cost practice and training tool.
I have found them for $239 retail here in Va.


January 13, 2009, 11:14 AM
They probably think they can't keep their Kimbers and Colts up on a pedestal where us modestly incomed folk can only admire and can only dream of shooting something so fine.

It isn't only a matter of being modestly incomed. I know folks who could probably buy and sell us all a few times over who would never pay more than $300 for a gun. It may sometimes be a matter of "haves and have-nots", but its also an issue as to how much one is willing to pay for a gun. When the talk of money starts I zone out becasue that kind of thing leads to arguments that folks like me who own some HKs are fools because we can have a Glock for half the price. I'm not a wealthy man by any means, but for me the price of a gun is way down on the list in making a decision. If the gun costs too much for me then I don't buy it, or more often find a used one. If I really want it I save my money longer and forego other purchases to get it owning maybe a few less guns to own a few more higher end ones. But judging a gun based on its cost....never. The cost of a gun is a very short-lived situation that almost immediately becomes irrelevant.

January 13, 2009, 06:23 PM
This is really beyond funny! All in the world I did in my original post was to basically brag on what a good time that I had at the range and how well the PT1911 performed. If some of you hated to hear that, I'm sorry but it was the truth. I was shooting my lowly, POS, piece of junk Taurus PT1911SS that doesn't deserve even to be called a pistol and then ask three very simple tongue in cheek questions. It was all in fun of which this world is very short on at times. GET A SENSE OF HUMOR! I didn't ask for opinions on the Taurus, Kimber, Springfield, Mossberg, J C Higgins or any other man made piece of steel. People, I couldn't CARE LESS what your opinions are, were. or will be. Good Grieef, it's time for some of you to get a life and for those of us that already have're just going to hafta get over us because we're going to continue enjoying it. We're still enjoying our Taurus, J C Higgins or whatever the #$@^%#$ that we shoot. It's my life and if I want to trust it to a pea shooter, it's my choice and my problem. LET IT REST. If I ever do another post on this site (and I'm sure there will be plenty of them), if I need a critique on what is worse, what is middle of the road, what is best, what I can trust MY OWN life with, I'll specifically ask for that information. Otherwise, I don't understand for the life of me why we can't stay with the subject, have a little fun and just enjoy shooting the BS a little. It's like a bunch of 8 year kids playing marbles and bragging on whose "toy" is the best. It's beyond downright silly and juvenile.

If the weather allows tomorrow, I'll be at the outdoor range enjoying the PT1911SS, if it's cold, I'll be at the indoor range doing the same. If the safety falls off, I'll pick it up, if it shoots backwards, I'll try to duck, if it missfires, I'll jack another shell into the chamber and try it again, if it totally self destructs you have my word that I will post that info tomorrow night, will say that 'You told me so" and have crow for supper.

OK, I feel that off my chest. Lets all go to the range and burn some powder and waste some lead............And yes, some of us are slow to learn or just never learn, so please don't say it, I just did........

By the way, I would brag on my Sig P220 and what a sweet piece it is but I just dread hearing what a POS it is........I'd be so dejected that I might never pull out of that dismal darkness..........

January 13, 2009, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the response. Like I said, I had a 22/45 but just couldn't be happy....had to have the Mark III Competitor so I could spend more money swapping out grips! I think I need to slow down on the trading and enjoy what I have and smell the roses!

BTW I stopped at Wally World this afternoon to check out the Mobile One grease (already have the oil). They apparently don't sell the grease. Guess I'll try NAPA or Autozone....surely someone carries it in this giant metropolis that I live in!!!

Always appreciate and enjoy your input on THR........

January 13, 2009, 09:19 PM
enjoy it while you can. when it does start hicuping. sell it or trade it in. i have been waiting months for replacement parts (springs for heavens sake) for months. the jerks there will not even return phone calls.

January 13, 2009, 09:20 PM
Waiting for months for springs?
Will standard 1911 springs not work?


January 13, 2009, 10:20 PM
Standard springs should work.

January 13, 2009, 10:38 PM
OldeCodger, just try and talk about an HK, Desert Eagle, or a Five-SeveN and see where that gets you. Same stuff, different side of the coin. It's the Internet and if you spend what some see as too little or too much its all the same stuff. Heck, go over to a revolver formula and try and share a internal lock Smith or to an HK formula and talk about a stock SL8. Everyone has opinions. But then again, isn't that why we come here?

January 14, 2009, 05:11 AM
Glad you have fun with the taurus, sounds like a keeper.

Can you not just replace the broken or worn parts with after market goodies?

January 14, 2009, 07:42 AM
Yeah, Storm, Your right. I got a little carried away in my above post and I apologize for my Irish temper. It's just that my original post was really all in fun although it may not have been interpreted that way by some. Was just trying to get a little friendly Taurus discussion started so we could enjoy some friendly exchanges among all of us unfortunate Taurus owners. I just feel sometimes that you could brag on a 72 degree, sunny day and the autumn (in season) color of the leaves and there would be a bunch of soothsayers warning you against looking directly at the sun, remember skin cancer, you're gonna get sunburned, it's the allergy season, yeah but it will soon be winter....etc!!!!!!!

Had I asked for opinions of the Taurus, I realize that I would have left myself wide open and anything goes, but that wasn't the case. Anyway, I got a good nights sleep, the world is beautiful, I checked my Taurus soon as I arose this morning and it screamed....."Let's go to the range!"!! And I took a cup of coffee up to my beautiful what more can a man ask for!!!!!!!

I must remember that opinions are like "elbows", everyone has at least one!!!! Everyone have a great day........even if you do own one of those blasted Kimbers or Colts of which I'll probably have one some day soon........:rolleyes:

January 14, 2009, 07:53 AM
Midway USA should have a set of Wolff springs that would solve your problem. They are a very reliable, reputable company and ship same day most of the time. I ordered a set for a High Standard Military .22 that I have and had them in a couple of days......think it cost me about five bucks......

January 14, 2009, 08:52 AM
I must remember that opinions are like elbows, everyone has at least one!!!!

True enough, except I was thinking of a body part a little lower down and a bit more to the rear.

No apology necessary. I wrote something very similar to your comments in the revolver section regarding internal locks on Smiths and how every time someone proudly shows their new revolver someone has to say something like "too bad it has a lock". We come to forums happy about our acquisitions or our good fortune to have a properly operating piece only to have our choices nitpicked to death or to be told we should have bought a Glock. I apologize if I contributed to raining on your parade, but, I still stand by my assertion that you shouldn't let the naysayers turn the positive that you know into the negative that they assert. What someone says won't change a thing, but maybe we should be a little more cognizant of when someone is actually seeking opinions rather than just sharing their good fortune.

No, I don't see you as needing to apologize for anything.

January 14, 2009, 08:55 AM
T h a n k s !!

January 14, 2009, 05:11 PM
It's like taking a mustang to a camaro convention.

January 14, 2009, 06:56 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself!

January 14, 2009, 07:49 PM
Seems like I'm buying more .45 acp ammo than anything else (FMJ,HP). More than 9mm,.22 LR,.30-06,12 ga(00 Buckshot,Turkeyshot,and rifled slugs). Due to the Obama scare,good .45 ammo is getting hard to find around here.

January 15, 2009, 12:37 AM
Ya .45ACP is getting hard to find...Plus with the raise in ammo prices..It's rediculous...I went to Wally-World and bought them out of .45ACP 2 weeks ago...They still don't have any...Oh well I have over 1200 round now...hopefully it will last me. :) by the way....Every 1911 kicks but...Once in awhile you get a lemon...but I love my's some gun porn... lol

January 15, 2009, 05:27 AM
Welcome Aboard.....looks like y'all are will enjoy THR!!

AP, that picture is sinful!! How in the world are you falla's getting pictures so clear that you can see the whiskers on a chigger?? I bought the SS to try to prevent holster wear on the finish but the blued version is still my favorite. That is one heckuva good looking pistol and it appears that you still have the stock grips. If it shoots as good as it looks, you have a winner! Just curious but what holster do you use with the light?

Our Wally World isn't flooded with ammo but so far, knock on wood, I haven't had a supply problem. Paying $15.00 and change per box though for Blazer Brass. IMO, for the price, that's a mighty good ammo......cheaper than I can buy reloads locally......If I were set up, I know that I could probably reload considerably cheaper but to me, it isn't worth it.

May all your shots be "X's" least on the paper! :scrutiny:

January 15, 2009, 03:25 PM
And all the time it's screaming "Just one more magazine, just another 8 rounds!"Welcome to the world of the 1911.

Have a Kimber, with a Kimber .22 Conversion unit. Love 'em both, highly recommend the Kimber conversion--it shoots well, and has a perfect crown on it.

January 15, 2009, 04:35 PM
Thankyou for the picture comment..I'm also a amatuer photographer.. :D ...actually I took it with the CSI units camera.. hehe

January 15, 2009, 05:32 PM
+1 for reloading.

February 19, 2009, 06:10 PM
I have a Taurus PT1911SS. I have had Colt 1911's, Springfield 1911's and Auto Ordinance 1911's.

The cost is relative to the product received.

In this case the Taurus PT1911SS. The list of extra's are accurate. It would have cost me that much to get the same thing Taurus offers at a much lower price.

The Taurus PT 1911SS is very accurate. I have shot several hundred rounds through mine. It simply amazes me each time I shoot it. I have done nothing to it. It needs nothing to improve it. I am a POST certified Police firearms instructor. The Taurus PT1911SS is simply a great deal for the price. No need to apologize for the price, it is what it is. I have to say after shooting Glock 23's for years I prefer any 1911 to them. If I had my choice (Which you don't on a Police Department) It would always be the 1911.

February 19, 2009, 06:28 PM
Ive ran into the same Problem with my WASR 10 !

Absolutely Ridiculous! :)

February 19, 2009, 07:07 PM
My stainless PT1911 never got the memo. As of last weekend it's had 4000 rounds in about 7 months. Other then being field stripped and cleaned 5 or 6 times, it's been putting rounds down range without a hiccup.

February 19, 2009, 08:06 PM
Well, my stainless is still going strong and still is a glut for ammo. Never seems to get its appetite satisfied! It now has a very permanent place to sleep in my gun safe. Been using a good leather glove with a good liner to take up some of the shock at the range. Also enjoy carrying it every now and then. Like someone said, if you get into a gunfight, the last thing that you will notice is the .45 kick!!

March 21, 2009, 08:58 AM
I have a blued PT1911 and have nothing but praise for the pistol. If I can find a stainless model with the gold accents and faux mother-of-pearl grips, I'll be all over it. :)

March 21, 2009, 09:54 AM
I bought my SA 1911 for about $200 less NIB than the taurus was listed at here at the Gander Mountain in Aurora Colorado. A friend of mine has 2 Taurus 1911's, I hate them both. At the same time i have a Taurus Pt917cs that is probably one of the best guns I own.

March 21, 2009, 11:11 AM
Enjoy your Taurus. It's easy to get swayed - or even insulted - by others' post and opinions. I've almost got rid of my 3" 1911 once or twice after being consistently reminded that 3" 1911's don't work. Then I go to the range, put another 50 or 100 rounds into the black with no issues, clean it and put it back in my holster.

"My friend uses a Browning 28 guage for rabbit hunting. It has been valued at over $3000.00. I use a ww2 era Iver Johnson 16 guage worth $90.00.
The rabbit tastes the same to me."

Great quote CoyoteHunter!

March 22, 2009, 07:54 PM
A friend of mine has a PT1911 and in two weeks has shot over 2000 rounds and not one jam or incident at all.

Big Daddy Grim
March 22, 2009, 08:10 PM
Mine went 750rds the first time and I'm at 420rds this time I hope it makes it but the first time I was lucky I got my gun back in 5.5 months. I will keep it though because for the first 750 and the last 420 all have gotten good groupings.

March 22, 2009, 09:32 PM
I've had my PT1911DT for a couple of months now and it's had several different brands of 230gr hardball, Winchester 230gr JHPs and 185gr Silvertips, from the 2 factory mags and 5 different el cheapo $12.00 Springfield Armory factory mags, and so far not a single FTF or FTE at all.


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