Taurus PT1911


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Flea
February 25, 2009, 09:00 PM
I've fallen in love with this gun. I like the way it looks, love the feel of a good 1911, and I like the 8+1 capacity. I've found a new blued one with the straight-8 sights for $520 + FFL costs. Does this seem reasonable? I can't say I've researched much into them -- if you own one, would you recommend it and do you like the way it shoots?

My 1911 experience comes from Kimbers mostly. A close friend has a Kimber 1911 Officer's model with (I believe) a 3 or 4" barrel. I liked it, but I like a larger gun, so the 5" is fine with me (I currently carry a Glock 17).

Opinions?

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MT GUNNY
February 25, 2009, 10:13 PM
Hit and Miss Mostly Hit. and When its a hit They are Great pistols.

Do a search on it here at at THR you will find lots of info, Both Ways!

I don't Own one, but I do plan on getting one for the Truck!!

KC0QGL
February 25, 2009, 10:19 PM
$520 + FFL costs

I'll be getting one Friday. $544 nib. I can't wait.

How much is the FFL fee?

Flea
February 25, 2009, 10:32 PM
I don't know -- to be honest, I've not called around to get rates, but I wouldn't imagine they would be too expensive with the virtual plethora of gun shops in this area.

All my purchases have been in-store or at a gun show. I've not ordered something and had it delivered before.

Retro
February 25, 2009, 10:32 PM
The receiver is forged and not cast, worksmanship can be a bit rough on the minor details but it is a solidly built pistol with good accuracy. I switched out the factory stainless barrel with a Jarvis stainless Bull barrel, and it shoots 1 inch groups at 15 yards.

Mitch from LA
February 25, 2009, 10:43 PM
I love mine. It sounds like you're getting a decent deal on it. Congrats.

wrc376
February 25, 2009, 10:47 PM
I know a few guys that have them and they are quite happy

Flea
February 25, 2009, 10:48 PM
Haven't gotten it yet... but it's about as certain as gravity at this point.:D

Edit: it was a picture of one with American Pachmayer grips that pushed me over the edge. I may still look at some other 1911's if my local place has any in stock. However, I'm used to a "wonder 9" and currently have 51 rounds of 9mm on me when I carry. I guess it takes a while when you upgrade to a "big boy gun" in a "big boy caliber."

HippieMagic
February 25, 2009, 11:15 PM
there is a guy near here trying to sell my friend one for $200 so I am wondering if it is a miss haha...

wrc376
February 25, 2009, 11:34 PM
parts alone on that oughta be worth 200 bucks. ill buy it

bozzman3
February 26, 2009, 08:37 PM
I would still buy it for $200!!

doubleh
February 26, 2009, 10:42 PM
My grandson has one and I have one. All I can tell you is they both work and work well. I would certainly buy another if I thought I needed another 1911. I gave $529 for mine and it had both the plastic and checkered wood grips.

possum
February 26, 2009, 11:50 PM
i have heard good things. imho it is probally the best thing that taurus has done in a long time, offering the 1911.

GRIZ22
February 27, 2009, 01:04 AM
My PT1911 is one of the best gun deals I've ever made. I've had mine for 3 years zero problems eats any ammo I feed it.

Put me in line for that $200 PT1911. I can use another.

dwave
February 27, 2009, 08:14 AM
I have one. I fitted a new thumb safety because the old one kept wanting to come apart. Everything is flawless now. Just for the record, I probably would have changed out the safety anyways, I am not that big on ambi safeties.

TimboKhan
February 27, 2009, 10:38 AM
I owned one and was very satisfied with it. I needed some money so I sold a couple of guns off, and it came down to the Taurus and my good old Ruger P90. As much as I liked the Taurus and as reliable as it had been for me, the Ruger has been with me so long that I can't imagine not owning it. Still, at some point I would like to pick up another PT1911, as I really did like the gun. I also really, really liked the straight 8 sights. Those seem to be a love/hate sort of thing for people, but I think they are fantastic.

Olympus
February 27, 2009, 11:36 AM
I really like mine too. I just had to have one when they first came out and I really wanted the stainless but they were so hard to come by that I settled for the blued. I'd like to trade my blued for a stainless, but most people with the stainless aren't wanting to get rid of them.

PT1911
February 27, 2009, 11:16 PM
only one thing to say about the pt1911... GREAT... this was my second handgun purchase (first being a p22) and I have loved every moment I have spent shooting it. the only hiccup has been with the ambi safety, but that was an easy fix. though I would recommend getting a good set of wooden grips for it as the black plastics just do not do justice to the gun. Personally I think the gun would sell for another 50 to 100 easily with a 40 dollar set of grips. It is a great purchase. I doubt you, or anyone for that matter, will be disappointed with it. I cant find any ammo to make the thing jam.. I think it would feed a rubber boot.

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