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Purchased a new Taurus PT1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Boley1, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.
  2. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board.

    You forgot one thing....

    ...the pictures.

    You can't talk about a new gun without posting pics.:D
  3. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.
  4. Patton21

    Patton21 Active Member

    Where did you get it and how much. Also, did they have the shorter 4inch barrel. Is yours the 5inch barrel?
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.
  7. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.
  8. Retro

    Retro Well-Known Member

    Here is a link to the Taurus PT 1911 picture:


    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.
  9. Bill73

    Bill73 Well-Known Member

    Odd is right! These clones deviate from the 1911.

  10. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.
  11. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    When, oh when will this fad for putting serrations on the front of the slide come to an end?:barf:
  12. ambidextrous1

    ambidextrous1 Well-Known Member

    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...
  13. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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.)
  14. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Navy87Guy

    Navy87Guy Well-Known Member

    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...

  16. raveneap

    raveneap Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Boley1

    Boley1 Member

    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 !
  18. 2nd_amendment

    2nd_amendment Active Member

    I want a stainless steel one..I have not seen one in the shops yet..anyone else?
  19. Fuz386

    Fuz386 New Member

    the new Taurus PT 1911

    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.
  20. Texastbird

    Texastbird Well-Known Member

    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.

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