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Taurus PT-1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 280shooter, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. 280shooter

    280shooter Well-Known Member

    I bet this was gone over a lot. But I haven't been on the site much,

    Does any one have any range reports on this.

    I'm liking what I have read on them, And im thinking of getting one in stainless.

    Are these worth it.. or should I buy Smith and wesson..
  2. gkdir

    gkdir Well-Known Member

    You are going to get alot of different opinions on this ---or none! Personally I enjoy mine ( one of the first offerings) accurate, reliable, basic 1911 profile, smooth action, Several thousand rounds, and have never had a failure to feed, or fire. Can't say I like the exaggerated "semi scroll work", but it does start to dull out with use. Don't know about the newer SS models, but the original ones work just fine.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2010
  3. 280shooter

    280shooter Well-Known Member

    a buddie of mine has one. But i didnt get a chance to shoot it yet, I will give it a try out this spring..He loves it. so far. so i will keep a eye out for one on sale.
  4. Olympus

    Olympus Well-Known Member

    Do a search for on here for Taurus 1911 and you should find loads of information and range reports. Or head over to a dedicated 1911 forum and they have sections just for Taurus. You can read for hours and hours.
  5. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    I have been more than impressed by mine. I know several folks who have been obliged to keep one over their kimber, Springfield...(enter your brand here.) They are great guns... the early ones had an issue with the ambi safety working its way loose but that problem was quickly remedied by Taurus.
  6. swmp9jrm

    swmp9jrm Well-Known Member

    Mine runs 100%. Accurate, decently built. A good gun for a good price.
  7. doubleh

    doubleh Well-Known Member

    This subject has been beat to death on several forums. I'm not getting on you for asking the question though. It's what I would have done.

    I have read posts hammering them for being junk and read glowing reports about them. I only have experience with two of them and both, purchased about a year apart, have been excellent pistols. Good triggers, accurate, and shoot anything, factory or reloads. I wish they came with adjustable sights but that is the only thing I would change about them.
  8. villemur

    villemur Well-Known Member

    I'm wearing one right now and I love it. My buddy has another well-known brand of 1911 that cost twice as much. While the finish is nicer on his gun, they both hold about the same level of accuracy. And the trigger is decidedly better on the Taurus.
  9. iblong

    iblong Well-Known Member

    I use mine for IDPA and range ,have over 5000 rnds throught it no issues.
    I took 2nd in my division last Sunday with it.
    My personal carry is a Colt but Id carry the PT if I had to.
  10. SG1

    SG1 Well-Known Member

    I have one, I got it used and I didn't purchase it (traded for it) but I have been very impressed with it. The only complaint I have is that on the black version (not sure what the finish is) the slide's finish is cheap. As a matter of fact, I've had mine reblued and now it looks great.

    But it runs flawlessly, even with cheap ammo, and is more accurate than I am.
  11. iblong

    iblong Well-Known Member

    The finish is not a strong point for sure,But if it becomes an issue that can be handled easilly enough.
  12. weregunner

    weregunner Well-Known Member

  13. weregunner

    weregunner Well-Known Member

  14. Mr. Whimsy

    Mr. Whimsy member

  15. Jeff82

    Jeff82 Well-Known Member

    Love mine.
  16. BigO01

    BigO01 Well-Known Member

    Mr. Whimsy if you're on a tight budget try looking into the Armscor 1911's they as a rule run just fine out of the box but if they have any problems Armscor has a reputation of going above and beyond their duty to make sure all problems are taken care of in a quick and professional manner .

    Now as to the Taurs 1911's I have read so many a rave review on them I wont hessitate to buy one just as soon as they bring out a 4 1/4 barreled "Commander" clone in stainless steel .
  17. Mitch from LA

    Mitch from LA Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of mine. If you get one, don't make the same mistake I did and let your wife shoot it. I may never get her to pick up her .38 Airweight again!
  18. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

    All I can say is, mine has been 100% flawless so far. Not one single jam and VERY accurate.

    I've shot about 600-700 rounds of 5 different brands of 230gr FMJ and 2 brands of JHP using 4 or 5 different brands of magazines and the gun just keeps going.

    Only thing I have done to it, is replace the black plastic factory grips with some RAASCO Cocobolo Dymonwood ones.

  19. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    i've had mine for a year; it's been flawless for me.
  20. Flea

    Flea Well-Known Member

    I trust my life to mine daily. It's a great 1911 with obvious quality at an affordable price in a market of "me too" guns. Buy it, love it.

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