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would you buy a PT1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CHEVELLE427, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. CHEVELLE427

    CHEVELLE427 Well-Known Member

    i can get it for $400.

    i think it is a deal what do you all think. :confused:
  2. alex_trebek

    alex_trebek Well-Known Member

    My friend has one. I am very impressed with it, considering the price. It is pretty accurate (sorry didn't measure any groupings). The tolerances on the gun are tight, even to where it is difficult to field strip the first time.

    If you don't mind heine sights, and the stupid hammer lock then get it.
  3. jhco

    jhco Well-Known Member

    it is what it is i knew that when i bought mine for 525 but its a good
    gun for the price but its no hi end 1911 thats for sure
  4. tinygnat219

    tinygnat219 Well-Known Member

    400? That is a tempting price for a 1911. Still, it's a Taurus, and I would have to say No.
  5. Soybomb

    Soybomb Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't, I think there are too many other options in near or the same price range that are probably better. I'd buy the RIA before a taurus I think and a springer before both of those.
  6. CHEVELLE427

    CHEVELLE427 Well-Known Member

    I have a Springfield 1911-A1 I bought back in the 80s. i like it a lot .
    IM fond of the 45acp this one will be the 5th 45.
    i have XD, baby eagle, PT145, AND the 1911.
    best price i have seen around here has been $500 for used, new has gone up to 580
  7. FCFC

    FCFC Has Never Owned a Gun

    Good deal, especially if it is SS.

    And especially if it is $400 OTD.
  8. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Well-Known Member

    Look it over carefully. I bought one which quickly proved to have a cracked slide. The company made it good, but I decided to trade for something else. A good gun otherwise.
  9. Drgong

    Drgong Well-Known Member

    sounds like the right price, the PT1911 is supposed to be the best of that company offerings. Don't forget the RIA 1911 as well.
  10. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    Clint Smith seems to think pretty highly of them, and he probably shoots more in an afternoon than I've been able to this year.

    He's mentioned on a couple of occasions in his columns that he owns one, bought it with his own money, and uses it in his classes now and again.

    $400 doesn't sound bad to me for a well equipped basic "working" 1911 to me.
  11. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    New ones here are $600 blue, $680 stainless. Haven't seen any used ones yet.
  12. CHEVELLE427

    CHEVELLE427 Well-Known Member

    SS ARE $680 HERE also but the blues are catching up. thought about getting one when they first came out , i think they were $500+.
    i guess it will always be worth $400.
  13. RancidSumo

    RancidSumo Well-Known Member

    I would get it. My brother has the blued one and want's to get a stainless one to go with it. It shoots great and hasn't had any problems so far. He bought it for <600 new
  14. doc2rn

    doc2rn Well-Known Member

    NO emphatically!
  15. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Well-Known Member

    No, emphatically.
  16. dcoop

    dcoop Well-Known Member

    For $400 in a heart beat. I am saving up for one in stainless now.
  17. tomh1426

    tomh1426 Well-Known Member

    Id say buy it, thats a good price.
    If you dont like it you can probably sell it for what you got it for.
  18. Technosavant

    Technosavant Well-Known Member

    Would I?

    Well, I did.

    I'm happy with mine- the worst experience I've had with it yet has been reading what people say about it online. It took some breaking in, but it has proven itself quite reliable and reasonably accurate. It's my nightstand go-to gun, and I don't have any worries about it performing if it needs to go BANG in the night.
  19. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    Been there, done that and sold it shortly after. I won't be fooled twice.
  20. EVIL1

    EVIL1 Member

    Just ordered mine from budsgunshop.com for $567 shipped. Stainless also. I can't wait to try it out.

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