Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Neckshot5seven, May 26, 2008.
I asked the guy behind the counter at Kirk's Gun Shop, and he said straight out that he's sold many of them, and that EVERYONE that's purchased one from him has been very favorably impressed. And he's one of the guys that DOESN'T like them.
His only argument against them is that: "They're new, and we don't know much about their metal quality, so we'll have to see how they hold up after someone puts 10,000 rounds through them.
It has a great trigger, works with all my mags, eats anything I feed it and shoots just as good as my S&W 1911.
Even people that dont like Taurus seem to like the pt1911 and pt92.
Are you being serious?
My PT1911 fires accurately. I've had no problems with any commercial ammo and now have no problems with my reloads. I have zero concerns with carrying it or HD. I pull the trigger, it goes bang and the next round chambers. I'm also pretty sure when I pull the trigger the bullet will go where I'm pointing the pistol.
My son and son-in-law gave me a hard time because I bought a Taurus, until they fired the PT1911. Both were duly impressed.
Is the PT1911 better than a Kimber? Maybe not. I do know that I've out shot guys who were bragging about their Kimbers (usually starts with how much they paid). I also loaned mine at the range to a Kimber owner who thought the PT1911 would be a great starter pistol for his son (price). The kid bought a PT1911 and says he likes it better than his dad's Kimber.
Looks like Taurus has gotten its act together, but after being buffaloed on 7 of their previous products, there won't be an eighth time. Glad it's working out for you!
Every PT-1911 that I've shot or a buddy has owned/shot has been great pistol. No problems, reliable and impressively accurate.
I keep seeing a lot of reports of broken ambi safeties though. I was worried about that on my father's but he replaced the ambi safety when he put the Crimson Trace grips on.
Yep. They've quickly become over-priced. Honestly, you shouldn't be paying over $450.00 for a blued model.
But, if I was looking for a cheap 1911 with decent options I get the RIA Tactical over the Taurus.
Now after a few hundred rounds down the barrel it is my chosen house gun. While I'm not sure that the PT1911 is as good as a S&W or a Springfield (the fit and finish just isn't quite as nice), it is a quite competent gun and I have no problems recommending it to somebody looking for a high featured budget 1911.
I have heard of lots of ambi safeties shearing off. I have also seen many reports of high round count guns becoming rather loose. Much looser than they shipped from the factory. Not that a little rattle in a 1911 is a a death nail. To me this is a sign that the construction and metal hardness may not hold up over time.
People seem to like them but in the end they are what they are. With the price rising I quickly see them loosing momentum.
I personally think the RIA tactical and then the STI Spartan are better guns.
I recently have purchased 3 1911s that I would consider better guns for the money. First is an 80 series Colt NIB $550 then a Colt Series 70 NIB $650 and then a used Colt MKIV tutone with a beavertail and FLGR at $650.
To me for the extra $50 or for $50 less I got a better 1911 than the Taurus.
It's a smart guy behind a counter who is so honest about his complaints on something, rather than delving into the hype.
I've toyed with the Taurus, but for just a titch more money, I can get better product around here. Varies from place to place, I'm sure, but for around here, it's less of an awesome deal than in other places.
I can drive a 'vette to the grocery store or I can drive a neon. I get there just the same with the Neon at a much cheaper price than the 'vette. Is it fun to drive the 'vette (Kimber SIS), you bet. IS it fun to drive the neon (Taurus) down the same twisty road, sure, just not as much status. Both get you where your going, which is staying alive out there.
I carry my Taurus PT1911 daily, totally trust it, probably will never shoot 5000 rounds through it.
I was an LEO for many years and doubt I ever shot that many rounds anyway.
Even with cheap .45 ammo that's still $1400.00. I'm too por for that.
I thought that was an added feature! I already have some tenderloins to slice up! :banghead: What am I going to do now with mine? Shoot it?
By the way, asking for no flames here is like tossing a cigarette out of a window in California and not expecting to hear about a new wildfire on the news at night. I haven't seen as much vitriol as there has been against Taurus 1911's as against any other 1911's. Only the Hi-Points, Brycos and Jennings seem to draw more flames.
It's either blazing hot or frozen cold as to how people feel about the PT1911. No middle ground to be found. Amazing.
The Doc is out now.
My SA Loaded in stainless was under 7 bills, has a lot of nice features, and is 100% reliable. Great that you love your Taurus, but be careful how you state it.
For not much more money, you can get a better gun.
I do not own one but from what you and others have told me maybe they got their act together on this one.
Its about time. They have put out a lot of junk over the years.
I'd agree that is Taurus jacks the price much at all the PT1911 looks far less attractive. If a PT1911 is $500 and a SA Loaded is $750+, the SA is worth the money and I'd personally spend it. If the PT1911 is within $150, I can't imagine recommending the PT1911 at all.
The PT1911 does have a theoretically better frame and slide; forged instead of cast (yes, cast shoots well, so it's like I said- theoretically, like tool steel parts are theoretically better than MIM, but in practice there isn't much difference if MIM was done right). It's definitely worth a look if a person is trying to keep the price under $600ish. So are the RIA and the Spartan. It's up to each person as to what they want and what they're looking for. But as with most things, there's a quality gap between that price level and what you get for another couple Franklins.
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