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shot the new taurus pt1911 today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CraCZ, Sep 27, 2006.

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  1. CraCZ

    CraCZ Member

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    Wow what a shooter that gun is! And Im not a big fan of Taurus at all. My shooting buddy bought it yesterday for $519 +tax (blue not stainless) and of course we had to take it in the desert to see how she did. He said the dealer that he bought it from was one of two dealers in AZ that have a few of them. He just happened to be in the store and noticed it and jumped on it. What a great trigger, it felt like maybe 2.5lb trigger with less recoil than most 1911 Ive shot. Also very accurate @25ydsl I couldnt beleive it was a Taurus.
     
  2. sgb

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    I'm waiting to get my hands on one for inspection.
     
  3. larry starling

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    Oh Boy another mim and cast filled 1911......:scrutiny:
     
  4. Helstrm

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    I want to try one out but for the money I would rather get a Springer. PT1911 has not been around long enough to have a track record yet.
     
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    I am not a 1911 guru or anything, but.... The one that I handled look nicely appointed but had some significant fitment/tolerance issues, such as having the barrel ramp overhanging the frame ramp by a good 1/16". That pistol was a FTF just *waiting* to happen with any kind of HP ammo. :eek:

    Not suggesting that they'll all bad, but I'd certainly inspect one very carefully before I put money into it.

    EDITED TO ADD - I have two Taurus handguns in the safe, lest anyone think that I'm bashing the brand.
     
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    Ah feel the Taurus love :neener:
     
  7. Black Majik

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    Have they gotten it to look like a 1911 yet? :uhoh:
     
  8. Hazzard

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    Boy, I'd hate to see the reaction if High-Point ever comes out with a 1911:rolleyes:

    Sounds like your buddy is very happy with his find. If you get a chance, post some pics of the targets and keep us posted on reliability, etc... I may pick one of these up myself.
     
  9. Big Gay Al

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    Man, do you ever have that right!!

    Not that Hi-Point would. So far as I know, all their pistols use a blow-back type action, and I'd hate to see the slide they'd have to put on a 1911 to make it blow-back, specially if the did it in .45ACP!

    Still, I can already imagine all the negative stuff. :neener:
     
  10. CZF

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    Hope they don't offer them in 10mmmmmmmmmm. My Dad likes Taurus autos and knows I have a good stash of TEN fodder:(
     
  11. Big Gay Al

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    Are you kidding? I hope they DO offer it in 10mm. But I'm not going to hold my breath.
     
  12. BigO01

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    I think the problem with the Taurus bashers is the fact that Taurus owners get the gun , new holsters , and several hundred rounds of ammo and reloading dies and still spend less money than they did on their Colts , Springers , Sigs etc. etc. .

    While we're out enjoying shooting our guns they're saving up for the ammo to shoot theirs or trying to figure out a good story to tell the wives why they needed another $800+ gun . :p
     
  13. Big Gay Al

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    That must be it, BigOo1. I know I'd have a hard time justifying spending much over $500.00 for a gun.
     
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    The Taurus bashers, in my experience, generally haven't seen or used one other than their early 1980's copy models...either at that time, or used and cheap. They've not touched a MilPro or a 24/7 or a Gaucho SAA.

    Which are REALLY nice, well-made guns, the first two with excellent ergonomics, the latter a solidly built and finished single-action rendition of the Colt SAA, with real, not simulated case-hardening. The PT1911 offers a lot of bling-bling racegun features for the price, I think.

    It's kind of like if someone based their opinion of Hondas and Toyotas on the tiny 60hp alumabubble cars of the 1970s. :)

    For example, with that analogy:

    Old Honda:
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    New Honda:
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    Taurus is exactly the same way. Companies and their products CHANGE over time. :)
     
  15. Marshall

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    You couldn't make me buy that second Honda thing either. It's fugly. ;)

    I do hear that Taurus is getting better on quality.
     
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    I would like to say that I have owned and shot various Taurus handguns over the years and while the functioned they always left something to be had in accuracy and finish....:evil:
     
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    $519?

    I was thinking the price was going to be closer to $400. I was actually quite interested.

    I have found Kimber's and Springfields on sale for not much more than $600. If $100 dollars is the difference, I will choose another brand and wait for a sale.

    $519 happens to be what I paid for a New Browning Hi-Power. Taurus 1911's will have to earn my respect before I shell out that kind of cash.
     
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    They go for 459 here in San Antonio when they are in stock. I've been trying to get my meathooks on one, but have had no luck.
     
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    I had my doubts about Taurus. Then I took a chance and bought a PT92AFS and cannot be happier with it. I got an excellent gun for $399, NIB. What is the going price for a Beretta of the same type, stainless, NIB??

    My prediction is the same would be true for the PT1911.

    What SA, Kimber, etc., have to realize is that they are competing globally with companies that fight to improve their quality all the time. Unless the former want to work themselves into a tight dead-end niche, they have to find ways to make their basic-trim pricing more competitive.
     
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    Based on the prices listed at Bud's Gun Shop, I'd be surprised if the PT1911 reached $500.00 at their place.
     
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    Prices seem to jump all over the place, I've heard of them going for up to $550, even being sold at right at $400, most seem to be in the $450-$500 range. I paid $475 for mine, might have held out and got a little better price later but I wanted it then and they are hard to find around here. I've been thrilled with mine and think it is an excellent 1911 for the price. In fact I have the bug now and want another one like a genuine Colt. I'm a little scarred though that I'm going to be very disappointed if that $800-$1000 Colt or STI isn't any better performance and function wise as my Taurus.:(
     
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    it was my understanding that the taurus pt1911 used a forged frame and slide is this not correct? If it does use a forged frame/slide I'll deffinatly give one a try any excuse to buy another 1911 is reason enough for me.
     
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    quick and dirty. don't ask me how the ejection port works.

    /should probably get back to work
     
  24. CraCZ

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    Yes it does have a forged slide and frame.
     
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    Hahaha! Sean it looks like a mailbox with a 1911 frame under it. .
     
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