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Taurus pt1911 help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ronford21, Feb 24, 2012.

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  1. ronford21

    ronford21 Member

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    So I bought a Taurus PT1911 last week and after 125 rounds the extractor broke. Taurus is sending me a new one but I'm not sure I can trust it. My question is will Wilson Combat parts fit in my Taurus. I've heard that they won't and that they will. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. AZ_Rebel

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    Most 1911 parts will fit the PT 1911.
    What part of the extractor broke?
     
  3. gunfighter48

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    I had two Taurus PT 1911's and put Wilson Bullet Proof Extractors in both of them without any problems. I also put a S&A backstrap\magwell in both with no problems. That's the only parts that I wanted to replace and they worked just fine.
     
  4. Olympus

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    Put the Taurus part in and put some rounds through it. 125 isn't even the beginning to tell if a gun is going to be reliable for me anyway. Get it at least past 500 rounds first before making a decision on whether the gun can be described as "reliable". If you break the second Taurus extractor, then buy an aftermarket Wilson and you'll be fine.
     
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    Ditto what Olympus said. Put in the Taurus extractor and see what happens.

    Check out the old threads from Tuner and Old Fuff regarding proper tension of a 1911 extractor and have at it.

    If I were to buy one, it would be a Wilson BulletProof. If I were given a free replacement, I wouldn't buy one.
     
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    If you are going to buy an aftermarket extractor, make sure you get a Series 80 extractor. Taurus 1911's have a firing pin safety.
     
  7. ronford21

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    Alright guys thanks for the input, I will try the factory extractor when it gets here.
     
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    You probably just got a bad one; I've put over 5,000 rounds through mine, and the only thing I ever replaced was the recoil spring. Not because I needed to, either, I just wanted a stiffer one.
     
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    Same thing happened to me with my Taurus broke the extractor twice and the safety started locking the slide closed with a loaded round in it. Spent more time at the factory then with me. I put about 720 rounds through it altogether. :cuss: I thought about switching the extractor or extractor, but I didn't trust it enough to waste my money on it.
     
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