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Old 09-15-2019, 11:42 AM
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Taurus is like most lower-end gun manufacturers such as Kel-Tec and SCCY. If only they put just a little more quality control into their guns and charged another $50 per pistol to cover it they'd still have bargain guns that could give the name brands a run for their money. Unfortunately they seem obsessed with making the lowest-cost guns possible, and it shows in the fact that every other gun they make is a piece of junk. When you get a good one you'll sing its praises and brag about how it's better than your buddy's Glock, but there are too many made alongside them that aren't.

In my opinion the absolute best budget gun on the market is Smith & Wesson's SD9VE. They're ugly and have a lousy trigger, but they are built like tanks and just run and run and run. And they usually sell for around $250 in most places.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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