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Old 06-07-2020, 08:20 PM
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Taurus has had some pretty hideous QC problems in recent years. There was a time when their PT-92 was a fantastic bargain for the price, given that it was basically a Beretta 92 copy, but in recent years I've head of sights falling off and other problems with those as well. When you can't even machine a sight dovetail to spec it's time to shut the whole company down and re-train employees, but instead Taurus continued to blunder on like it wasn't a big deal. And like you noted their so-called lifetime warranty is nothing to feel good about either. Assuming they agree to cover repairs on your pistol your grandkids will be in retirement homes by the time they're ready to send it back.
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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