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Old 09-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Muckle Muckle is offline
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My PT1911 is en route

Been wanting a 1911 forever, since I was nearly knocked backwards shooting my old man's as a kid...

The Taurus model caught my eye when it came out years back, and recently decided my 24/7 PRO 9mm needed a big brother.

I've had a good opinion on Taurus based on my experience with the 9mm - but to be fair I had to weigh my options. My budget not being unlimited - as with most things I look for most bang (heh) for buck. Considered Rock Island, Citadel, Magnum Research... but after watching probably 2 hours of video reviews and reading dozens of written reviews and posts I was sold on the Taurus.

I can't wait to get that sucker in the range! Couldn't stop myself from picking out a set of duragrips and a cmc 10rd power mag for the range.

I'll try it out for a while, then maybe consider an upgrade or two, though from what I understand that may not even be necessary. Though I am interested in a duracoat eventually.

Just wanted to share my excitement. This forum has been a good resource for me.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:32 PM
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Welcome to the Forum and Welcome to the world of 1911. When you receive your's let us have a look by posting some pictures and a range report.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:45 PM
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Congrats man. I just got the tracking # for mine today. I agree with you about the bang for the buck.


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Old 09-14-2012, 06:41 PM
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Picked it up yesterday.

The wise old ex-navy gunsmith that does transfer on the side raved about it in a calm, subdued fashion. Held up a $1000+ Springfield and said the Taurus is every bit as good a weapon.

Took it to the range today, and put about 130 rounds through it that it happily gobbled up. Very fun to shoot.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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Muckle did you field strip and oil before the range or straight out of box ready to fire?
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:49 PM
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Muckle did you field strip and oil before the range or straight out of box ready to fire?
Field strip to clean out all the grease and lubricate the gun is highly recommended before firing a single round. I found YouTube very helpful in finding best practices for disassembling and cleaning/lubricating the 1911. One specific tip for you - watch out for the "idiot scratch"!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:26 PM
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The PT1911 is an exceptional 1911 for the price. For those people who cant drop 1800+ on a 1911, you get all the upgrades, the bells and whistles that you get out of the higher priced 1911's. depending on when it was fitted by the Gunsmith, it can have a loose slide-frame or a very tight one. The one I picked up back in March was tight, but not too tight.
I, like so many other new PT1911 owners, Shot first, cleaned second. I had several FTF's FTE's in the first 2 mags. After that it's been flawless except for a stovepipe last weekend. I write that off to not doing a full cleaning then running 2 boxes of Tulammo through it before the glitch.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:31 AM
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I absolutely love my PT 1911 in 9mm. It is extremly accurate and gobbled up everything I put through it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:40 AM
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Great now I have to google idiot scratch
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:48 AM
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You can find info on the idiot scratch on this forum, and Log mans fix to help prevent it. Just remember to take your time while re assembling the gun and there should be no problems.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:37 AM
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I bought mine used (PT1911SS) It had the idiot scratch. I didn't worry about it at the time even if it was a true huge idiot scratch. A little sanding and scotch bright pad and you can never tell it was there. Love the Gun. The Taurus has gotten me so hooked on the 1911 platform that I now own three and looking to buy another Remington in Stainless to go with the blued one that I own.
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