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Old 11-30-2008, 05:11 PM
JMAN1911 JMAN1911 is offline
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Taurus pt1911

Why would my gun load the first round with full metal jacket with no problems,But when i put 165gr hydra-shok rounds in it it wants to hang up??
I've heard the fac mags are junk????
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:53 PM
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It couldn't hurt to try some different mags. Chip McCormic mags are on sale at Midway.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:10 AM
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Original 1911's were built primarily for ball ammo... The shape of the HP's is what is hanging em up IMO. If you look at the hanged round in the chamber you will see it is hung on the feed ramp... Take it to a good gunsmith and have the feedramp polished, it will help youto feed HP's much better. Not sure if it is your mags if you have not had any problems with ball ammo.

I have my 2 original Taurus mags which work well and I also have a Wilson Combat mag... HP's will ocasionally hang up in w/ the Wilson mags as well...

I don't use HP's in my .45 as the ball ammo will stop someone just as well... HP's and .45 ACP = overkill IMO
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:28 PM
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I agree that you don't need hollow points for a .45 acp. Just shoot FMJ's.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:00 PM
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Something is messed up. I would try the mags first. They really are junk. I've tried 3 different JHP brands in my PT1911 and never had a failure.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:39 PM
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Mine did the same thing with hollowpoints when it was new. I use it as a range gun, so hollowpoints weren't an issue. 1100+ rounds later I decided to try hollowpoints again. Feeds just like ball. I'm still using the factory mags. May be a break in issue?
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:36 PM
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hollow points are not only better for stopping power but bullet retention inside the victim as well so as to not have ricochets and damage things your NOT pointing at, such as whatever is behind your target, ball ammo keeps together much better and stands better chance of making 2 holes instead of one, i have good luck with my hydrashocks but not so good with the hornady hp's due to their odd shape
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:54 AM
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i had similar problems with the factory mags, switched to wilson 47d's and nooooo problems at all. the gun feeds empty brass. no bull.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:29 PM
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Thank's for the feedback.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:15 PM
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Something is messed up. I would try the mags first. They really are junk. I've tried 3 different JHP brands in my PT1911 and never had a failure.
You wouldn't believe how mad I was at these junk mags! My PT1911 was my first 1911 and I couldn't believe how many problems I was having with my new 1911! I thought for sure I needed to call customer service, it was madness. I started looking online for other people who had this problem too. (The Taurus PT1911 was very new when I bought mine, only available in blued) So there wasn't a whole lot of discussion on the subject, but it was widely suggested that all 1911 users try other mags out if their having problems. I did, I bought some Chip M's match grade.

The Chips work alot better. I'm going to be buying some stuff on Midway today and I'm going to buy and try the better springs in the power mag series.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:22 PM
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The only problem is when i manually rack the first round,after that everything is fine. So i think i'm gonna buy a couple better mags and try some of the corbon power ball rounds? Let me know what yall think.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:25 PM
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Also i have only shot 84 rounds through it if that means anything? Its my first 1911 and got it last weekend.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:14 PM
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Taurus PT 1911

I just bought one (SN# NAT56XXX) at a show on Nov 1. I've been carrying, shooting and owning 1911s since 1958 and I was suspicious, but a trusted friend strongly suggested the gun to me. The 495.00 price and 75.00 rebate helped, too. I also own Springfields, a Norinco, a Kimber Ultra II, a 1927 Govt. Commercial model, and a G.I. WWII Colt. Over a month later and 1500 rounds of ball, HP, reloads, Hydra-Shok, CCI Lawman, Golden Sabre, Russian Wolf burned up in my back yard range and I'm here to say that the gun functions flawlessly and that I had not one malfunction or failure to feed.
The PT1911 is as good or better than anything I own.

The Heine dot on dot sights were dead on and quick to acquire on presentation when not aimpoint shooting. My factory eight round mags worked and still work perfectly, as do the McCormicks and Colt commercial and G.I. mags I used in the piece.

I am satisfied that the gun will feed HP when ever I want to use it but based on experience, I am a firm believer in 230 Gr FMJ for Defensive Carry. I'm not sure if I will leave the Firing Pin Safety in there or not as it doesn't interfere with a good trigger as it is. I've heard pros and cons. What's the straight poop on that?

What about the recoil Spring guide? Has any one replaced it with the regular plug and guide? I just wondered, as most 1911s I'e seen worked great without it. Any ideas, comments or experience on any aspects of this gun would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:46 PM
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Whenever I purchase a new 1911, the first thing I do is vacuum seal the magazines it came with and place them back in the box. I use nothing but McCormick Power Mags, not the Shooting Star, and Wilson mags, and last but my favorite Pachmayr mags.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:36 PM
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I have had my (black) PT1911 for about a year now. I bought 2 Chip McCormick mags within a month of buying the gun. So far I have not had any issues with any of the Taurus or McCormick mags. I shoot mostly 230gr FMJ home loads, also some golden saber home loads (both 230gr and 185 gr). I have also fired about 100 rds of Winchester 230gr JHP. With a total round count of about 1200 rounds thru this gun with NO PROBLEMS at all.
This is my favorite .45, I also own a Springfield Micro Compact, and did have a Glock 21 (Its gone now)
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:38 PM
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I use Hornady hollow points with no problem at all. I have recently switched to a chip mag just to be safe but the Hornady are working great for me.

Good luck,
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SGT USMC vet.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:31 PM
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Mine never had any problems with any ammo, even using the factory mag. I do prefer to use Wilson mags in all my 1911's though.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:58 PM
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I just got some win ranger 230gr jhp's and the gun feeds quite well. But i think my problem was when i racked the slide back i wasn't letting it freely rack forward,that said i'm still gonna get either chips mags or wilson mags. thank's for all the info!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:15 AM
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Taurus PT 1911

You always want to let the slide go forward unencumbered. If you ride it
forward you will get malfunctions like failure to go in to battery. Enjoy that gun, it's a good'un.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:24 AM
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As with most 1911's they really only like Ball ammo (as noted above). The PT1911 isn't much different.

One of several modifications I made to mine was polishing the feed ramp and chucking the factory mags for Novaks. I've never had a hangup with this gun of any kind and it will eat anything, even wadcutters.

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:31 AM
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taurus pt 1911 s.s

anyone got an extra taurus pt 1911 stainless steel.
email me: [email protected]

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:24 PM
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My feed ramp was highly polished from the factory. but my mags and shok buffs from wilson should be in any day know.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:56 PM
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Just got my 2 match grade CMC mag's and everything seems to be working fine.Also i installed my shok-buff's from wilson to keep the metal to metal contact to a minimum. let me know if yall anymore comment's or advice. Thank's.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:45 PM
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We have 2 Taurus PT1911's as well as my Kimber Grand Raptor II. Neither hubby or I have had any issues with the factory mags for either brand, but we only shoot ball ammo as a rule. Research early on suggested this was the preferred round in a 1911. However we did purchase Chip McCormick Power Mags for all three 1911's and they have been flawless!! Keep in mind, magazines use springs, and springs can be weird creatures. Nothing says you can't have a bad magazine. Try the McCormick magazines, I think you will like them!
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:46 PM
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hollow points are not only better for stopping power but bullet retention inside the victim as well so as to not have ricochets and damage things your NOT pointing at, such as whatever is behind your target, ball ammo keeps together much better and stands better chance of making 2 holes instead of one, i have good luck with my hydrashocks but not so good with the hornady hp's due to their odd shape
dude, they're not victims unless you're a murderer they're threats, attackers, targets, offenders, perps, etc.

i understood what you meant, but it did make me laugh. it reads pretty funny.

you guys are scaring me away from 1911's, i planned on purchasing a PT next week, but if it doesn't feed JHP it's no good to me. i think i'm still gonna take a chance on it.
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