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Old 01-15-2009, 12:46 PM
vrepola vrepola is offline
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Taurus PT1911 1000 Round Report

I thought I would give a report on my Taurus PT1911. Here is a little story on how I chose the Taurus. Like most people I spent hours on the internet doing research on what 1911 to get. I had it narrowed down to the RIA Tactical and Taurus. I read all about the ambi safty problems with Taurus and others reports. I must say that RIA owners seem to be very happy with there guns. I went with the Taurus over the RIA for two reasons. One was a forged frame and slide, and two was the front strap checkering. I must admit that any 1911 with the options Taurus offers at a price of $600(what I paid for mine) I was worried about cheap parts and bad fitting. I went to the local Academy because I knew they had one to look at. Every thing felt good andthe fit was good, but they would not let me field strip it so i moved on. I ended up finding exactly what I wanted at Cabelas. Field stripped the gun and was impresed how nice everthing fit and nice all the parts were finished. Price was a little higher there but they let me take it apart and look so I bought that exact Pt1911, a blued(parkerized) version with wood grips and Novack sights.

Now here is the part most want to read. With 1050 rounds I have not had any malfuntions of any kind. I have shot WWB, Blazer brass, and Remington UMC. I have not tried hollow points, because I don't carry them. I did have a casing crack with Blazer brass and felt something hit me in the face, but the gun functioned the cracked casing perfectly.

Now for wear. The blueing is still perfect. I have carried this gun every day for a month now in a Milt Sparks Summer Special. No rust whats so ever. The only wear i can find is in the outside of the bushing. There are small spots were the finish has come off, which does not affect the gun one bit. The rails show very uniform wear in the blueing and are very smooth. There ar no other signs of wear any other place.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:53 PM
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Continued:

Accurracy: First I must say I am not the best shot by any means. The gun is way more accurrate than me. In the hands of my father who is a very good shot I will put five shots all touching from a rest at 25 yards. From the box the sights were dead on.

Well there it is. Just wanted to let you know how one PT1911 is doing. Guess you could say I'm happy with the choice I made. Will give another report at 10,000 rounds.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:55 PM
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i can say the same, i love my PT1911 and now with all my new parts can't wait to get to the range again!
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:53 PM
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my buddy is looking at getting a taurus 1911, thanx for the info
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:07 PM
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my buddy is looking at getting a taurus 1911, thanx for the info
he won't be disapointed
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:31 PM
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Congrats! It is great to read these positive reviews! I love mine as well and have 1200+ rounds thru mine as well with no issues... They are great guns period and I am happy I went this route.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:50 PM
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Its a great gun, but now I have the bug and want to try more.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:00 PM
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Always good to hear verification of a good purchase on my part.
I just shot my PT1911 for the first time this past weekend and am very pleased with it!

Thank you for reviews like this one.

(P.S. - You should check out pics of it in the Taurus Pic Thread. I just added my new compensator!)
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:18 PM
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"Its a great gun, but now I have the bug and want to try more."
Your life will never be the same...
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:57 PM
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"Its a great gun, but now I have the bug and want to try more."
Your life will never be the same...
Lol.
I think I'm infected as well.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:36 AM
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I just picked one up yesterday. I will be heading to the range today to see how it shoots. I'm glad to here so many positive reports.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:32 PM
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I have one and save for a couple FTE's within the first 50 rounds it has functined flawlessly.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:49 PM
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Another 150

Went to the range today and put another 150 flawless rounds threw the Pt1911. She runs great and I forgot to say in my original post every round threw this gun is with the factory mags.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:15 PM
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I put 75 rounds through mine today. It performed flawlessly. I am very happy with this gun. I was real happy with the way it grouped also.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:49 AM
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will the PT1911 shoot ........45ACP +P ammo

will the PT1911 shoot ........45ACP +P ammo
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:15 PM
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Will it shoot it? Yes. However, just like any OTHER 1911, the use of higher pressure ammunition may increase wear over the useful life of the gun. There is no "free lunch". How MUCH wear will be the result of your maintenance, and the actual pressures involved.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:30 PM
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thanks for the reply. I guess what I was getting at is that I am buying a PT1911 this weekend. It will be my first .45 as well as my first 1911. I have gathered that if reasonably priced ammo is found it should be bought. I have spotted some +P ammo for $22 a box. I am scared of breaking a $500 gun with $22 ammo. Does Taurus have a maximum rating for ammo? Should I aviod the +p's due the MIM parts in this model? I just hate to pass up a deal on the ammo if this weapon will handle it without concern.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:35 PM
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I love mine as well but I have had major jam issues with Remmington Hollow points. Had 3 jams in one 8 count clip. Shoots everything else like a charm. Just FYI. I have heard some people say it could be the mag...I use the Taurus mag that came with the gun. Have some more on the way..

Enjoy!
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:39 PM
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I Liked my blued PT1911 so much I bought a second one, stainless with rails. Love both. Added aftermarket grips and magwell mainspring housings but otherwise stock. The only thing I Hate are the Heinie sights on the blued model way too crude. My stainless gun came with Novak sights and they are much better. I need to change out the sights on the blued model for something that works.

Too bad Taurus never made the 9mm model, I have to custom build one of my own now.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:29 PM
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Where's the pics?
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:20 PM
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taurus pt1911

re: 9mm taurus 1911--taurus was showing a 5" 9mm govt model at the Orlando shot show in both blue and stainless--it looked good--eta any day now--dmd
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:19 PM
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re: 9mm taurus 1911--taurus was showing a 5" 9mm govt model at the Orlando shot show in both blue and stainless--it looked good--eta any day now--dmd
I'll believe it when I see it. THey have been saying that for at least three years now. Besides, it's too late already ordered a slide from Caspian to build the gun out on.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:03 AM
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Break the gun in with standard pressure ammo. It's cheaper, and FMJ will always feed. After the 200 rounds, clean and lube the gun, and move on into your JHP. No +P SAAMI ammo will cause a catastrophic failure in the weapon, it may just require parts replacement at 15,000 rounds, rather than 20,000 rounds with a steady diet of +P.

Remember to clean the gun thoroughly PRIOR to shooting it, and that includes the magazines. Lube it properly, and go for it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:10 PM
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thanks JR47 . Picked mine up this weekend . PT1911/ solid black , bought 250 round of target ammo/ reloads and 2 boxes of 165 gr. hydrashocks. I plan on shooting the target rounds through , cleaning , then shooting one box of hydrashocks to make sure it likes them and I am comfortable with them. By the way this gun will be primarily for the range and HD. I may go pick up those +p's if they are still cheap.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:04 PM
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Sorry for no pics and an update

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Where's the pics?
I can not take pics that turn out even decent. I will post some bad ones in a bit though. USMC 0802 I read your write up on your Les Baer TRS and that was great. You make it hard not to want one. I did get my hands on a TRS about a week ago and WOW. Now I know the differance you guys talk about over in the Baer section.


Also just a little update on my PT1911. I put another 200 rounds threw her this weekend. On about round 35 of the 200 my father noticed that my brass was going every which way. I locked the slide open and sure enough the ejector had broke. The extended tip had broke off right at its base. I did put the 165 or so rounds threw the gun with NO problems of anykind. Upon getting home I stripped the gun and found the ejector somewhat loose. The new part is on order and should be in this week. Just an update for you.
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