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Old 01-25-2010, 11:24 PM
Kodadek Kodadek is offline
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Considering a Taurus 1911

I'm considering a Taurus 1911 after weighing my options and my budget (going to college and considering law enforcement) for a CCW. I currently have an RIA GI and a S&W Service 6 but I'd like a supped up 1911 as a carry piece...

I considered a Para or Kimber but due to budgetary constraints they're a bit out of my current league (I'm buying an 86 Bronco next month and starting a restomod on a 2 door 67 Impala this summer) I've talked to a few folks who've owned the Taurus, I got to shoot one last week and I was fairly impressed with the handling and accuracy, I've researched a few articles but I trust your average gun rag about as far as one can throw them into hurricane force winds and I understand that a six hundred gun with that many features can't be flaw free.

My local shop can get me one for about 615 and they'll give me 375 in trade on a rifle I never shoot but before I put cash on the counter I'd like to hear about trials and tribulations from the weapon from people who do some serious shooting. I use Kimpro mags and I plan on eventually having the safety replaced with a right hand safety as I've never been a fan of ambi-safeties? The people I know that own them are plinkers who run factory ammo but I wonder about their reliability with reloads, I usually run 230 GR Hornady XTP's that I load myself and after light work on my RIA and new Wolff springs they feed beautifully in that gun.

My other option is a Springfield Mil-Spec or RIA tactical, I would love the Taurus with tritium sights however if the gun lives up to a quarter of the hype.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 AM
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You might want to look at Commander & CCO sized 1911's if for 24/7 CCW. My Glock 20 with 16rds of 10mm weighs less than any of my all steel Goverment models loaded with 8+1.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:09 AM
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my wife has a pt1911. it goes bang every time but that is about all the praise I can give it. i am actually getting ready to sell it and buy her a dan wesson cco. my opinion of her taurus is that it isn't all that accurate(my GI was way more accurate) and the finish is so thin I can see through it on a sunny day. but if your on a budget and you can't save a little more than it is better than no 1911.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:25 PM
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I have the stainless model. Very accurate and excellent function, approaching 4,000 rounds. These things are underrated, as you get more than what you pay for. You can check out the Taurus owners website, for all the chatter, good and bad about these pistols.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:34 AM
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I have the stainless model. Very accurate and excellent function, approaching 4,000 rounds. These things are underrated, as you get more than what you pay for. You can check out the Taurus owners website, for all the chatter, good and bad about these pistols.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php
+1 on that. No issues with mine or the guys that I shoot with. Right from the box with no hiccups. Feeds hollow points with no problems too. I'm very pleased with it. Thank God I didn't listen to the internet commandos saying not to buy it... But then again I never do
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:36 PM
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You might want to look at Commander & CCO sized 1911's if for 24/7 CCW. My Glock 20 with 16rds of 10mm weighs less than any of my all steel Goverment models loaded with 8+1.
Simply put I have not seen a Commander sized model within my price range that I like, nor am I overly concerned with the issue of weight. If the eighty-one year old retired Sheriff next door to my father can carry a full sized Korean War vintage 1911A1 concealed (he carried it the length of his career on and off duty) then I think I can manage just fine.

If there were commander length options with good sights in my price range I'd happily consider them.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:57 AM
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Simply put I have not seen a Commander sized model within my price range that I like, nor am I overly concerned with the issue of weight. If the eighty-one year old retired Sheriff next door to my father can carry a full sized Korean War vintage 1911A1 concealed (he carried it the length of his career on and off duty) then I think I can manage just fine.

If there were commander length options with good sights in my price range I'd happily consider them.
I dont know your price range and if a all steel Goverment model is what you think you don't mind carrying around 7/24/365 then have at it. I carry one in the winter but summer, with dress attire and the fact I do alot of activities and constantly on the go (as Im not 81 yrs old yet) the full size 1911 collects dust. Springfield Armory & RIA have GI commander & officers models thats at or below Taurus's price tag if your mind is not already made up. Theres always the used market too.
Look around and do your homework, what works for the 95 yr old geezer down the road... may not work for you.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:27 AM
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i have a stainless taurus pt-1911. very reliable and accurate, all the bells and whistles. not sure i would want to carry it during the hot months but that would be true of any full size 1911. i have a springfield micro and champion for those months. actually for cc i prefer the smaller models any time of year but many like the full sized guns and the taurus is a fine gun. stainless is the way to go.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:51 PM
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Buy what you feel comfortable with. Don't listen to any of the clowns that bashes Taurus. I own one and put over 3000 rounds through it without a problem. Taurus has had a bad rap on their guns but things are better now. I trust my life with this gun. It's a fun gun to shoot. GL!
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