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Old 01-27-2009, 01:17 PM
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Good to hear some love for Taurus. I had a PT1911 before my Les Baer. Beat the poop out of it and it worked well. Pay no attention to the Trolls who will trash your gun. Chances are, they are just pissed about their Kimber being out for "tuning".
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:47 PM
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:57 PM
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Dude that sucks. Too much powder charge? Quick, buy a Kimber so you can send it back for malfs.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:04 PM
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I would not think to much powder charge. I was shooting WWB 230fmj. Think I just got a bad MIM part. OK MIM haters come on! It is an easy fix and not going to worry about sending to Taurus for warranty. Think a nice Wilson or Ed Brown ejector should do the trick.

I looked long and hard at Kimbers. Just read to many problems. Its weird how Kimber lovers are ok with sending there guns back for repair and its ok if the gun jams on certain loads or on Sunday after 4pm. Just don't get it. I know some are flawless and some are not. Every company has a bad one get out, but Kimber has had way to many. Not saying that taurus is the best or even close, just that mine has been good except for the ejector issue.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:10 PM
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Is it pinned in or glued? The pic of the slide was so blurry I thought there was a piece missing below the ejoction port.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:15 PM
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I would not think to much powder charge. I was shooting WWB 230fmj. Think I just got a bad MIM part. OK MIM haters come on! It is an easy fix and not going to worry about sending to Taurus for warranty. Think a nice Wilson or Ed Brown ejector should do the trick.

I looked long and hard at Kimbers. Just read to many problems. Its weird how Kimber lovers are ok with sending there guns back for repair and its ok if the gun jams on certain loads or on Sunday after 4pm. Just don't get it. I know some are flawless and some are not. Every company has a bad one get out, but Kimber has had way to many. Not saying that taurus is the best or even close, just that mine has been good except for the ejector issue.
The only issue I had was when dirty, the firing pin saftey would hang up. I ripped it out and tossed it in the trash. No more problems. I put a tight barrel bushing in from EGW. Amazing groups for a $450 gun. It was also one of the few 1911's I have used where the factory mags were ok. I paid $2300 for my Baer and it came with a crap mag.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:55 AM
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What do you mean the ejector is on order? I thought you said the weapon is new?? I don't even know about Kimber's warranty, I think I read it was only 1 year... I don't own any Kimbers, my only 1911's are 2 Springfields. One of them (the Mil-Spec) only cost me $450 too, from Bass Pro, lol. Well, it was $500 and I signed up for their credit card to get 10% off, so it came out to $450. And I've helped my friend send her Micro-Compact 1911 back to Springfield because it was having occassional hang ups, and they fixed it for free, sent it back for free, included a free magazine, and reimburst my shipping cost. Now that is customer service...

That Micro-Compact 1911 in .45 ACP is more accurate with a 3" barrel than my Mil Spec with a 5" barrel... Probably have something to do with it being a bull barrel...

But you should have argued with them and have them fix it for you instead of just sending you the ejector and letting you take care of it... Kind of BS to have a brand new weapon break and they don't even take care of you...

Well, at least they're giving you a free ejector...
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:44 PM
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It is an easy fix and not going to worry about sending to Taurus for warranty. Think a nice Wilson or Ed Brown ejector should do the trick.
He didn't send it to Taurus, nor report the problem to them. Instead, he's fixing it himself.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:37 PM
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JR47 you are correct. Not sending the gun back for warranty just taking care of it my self. Putting a Wlson ejector on her now. No way I was going to send the gun back for 6 weeks for something that takes at most an hour to fix.

The ejector is pinned in.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:00 PM
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Sounds like you have it handled well. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:04 AM
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Oh oops, missed that, sorry.

My friend's Springfield came back in about a week. I must have caught them on a slow week...

Why didn't you just replace it for another Taurus ejector? Would probably be cheaper than Wilson, although Wilson is a pretty good maker of parts from what I hear. The only Wilson part I've ever ordered was their medallion grips...
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:30 AM
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Most parts in any sub $2,000 1911 are MIM, the exception bieng Dan Wesson Valor. The part he bought from Wilson is machined from bar stock. Bottom line, it's stronger and more durable.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:18 AM
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I think all DW's are missing the MIM -- but you're not supposed to spread the word as they are getting harder to find in stock.

Anyway, thanks for the report. I've been thinking of getting a relatively inexpensive 1911 to tinker with, and the Taurus may be it.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:49 PM
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I have a PT-1911 in stainless. It's closing in on 1000 rds. I have a 91NRM Colt which is slightly custom, and Colt's flagship, the special combat gvt in Hard Chrome(my favorite finish). The little bitty Taurus hangs right with the colts, or anything else triple it's price in accuracy and reliability. Put it where you want it to shoot, pull the trigger and watch it happen!!!

A ways back, my friend had a homeland defender. I swear, that gun NEVER malfunctioned and was putting Kimbers and Colts to shame at the range!

They're very good low cost 1911s
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:05 PM
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The thing is about the Taurus PT-1911... I hear people say all the time... "It is a good 1911 for the money"...

Heck, I think it is a great 1911 period. It hangs and surpasses many, many 1911's out there without question.


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Old 01-31-2009, 01:37 AM
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You're right. I get really tired of seeing people say that - "It's good for the money". Besides the naysayers (who I have found to be few and far between), I've heard and read tons of reviews and general info on the Taurus, all praising it.

They're just like the "fanboys" of Playstation and XBOX fans. All in one's opinion, which is even more heavily scrutinized in the wide wide world of guns. I'll have my PT1911 in 3 or 4 days, and I couldn't be more confident that I will absolutely love it. I can't wait to strip it down and clean that nasty packing grease out. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:54 AM
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It won't be long.....I plan on doing a test from a rest(like that rhyme?) when it warms up a bit at an outdoor range. It'll consist of the Taurus, my colt special combat gvt hard chrome, and a colt nrm 91 that i had lightly modded. 25 yds will be the distance. We'll see how they do. All the same ammo as well. More than likely federal american eagle, and perhaps some "specific" loads.

Stay tuned.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:14 PM
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It won't be long.....I plan on doing a test from a rest(like that rhyme?) when it warms up a bit at an outdoor range. It'll consist of the Taurus, my colt special combat gvt hard chrome, and a colt nrm 91 that i had lightly modded. 25 yds will be the distance. We'll see how they do. All the same ammo as well. More than likely federal american eagle, and perhaps some "specific" loads.

Stay tuned.
That should be quite informative - keep us posted.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:17 PM
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update

Need to update on my gun. I had a Wilson Combat ejector put in. I went and put 200 rounds threw in and ran its first flawless 50 rounds of Remington Golden sabers. I went right back to the smith and asked to have the hammer changed and loose the series 80 stuff. Told him anything else he wanted to do he was welcome to do and send a bill. One week later he called and said it was ready. I was amazed what a little TLC could do. He changed the hammer, sear, sear spring, recoil spring, and some more internal parts. Also a complete fluff and buff. THe gun feels almost like a differnt gun. The action is very smooth. The trigger pull is right at 2.5 pounds. All for get this $120 including all parts. I could not be happier. I will post pics soon.
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