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Old 03-14-2016, 06:53 AM
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Thoughts on Taurus Pt1911 9mm??

Looking for a budget priced 9mm. Read some stuff on the Taurus. Is it really a bad gun???
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:56 AM
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I would prefer a RIA 1911. Don't know about the 9mm, but chambered in .45 , mine runs flawlessly. Nice for under $500

I bought it a few years ago because everyone was raving about the dependability. I had to see for myself. Only non Colt 1911 platform I have, and I would trust my life on it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:14 PM
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It's not a bad gun. I have a Taurus PT1911 - 9MM in stainless that has zero reliability issues. Whatever you get, it would good to do an in person inspection. The quality and fitting does vary from gun to gun for most 1911s.

The Taurus does have a few things are unique to them such as the grip width. You can see more of the differences by searching here.

You should also look at the Colt Competition 9mm. It's got a pretty reasonable street price as well.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:58 PM
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im the same as jim

ive had mine 9mm stainless for around 6 months and have put around 800 rounds through it. reloads and factory. has gone bang every time i pulled the trigger.
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:42 PM
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I got a 9mm one for a super duper bargain. Minor tuning and Meggar mags with Wolffe mag springs, and barrel link, bingo. Acceptable accuracy.
Im a 45 guy, but Id buy another in a heartbeat if I wanted a 9.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:11 PM
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I just bought a 9mm parkerized pt1911 last Sat shot two mags and gave it to my smith whos duracoating my slide stainless steel. Of the two mags I fired the first round of each mag would hang up and not go into battery. Imo thats ok I had it loaded with 9 rds and guess it just needs be shot at least 2-300 rounds as I had the exact same thing happen to me in the past with a RIA 45 1911 snd it worked perfect afterwards . I also ordered a Wilson Combat 9mm mag the springs in these seem a little softer than the Tauri units....So Im not sweating it as the gun is very tight. After 250 rds though and I would be concerned.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:17 PM
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I wonder if 600.00 for a SS PT1911 in 9MM with a trigger job is on the high side?
I have a Friend who want to sell me one he no longer shoots?
I shot some reloads out of two full magazines no problems at all .
accuracy at 15 yards were so so but they were with my reloads that I shoot out of my IDPA SR9 gun 3.5 gr. of B.E.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:55 AM
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I would go RIA, Have had nothing but cobbled junk from the 1911 Taurus.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:04 AM
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I have one in 9mm since they first were available, same with the 45. Have not had any problems with either. Sold the 45 as I had about a half dozen 1911s 45s at the time and a young fellow wanted to have a 1911. I'm not a round counter nor a target shooter any more but an avid plinker on all kind of targets. Still have a Taurus in 38 Super also. People want to bad mouth the Taurus 1911s, I've had 3 and still have 2 and no problems with them. Accurate and reliable. Lot of rounds through the 9mm as buy my ammo by the case plus reload, not so many with the Super as not reloading for it as of yet. I only speak from personal knowledge by shooting them over the years. Been owning and shooting 1911s 55 years at least.
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:34 PM
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I've got an about '07 in .45 and it's been absolutely reliable. I've since gone with Springers but my son has taken to the Taurus. It's not the best out there but I've been pleased with it.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:21 PM
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I'm not a Taurus fan, that said, when my LGS had an as new stainless PT1911 9MM in the case for $550, I bought it for my wife. (She always wanted to shoot my S&W Pro Series 1911!). The pistol is pretty well finished, has an acceptable trigger, good sights and runs reliably with 124 gran and up ammo. Certain low end 115 grain ammo short cycles the slide, which I'm sure is due to Taurus's heavy stock mainspring.

Accuracy wise, the Taurus isn't up to the S&W standard, but it will hold 2.5 to 3.5 inches at 25 yards with ammo it likes. Not bad for 9MM 1911 in the under $700 price range.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:28 PM
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A Taurus 9mm 1911 cured me from ever wanting another Taurus.. get the Colt, they work.
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:02 PM
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I'd save a few more dollars and buy a springfield.

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Old 11-01-2016, 12:22 AM
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The PT111 G2 is a good gun. We have 2 and they have never failed us.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:00 PM
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Pt1911

I have shot about 3000 rounds through my Taurus 1911 and it has operated flawlessly. Not one issue to this date. Only thing I had to replace was the rear sight because it came loose. Other than that it is an awesome gun and I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:58 AM
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My PT-1911, 9MM upgraded with VZ G-10 grips for a much better feel, and looks too!

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Old 01-05-2017, 09:40 AM
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Love those grips!

As soon as I settle on either my current Kimber or my heart throb Coonan, then the lucky winner will be adorned at the alter of Gun Lust with such signs of my love.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:42 AM
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I guess that the OP disappeared ...
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:54 PM
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I have a 9 mm that has about 1000 rds thru it. No problems with ammo but had to get Tripp mags to get reliable feeding.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:09 PM
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have a ss pt1911 in 9mm, reliable but under the extractor a chunk of metal broke off, taurus/imbel wanted to replace it but being in ca i cant get a gun witha different ser. due to the ca roster of "certified" handguns.
Again reliable but that i wouldnt exactly call it catosrophic failure.
I rather buy another springer or colt my ria 9mm isnt reliable.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:46 PM
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I have a 9 mm that has about 1000 rds thru it. No problems with ammo but had to get Tripp mags to get reliable feeding.
Does it only feed right with Tripp mags?
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:55 PM
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Mine feed perfectly with the 2 OEM mags
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