I may possibly bring a Taurus PT1911 that you may borrow at a shoot, whenever that may be. It's a recent addition by an associate, who absolutely loves it. If I bring one, you have my permission to fire it as much as you'd like.Any 1911 fans have recommendations for a 1st .45 1911 that won't bankrupt me? Thanks.:huh:
I definitely need more time at the range, the most simple cure for my problems. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a terrible marksman, but I never have time to practice. Whether it's my weapon or an associates, I do much more cleaning, if anything else.Possible carry (although, I'd probably stick to something lighter for carry). I wouldn't own a weapon that I wouldn't put a fair amount of rounds through. I am a shooter, and anything I own will see regular use at the range.
The rebate ended at the end of 2008FYI - Taurus will send you 75$ back, if I'm not mistaken. It's what happened with one I know of, at least. I saw the check myself. Call Taurus to confirm before listening to me, though. I don't know if this rebate is still in effect.
Sounds like you have experience, Wichaha. You said what you don't like, but didn't say what you DO like.I'd advise against a Kimber or Taurus, as they have many sub-par quality parts in them, and have inconsistent QC problems...mostly being out of spec, or just the assemblers inattention to detail.
Even Springfield has sub-par parts, but theirs doesn't seem to break like Kimber parts do.
I have made much money with those guns on my bench, changing out parts & fixing what the manufacturer should have before it went out the door.