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New Taurus 1911 ALR, and I love it.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Visceral, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    Took the new Taurus 1911 ALR to the range today. Bought it yesterday at Keith's for $629.

    Functioned flawlessly with 200 rounds of WWB, Blazer 230, and Lawman 200gr +P.

    I can't be more pleased with the gun. I've had it apart several times and looked through the construction. I know there's a little MIM in there, but I can't see how it's going to create any problems yet.

    Right away, I could see where my 10 yard group went down to a nice 3 inch circle. That's more a function of the wonderful 1911 trigger and weight, but I can tell the gun is a far better shot than I am.

    Obviously, I'll report back as the round count grows, but so far I've been really impressed. I can't afford the 1911s my Dad owns and loves, but even he'll admit he can't rationalize ME spending much more than I did with the Taurus.
     
  2. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    Here's a picture of the 1911 and the HK p30L...

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  3. jcs3

    jcs3 Vancouver, WA Member

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    The 1911s that Taurus produces are great values. You get a lot of great features for the amount you spend. The aluminum frame is also very nice. I had one here for a while and I could feel the wt difference between it and my Colt. You bought a good looking piece.:thumbup:
     
  4. Visceral

    Visceral Portland, OR Member

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    Thanks! I've had a bunch of rounds down the pipe now and still not a single issue. The lightweight seemed to be a benefit until I put the +P hollowpoints in. With less weight to move, they really smack your hand... not a big deal.

    Still love this thing!
     
  5. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Just pick up the 21# square spring for it and your + P should be like normal again.