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Taurus 1911 Quality

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by RVTECH, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Give me the good, bad and the ugly please. Thanks.
     
  2. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I have not owned a taurus 1911 but have owned a firearm manufactured by taurus and can say that it was a bad buy due to light firing pin strikes causing multiple fail to fires I would'nt complain to much if they made replacement springs and I could fix it but they don't but at least if a part breaks/ becomes worn on a 1911 you could replace it
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Good gun for the money.
     
  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    I have a PT1911 in Stainless with the rail. It's an excellent shooter and made very well. I would have no problem recommending one.
     
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  5. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    i have owened three wheel guns and a model 99 all were fine guns matter a fact im looking for a snubbie in 357/38 now dont let people tell you taurus is bad iwould put them right up there just under ruger barely;)
     
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  6. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    I own a blued PT1911 in .38 Super, it is a great gun. I have had no problems with it and it is one great gun for the price. Best of all it is covered by a Taurus bumper to bumper lifetime warranty. It is my 1st Taurus & it seems very well put together. I replaced the ugly plastic grip & have been using it as a host for my Marvel Model 1 conversion kit.
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  7. CallMaker

    CallMaker NE Washington Active Member

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    My PT1911 is stainless in .38 Super. Great shooter, has not missed a beat. I purchased mine used but the new gun prices look pretty reasonable for all one gets with this pistol.
     
  8. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I had a PT1911ALR. That was the alloy frame, railed model, which I believe they discontinued.

    I did the series 80 delete, and installed a Wilson Combat hammer. The only mechanical issue I had with it, was light strikes, due to incorrect re-assembly after the series 80 delete and WC hammer install. After re-assembling correctly, no issues whatsoever.

    My only complaint was the bluing on the slide seemed thinner than other brands, so I had it Cerakoted. I ended up selling it to get a Stainless Springfield, but would not hesitate to buy another PT1911.

    Here is a pic of the one I used to own:

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  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    If I was buying another 1911 I would stick with the American made ones, Remington, Colt, Wilson Springfield, S&W, ect. Thats just me though
     
  10. jake2far

    jake2far Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Taurus PT1911 is good to go.


    Jim
     
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  11. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Taurus makes great guns for the money. I own a couple and have never had a problem. Look CDNN Sports has the 38 super for $399
     
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  12. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    This topic seems to come up a lot. My recollection is that there are some guys on here who don't like the look and construction of the internals and therefore wouldn't trust their lives with them. But I've owned three PT1911's, still own two, and really like them a lot. I've never had one fail to go bang or feed the next round in thousands of rounds, and they send the projectile wherever I aim the muzzle. Plus they are 1911s, which for some reason just feel great in the hand.
     
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  13. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Have to way disagree. I would buy a Rock Island 105 times out of 100. When I was looking for another railed 1911 taurus was cheap and available, and I waited. they use cheap parts, cheap finish, cheap quality, cheap everything. If you want a budget 1911 without buying a cheap POS look elsewhere
     
  14. OregonPlinker

    OregonPlinker Creswell, Or Active Member

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    My Dad had one a few years ago with the crimson trace on it and it was a great gun. For the price I really dont think you can beat them. Even the rock island tactical I looked at only had 3-4 "custom features" than the plain Jane one. The bottom line Taurus has 19 standard features that used to be considered "after market" or "custom"... If you look into how to tune your 1911, the Taurus already has it done when they put it in the box to ship it. Ive had 3 Taurus handguns and been around a couple more and Ive seen problems with one revolver I had. Im actually ordering 2 of the 1911b's from them tomorrow. Lifetime guarantee and Its a 1911... You can replace anything that goes wrong with something better...
     
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  15. CallMaker

    CallMaker NE Washington Active Member

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    Interesting, the last Springfield I looked at was marked "Made in Brazil"
     
  16. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I'll counter that with my experience...

    My RIA had a fubared extractor right out of the box and had to be replaced....the PT1911 I picked up used ran for a few thousand rounds before I traded it off....I think ANYTHING out there right now is hit and miss on QC, pick the best warranty within your price point.
     
  18. CallMaker

    CallMaker NE Washington Active Member

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    Good information EMP. Thanks.
     
  19. ls2gto

    ls2gto Salem Oregon Member

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    I have owned several taurus brand guns.
    here is my list:
    taurus pt1911 .45
    taurus pt92 stainless .9 mm ( owned 2 of these )
    taurus pt940 .40
    taurus pt140 .380
    taurus raging bull .44
    taurus .38 special ( after 20 years the trigger spring started to get weak, got replaced )
    taurus 24/7 9mm

    these have all been great guns. i have never had problems with any of them. i love my 1911 and wouldnt get rid of it. my father has a colt 80 series 1911 and we go shooting together. he has shot my taurus 1911 on several occasions and loves it. he said he would buy one and that is coming from a hardcore Colt guy.

    you cant listen to people that have owned one taurus and said it sucked, that doesnt give an accurate description of the product. i have seen sig sauer make a terrible gun or two. actually their p238, has a major fail to feed problem, but does that one bad model mean that sigs sucks? no.

    i have owned a large variety of taurus guns and i will be buying more because they are quality guns that have never let me down.
     
  20. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    Yeah, so anyway, back to Taurus...

    Are the Taurus PT92's still made on the former Beretta 92 factory tooling machinery? I had a PT92 back in the early 90s. Man, I loved that gun. Reliable, accurate, inexpensive, and easy to field strip. Then the divorce monkey bit my butt, and bye bye. Now I've got a very nice Beretta 92FS Pro Shop and recently got rid of two other 92FS's, but I can't say they are "better" than my old Taurus PT92.
     
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