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Carolina Drifter
11-16-2010, 20:45
I've seen people that love them and people who put them down. My question is would it be a good platform to build on as I don't think I have ever owned but one gun I didn't improve one way or another.

Thanks :wavey:

airflyer
11-16-2010, 20:51
Why put good money in Taurus it still will be taurus when done
You will never get your money back ,lots of other better platforms

bac1023
11-16-2010, 20:59
God no.

Its already "built up" with a lot of cheap tacked-on features. The front strap is already ruined as well. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Your only option would be to drop back 5 and punt. :whistling:

Believe me, its the worst 1911 on the current market.








...shhh, don't tell FLIPPER is just bashed the Taurus.







:rofl:

ctfireman
11-16-2010, 21:26
Please don't. I'm NOT a taurus hater as i happen like their revolvers but they should leave the 1911 market alone. Just because some people have them & don't have issues with them, that doesn't make them ok.

bac1023
11-16-2010, 21:29
Please don't. I'm NOT a taurus hater as i happen like their revolvers but they should leave the 1911 market alone. Just because some people have them & don't have issues with them, that doesn't make them ok.

I like Taurus revolvers as well, but the 1911 is a POS.

MarkCO
11-17-2010, 09:07
I like Taurus revolvers as well, but the 1911 is a POS.

Not trying to pile on, but what they said!:wow:

FLIPPER 348
11-17-2010, 11:02
The frame is as good as any other for a build project.






If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

Rinspeed
11-17-2010, 11:06
I don't even really like their revolvers.

jeepinbandit
11-17-2010, 11:15
I own one I like it the way it is. Shoots fine. You should be fine building a project on one I notice nothing different between my Taurus frame and a Colt frame that a friend has.

Agent6-3/8
11-17-2010, 11:21
The frame is as good as any other for a build project.






If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??


IMO, because most of the gun buying public is dumb enough (or uninformed enough) to think they are really getting a $2000 pistol for $700.

ArmoryDoc
11-17-2010, 11:22
The frame is as good as any other for a build project.






If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

Because people still find it cheaper than SA, Colt, DW and the others and it LOOKS like a 1911.

ambluemax
11-17-2010, 12:26
NOOOOOOOOO! Friends don't let friends buy Taurus.

Springfield Milspec is a MUCH better build platform

FLIPPER 348
11-17-2010, 13:09
Springfield Milspec is a MUCH better build platform

How so exactly?? They are both from Brazil, no?

MD357
11-17-2010, 13:38
If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

Same reason people still buy Hi-points? They just don't know any better? :cool:

Whiskey Six
11-17-2010, 13:45
If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

Deceptive marketing. Slick ad campaign. "Expert" endorsements.:whistling: "Unbiased" magazine reviews.:upeyes: Ignorance.:wavey:

FLIPPER 348
11-17-2010, 14:48
Sorry, but the market is reality.

If prices were lower now than at the introduction there would be some backing to the POS comments about the PT-1911. Until then he opinion of a few 1911-snobs and 'collectors' on GT is just feel-good stuff.

rsxr22
11-17-2010, 17:07
If liking quality 1911's makes me a snob, COUNT ME IN!!!! I always thought of 1911 snobs to be the tradionalists who said "If it aint a colt, it aint a 1911", but if buying/liking quality guns makes a snob, im cool with that.

Im pretty sure the PT1911 could double as an instrument with all those rattling poorly fitted parts:wavey:

PawDog
11-17-2010, 17:31
I bought a slightly used PT-1911 a couple of months ago, and the quality is no less than my RIA 1911 I bought four years ago. I've only taken it to the range once, shot about 50 rounds through it, and had no failures of any type with it.
It's as accurate as my RIA, and my son's SA Milspec as we shot both the same day for comparison.

Paid $440.00 OTD for the Taurus, and as I recall, $335.00 new for the RIA. I also have a Taurus Judge and a PT140 Milpro in.40 S&W, and have zero issues with either one also.

polizei1
11-17-2010, 18:01
Man I love these threads. :rofl:

I'm still waiting for Bac to do a "oops I shot my Taurus thread!"

Hokie1911
11-17-2010, 18:13
Deceptive marketing. Slick ad campaign. "Expert" endorsements.:whistling: "Unbiased" magazine reviews.:upeyes: Ignorance.:wavey:

Exactly...

http://www.homeauvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bose.jpg

glock2740
11-17-2010, 18:41
Sorry, but the market is reality.


Tell that to all of the *********s that spent hundreds/thousands on Beenie Babies...:rofl:

Hokie1911
11-17-2010, 18:44
Tell that to all of the *********s that spent hundreds/thousands on Beenie Babies...:rofl:

Spoken like a ********* that doesn't have kids. :tongueout:

knedrgr
11-17-2010, 18:51
:popcorn:

38 Super Fan
11-17-2010, 19:05
Exactly...

http://www.homeauvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bose.jpg
:rofl:

glock2740
11-17-2010, 19:07
Spoken like a ********* that doesn't have kids. :tongueout:
OK Hokie, we'll just call them bad investors. :rofl:But the people I know that went off the deep end with the Beenie Baby craze weren't buying them for their kids. Wouldn't have ever let their kids play with them, touch'em or even look at them. :supergrin:

MarkCO
11-17-2010, 19:25
I know this guy whose wife's freind's aunt put 50 rounds through her zip-gun...100% reliability...good to go!

rsxr22
11-17-2010, 19:25
I bought a slightly used PT-1911 a couple of months ago, and the quality is no less than my RIA 1911 I bought four years ago. I've only taken it to the range once, shot about 50 rounds through it, and had no failures of any type with it.
It's as accurate as my RIA, and my son's SA Milspec as we shot both the same day for comparison.

Paid $440.00 OTD for the Taurus, and as I recall, $335.00 new for the RIA. I also have a Taurus Judge and a PT140 Milpro in.40 S&W, and have zero issues with either one also.

I guess its an equal comparison when comparing to a RIA. Ive never commented about the functionality of the gun. The ones ive came in contact with run, my gripes are with fit and finish. Getting a SS model nullifies the finish part, but the fit in my experience is awful. The RIA's ive had experience with were nothing magical, but decently fit. The Spartan is light years better than the PT1911 in quality, and from what i hear so is the DE1911.

bac1023
11-17-2010, 19:29
How so exactly?? They are both from Brazil, no?

:rofl:

So does that make a Kimber as good as a Wilson?

...well, they're both from the States. ;)








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bac1023
11-17-2010, 19:31
Tell that to all of the *********s that spent hundreds/thousands on Beenie Babies...:rofl:

:rofl:

Hokie1911
11-17-2010, 19:31
OK Hokie, we'll just call them bad investors. :rofl:But the people I know that went off the deep end with the Beenie Baby craze weren't buying them for their kids. Wouldn't have ever let their kids play with them, touch'em or even look at them. :supergrin:

Haha, I'm just giving you the business because I'm jealous you keep buying kickass 1911s and I am buying sh1t for my kids. :rofl:

bac1023
11-17-2010, 19:32
I know this guy whose wife's freind's aunt put 50 rounds through her zip-gun...100% reliability...good to go!

:animlol:

HAIL CAESAR
11-17-2010, 19:57
The frame is as good as any other for a build project.


If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

I think if you can get a Tauri SUPER cheap and want to gut it and use the frame and slide to build a hunting gun or a beater....why not.

And to why they sell so well......The same reason we have Obamanation for POTUS. There are a bunch of dumb as heck people that live in this nation. Unfortunately they can register to vote and get a credit card.
So now we have people that voted Bama in the White House and own a Taurus, and think both are great.

skud_dusty
11-17-2010, 21:29
The frame is as good as any other for a build project.






If the PT 1911 is such a POS then why does it sell so well with an expanded product line and a substantially higher price than the initial offering??

Stop being so butthurt that you overpaid for a glorified deuce not worthy of anything other than being flushed. Taurus 1911s are garbage and you know it! :wow:

OP, get something higher quality to build up. For a project gun I myself would shoot for a used Springfield Armory.

ambluemax
11-18-2010, 11:20
:rofl:

So does that make a Kimber as good as a Wilson?

...well, they're both from the States. ;)








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Exactly, thank you bac. I couldn't have said it better myself.

ALL of the PT1911 owners I personally know of have had significant problems and regret the day they bought them. If Taurus took all the money they spend marketing their POS product, they might actually be able to deliver a quality product to the consumer and then they would sell themselves like the other quality production 1911's

PawDog
11-18-2010, 13:09
I know this guy whose wife's freind's aunt put 50 rounds through her zip-gun...100% reliability...good to go!

The friend's aunt needs to build and market zip guns I guess....:whistling:

That's a lot like those on gun forums who's friend's brother's father-in-law had a Les Baer 1911 that blew his arm off when the barrel exploded from over-powered reloads.

There's always some "expert" who downgrades brands of pistols, rifles, ammo, cars, etc., that had never owned, used, shot or drove the model being discussed. :upeyes:

MD357
11-18-2010, 13:44
I know this guy whose wife's freind's aunt put 50 rounds through her zip-gun...100% reliability...good to go!

:rofl: Best comment of the thread.

MD357
11-18-2010, 13:53
Sorry, but the market is reality.

If prices were lower now than at the introduction there would be some backing to the POS comments about the PT-1911. Until then he opinion of a few 1911-snobs and 'collectors' on GT is just feel-good stuff.

Which is as dumb as saying that Hi-point prices are higher than they were 5 years ago so they aren't POSs.

If PT1911s were shooting up in price and nothing else was moving then you might have a point. THAT is the market reality my friend.

Take the apologist blinders off and see the bigger picture. :cool:

FWIW, not all prices are going up. CDNN has them for $399 in .38super.

HAIL CAESAR
11-18-2010, 14:37
:rofl: Best comment of the thread.

Yeah, that was a classic.:rofl:

jeepinbandit
11-18-2010, 15:00
My PT1911AR in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ_F0s-gcfE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkr1VgjW34Q