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GLOCK=life
02-02-2012, 16:54
I know there is a lot of good in a lot of bad about these on the net. I have talked to 1911 guys that say there junk just because its not a kimber or sa. Anyone have one. I shot a new one in the duo tone all steel and it felt great. Fit seemed good. They are 640 on buds, my lgs has it for 550 otd. Thoughts?

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CharlestonG26
02-02-2012, 16:57
The firearm market is quite comptetive and there is an abundance of choice. Personally, I choose to avoid Taurus firearms. They make nothing that I want.

Mr. Gekko
02-02-2012, 17:03
I will just say there is plenty of things to dislike about Taurus without going off on a tangent.

Save a little coin and go for a Springfield or save a few bucks and look at some of the Filipino 1911's. At least then you will have a decent gun and not one where you are wondering if and when it will break down.

GVFlyer
02-02-2012, 17:24
Consider a Remington R1.

Lew-G17
02-02-2012, 17:27
I think even a Rock Island is a better value than a Taurus.

My problem with Taurus is when you have to order parts. Their parts service is terrible based on my experience.

Surewhynot
02-02-2012, 17:30
I had a Taurus PT140. The first 25 rounds through it went well. Anything after that there was no accuracy or reliability. I sold it and bought a glock 27.
I used to have a Taurus model 85 snub nose revolver .38 special. It shot nice.
I don't think I'd ever buy another Taurus semi auto. Maybe another revolver though


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Brucev
02-02-2012, 17:57
Last Friday I spent the afternoon at the range. While there I saw a fellow walk up with a nice stainless steel 1911 on his hip. Turned out it was a Taurus 1911 in 9mm. I was shooting my 6" S&W 28-2. The on target results he got with that pistol would have made anyone proud regardless of what 1911 they were firing. I would not have expected such excellent accuracy out of the Taurus. I was very surprised... even shocked. He said he'd fired a number of different types of ammo through the Taurus with nothing but perfect results. In the time I had to look at the pistol I was impressed with the fit and finish. The checkering on the front strap was flawless. The trigger was very good... as good as any 1911 trigger I've ever used short of one that has been fitted on a target pistol. Overall, the Taurus 1911 looked like a very good pistol... and given that it was chambered in 9mm, that fellow is going to be able to enjoy shooting it for much less money that a 1911 chambered in .45ACP. Cool.

bac1023
02-02-2012, 18:00
The Taurus is the worst 1911 on the current market, in my opinion.

clancy
02-02-2012, 18:50
I had well over a thousand rounds through my PT1911 with just to failure's to go into battery, both times when my 10 year old son was firing it, so I tend to think it was an issue with "limpwristing" and not the pistol. A lot of guys like to knock the PT, but I know a couple other guys who have them, and they both have only good things to say about them.

The finish isn't as nice as the Kimber I had, but my Kimber cost $1500, my Taurus $500. But the Taurus was far and away a much more reliable pistol than the Kimber. As a matter of fact, a rock was a more reliable weapon than my Kimber.

I would not hesitate to buy or recommend a Taurus PT1911.

glock2740
02-02-2012, 19:02
I had well over a thousand rounds through my PT1911 with just to failure's to go into battery, both times when my 10 year old son was firing it, so I tend to think it was an issue with "limpwristing" and not the pistol. A lot of guys like to knock the PT, but I know a couple other guys who have them, and they both have only good things to say about them.

The finish isn't as nice as the Kimber I had, but my Kimber cost $1500, my Taurus $500. But the Taurus was far and away a much more reliable pistol than the Kimber. As a matter of fact, a rock was a more reliable weapon than my Kimber.

I would not hesitate to buy or recommend a Taurus PT1911.
Which Kimber did you have?

NeverMore1701
02-02-2012, 19:11
I'd rather one of the RIAs, American Classics, ATIs, etc.

bac1023
02-02-2012, 19:28
I'd rather one of the RIAs, American Classics, ATIs, etc.

:agree:

craig19
02-02-2012, 19:31
There are a lot better options at the $650 price range than Taurass.

glock2740
02-02-2012, 19:34
There are a lot better options at the $650 price range than Toreass.
Fixed it for ya. :rofl:

bac1023
02-02-2012, 19:38
:animlol:

NeverMore1701
02-02-2012, 19:44
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

craig19
02-02-2012, 19:59
Fixed it for ya. :rofl:


:rofl:

clancy
02-02-2012, 20:09
Which Kimber did you have?

A Pro Eclipse 2. It was a beautiful looking pistol. It was also a totally unreliable POS.

glock2740
02-02-2012, 20:16
A Pro Eclipse 2. It was a beautiful looking pistol. It was also a totally unreliable POS.
You paid $1500 for one of those? :wow: You got jacked.

plouffedaddy
02-02-2012, 20:31
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0657.jpg

I had a PT1911AL. The finish was terrible, so I had it redone by CCR. Performance was great though. Good trigger, accurate, and relatively reliable 1911. I had 2 malfunctions through 500 rounds in it. Ultimately sold it to finance a TRP...

clancy
02-03-2012, 05:01
You paid $1500 for one of those? :wow: You got jacked.

I can't argue that point. But the gun was so unreliable that if I had paid $300 for it I would have been jacked. Sent it back to Kimber twice and it still wouldn't work. So much for drinking the Kimber kool-aid.

glock2740
02-03-2012, 05:04
Sorry to hear about the issues. Can't blame you having a bad taste for Kimber after that. I guess I've been lucky, as all of my Kimbers have been 100%. Just about every brand can have some lemons.

clancy
02-03-2012, 09:21
Sorry to hear about the issues. Can't blame you having a bad taste for Kimber after that. I guess I've been lucky, as all of my Kimbers have been 100%. Just about every brand can have some lemons.

True. The mistake I made was shooting a friend's Kimber that he bought around 2005 or 6, and I fell in love with it. It seems that anything post 2006 is a crap shoot. I know of 2 LGS that have stopped carrying Kimber due to so many issues. Last week I was in another shop, and 2 guys came in to have their brand new Kimber's sent back for repair. They both, when the slide was released, had the hammer drop without touching the trigger. A major safety issue,and if it went full automatic at a public shooting range it could result in serious jailtime for the owner. I even saw one Kimber that you could not fit the magazine in the well. How these things make it past QC amaze me. In NYS they have to be shot prior to shipment to the dealer to provide 2 spent cases for registration(another waste of the taxpayer's money) and yet they were shipped like that.

SuHu
02-03-2012, 14:22
I had 2 Taurus 1911's. They were apparently fit by a team of blind mongoloids armed with 10Hp dremels.

22rtf2
02-03-2012, 14:27
The Taurus is the worst 1911 on the current market, in my opinion.

I will accept this mans opinion on a 1911 before anybody on youtube or anywhere else.

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Bigpoppie50
02-03-2012, 18:24
I had a two tone 24/7 Pro 45ACP about six months ago but I sold it and applied the funds to an XDM 45. It wasn't anything wrong with it as it only had about 300 rounds through the pipe without any malfunctions whatsoever. I had read so many mixed reviews about Taurus that I guess it just tainted my view a little and I wanted something in a 45ACP that was more reliable since it would be a bedside gun.

Ruggles
02-03-2012, 19:30
True. The mistake I made was shooting a friend's Kimber that he bought around 2005 or 6, and I fell in love with it. It seems that anything post 2006 is a crap shoot. I know of 2 LGS that have stopped carrying Kimber due to so many issues. Last week I was in another shop, and 2 guys came in to have their brand new Kimber's sent back for repair. They both, when the slide was released, had the hammer drop without touching the trigger. A major safety issue,and if it went full automatic at a public shooting range it could result in serious jailtime for the owner. I even saw one Kimber that you could not fit the magazine in the well. How these things make it past QC amaze me. In NYS they have to be shot prior to shipment to the dealer to provide 2 spent cases for registration(another waste of the taxpayer's money) and yet they were shipped like that.

Without a doubt serious issues indeed. No one is going to jail for a issue as you described occurring. If the gun was the cause of the auto fire and not the owner altering the gun then no harm no foul legally IMO.

Kimber makes a quality 1911 IMO. I have owned 4 and would buy more if the right model caught my eye :supergrin:

bac1023
02-03-2012, 20:15
A Pro Eclipse 2. It was a beautiful looking pistol. It was also a totally unreliable POS.

You paid $1500 for one of those? :wow: You got jacked.

:agree:

That price is ridiculous.

packsaddle
02-03-2012, 20:33
I've owned several 1911s.....including Springfield Armory.

Currently own a Taurus and it's been the most accurate 1911 I've owned....and the least expensive 1911 I've owned.

Saving for a Les Baer or Wilson Combat later this year.

In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy my Taurus and continue outshooting friends with Kimbers, Colts, etc.

sna0403
02-04-2012, 19:56
I turned down a buddy's PT1911 he wanted to trade even for my 4" RIA. Mine shot better.

bac1023
02-04-2012, 20:03
I turned down a buddy's PT1911 he wanted to trade even for my 4" RIA. Mine shot better.

I wouldn't take a Taurus for an RIA either.

Ruggles
02-04-2012, 20:12
I wouldn't take a Taurus for an RIA either.

If it had those gold accented small parts you know you would. Oh and those faux Mother of Pearl Grips.....if it had those you would trade the RIA and throw in that sweet ass Walther P5 you have I bet. :tongueout:

sna0403
02-04-2012, 20:35
I get to choose between a Glock 22 (issue weapon), M&P 40 and my RIA (personal weapons) for duty carry: I chose the Rock, but I'm kind of old school.

bac1023
02-04-2012, 21:46
If it had those gold accented small parts you know you would. Oh and those faux Mother of Pearl Grips.....if it had those you would trade the RIA and throw in that sweet ass Walther P5 you have I bet. :tongueout:

:rofl:

Dwe
02-06-2012, 18:34
I have 2 friends that love theirs so I bought the first one I saw. Paid $500 for it. Since then I have continued to try and break it and so far have failed. Only thing I replaced are the Sights. It is both 100% reliable and very accurate for an entry 1911. So far I have not regretted it. That being said, with the choices we now have like the Ruger, and Remington and the SA Range Office , I doubt I would go with the PT1911 again.