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itstime
08-14-2012, 09:40
The price is good. Wonder if I can make it great????

Why am I thinking this?????

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
08-14-2012, 09:45
Run RUN! RUUUUUNNNNNNNN AWWWAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/notaurus3.jpg

youngdocglock
08-14-2012, 09:47
Run RUN! RUUUUUNNNNNNNN AWWWAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/notaurus3.jpg

Lmmfao!

itstime
08-14-2012, 09:48
First post. Too funny.

SigFTW
08-14-2012, 09:52
Run RUN! RUUUUUNNNNNNNN AWWWAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Website%20Stuff/notaurus3.jpg
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

itstime
08-14-2012, 10:06
I have an older 92. Love it. Revolvers are ok at best.

The polymer Taurus's I have are pretty reliable but really don't shoot that well for me.

I know there are haters of a Taurus models but is there any Love for the 1911 out there?

Just for a beater?

raven11
08-14-2012, 10:10
First post says it all

yogiboobooranger
08-14-2012, 10:10
I actually had one for several years. It shot well, ate any ammo I fed it, and was an all around good 1911. Mine was stainless, and the only mod I did to it was to remove the ambi safety. Outside of that, I only sold it because I needed money for another project. If you get one for a good price, go for it. They are guaranteed for life, no matter how many previous owners.

coachg
08-14-2012, 10:15
I've been happy with mine. SN 01911. I guess that was a good sign. Many thousands of rounds without a single problem. I'm not sure why so much hate. I also had the PT92 for a while. Again, it was nice and shot great. Just sold it to fund something else.

Nakanokalronin
08-14-2012, 10:25
I'd buy another PT1911 if it was $100 or less to use as a total beater, otherwise I'd rather spend the money elsewhere.

countrygun
08-14-2012, 11:57
My wife and I have a number of Tauri, 5 semi's and one revolver and have had no trouble whatsoever, unless you consider that the Millenium doesn't like CCI aluminium case ammo, but Taurus tells you that.

Out latest is a brand new PT1911 and I am "putting it through it's paces" right now. No problems what so over have cropped up, but I would just about guess, that if you had the time to go on every website and mention every brand of 1911 out there you would probably run a good chance af being told, by more than one person, any brand is "junk". such is the way of the internet and to an extent 1911 clones.

The Taurus has a number of commendable features Thye have apparently gotten away from the "straight-eight" sights which was a blessing to me as a matter of personal taste, and gone to a three-dot that I prefer. I did a bit of searching on the net, and a bit of research, and found there are a couple of "gentlemen" who seem to hit everyforum out there, under different screen names but always with exact boilerplate complaints almost word for word descriptions. Mneh.

The trigger on mine is very good for not being a 'custom" job, it's acccurate, but I am a strange duck in that, I don't get overly bent about "out of the box" one way or the other. I want to know exactly how accurate it is after 1,000 rds, I haven't reached that mark yet, but out of the box I will say it was impressive.

The only two things I can find fault with are the blued matte finish which starts to polish in about three trips from a holster, (it is blued well it is just the method used for the "matte" effect polishes down) and the magazine well bevel is frankly a "kiss on the cheek" compared to what it should be.

I can't and won't completely recommend it without some more time, but I don't see any problems looming on the horizon.

Nakanokalronin
08-14-2012, 12:45
I've probably mentioned Taurus quality on a few forums, but that's because every revolver I've handled has random tolerances in the cylinder when in full lock up, some new one's having shaved lead from the factory NIB and the PT 1911 I had was a total POS from top to bottom. It fed zero HP ammo no matter what mag, extractor tension or how much the feedramp was polished and only 50% of ball ammo. Finish was like it was applied with a sharpie, ambi safety fell off and the wonderful and common hammer follow actually ignited a round when I chambered it at the range which scared the crap out of me and no, my finger was not on the trigger although some rabid Taurus fan might never believe that one. :upeyes: That cursed brand will never be in my possession again.

youngdocglock
08-14-2012, 12:52
I had a PT1911af, great 1911.


Had a PT92af.......piece of.........yeah

dewidmt
08-14-2012, 21:37
I bought one of the Taurus 1911 "pimp" guns (bright bluing, gold accents) that CDNN was running for $399 in .38 Super. Great gun! Trigger is slick, no bobbles through 400 rounds so far (factory and reloads). Really don't care for the finish but for just South of $400..who cares!
I also just picked up an older PT-92, mainly because it was the first gun I ever bought for myself waaaay back in the late 80's. $265 out the door and it's a fine shooter as well.
Had an older Mod 65 revolver that I used as a teaching pistol for females and a loaner gun if anybody needed it for awhile. No problems ever.
I like Tauri and I'm not afraid to say it!

bac1023
08-14-2012, 22:21
I have an older 92. Love it. Revolvers are ok at best.

The polymer Taurus's I have are pretty reliable but really don't shoot that well for me.

I know there are haters of a Taurus models but is there any Love for the 1911 out there?

Just for a beater?

I like the Taurus 92 and the Taurus revolvers. That's it.

The 1911 is probably the worst on the current market.

NeverMore1701
08-14-2012, 22:44
I like the Taurus 92 and the Taurus revolvers. That's it.

The 1911 is probably the worst on the current market.

But it's like a $3k pistol, they said so!


:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

ArmoryDoc
08-14-2012, 23:00
The only Taurus I've ever found worthy of owning is the 92.

In my opinion, if you own any other Taurus gun and haven't had issue with it, you aren't shooting it enough. YMMV but I doubt it.

oldnoob
08-14-2012, 23:30
But it's like a $3k pistol, they said so!


:rofl:

Your post remind me of Taurus' ad back in 2010. I digged through my old gun magazine and finally found them.

Sorry for the ****ty phone camera, my scanner broke down earlier this week and haven't replace it.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/9DDDEB97-1B57-469E-9151-9AFDC53BC0C2-27091-0000272EE5A50A56.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/C19A01A8-11CA-4FE1-90B2-4F76A2BEE27C-27091-0000272EF13715F3.jpg

I like how they break down all the "upgrade" parts and claim they are selling a $2100 worth of pistol for a discount price of $700.

If I break down every parts of a Honda Civic and list their retail part price, it would be a $65k car.

I do not have plan on getting this fine pistol. But CDNN was having a sale for $399 not too long ago. Whoever was interesting in it should give them a call.

NeverMore1701
08-14-2012, 23:33
Your post remind me of Taurus' ad back in 2010. I digged through my old gun magazine and finally found them.

Sorry for the ****ty phone camera, my scanner broke down earlier this week and haven't replace it.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/9DDDEB97-1B57-469E-9151-9AFDC53BC0C2-27091-0000272EE5A50A56.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/C19A01A8-11CA-4FE1-90B2-4F76A2BEE27C-27091-0000272EF13715F3.jpg

I like how they break down all the "upgrade" parts and claim they are selling a $2100 worth of pistol for a discount price of $700.

If I break down every parts of a Honda Civic and list their retail part price, it would be a $65k car.

I do not have plan on getting this fine pistol. But CDNN was having a sale for $399 not too long ago. Whoever was interesting in it should give them a call.

That's what I was thinking of, just couldn't remember the exact price they threw out there :rofl:

oldnoob
08-14-2012, 23:33
The only Taurus I've ever found worthy of owning is the 92.



PT92 was indeed a great pistol. I enjoy my AFS a lot (almost more so than my Beretta G Vertec).

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/TaurusPT92AFS.jpg

oldnoob
08-14-2012, 23:40
That's what I was thinking of, just couldn't remember the exact price they threw out there :rofl:

I think at one point, they advertise "Match grade" barrel. Along with "trigger job" and "polish feedramp", it just floor me.

They should also add on "100% recyclable", "bio degradable" and "unlimited miles per gallon". :rofl:

NeverMore1701
08-14-2012, 23:43
I think at one point, they advertise "Match grade" barrel. Along with "trigger job" and "polish feedramp", it just floor me.

They should also add on "100% recyclable", "bio degradable" and "unlimited miles per gallon". :rofl:

Throw in "will make your wang bigger" and "you'll win the lottery" for good measure :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

countrygun
08-14-2012, 23:43
That's what I was thinking of, just couldn't remember the exact price they threw out there :rofl:


I don't know what is so terribly funny about that. Take a stock RIA to a gunsmith and have those things done.

I grant I am glad the dropped the Heinie sights, I don't know what the heck a "target" hammer is but the trigger is very nice, The mag well bevel was priced a bit high in the add and underdone in reality, some of the things I don't use or prefer but that is a personal thing. Then you just consider the checkering, trigger work, grip safety and barrel, slide. frame fit, it still isn't a bad deal.

I sure don't see it as laughable if you have those things seen to on a stock gun.

NeverMore1701
08-14-2012, 23:44
I don't know what is so terribly funny about that. Take a stock RIA to a gunsmith and have those things done.

I grant I am glad the dropped the Heinie sights, I don't know what the heck a "target" hammer is but the trigger is very nice, The mag well bevel was priced a bit high in the add and underdone in reality, some of the things I don't use or prefer but that is a personal thing. Then you just consider the checkering, trigger work, grip safety and barrel, slide. frame fit, it still isn't a bad deal.

I sure don't see it as laughable if you have those things seen to on a stock gun.

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/159/414/Cool-Starry-Bra.jpg

countrygun
08-14-2012, 23:58
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/159/414/Cool-Starry-Bra.jpg


Tell me, are all your bras plain, if not how much extra did you pay for the stars on them?

NeverMore1701
08-15-2012, 00:09
I just take whatever advise your mom offers.

countrygun
08-15-2012, 00:21
Dig her up and ask her for me.

When it comes to the 1911s I guess I am glad to see these things OTC.

:fred: back in my day Sonny, if you wanted a new 1911 model you had your choice, Colt Commander blue or nickle, Colt series 70 blue (never saw a new nickled in that era) or a Gold Cup. they didn't come with many features. By the time I tricked out my $195 new series 70 I had close to the price of a new Taurus, today, in it (without the checkering at all-too spendy) and that was spent between '77-'81 in the dollars of that day.

Not being spoiled by today's market I appreciate someone offering the features at that price. But I am lucky in that, as long as the frame and slide are "in spec" and don't break I can make it work if anything else breaks, I actually enjoyed tinkering on 1911s over the years.

NeverMore1701
08-15-2012, 00:27
Glad I'm not from "back in your day", sounds miserable. Very glad to be in an era where good, reliable 1911s are available in many price ranges. The Taurus offering is not among them, however.

oldnoob
08-15-2012, 00:49
You can get two apple pies from Mc D for a buck. It's hard to find anyone that will sell you an apple pie for a buck, let along two apple pies. But it's still laughable to think this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_W-pG7tUmJk0/SjsJ-MkUN8I/AAAAAAAAAss/hDAnL4umknE/s400/McDonaldsApplePie02.jpg

is the same as:

http://0.tqn.com/d/americanfood/1/5/v/7/-/-/ap.jpg

:wavey:

countrygun
08-15-2012, 00:56
Glad I'm not from "back in your day", sounds miserable. Very glad to be in an era where good, reliable 1911s are available in many price ranges. The Taurus offering is not among them, however.


I will decide for myself after a few more boxes.

I am a heretic, In the early 80's "everybody" knew that an M-1 carbine wouldn't shoot better than 6-8" off the bench.I still have my sub-three-inch one and have added a couple more.

The wife and I have over 1,000rds each through our High-Point carbines despite the fact that "everybody" knows they are junk. and they both shoot as tight as any other 9mm carbines I've seen. don't have that many rounds through the .40 but it is very accurate.

"everybody" knows how difficult the Ruger MKs are to field strip too:upeyes:

and on and on.

I have a LOT of "high end" guns but I make up my own mind on them too.

I am just funny that way.

Lone_Wolfe
08-15-2012, 02:18
Throw in "will make your wang bigger" and "you'll win the lottery" for good measure :rofl::rofl::rofl:: rofl:

Is your wang so small that a Taurus could really help? :whistling: :tongueout: :rofl:

NEOH212
08-15-2012, 02:27
I like the Taurus 92 and the Taurus revolvers. That's it.

The 1911 is probably the worst on the current market.

I need not say anymore.

Thank you!

:wavey: :agree:

NEOH212
08-15-2012, 02:29
Is your wang so small that a Taurus could really help? :whistling: :tongueout: :rofl:

You owe me a keyboard! I just shot my fruit punch all over it!

:rofl: :wavey:

Lone_Wolfe
08-15-2012, 02:32
You owe me a keyboard! I just shot my fruit punch all over it!

:rofl: :wavey:

:supergrin: :wavey:

NEOH212
08-15-2012, 02:32
You can get two apple pies from Mc D for a buck. It's hard to find anyone that will sell you an apple pie for a buck, let along two apple pies. But it's still laughable to think this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_W-pG7tUmJk0/SjsJ-MkUN8I/AAAAAAAAAss/hDAnL4umknE/s400/McDonaldsApplePie02.jpg

is the same as:

http://0.tqn.com/d/americanfood/1/5/v/7/-/-/ap.jpg

:wavey:

Well said!

They may look the same but like Mr. Rogers always said, "It's what's inside that counts."

:supergrin:

NeverMore1701
08-15-2012, 02:48
Is your wang so small that a Taurus could really help? :whistling: :tongueout: :rofl:

That question would be more aptly put to someone who actually owns a Taurus :whistling:

Lone_Wolfe
08-15-2012, 02:59
That question would be more aptly put to someone who actually owns a Taurus :whistling:

Guess that rules me out. :tongueout:

NeverMore1701
08-15-2012, 03:48
Neither Taurus nor wang, why are you even in this thread?!

:tongueout:

r3dot
08-15-2012, 19:30
PT92 was indeed a great pistol. I enjoy my AFS a lot (almost more so than my Beretta G Vertec).

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/My%20gun/TaurusPT92AFS.jpg

Don't care who you are, that is a damn good looking gun.

Never had a problem with the Taurus semi autos. They're all good pistols for the money, IMO. Taurus customer service, OTOH, from what I hear, is less than desirable.

bac1023
08-15-2012, 19:41
Your post remind me of Taurus' ad back in 2010. I digged through my old gun magazine and finally found them.

Sorry for the ****ty phone camera, my scanner broke down earlier this week and haven't replace it.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/9DDDEB97-1B57-469E-9151-9AFDC53BC0C2-27091-0000272EE5A50A56.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/johell/C19A01A8-11CA-4FE1-90B2-4F76A2BEE27C-27091-0000272EF13715F3.jpg

I like how they break down all the "upgrade" parts and claim they are selling a $2100 worth of pistol for a discount price of $700.

If I break down every parts of a Honda Civic and list their retail part price, it would be a $65k car.

I do not have plan on getting this fine pistol. But CDNN was having a sale for $399 not too long ago. Whoever was interesting in it should give them a call.

Yep.

Taurus' advertising always annoyed me. They pray on the uninformed.

bac1023
08-15-2012, 19:44
The only Taurus I've ever found worthy of owning is the 92.



The 92 is Taurus' best pistol by far.

I own one myself.

CBennett
08-15-2012, 20:32
The 92 is Taurus' best pistol by far.

I own one myself.

i had one also(well it was the 99 the adjustable sight version) and my CH 85 revolver is also good. Id also buy/own other revolvers. I may try a millenijm pro 45 acp someday but we shall see. Id buy a RIA 1911 b4 a taurus though

craig19
08-15-2012, 20:47
I wouldn't buy a Taurus, I'd rather spend the cash on something else.

SigFTW
08-16-2012, 06:45
I had a Taurus 92 and it was horrible, very inaccurate! I must have gotten a lemon because I know not all of them were that bad. I would not own one today because there are better choices out there.

Brucev
08-16-2012, 06:56
The price is good. Wonder if I can make it great????

Why am I thinking this?????

The cognizant will of course object to anyone buying a Taurus anything. So what? They always object to anyone buying anything they don't personally approve.

Evaluate the pistol just exactly as you would any other 1911. If it suits you and is priced appropriately, buy it. Then enjoy it.

As to making it great, who knows? The 1911 is a proven design. There are folks who can do wonderful things with the triggers, sights, finishes, etc.

Bottom line is decide what you want to do with the pistol. Determine if it meets your requirements in terms of function, fit, finish, etc. Then proceed from there.

Nakanokalronin
08-16-2012, 07:09
Dig her up and ask her for me.

When it comes to the 1911s I guess I am glad to see these things OTC.

:fred: back in my day Sonny, if you wanted a new 1911 model you had your choice, Colt Commander blue or nickle, Colt series 70 blue (never saw a new nickled in that era) or a Gold Cup. they didn't come with many features. By the time I tricked out my $195 new series 70 I had close to the price of a new Taurus, today, in it (without the checkering at all-too spendy) and that was spent between '77-'81 in the dollars of that day.

Not being spoiled by today's market I appreciate someone offering the features at that price. But I am lucky in that, as long as the frame and slide are "in spec" and don't break I can make it work if anything else breaks, I actually enjoyed tinkering on 1911s over the years.

I'd rather take any one of the three Colts with the quality tricked out parts back in the day and be limited to that then buy a Taurus PT1911.

craig19
08-16-2012, 08:20
I'd rather take any one of the three Colts with the quality tricked out parts back in the day and be limited to that then buy a Taurus PT1911.



Yep, couldn't have said it any better.

garya1961
08-17-2012, 19:25
How many of you have actually owned a PT1911? It's easy to get on here and follow the crowd. How can you all run down a gun you never shot just because someone on here said it wasn't any good. I have heard of more problems with the Kimber 1911 than with the Taurus 1911. My PT1911 has been flawless.

clancy
08-17-2012, 19:42
How many of you have actually owned a PT1911? It's easy to get on here and follow the crowd. How can you all run down a gun you never shot just because someone on here said it wasn't any good. I have heard of more problems with the Kimber 1911 than with the Taurus 1911. My PT1911 has been flawless.

I had a PT1911 that I sold to buy a Glock 27. The Taurus was stone reliable and probably more accurate than I am. In well over 1500 rounds I never had a single problem. I wish I kept it.

ArmoryDoc
08-17-2012, 19:50
I had a PT1911 that I sold to buy a Glock 27. The Taurus was stone reliable and probably more accurate than I am. In well over 1500 rounds I never had a single problem. I wish I kept it.

Your property value improved because you didn't. :whistling:

clancy
08-17-2012, 20:01
Your property value improved because you didn't. :whistling:

I find it interesting how not only the Glock and Kimber fanboys rise up when someone says something negative about their favorite pistol, but Taurus bashers just have to jump in when someone says something positive about Taurus.

I had a Kimber that despite being sent back to Kimber several times just would not function. I posted about it here and on the Kimber forum, and the fallout was so bad thought I expected my house to be burned down by the fanboys. I have a Glock 27 that I regret buying for a variety reasons, and the Glock fanboys react the same way.

I had a PT1911 that was a good shooting, reliable, accurate pistol, and that elicts negative comments. I don't get it.

ArmoryDoc
08-17-2012, 20:27
I'm not bashing anyone's guns persay, I have issue with the company itself. Their track record for putting out good guns is horrible. I've had enough to feel qualified to say that. If a person has a good Taurus, power to 'em and good shooting. I just had to jump in. ;)

NeverMore1701
08-17-2012, 20:29
I'll stir the pot just a little bit more.

I wouldn't buy a Taurus, a Glock, OR a Kimber!

countrygun
08-17-2012, 20:34
I'll stir the pot just a little bit more.

I wouldn't buy a Taurus, a Glock, OR a Kimber!


I'll stir the pot the other direction. Between the wife and I we have 6 Taurus' 2 Glocks, and 2 Kimbers and they have all been flawless.

We aren't big on what "eveybody knows"

ETA I did have a mag fail with the G22

TxGun
08-17-2012, 20:52
Taurus quality has always been inconsistent, IME. When I had an FFL and bought and traded in some volume, I was always reluctant to buy Taurus or take one in trade unless the deal was really heavy in my favor. %-wise, too many unhappy buyers and the trade/resale value on Taurus has always been poor, as any experienced dealer will tell you. Obviously, there is a reason for that....reputation of the brand.