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Old 01-17-2010, 09:18   #61
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Well, a $600 1911 with very poor fit and finish, cheaply done "features", and terrible customer service is junk in my book.

YMMV

Ok, I guess difference in opinion. I buy shooters and if it performs well it's not junk. Now if you are looking for pretty guns that you can post pictures of every week on Glock Talk, yes you have me beat.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:46   #62
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Ok, I guess difference in opinion. I buy shooters and if it performs well it's not junk. Now if you are looking for pretty guns that you can post pictures of every week on Glock Talk, yes you have me beat.
Its nothing to do with being pretty.

Hell, my Norinco may be the ugliest 1911 I own, but its done well.

I'm not talking about appearance. I'm talking about quality. For $600+, the customer deserves better quality than what Taurus puts out. This day and age, being reliable should almost be a given, in my opinion.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:39   #63
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'cept for having trouble with your ambi-safety, I thought your PT1911 was quite reliable.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:44   #64
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'cept for having trouble with your ambi-safety, I thought your PT1911 was quite reliable.
It has been 100% reliable.

That's why I mentioned that reliability should almost be a given. There's more to handgun quality then just being reliable.

Besides the safety, I don't like the trigger, finish, or "checkering" either.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:24   #65
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Actually, I like the checkering so much on the taurus that I bought a set of the tools from them to checker my other 1911s. I am not supposed to show it online, but here you guys go:
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:26   #66
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So,......esentially it's a reliable PIG?
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:39   #67
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...seems to be


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It has been 100% reliable.


but it's also junk
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:43   #68
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So,......esentially it's a reliable PIG?
Well, you're half right.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:45   #69
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Well, you're half right.
Ok,....guess I've misunderstood.

So,....it's an UN-reliable PIG! Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:48   #70
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got the chance to shoot a PT1911 alongside my kimber. The only problem the taurus had was the inability to feed JHP's out of the box. My kimber fed them fine. After 100 rounds or so the taurus improved its ability to feed JHP's. The kimber was more accurate, but the taurus wasn't too shabby. My opinion is this: It is in a price range where it isn't worth it. You can Get a Taurus for $550-650. For $699 you can get a Kimber Custom II and for $450 you can get a Citadel or RIA. It just doesnt make sense to me to buy the taurus when the Citadel has the same features for $100 less and the Kimber has the same features for $49 more. I liked the PT1911 when I got to shoot it, but it didn't seem like a logical purchase to me. I would buy one if they were $400-450 as they should be. Now, my buddy (who owns the pt1911 I got to shoot) only paid $500 for it new. I think he preobably got his moneys worth. However, I feel that my Springfield GI was a much better built handgun for the same price.
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Actually, I like the checkering so much on the taurus that I bought a set of the tools from them to checker my other 1911s. I am not supposed to show it online, but here you guys go:
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:13   #72
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Actually, I like the checkering so much on the taurus that I bought a set of the tools from them to checker my other 1911s. I am not supposed to show it online, but here you guys go:
I've seen a few that were machined with one of these....

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Old 01-17-2010, 13:35   #73
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I would buy one if they were $400-450 as they should be.

They used to be that price and that's when I got one. I would not pay what they cost now but they still sell quite well 'round these parts. Taurus has expanded the PT 1911 line with several options.
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They used to be that price and that's when I got one. I would not pay what they cost now but they still sell quite well 'round these parts. Taurus has expanded the PT 1911 line with several options.
That's my whole point. They're overpriced for what you get.
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I thought you said they were junk??
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I thought you said they were junk??
The parts fitting is junk. The checkering is a joke.
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I might even be willing to give $500 for one....
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The parts fitting is junk. The checkering is a joke.

But yours seems to work just fine. How many rounds do you have downrange??
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But yours seems to work just fine. How many rounds do you have downrange??
A few hundred.

Yes, it works fine, but its cheaply fitted.

I'm talking small parts, as in the safety. I also don't care for the trigger. YMMV.
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So,....it's an UN-reliable PIG! Thanks for clearing that up for me!
That's exactly what I meant, and you're welcome.
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