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A buddy has a PT1911 LNIB for sale at a decent price. Just wondering about their 1911's. I know they are NOT kimber or Colt quality. But they're dang sure NOT Kimber or Colt money either!

Does anyone here own one? Any issues?

Any Help or Imformation would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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There have been problems (off and on) with the QC of Taurus. As with any other manufacturer, some are good, some are bad. From what I have been led to understand, their quality has been improving lately. I can't tell you from personal experience, but i have heard both "horror stories" and fairly good reports about their efforts to produce a 1911-pattern pistol. I know this may not be what you wanted to hear, but it is the information that I have.

i wish you and your friend the best, and may he find his heart's desire in his search.
 

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I used to own one. It was ok. Liked some of the features like checkered front strap. However, my RIA was nicer for less $. I learned the hard way to save a little more for a nicer pistol.
 

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I bought one when they first came out. As a matter of fact I had the first one in my group of shooting friends and relatives to have one. It was $499 as I recall back then. Anyway mine was O.K. Many of my friend and relatives shot mine and decided to buy one. Sadly most of them had problems with theirs like ambi safeties falling off etc. and to make matters worse I guess Taurus was not good to deal with about getting things fixed.

Old news now and I don't know what they are like today. Still have mine and every now and then I do still shoot it but am careful who I go shoot it with. We need a picture. I wonder if they still have the lock on the top of the hammer?



You might want to go and read some in the Taurus area of the forum to see what problems, if any, people have been having in recent years.
 

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I have Colts, a Kimber and a couple other brands along with a Taurus I picked up at a great price. The fit and finish of the Taurus isn't as great as the higher priced models, but it has been dependable and shoots straight.
 

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A buddy has a [Taurus] PT1911 LNIB for sale ... Just wondering about their 1911's.

Does anyone here own one? Any issues?
Yes, I have one. It is a fairly early one. For a few months I used it as a CCW. It's pretty low round count. The only issue so far: the attractive, black finish just peeled off, leaving black stains on my clothing and skin. My sweat is pretty caustic; couldn't leave the metal unprotected. So I had it gun-coated. While it was in hospital, its place in the holster was taken. But it has a nice trigger; so it became the frame for a .22LR conversion used for teaching.
 

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I owned the 9mm version for about a year. I traded it for a CZ 75B when an opportunity arose. I just consider the CZ75B to be a superior firearm.
I could not fault the Taurus 9mm 1911. It functioned without issue with a variety of ammo types. It was not near the rattle trap of my RIA .45 acp 1911 government model (however it functions great as well). The Taurus shot where I pointed it and went bang when I pulled the trigger. Some of my acquaintances with vastly more expensive 1911s could not say that.
As to service, never needed it for my 1911. I did on a 709 I owned. Sent it off 3 times, came back 3 times and I traded it in after the third time with the repair tape still on the grip. That particular firearm was the first generation of that series. I had lots of FTEs with it. I hear that model is much better.
 

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Haters... how much? SS or not? They are fine for the $$$. 1000+ rounds through mine no issues... I'm sure if you look hard enough you can find "horror stories" on CS from every manufacturer. If you don't believe me, jump on over to the SIG, Kimber, or even Colt specific forums. You're always gonna get the guys who say they held em' and didn't like em' but never say why... Hell if I worked in a gun shop and fondled Wilsons all day I wouldn't like em' either. you think Ferrari salesmen like it when a Porsche come in? Sure they think those are meh too...
 

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I have a stainless PT1911 and I have had zero problems. It is what it is. It shoots straight and eats everything I feed it. It was my starter 1911 last year.
 

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They are great for the price. Mine runs flawlessly, and has the features I wanted. Slide to frame fit is tight, trigger is really nice. Another option in the same price range is Metro arms or Mac American classic.
 

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I will have to admit, as someone who owns a Colt special combat government 1911, I purchased a stainless Taurus 1911 9 mm, for my girlfriend and have been pleasantly impressed by it. Its got a tight fit, nice trigger and after around 700 rounds shoots very well. I have also heard of the horror stories from this gun. It seems like most of them were the 2011-2012 model. The newer style seem to be better.
 

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I have had 4 of the Taurus PT1911's and still own 2 of them. All have performed like they should and I have had zero problems out of them.

All of mine have had production years of 2010 or older. It is my understanding that many of the newer units were having issues but I have not experienced any thru mine.

You can find out the production year of the pistol by going to the Taurus website and entering the serial number. Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the header for Customer Care. Then click on the "Find My Model" link.

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