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There are alot of people out there always bashing and trashing the Taurus PT-1911. Kimber owners, WC owners, Colt owner, SA owners and the list goes on. Well I'm going put up a challenge to all those trashers & bashers that my Taurus 1911 will shoot just as accruately if not better and perform head to head with the other high end overpriced 1911's. I owner a Kimber Ultra II, SA loaded & WC QCB and I will tell you what. The Taurus is on par with all of them. Yes, I was a fool and spent alot of money of the high end brands so I can say I own a Kimber or WC. If I could do it all over again I would just buy the Taurus and with the money I save buy tons of ammo and have fun shooting. I trust the Taurus with my life and will take it in a gun fight any day without hesitation. So who's up for it? I think the Taurus is ready to open a can of WHOOP ASS on the other 1911's! :rock:
 

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How do you propose we have this competition? Here's my entry.

The gun that did this has yet to jam, and I've had it 11 years. I shot the 2000 Area 6 match with it, with no misses and without making up any shots.
It went over 600 rds before its first cleaning.
 

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Tim Burke, Awesome......I got to get one:)

1911lawman, Here's a meaningful challenge for yourself.........Back up to 50 yards, shoot from a bench, and shoot them all........ I think you may learn something and you won't have to question any results.
 

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To each their own.

I don't have the slightest problem with the Taurus 1911, nor does my purchasing a Kimber, Springfield, etc. make me a fool.

If one were to buy the Taurus and use left over monies for ammo - God bless, you could do a lot worse.

In my opinion, given modern pistols in good shape, the accuracy is probably up to the shooter and practice. I've had my a$$ handed to me by well practiced shooters with some ugly guns and come out ahead of some others with beautiful pistols.
 

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i own a kimber and a taurus 1911. yes the taurus goes bang every time, but it is NOT as accurate as my kimber, it's trigger isn't as nice and the finish on the taurus sucks in a bad way. but for the money, it is a wonderful buy and very reliable
 

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How do you propose we have this competition? Here's my entry.

The gun that did this has yet to jam, and I've had it 11 years. I shot the 2000 Area 6 match with it, with no misses and without making up any shots.
It went over 600 rds before its first cleaning.
Hey Tim,

How did you remove the powder burns from the paper??:biglaugh::biglaugh:
Just kidding, that's a truly beautiful grouping!

Lawman you might want to check out this thread, we had a little shootout done by one of the mods over in the Dan Wesson forum with 9 guns evaluated, 2 DWs,1 Ed Brown, 1 Les Baer, 2 Fusions, 1 Colt, 1 Sig and 1 Kimber. Just some food for thought and a great set up for how to do a nice accuracy test.
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=255555
 

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I find it funny how all the new members come in here and proclaim that people that don't buy RIA or Taurus are overpaying and "stupid" essentially.
 

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1911lawman,

I’m glad you like your Taurus and hope it continues to be a good gun for you. I also hope as you spend more time on the forum you will get a better understanding of what makes a nice 1911, and it’s not getting lucky enough to get a Taurus that runs and doesn’t have parts fall off. When you buy a $500 1911 you get what you pay for and to say it is on par with a Wilson directly reflects on the credibility of your posts.
 

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the reliability info. I'm far more interested in that than long range groups.
I am too, actually. I like that it is so accurate, but I can't shoot consistently anywhere near to the gun's potential. I can on occasion, though.

Even though I can't shoot up to the gun's potential, I KNOW, beyond any reasonable doubt, that any miss is related to my technique, and not the gun. I think this is a good thing, because it prevents me from making excuses.
 

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How do you propose we have this competition? Here's my entry.

The gun that did this has yet to jam, and I've had it 11 years. I shot the 2000 Area 6 match with it, with no misses and without making up any shots.
It went over 600 rds before its first cleaning.

Nice shooting Tim!:rock:
 

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There are alot of people out there always bashing and trashing the Taurus PT-1911. Kimber owners, WC owners, Colt owner, SA owners and the list goes on. Well I'm going put up a challenge to all those trashers & bashers that my Taurus 1911 will shoot just as accruately if not better and perform head to head with the other high end overpriced 1911's. I owner a Kimber Ultra II, SA loaded & WC QCB and I will tell you what. The Taurus is on par with all of them. Yes, I was a fool and spent alot of money of the high end brands so I can say I own a Kimber or WC. If I could do it all over again I would just buy the Taurus and with the money I save buy tons of ammo and have fun shooting. I trust the Taurus with my life and will take it in a gun fight any day without hesitation. So who's up for it? I think the Taurus is ready to open a can of WHOOP ASS on the other 1911's! :rock:
So how far are you willing to go? Are you going for groups or actual reliability?
 

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..... I owner a Kimber Ultra II, SA loaded & WC QCB and I will tell you what. The Taurus is on par with all of them.....

Not quite sure what you meant... but I assume that you meant to say you owned... and WC - cqb... which kinda contradicts your previous admission... in this thread...

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=255717

Why do anyone have the need to say how great their low dollar guns are and everyone else who spends thousands are wasting their money.. if you like it enjoy it that is all that matters...

BTW - Tim sweet target.. a gun that shoots that good should be passed on to the next generation...
 

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i own a taurus 1911 that i like very much. i also own a number of springfields and colt 1911's which i like very much. i am not a match shooter, i don't shoot competitions, i'm not a leo, nor am i in the military. i'm just an average joe that likes his guns and likes to shoot when i can find ammo. i keep all my guns fairly clean, i don't torture test or purposly abuse my firearms. i can usually hit what i aim at on a good day.

now as you can see i am not an expert but i have shot more guns than i can remember and more rounds than is good for my hearing over the years. i base my opinions on what i like, on how it works for me and fits into whatever perceived purpose i think i need.

my taurus 1911 is a stainless version because i was not impressed with the finish on the blue models. i also read that the finish was thin and wore easily. is that true or bs? i don't know because i have the stainless model. my taurus is completly out of the box stock. one reason i bought the taurus is because it came with so many standard features that are options on other guns, and at a reasonable price. i do not plan on changing anything but the grips when i find something i like. i have added a couple of chip mcormick mags that i like alot. the straight eight sights have worked well for me right out of the box. i believe the people that have trouble with those sights just don't know how to use them.

how does it shoot? the taurus shoots as well or better than my colt or springfields. i have not had a single failure to feed, fire or eject with the taurus to date, not even thru break in, something i can't claim with my other 1911's. i can hit what i aim at and the groups seem to be tight, at least for me.

would i boldly claim the taurus is better than other high dollar or custom 1911's....no. would i challange someone to a shooting contest.....no. too many variables with guns and even more with shooters. i will say i am confident enough in my taurus to bet my life in it if i ever needed to defend myself and i'll let the coroner measure the groups after.
 
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