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taurus 1911

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by dio1, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Dec 25, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    dio1

    dio1 [OP] Poor college student

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    i was thinking about buying a new taurus 1911 and was wondering if anyone owns one has heard of any problems with them thanks!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    Colton

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    I've heard taurus is a great brand and is a good priced weapon... Good luck!
     
  3. Dec 25, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP

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    I've heard mediocre things about the taurus 1911. Is there any reason your not considering one of the other brands? Sw, Kimber, colt make better production models than Taurus for similar price. To go better than that u need to go Wilson, nighthawk, or Les bear
     
  4. Dec 25, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Dirttaco21

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    i have a friend who had one no problems with it. have you looked at the para ordnance G.I. expert?
     
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    I have a pt145 and love it its a 45acp and small enough to hide any where
     
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    I've read that the PT1911 is an excellent handgun for the price. I shoot a Kimber Tactical Custom II for my Action Pistol shoots and I love it. The only reason why I don't have a PT1911 is that they aren't on the CA legal hangduns roster. The only way to legally have one here is to buy it from a private pary who moved here from out of state. I have yet to find this deal...
     
  7. Dec 25, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Well I just started looking at the 1911s and i was looking to spend around 500-600 dollars, im a little sceptical on the taurus brand (b/c it doesnt have the name like kimber or sw) but i like the prices . im going to do more research though
     
  8. Dec 25, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Springfield. I have the 1911 A-1 MIL-SPEC and have not had any issues whatsoever. I paid $580 for mine, but there are other models. For your price range I would go with the Springfield
     
  9. Dec 25, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    its funny u say that i was looking at that gun yesterday and i liked it but it doesnt have as many features as the taurus but i do kinda like the simplicity of it
     
  10. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Keep it simple. easy is good. I have other more complicated guns, but my 1911 is my go to gun.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    I haven't heard much about them, but have looked at them at a local store. I like the fit and finish actually. The action on the one I looked at was comparable to a Kimber (WOW). However, my agency will not authorize this brand for some reason. We have guys who carry 1911's, but from what I understand we are limited to Kimber, Colt, Springfield Armory, Sig or Para. Taurus was specifically not authorized.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    Ive had mine for about 3yrs and about 500 rounds through it. No problems with the weapon at all. Its not a bad deal for the price.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    Probably due to it not being american made I would guess. Law enforcement agencies are funny that way. It probably has to do with funding or something.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Maybe..but what's our excuse for Glock or HK? Those are authorized. I think it's the reputation of the old Taurus. Evidently they had problems way back when. Comes down to that "once bitten, twice shy" kinda thing I guess.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Isnt Sig German?...Mine says "Made in Germany"......
     
  16. Dec 27, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Probably true. I am sure there is something to be said about German engineering and execution compared to Brazilian engineering and execution.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    I know I have a few old sigs that have "Made in W. Germany" printed on them.
     
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    +1 on the SA Mil-Spec. It's right in your price range and Springfield's customer service is one of the best in the business. They offer a lifetime warranty whether you're the original owner or not.
     
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