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Brazilian made, not just Taurus

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by cciman, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Ruggles

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    Some things made in Brazil are stamped as such

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    And some are not

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    In the end does it really matter?
     
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    ....yet they sell for almost 100% more than when they first were introduced in several variations. Yep, that's a poor product! You are just butt-hurt because the Taurus PT-1911 is such a success.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yep,.....it's been this way since the early nineties. :cool:
     
  4. t4terrific

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    It's pretty obvious that the quality of the PT1911 is nowhere near that of the 1911A1 though. I've handled, and shot both, and the taurus is subpar when compared to the Springfields, Kimbers, and even the Colts.,
     
  5. t4terrific

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    While it may be sub $400 in value, they typically list around $600.
     
  6. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  7. t4terrific

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    As long as you don't mind safeties that come apart while firing, slides that rattle like a fishing lure, and one of the worst reputations in the industry rolled on the flat part of the slide.
     
  8. t4terrific

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    I agree. My Kimber is better than my Colt, but sells for a hundred dollars less.
     
  9. bac1023

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    There are some exceptions, but you generally get what you pay for in the 1911 world.
     
  10. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    I think the only exception to that is some of the philipino 1911s. They can be pretty crude, but they tend to be reliable and accurate.
     
  11. bac1023

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    They are generally very good values.
     
  12. MD357

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    Don't forget a lawyer/hammer lock that can and will fail. Flipper likes the lock though, if I remember correctly.
     
  13. SpringerTGO

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    I have a $3000 1911 with an ambi safety that comes loose, it's the nature of the beast with a 1911. Unless you buy a Wilson Bullet Proof safety. What does a loose slide have to do with anything? Some people say modern 1911's slides are typically fitted too tight for reliability. As long as the barrel locks up properly with the slide and bushing, what's the problem?

    I've owned guns from Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and Brazil. The least impressive ones I've owned were made in Yonkers N.Y. and Berryville AR (not Wilson).
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  14. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Don't Springfields come with lawyer locks too?

    Maybe it's a Brazilian thang?
     
  15. bac1023

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    Yeah, because he kept it locked in a backpack at another person's house without disclosing it. :faint:

    I remember him posting that once. :shocked:
     
  16. MD357

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    Yep, but they don't fail like the hammer locks do. Which is a retarded design altogether.
     
  17. S&W Or the Ruger SR1911 either one are all made in the USA & both are priced that won't hurt your budget.
     
  18. OMEGA5

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    Don't know about your experience with Taurus CS but
    the 2 times I called them, they went beyond what I asked
    for and overnighted it to boot. Bought a Circuit Judge that
    didn't have the choke change tool in the box. One phone
    call and 2 days later it was in my mail box. No questions
    asked. Same with my Public Defender. Bought it used and
    it didn't have the key for the lock. Phone call, 2 days later
    2 keys, a Taurus key fob and a hat, in the mail box. All
    free of charge. I'll admit, these are small things but it's
    the small things that add up. I have no problem with Taurus
    or their customer service.
    Dano
     
  19. bac1023

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    Glad you had a good experience.