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Taurus, whos got one?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GLOCK=life, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. GLOCK=life

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    I know there is a lot of good in a lot of bad about these on the net. I have talked to 1911 guys that say there junk just because its not a kimber or sa. Anyone have one. I shot a new one in the duo tone all steel and it felt great. Fit seemed good. They are 640 on buds, my lgs has it for 550 otd. Thoughts?

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  2. The firearm market is quite comptetive and there is an abundance of choice. Personally, I choose to avoid Taurus firearms. They make nothing that I want.
     


  3. Mr. Gekko

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    I will just say there is plenty of things to dislike about Taurus without going off on a tangent.

    Save a little coin and go for a Springfield or save a few bucks and look at some of the Filipino 1911's. At least then you will have a decent gun and not one where you are wondering if and when it will break down.
     
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  4. Lew-G17

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    I think even a Rock Island is a better value than a Taurus.

    My problem with Taurus is when you have to order parts. Their parts service is terrible based on my experience.
     
  5. I had a Taurus PT140. The first 25 rounds through it went well. Anything after that there was no accuracy or reliability. I sold it and bought a glock 27.
    I used to have a Taurus model 85 snub nose revolver .38 special. It shot nice.
    I don't think I'd ever buy another Taurus semi auto. Maybe another revolver though


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  6. Brucev

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    Last Friday I spent the afternoon at the range. While there I saw a fellow walk up with a nice stainless steel 1911 on his hip. Turned out it was a Taurus 1911 in 9mm. I was shooting my 6" S&W 28-2. The on target results he got with that pistol would have made anyone proud regardless of what 1911 they were firing. I would not have expected such excellent accuracy out of the Taurus. I was very surprised... even shocked. He said he'd fired a number of different types of ammo through the Taurus with nothing but perfect results. In the time I had to look at the pistol I was impressed with the fit and finish. The checkering on the front strap was flawless. The trigger was very good... as good as any 1911 trigger I've ever used short of one that has been fitted on a target pistol. Overall, the Taurus 1911 looked like a very good pistol... and given that it was chambered in 9mm, that fellow is going to be able to enjoy shooting it for much less money that a 1911 chambered in .45ACP. Cool.
     
  7. bac1023

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    The Taurus is the worst 1911 on the current market, in my opinion.
     
  8. clancy

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    I had well over a thousand rounds through my PT1911 with just to failure's to go into battery, both times when my 10 year old son was firing it, so I tend to think it was an issue with "limpwristing" and not the pistol. A lot of guys like to knock the PT, but I know a couple other guys who have them, and they both have only good things to say about them.

    The finish isn't as nice as the Kimber I had, but my Kimber cost $1500, my Taurus $500. But the Taurus was far and away a much more reliable pistol than the Kimber. As a matter of fact, a rock was a more reliable weapon than my Kimber.

    I would not hesitate to buy or recommend a Taurus PT1911.
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Which Kimber did you have?
     
  10. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I'd rather one of the RIAs, American Classics, ATIs, etc.
     
  11. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  12. craig19

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    There are a lot better options at the $650 price range than Taurass.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Fixed it for ya. :rofl:
     
  14. craig19

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    :rofl:
     
  15. clancy

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    A Pro Eclipse 2. It was a beautiful looking pistol. It was also a totally unreliable POS.
     
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    You paid $1500 for one of those? :wow: You got jacked.
     
  17. plouffedaddy

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    I had a PT1911AL. The finish was terrible, so I had it redone by CCR. Performance was great though. Good trigger, accurate, and relatively reliable 1911. I had 2 malfunctions through 500 rounds in it. Ultimately sold it to finance a TRP...