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Taurus 1911 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by China boy, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. China boy

    China boy

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    I just started looking up 1911's for a friend and I stumbled onto the taurus 1911 9mm that I of course really liked the look of. Does anyone have one of these and like it or dislike it? I would want it for a range gun and sometimes CCW. I want a 9mm one day and a 1911 too and thought this would be a nice cheap way to satisfy both. How much do these go for too? MSRP says $820 but I think I could find better. Also if anyone knows where to get a good deal let me know too. Thanks all!
     
  2. ca survivor

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    stay a w a y from Taurus.
     

  3. Cream Soda Kid

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    I have a stainless steel Taurus 1911 in .45 ACP. It works very well, I’m happy with it. I paid a little less than 700.00. But I don’t know anything about their 9MM 1911.
     
  4. zhix

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    I would love a 9mm 1911 but would only consider the Springfield Loaded stainless, or even the Kimber Stainless II.
     
  5. countrygun

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    I have the PT 1911 and it's doing just fine, along with the 5 other Taurus the wife and I have.
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    For the kind of money they cost there are better guns available. I owned a taurus. OWNED in the past tense.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Friends don't let friends shoot Taurus!
     
  8. China boy

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    I hear so many mixed reviews about taurus. It seems people either love them or hate them. The people who love them usually say they are fine. But, I haven't really heard reasons why people say they don't like them. I have heard the turn around time for repairs is slow though, but they have a lifetime guarantee.

    If anyone is familiar with the taurus 1911 9mm it is Stainless Steel and looks appealing to me including the size and proportion. Does anyone know of anything similar looking? I'm going to check out the springfield and kimbers yet don't want to pay too much for this. I guess I want to spend as close to $500 as possible but know that sometimes is hard and you usually get what you pay for.
     
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Have you looked at the Trojan?

    The Trojan 9mm is a really hot ticket in IDPA.
     
  10. bac1023

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    I like the Taurs PT92 and most Taurus revolvers, but I'm not a fan of the 1911.
     
  11. dizmodeus

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    See if you can find a rock island
     
  12. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    The people that actually own them like them.
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I had one,.....the slide stop pin broke after 320 rounds fired
     
  14. bac1023

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    The ambi safety fell off mine...
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Taurus did get it fixed, I was in Miami at the time.
    Then I sold it.....
     
  16. bac1023

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    I don't blame you Greg...
     
  17. RetailNinja

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    Taurus makes a great low buck, entry level 1911. Several co-workers got them for just under $500 when they first came out. None of them have had problems.
     
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    fit a new Wilson one, takes about 15 minutes and $30 or so
     
  19. MD357

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    How's that work out in a time of need?

    Hey Mr BG..... lemme fit this real quick so I can defend myself?


    IF you pick up a Taurus for range use then you should be OK. If you want one for carry then reconsider or have a good smith run through it with better small parts, as the stock small parts are junk. I have yet to see an accredited pistolsmith recommends Taurus 1911s for that reason.
     
  20. majette

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    go with the rock island tactical 9mm.