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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Tmygun, Jan 30, 2010.
Flame bait, right?
The stock barrel should be fine, just make sure you wear one of these.
Well played sir..... well played.
This could get good. Take it easy guys.
Seriously, I dont think its the frame or anything, those are ok. Its just the rest of the gun.
Sorry, I was just playing around. Its a sort of point of contention in this forum, a running joke.
Basically, many of us see it as this: The PT1911 isnt what Taurus sold it and sells it as still. The ad campaign showing the 2K dollars worth of "custom" work was a joke. There is absolutely nothing custom about the PT1911. Couple that with the fact that the safeties are known to fall off, the hammer lock system is known to fail and tie it up, the insides are full of cheap parts, and Taurus has absolutely, without doubt, the worst customer service(well, EAA may be worse).
In reality, if you get a good one, and you didnt pay more than 550-600, you did ok. It is a forged frame and slide gun, and will take upgrades just fine. Its just that no one here likes them, though several have owned or do still own them. They still dont like them, well, except that walter guy that says its got 2K dollars worth of custom work.
Many people here like them .....and more people have posted positive things about the Taurus 1911 than the usual Taurus bashers who show up in every PT 1911 thread and talk-smack.
the ad campaign was a joke. someone here had a brand new pt1911 at the range and the thumb safety broke off. i say wiskey tango foxtrot batman
I don't look down on the PT1911 at all and you might be fine shooting supers out of it. I'm just not sure it's a great idea and I'm not sure what exactly you think you'll accomplish other than putting undo wear on it. I believe you need a 22# recoil spring, titanium firing pin and heavier firing pin spring. With the 22# recoil spring chances are the stock mags will not work reliably. Again I don't think it's a great idea.
The links I posted go into detail what weight springs the author suggests if anybody'll bother to read them.
The gun is full of junk mim. Poorly fitted at that. If you are shooting "hotter" loads you will want beefed up internals or a gun with less tolerance stacking.
Christ Al-****ing-mighty. I think most of you people would rather have somebody lead you to the bathroom by the ****ing hand than give you directions.
I found the links I posted that go into pretty great detail what you need to do to get a 1911 ready to shoot .45 Super ammunition in about five seconds.
Yep, many people do. That doesnt mean anything more than those of us who dislike them, so you are just as wrong. That aside, like posted above, if you bought at the right price its not a bad 1911. If its any more than 600 bucks you are getting into much better gun territory.
If you get a good one, you got a good one. I know several people that have, and several that havent. When you dont get a good one you really can get the run around from Taurus sometimes. The epic stories abound on the net of Taurus customer service. Keep shooting it, and enjoying it.