mad at taurus

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  1. sorral

    sorral New Member

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    I am looking to buy a taurus 1911. the magazines have given rave reviews, those lucky enough to got one love them, but no dealer I have talked to can get their hands on one. They should get production going, or quit advertising them...as it stands now, I am so pissed off at them, I dont think I would buy one now. I think springfield will get my money. they seem to want it, at least their production tells me so.:mad:
  2. Pat Hurley

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    Your frustration is understandable, but Taurus is a victim of their own success. They can't keep up with demand. Hardly their fault, and no reason to take it off your wish list.

    Call around, there are some PT1911's out there. In fact, somebody recently bought theirs on a website and paid only $500.00 for it. Be patient... it's defintely worth the wait.

    Pat Hurley
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    sorral:

    Waiting for Taurus is typical. I waited more than 18 months for their Colt Lightning clone, the Thunderbolt rifle. The wait was worth it!

    If you can do without all the Taurus custom "extras" you may be able to find a similarly priced 1911 clone but you will pay through the nose to get it to the state that the Taurus comes in from the factory. Isn't there an old adage...Anything worth having is worth waiting for. But be proactive and hunt the Taurus down. Don't wait for it to come to your dealer; Call around, search the Internet, and hunt for it.

    LDBennett
  4. drymike

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    I went to 3 local gun stores and asked to be put on a 'wish list' or order list. Two of them jumped right on it, the 3rd did not seem interested. In 3 weeks, I got call back from both; I just had to wait a short time, and I think it is worth it.....$529 for a very nice 1911.
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    Sportsmans Warehouse in my area has been able to get a few of these new 45's, but almost as fast as they get them they sell them!!:eek: My youngest son is on their waiting list for a Stainless one when they start shipping them, supposed to be soon! :)
    They are around but sell like mad when they show up, so just keep trying!!!
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    southernshooter New Member

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    Just buy one online and then ship it to your local FFL
    Just go to a gun auction site and search for PT 1911
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  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorral, at least while you're waiting you can save more money for ammo, grips, holster,belt,etc. Or have enough cash for a nice Kimber. :D
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    They are to be found on GunsAmerica for $500 or less. Mine looks at home in the corral. btw, it has a nicer trigger than the S&W 1911.

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    southernshooter New Member

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    Sorral if you buy one spend the little extra to get the Homeland security model
  10. sorral

    sorral New Member

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    southernshooter....
    thanx for the great Idea. just bought one on Auctionarms.com for $499
    just waiting for the seller to contact me about finishing the transaction, and now I have to stop at my gun shop to ok it with the owner!
  11. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Which kind did you buy?
  12. sorral

    sorral New Member

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    I bought a standard blue pt1911...Its all I need. I didnt whant any lazer stuff or rails...just a good gun. My idpa instuctor/pistol smith says he cant wait to see it..it will be his first hands on with one too.
  13. sorral

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    standard 1911 mags should work for the pt1911, right?
  14. southernshooter

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    I don't see why not but I would check before you order a pallet of em
  15. sorral

    sorral New Member

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    Not mad at Taurus any more!!!!!!!!!!!

    we just got back from shooting about an hour ago.. put about 50 rounds through the new pt1911 finally. Very smooth gun. I would put it up against my old springfield compatition gun any day. I am really happy with it.:)
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