Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Bill, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    Read lot's of Internet comments on the Taurus PT1911. Seems like there are not too many out there amoung shooters. The comments by folks that haven't seen it are typically negative relating to previous Taurus quality control . Those that have shot it or handled it seem more positive. Got mine for $529 yesterday. Put 100 rounds thu it today. I'm no expert especially on 1911's but this gun feels good in the hand and shoots sweetly. I've read that some have measured 6lbs of trigger pull. Mine is light and I think closer to 3-4 lbs. The trigger has a smooth crisp release. First impression is that this gun is a worthy entry into the pricey 1911 world.
  2. I don't have any personal exsperience with them but from what I hear the are good for the prise and a good all around piece

  3. omegapd

    omegapd New Member

    May 8, 2005
    I read a few forums and it seems that they pretty much just hit the shelves. Only in the last 2-3 weeks have I been reading about people actually having them instead of waiting for the LGS to get one...

    I've had good luck with Taurus in the past (own a 92 and a 608 eight shot .357 revolver) and they always went bang. I'm not sure if they could take a ton of abuse, but I don't want to abuse them in any case...

    Please keep us informed on how it holds up. Sounds like you enjoy it.

  4. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    Second trip to the range with the PT 1911. My favorite paper puncher is my S/W .38 special with 8 3/8 barrel. I always shoot it best. Today however I did better with the PT 1911. Nice tight groupings, no failures of any kind. I'm starting to really like this gun.
  5. eabraden

    eabraden New Member

    Aug 28, 2006
    New to this Forum. I am looking to purchase a Taurus 1911 and needed some additional information. Are there different models with different features ?? Hope to hear from someone soon about this topic. Thanks :D
  6. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Mar 31, 2003
    To my knowledge there are two models, one stainless the other has a dark parkerized type finish on the slide and blued frame.
  7. stevejc

    stevejc New Member

    Mar 5, 2005

    I am a Taurus Rep. The only 1911 that will be seen this year are blue in 45ACP.
  8. What about the Stainless ones in the new Taurus catalog
  9. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Hi Steve,

    I've been a Taurus owner (and defender) for a number of years and own/have owned several Taurus handguns. When the PT 1911 was first introduced at ShotShow 2005I immediately was on the list with my lgs to get the first one he got in. That was about a year and a half ago. He still hasn't been able to get ONE PT1911. I realize they only were finally released earlier this year, but he's called his distributor, Taurus, I've called Taurus, still nothing.
    This isn't some guy doing mail-order business; it's a full time gun store. I realize that we're way up here in Maine and we don't move the biggest volume of product, but any idea when we might get a PT 1911 up here?

  10. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Sounds like another TFF member's experience with trying to get a Taurus Lightning.

    From what I can tell from this admittedly small sampling, Taurus has some distribution problems.
  11. kansas45

    kansas45 Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Between Two Rivers
    I bought my PT1911 in mid-august. It is a very well built firearm. The part's fit is great. I didn't care for the plastic grips & changed them to Houge 1911 palm swell grips. The trigger pull was 7lbs but felt lighter to me. I had my gunsmith adjust it to 4lbs & it works good. The Heine Figure 8 sights are good, but I will probably put some night sight's on it (old eyes,you know). I have put 2000+ rounds through the gun without any problems. I used it to shoot my very first USPSA match this past Sunday & the pistol preformed flawlesly. The finish is wearing off @ the front of the slide from being holstered & drewn many times. I am not too worried about it but if it gets too bad TAURUS will refinish it under warrenty. All in all, I am very happy with the gun & recomend it to anyone that is interested.
  12. raveneap

    raveneap New Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Well, it's now mid-November and I finally got my PT1911 yesterday! Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet; hope to this Sunday, but the trigger is light and crisp; the action smooth, fit and finish very good. Will see what it shoots like this weekend weather permitting.
  13. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida
    I've said it before, in many other threads, but this 1911 - when you consider I paid $515.00 for it - is simply an amazing gun. It's sweet to shoot right out of the box, and it's as tight as 1911's that sell for twice the price.

    If quality AND value are important to you, the Taurus PT 1911 is a terrific choice. I'm a big fan.

    Pat Hurley
  14. csimp3

    csimp3 New Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    i think that is gonna be my first 1911, i got my taurus 24/7 pro .40 cal and i love it, i wouldnt hesitate to buy another taurus, and as soon as i get the cash together, im getting this one, thats a great lookin gun, hopefully it shoots as good as it looks