Was in town looking around at the gunshops to see if anyone had heard anything about them and one store had one. It feels great in my smallish hands and the 8 sights might take a bit to get use to. Fit and finish was really nice and being left handed I did like the ambi safety. Mason Banta is the who told me about these and Bass Pro has them for just over $500, don't remember the actual price. The one I looked at today was $585 so thought I might look around a bit. He did have a neat flashlight/lazer that fits nicely on the picatany rail that might have to be bought.
I did a quick look on the net, and hope this helps ;D
Here is one from a forum:
I read a GREAT article on the Taurus PT 1911, (I have it in front of me at this very minute), pages 66-70 in Guns & Ammo Annual: "THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE MODEL 1911". They compared Kimber, Springfield, Para, Smith, Brown, Sig, Taurus and Colt. Happy reading and please let us know what YOU think. I can tell you that according to the article, the Taurus is excellent; the low price due to molten metal injection (I think is what they called it). Several companies use that, including Kimber. Again, happy reading and please follow up.
Happy new year all!
Originally Posted by sonsofkraftybob
Anyone buy one of the new Taurus PT1911's? I know they got handgun of the year from the NRA publication. $600.00 bucks and it has all the aftermarket stuff already installed factory. Stainless will be coming out soon and the gun seemed pretty cool in the article. Just wondering if anyone has one and what they think.
I purchased one Thursday and had it to the range on Friday. The local Gander Mountain had one for $499. Put 200 rounds of ball and JHPs through it and it didn't miss a beat. Accuracy was superb. Excellent sights for my "old" eyes. I, too, am waiting on one of the stainless models that should be out early next year. I see absolutely nothing wrong with having two PT 1911s.
I fired 10 rounds through one at my local range, where the pistol rangemaster is retired Seattle PD. I've mentioned this in another thread, but anyway it pertains to this discussion. He owns several 45's: A $1900 Les Baer, the new Taurus 1911, and a couple of others. He said that while the Baer still outshoots the Taurus, it's only marginally more accurate, definitely not enough to justify over 3x the price! He said the Taurus is the best value among all the 45's he owns. When I fired it with his lighter practice load, it was unbelievable, this thing handled more smoothly and had less kick than my 9mm! And I could fire it more accurately than my 9mm, even though this was the first time I had ever fired the gun. The trigger is incredibly light and smooth, compared to the long double action on my 9mm (true, that is sort of an apples to oranges comparison), and the gun was a joy to handle and shoot. I will definitely be buying one of these when I save up the money. Right now I want to buy 2 45's: A Kimber stainless carry, and this Taurus.
Thanks Dennis, I've been reading some websites and most folks that have or have shot one like it. The only ones that have anything to say bad about it are the "purists" and think a 1911 must cost over a thousand bucks and then spend another thousand on it to deserve to be owned.
I'm looking at the 45 auto as I've always wanted a 1911 type and with the Supreme Court decision on the 2nd Amendment comming on the 18th I figgure I might ought to get one while I can if it doesn't go well.
I've been eyeballing the SS version as well. I definatly want the rail, the shop in shawnee has a neat laser/flashlight combo that fits like a glove on it. Can I go in to Bass Pro and order one or do I have to wait till they order on their own?
Looking at the Pawn/Gun shop in Mustang and they have a Springfield SS that's pretty nice, $735 out the door and they have several more, Colt and Kimber. Also a Fireball or something like that for $335 if anyone else is looking.
Checked Big Boys and they were a couple of bucks cheaper , but they had 2 in stock with the rail that I wanted. Also found out that Taurus has a life time warrenty on all their guns. Pretty cool I thought. Gonna hit the gun show in OKC on the 29th to see if I can get one just a tad cheaper, if not big Boys will be one short.
OOps, Mustang G&P was $635 not 735. Big Boys was 623 out the door. Dang tax jacks it up some.