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    Accuracy guarantee?

    As posted just bought a 2015 used SS PT1911. Hardly looks used. Functions fine but poor accuracy. About 9” groups with Remington fmj at 25yds from a rest. The slide/frame lockup is tight on the left rail, very loose on the right side. Can rock the slide up and down. If it was a blued pistol I'd peen the rails, but stainless is too brittle.
    Any chance the factory would fix this if I sent it in?
    Going to ask them but was curious if anyone has experience with this.
    If not I’ll try a NM bushing and barrel link.
    Thanks
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    Don't laugh, but if you send it back it's likely you'll get a "within spec" reply and be out the shipping. I have a similar problem with a revolver and could never get an answer on what their standard is. They said I could send it in and they'd check it. That's all they'll commit too. I decided it wasn't worth it for what little I have in the gun. I still have it, it's my "I don't care if I lose it" gun. It shoots well enough for self-defense. Which I think is their standard.

    In my case this particular revolver has .360+ throats. Best I can get it to shoot at 15 yards is about 5-6 inches. That's roughly equivalent to your 9" at 25 yards. It's never going to shoot well without a new cylinder.
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    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
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    I’ll use their own words against them. Their website has the 1911 uses listed for competition and target shooting. And claim “the most accurate and feature laden product on the market today” 🙂. Right. I'd agree it could meet those terms generally in the price range. And I bet most of them do.
    The revolver definitions tout protection. Yet my early 85 groups 2” or under at 25yds, it’s amazing. It will be interesting to see what they say.

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    I don't keep guns that i can out shoot. Sell it and go again.
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    Slide/frame "lockup" is almost (not quite) irrelevant. Lockup between the barrel, frame and slide is much more important. Check the barrel link and barrel to slide fit. That's likely where the problem lies. You can get an oversized "match" link, or barrel with link, fairly inexpensively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ickthus View Post
    I don't keep guns that i can out shoot. Sell it and go again.
    Agree, what writer was it that said only accurate guns are interesting. Pity as it’s a beautiful pistol but will probably trade it for a RIA if Taurus can’t make it at least a 4” at 25 yd shooter. Really made me appreciate my Springfield Armory 1911 that I sold to my daughter, I assumed all cheap 1911’s would group under 2”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old greybeard View Post
    I’ll use their own words against them. Their website has the 1911 uses listed for competition and target shooting. And claim “the most accurate and feature laden product on the market today” 🙂. Right. I'd agree it could meet those terms generally in the price range. And I bet most of them do.
    The revolver definitions tout protection. Yet my early 85 groups 2” or under at 25yds, it’s amazing. It will be interesting to see what they say.
    well yea, I understand but-- you can compete with the weapon, just likely not going to win much?
    A well made PT1911 is a pretty accurate weapon, I own 4 of them, 2 came out of the box very good, the other two held up my AVERAGE luck with taurus, the ever popular 50% return rate for me.
    anyway after a trip or two back to taurus and finally me messing around with them they run good now.
    the second and to me the biggest issue that I see/ think is that from your other post seems like a lot of "WORK' shall we call it was done to the weapon by someone and doesn't appear to have been a Gunsmith or someone real competent in Gun Repair?
    WE all have our thoughts but honestly IF I buy a used weapon first I check it out well, second it must be FACTORY equipted, I don't care to inherit someone elses half arse attempts at improving a weapon.
    IF its stock then I know where I am beginning at.
    I like my 4 PT1911 now but none of the 4 are my most accurate, actually they are not in my top 3-4 most accurate 1911.
    I gots a PT1911 in 38 Super that certainly is well up the list as accurate though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old greybeard View Post
    I’ll use their own words against them. Their website has the 1911 uses listed for competition and target shooting. And claim “the most accurate and feature laden product on the market today” 🙂. Right. I'd agree it could meet those terms generally in the price range. And I bet most of them do.
    The revolver definitions tout protection. Yet my early 85 groups 2” or under at 25yds, it’s amazing. It will be interesting to see what they say.
    If you do end up sending it in to Taurus, remove anything...sights, grips, etc in the event they decide to replace the gun. They will not swap those things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old greybeard View Post
    Agree, what writer was it that said only accurate guns are interesting.
    Colonel Townsend Whelen
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    Colonel Townsend Whelen
    But everybody forgets Mrs. Whelen's response -- "Only interesting guys are accurate."
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