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    Taurus 1911 commander

    Just picked up a new Taurus 1911 commander model in 45acp a few days ago, just curious if anyone has one and how the performance and reliability has been on these?

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    Hi Bob, welcome from Northern Illinois! I don't have one...yet, but have run the heck out of a PT 1911 SS with few issues. Love that gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Hi Bob, welcome from Northern Illinois! I don't have one...yet, but have run the heck out of a PT 1911 SS with few issues. Love that gun.
    Two things I’m trying to tell myself, one I have a Taurus model 44 revolver and it has been flawless over 3 years and two I have a gunsmith 3 miles down the road who is stupendous with all guns, but especially with 1911’s. I would rather not have to take it to him to be redone though in any way. Reading about Taurus online, on other forums and review sites always leaves me feeling nervous
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    A lot of the people that bash Taurus have never held one. Yeah they've had their problems like all gun manufacturers but they have done a lot right too. Their 1911 series is superb, about the best value on the market. Like wise with their PT92 which is an improved version of the Beretta. Of course you should shoot it for a while before you do anything to it. I'm betting you won't have too. Good luck!! Oh two more things:




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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWalters View Post
    Two things I’m trying to tell myself, one I have a Taurus model 44 revolver and it has been flawless over 3 years and two I have a gunsmith 3 miles down the road who is stupendous with all guns, but especially with 1911’s. I would rather not have to take it to him to be redone though in any way. Reading about Taurus online, on other forums and review sites always leaves me feeling nervous
    Well...a little late now to ask about performance .

    I've been wanting to get one for quite some time - I want to finish out my set. I have a full sized Taurus 1911 and a Para Ordinance P10-45 (3" barrel double stack) but now I need a commander and officer sized to round out the collection. Everything I've read and heard - it's a 1911; shoots well. Please let us know how it shoots from your perspective.
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    Howdy!

    I have to PT1911s. The first one had the extractor break early on. With the help of the smart folks on this forum I replaced the extractor myself and the gun has worked fine since. My other PT1911 has worked perfectly out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWalters View Post
    Two things I’m trying to tell myself, one I have a Taurus model 44 revolver and it has been flawless over 3 years and two I have a gunsmith 3 miles down the road who is stupendous with all guns, but especially with 1911’s. I would rather not have to take it to him to be redone though in any way. Reading about Taurus online, on other forums and review sites always leaves me feeling nervous
    That is one of the reasons I really like Taurus PT 1911 and the PT 92. They are "generic" in that a lot of aftermarket parts and gunsmiths can get you up and running. My PT1911 had an issue with the ambi safety as the left side lever wasn't grooved properly to let the spring plunger keep it in the gun (found that out later after thinking the spline was supposed to keep them together). I bought an aftermarket single sided SS safety and paid a 'smith 50 bucks to fit both that and an extended slide release to the gun. Beats sending it off to wait weeks for repair in Miami. I also bought a Smith & Alexander magwell and installed that myself.

    Now the advantage to Taurus comes when something catastrophic happens. My PT 92 AFS had the locking block break and lock up the slide. Sent it off for under 30 dollars and Taurus installed a new barrel and associated parts and sent it back in about six weeks.
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    Generally Taurus PT1911's are an excellent pistol. I have owned several and only had issues with one and Taurus fixed it up fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobWalters View Post
    Reading about Taurus online, on other forums and review sites always leaves me feeling nervous
    I have been shooting Taurii for what, about 6 years? TCP, then PT-740, non-View, and most recently a model 66. They are, every one of them, excellent guns. I left out the TCP I gave to my daughter, and the PT1911 that I also gave to my daughter.

    In my opinion, the most legitimate gripe about Taurus is that their customer service is inconsistent, and when you get the short end of the stick, it can be downright awful. But they've got several guns that I consider some of the best firearms in the industry. The Model 85 and 856, the model 66, the whole PT-111 line (111-G2, G2C, the .40 versions), the model 92, and of course the Judge. I consider all of those slam dunk guns; buy them with complete confidence, because tons of people have done so and been thrilled. And that's not to say the models I haven't listed aren't just as good, I just feel like I have less data on them.

    Ignore the haters. That's my advice.
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