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    new PT1911 Sight Issue and thoughts

    Greetings, I'm the new guy. I recently purchased my first PT 1911 Stainless and found it shot way left from the start. Odd. I called Taurus (send it in, No No no) I kept shooting believing I must loosen up the trigger or it's me- Until I started further investigating. The rear novak sight tap screw was loose and the sight could be moved with ones finger tip. This was from the factory.

    The 1911 is a different animal compared to modern pistols and it does take some learning. The biggest fear of buying a 1911 is one that is a clunker, jams, in-accurate and then your stuck with a paper weight. This was not the case with the Taurus.

    I was about to buy a drop in trigger kit, looked into sending off the gun for trigger work. Oddly enough the gun grouped, functions fabulously. Eats steel case, flat nose and ball. It's nice weapon now. I used medium lock tight reinstalling the screw and now I'll keep an eye on it.

    A year ago I purchased the PT 92 and found it's the most accurate hand gun I've shot- great safety de-cock -the lever is in the perfect spot. It's a dream. Today I'm pleasantly surprised and happy with Taurus across the board. They are a real bang!

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    If the sight screw was loose allowing the sites movement, a drop of blue Locktite will cure that little problem.

    I’ve had my SS PT1911 for almost twelve years now, and still love it! Never an issue, just shoot, clean, and repeat.

    Congratulations on yours!
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    Welcome from Northern Illinois! I shoot both the PT 1911 and the PT 92 and they are excellent firearms.
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    Welcome to the forum! Nice job diagnosing and fixing on your own!
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    Welcome from South Texas.

 

 

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