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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I haven't tried the Taurus, but in my opinion when it comes to 3"/3.5" 1911s, you either get one of the best brands, or you need to get lucky. The two worst semiautos I've ever owned were Officers ACPs. An ATI Titan, and a Metro Arms Amigo. Not even close to being reliable enough to carry. So if I were buying an Officers ACP that isn't well known for perfect reliability, I'd expect it to be a project.

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    yep!
    luck of draw sometimes. The worse officer model that I have ever owned was a Colt, this was back in the late 70-early 80's.
    the thing would run about 85-90% on 230 FMJ, and about 50% on anything closely related to hollow point.
    went back to Colt, not much better, went to my Gunsmith-- not much better, sold it at no loss cause it had a pony on the side and the buyer was aware of the problem.
    fast forward and I now have a ATI titan, a Springfield armory and both are quite reliable and accurate weapons, both are in 45acp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    You have a point, but my own choice would be a high-cap .45.

    Also consider some of the new ideas in ammo...
    Lord-Lord--I think everyone should own one stacked magazine 1911 in 45 acp!
    I picked up this Dan Wesson because its kinda sorta rare and has a 0000052 serial number--and I reaaaaly Like Dan Wessons!
    but this beast weighs in at right at 53 ounces loaded with 15 rounds(14 =1) of 45 acp goodness.
    carry time ---????--ahh zero!
    Guberment model/steel frame.
    she choots pretty gud though!
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    I have three .45's; a Kahr CW45, a Bersa .45, and a SA US GI 1911. I was checking on the Kahr today and it occurred to me that of the four magazines with the pistol all of them were hollow point. I was considering swapping one of them to ball.

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    I've a full size Taurus 1911 that cycles Speer Golddot, and Federal HST.

    In fact, all my 1911's will cycle JHP except the lonely RIA .38 Super. It was a basket case that is a work in progress and awaiting a new barrel.

    I do admit that not all JHP ammo is equal. Also, some of my 9mm 1911's do not have ramped barrels. However, I learned a long time ago what to look for in a frame ramp and throat for a functional 1911 that isn't a ramped barrel and correct them if needed.

    My .22 TCM's 9mm barrel was bad and no way was it tested. I gave it a proper throat job, and it cycles everything in 9mm factory ammo including 90 grain loads.

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    There's a big difference between 5" and 3"/3.5" 1911s. Given the OP's specific question, let's confine this thread to the 3"/3.5" models.
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    olfarhors that pointman has to weigh at least 53 oz. loaded, the Taurus officers model weighs 35 oz. empty, that is heavy for a officers model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oso View Post
    olfarhors that pointman has to weigh at least 53 oz. loaded, the Taurus officers model weighs 35 oz. empty, that is heavy for a officers model.
    opps! big fingers, hit the wrong key--yes it is at 53-54 ounces loaded.
    MY Officer model Springfield Armory weighs 25 ounces with a empty mag in it, its an alloy frame.
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    To be honest, if hollow points were banned, a 45 with 185 gr semi-wadcutters would be my choice.
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    I owned a Taurus 1911 Officers for a number of years and loved it. In fact, I loved it so much I gave it to my son. It was a good carry weapon and extremely accurate. I haven't touched a new one but the old ones are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaJohn View Post
    I owned a Taurus 1911 Officers for a number of years and loved it. In fact, I loved it so much I gave it to my son. It was a good carry weapon and extremely accurate. I haven't touched a new one but the old ones are great.
    Was that the Officer's or the Commander? The Officer's model, as far as I know, was introduced in 2018.

    Edit 02/19, 7:08pm: After investigating further, the Commander and Officers were introduced at the same time (201, but the Commander was available before the Officers.
    Last edited by Newt; 02-19-2020 at 05:33 PM.
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