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    matte black, 1911

    hi, i am considering the matte black model # 1-191101FS

    this would be my first 1911.

    i currently do have a .45 ACP, a CZ model.

    i am reading thru the posts/threads, but this site is new to me, i just signed up minutes ago.

    so, as for value, price, operation, dependability, i'd rather get that information from real world users, rather than a sales pitch on a website, selling a product.

    so, can those of you that own this particular model, and the Taurus 1911 genre in general, how happy/satisfied are you with YOUR particular Taurus 1911??

    thanks in advance, to all that respond.!

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    Bought my rail model 1911 back in 2015. Have had several thousand rounds through it, used it in both combat style and bullseye competitions. Only things I did were change to a single sided safety, install a national match bushing, and change the grips...been absolutely flawless. Beware of cheap mags that crack the feed lips, but that goes for any 1911, or semi-auto, anyway. Reliably feeds hollow points, hard ball, 185 gr , 200 gr, and 230...no difference. The flat black oxide finish is easy to touch up with cold blue, if you scratch it...
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    The PT1911 has a lot of features for the money, and the grip frame is contoured a bit differently than other 1911s. The frontstrap and backstrap radius are larger than usual, so most grip panels will leave more flat metal visible than they will on other pistols. Other than that, they are classic 1911 goodness. Buy with confidence.
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    Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. The research and purchase of my PT 1911 SS is what brought me to the group. Many thousands of rounds have been fired through mine. It has a single sided safety, extended slide release and S & A Magwell installed along with magwell length stocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    Bought my rail model 1911 back in 2015. Have had several thousand rounds through it, used it in both combat style and bullseye competitions. Only things I did were change to a single sided safety, install a national match bushing, and change the grips...been absolutely flawless. Beware of cheap mags that crack the feed lips, but that goes for any 1911, or semi-auto, anyway. Reliably feeds hollow points, hard ball, 185 gr , 200 gr, and 230...no difference. The flat black oxide finish is easy to touch up with cold blue, if you scratch it...
    thanks. i try my very best to buy factory mags, that is if the LGS has them in stock for a wee-bit cheaper that the gun maker's website.

    i have heard some of the horror stories of some makes of magazines being no good, in the various range of guns they are made for.
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    My PT1911 is stainless steel also. It’s as accurate as I can be, and extremely reliable. I put wood grips on it, and other than that it’s stock. After 13 years, it’s my favorite Taurus. After over 8,000 rounds, I’m sure I’ll keep it. My only dislike is the front slide serrations. It’s a cosmetic thing I just don’t care for, but I can live with it.
    As for mags, I’ve had very good luck and long use out of Chip McCormick Shooting Stars. And, they won’t break the bank too.
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    >>>>>I would be very happy with that CZ97 myself!!!
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    well I own 4 PT1911, one is (or was) a blue model , it has bene cera coated due tot he finish wearing off quickly.
    In MY opinion its a crap shoot, IF you get a good PT1911 then its a deal, if not then its a nightmare!
    of the 4 that I own 2 have need to be sent back for repair when they were relatively new.
    I would suggest that you might consider Rock island, Citadel, Springfield, simply because in my opinion their customer service and quality control are superior to that Of Taurus. OHH--and don't expect anywhere near the quality or workmanship of the Pt1911 if compared to the CZ 97.
    I have one of those as well and honestly I seldom take any of my some 14-15 1911 out to shoot much since getting this jewel.
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    Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!
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    I had one 6 years ago, could not get it to run. Went back to Taurus 3 times and each time it came back wth the same problem.
    Finally took it to a 1911 smith and he said the thing was totally out of spec and he would not attempt to work on it.
    First one he had seen so badly out of spec. Never had another.
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