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:) Well, I cleaned the new PT 1911 last night and took it to the range today. My first impression when I had it stripped was that it looked pretty good. There was one rough mill mark inside the lower frame slide area, but otherwise I saw no other blems. Personally, I like the finish on the gun since it will be an occassional carry and will spend quite a bit of time in either my motorcycle tank bag or in a shoulder rig. I won't be crying if it gets scratched up some. I don't pamper my guns anyway, but also don't intentionally abuse them. Anyway, it was pretty clean from the factory, but a little sticky with their grease. After a good cleaning with a little brush, some gun patches, and a little Outers Solvent things felt better. I lubed the whole shebang up with some RemOil (maybe got a little carried away, as I wiped excess off for about an hour) and put it back together.
Today I was off to the range with 50 rounds of American Eagle and 50 of Independance, and 8 round of Fiochii, all 230gr FMJ and the 2 Taurus factory mags. I did notice that the first round or two were a little difficult to chamber by hand, but this ended by the time I'd fired a couple of full mags through. There were no fail to feeds, mag problems or other glitches during the entire 100 rounds.
As far as accuracy is concerned, I was fairly impressed. At 7yds the impact was point of aim and made one but hole where the X ring on the B27 target used to be. Out to about 14yds the group stayed at about 4" and had a tendancy toshoot low right about 2-3". Out to the end of the range, I was aiming at the right shoulder/peck area and all shots stayed in about the same 4" group and hit in about the sternum/center chest area. Maybe a drop to the right of about 6". I did fire three, five round groups off a make shift rest of the range stall shelf in my stall and the point of aim was much more controled and did not have much drop at all. I think once I either get used to the Heine sights or put some night sights on, the groups will improve. All sights seem to be smaller than they were 10yrs ago for some reason. :-\.
Overall, I was very impressed and my faith is restored in Taurus. If anyone is interested, I posted the pics of my 3 Taurus pistols on the "SHOW ME YOUR TAURUS" section of this forum. Like others have stated, I'm ready for the compact model now. In my opinion, this new Taurus shot every bit as well as the range Colt 1911 that I rented a few weeks ago. After I get about 200 rounds through it, I will try out a few HPs, since that is what I prefer to carry, but like with the .357, I don't doubt the .45 will stop anything I'd need to shoot with the FMJ ammo, especially since all 8 (7 in the Tracker) would be in about a 4" area.
GREAT GUN TAURUS.
 

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Good report. And, yes, they have saved money by making the sights smaller than they did in the past. What I can't figure out is how they made them blurry.

Sounds like the low is just getting accustomed to the sights. Mine is pretty much POA up to about 25 yards. I have had some scatter with one box of Independence 230gr FMJ.
 

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Yep, has to be the sights. Might be time for new glasses, too. Since my group is pretty consistant and the pistol is still new, I figured by the time I got 300 - 400 rounds through it, the groups ought to tighten up some and POA should improve too. I had the same problem with other autoloaders. I debated on the 1911 for a couple of yrs and am really glad I bought it now. It may be my new favorite, very closely followed by the .357 Tracker. Both are great guns. Taurus is still the best bang for the buck, IMO.
 

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Can someone help me please...

I just purchased a PT 1911 and went to the range yesteday. I went through the gun prior to shooting and everything looked good. I was firing 230 Fiochii FMJ. I only had about 50 rounds to fire unfortunately, but i cannot seem to find the sights. It is shooting 3"-4" to the right at around 50ft. I cannot seem to figure it out. I dont know whether i just need to change ammunition for have the sight re-set. I am a little confused about this whole thing.
 

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First, I would have someone else fire it to determine if it were me or the gun. Then go from there. ;)
 

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Have to agree with Smokewagon.
Having someone else watch you or shoot the gun who is proficient with your type of gun can tell a lot about things like this.

Had a sheriffs deputy in Hampton,Va. some time back who couldn't hit the broad side of the barn with his issue S&W 669. He had me observe him and shoot his gun. Turns out it was his new glasses with poor lenses that was the culprit and not him.

Other factors can be gun or shooter related. Ammo, shooter techniques,sights,etc.

Here's some important aspects and factors that deal with this.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3448.msg26394#msg26394
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2453.msg17779#msg17779?
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=7092.msg66642#66642
http://www.taurusarmed.net/fourms/index.php?topic=2689.msg20024#msg20024
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=9515.msg99894#msg99894
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2654.msg20343#msg20343
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2139.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6716.0

The last link has info on point of impact info and target info in it. The other links aobve are things to look at to be proficient.
 

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Hey, thank you all for the advice. Turns out i was not lining up the sight properly and was pulling at the last moment. I now have another question. Would any of you know where i can find grips for this model? i have talked to a grip supply stores, they all say the same thing. "my listings dont show these grips to fit that weapon. Sorry". Is there something special about these guns that i dont know about when it comes to grips?
 

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Other than the cut for the ambi-safety though, any grip for the commander style 1911 should fit with relatively no difficulty?

thanks for your help in this matter
 

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Funshooter - thanks for the report. I have been seriously considering the PT 1911 lately and it is good to hear accounts like this!
 
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