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Just bought my first taurus. I couldn't decide between the pt1911 and the 24/7 so I went to the gun shop and asked to look at both. The shop owner decided to make my decision much easier and quicker by telling me they didn't have any 24/7's currently. The 1911 looks and feels very nice and I can't wait to get to the range to test her out. I'm crossing my fingers hoping I don't have the front sight alignment problem that I've read about. Now if I can manage to avoid making another trip by the gun shop to buy a 24/7 my wife might not kill me. When I make it by the range in a couple days I will give a comparison between my glock 21 and the pt1911 for those interested.
 

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Hi cletus and welcome,

Your situation is the same as my best buddy, who yesterday went to the gun shop to compare a PT1911, a 24/7 .45, and a PT745. After a mental debate (and the non-availability of the 745), he opted for the PT1911. He is ex-military and trained on the 1911 platform. He said that he loved the Taurus, immediately field striped and gave it a good cleaning. He can not wait to hit the range (unfortunately it will have to wait until next week for the both of us :( )

Everything I've heard and read about the gun has been extremely positive. The only real issue I've read (and seen on my own PT1911) about, has been the quality of the bluing. To some it's a major disappointment and to others, it's not a big deal. I've even seen one that had the bluing sanded out on the 1911Forum. It looked wicked.

Either way, I don't think you would have made a bad decision. The 24/7 seems to be another fine gun from taurus, which also gets high praise. Well, congrats and enjoy.

Mike
 

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I wanted a PT1911 but couldn't get one at the gun show I went to so I opted for the PT 92. I will have a PT 1911 some day but my next purchase will be para-ordanance Tac Five. I kinda want to wait on the 1911 untill the new generations come out so they have time to fix the minor problems that some people talk about, I just don't like dealing with that stuff but hey at least taurus has a lifetime warranty so its not so bad. Welcome to the taurus family.
 

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Mr. Peepers said:
I wanted a PT1911 but couldn't get one at the gun show I went to so I opted for the PT 92.
Yeah, the PT92 looks really neat. I've had my eye on that one for well over a year. It sucks being financially challenged :mad: .

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Yeah the blued 92 with a rail (Thats mine) is a pretty snazzy gun, and it handles pretty well I haven't had any teething problems with it at all. I got mine for 450 bucks plus tax with two 17 round mags. When I get about 900 bucks I will have that Tac Five I am very excited :)
 

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Well I finally made it to the range today and got to put about 125 rounds through the pt1911. It was quite accurate and I was having a blast until I got a FTFeed. The gun jammed up with the slide not quite in the full forward position. I dropped the mag and tried to rack the slide to extract the jammed round but its stuck in there pretty good. I can't seem to get the round out...any tips on how to remove the jammed round w/out taking the gun to a gunsmith?
 

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first of all if you have a round that failed to feed and jammed that bad, you have a bad round. By any chance are they reloads? It sounds a lot like a bad crimp. IF they are factories, what brand are they? We don't want any.

As far as getting it out, tapping it back out with a brass cleaning rod is ok. IF you can get the extractor freed and the slide racked back. You don't want to pop it out with the firing pin right behind it.
 

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It was wolf ammo which is very dirty but I've never been picky about practice ammo since it was being fed through my glock without any problems. My first FTF was after about 50 rounds. After firing I pulled the trigger and the hammer didn't drop and I could tell the slide wasn't back to the full forward position so I released the mag and racked the slide and the round was ejected. Well the last FTF went up the ramp but didn't make it completely into the chamber and when the slide went forward it jammed the round in there. I can only move the slide a few millimeters back and it won't move forward at all.
 

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I guess I'll try to find a gunsmith to fix the problem. I can't seem the find any good info on the net to help me out. Between the limited pistols I've had the pleasure to shoot often (2 Kimbers and 2 glocks) I've never encountered a jam I couldnt remedy right there at the range. I will give the PT1911 the benefit of the doubt since it isnt broken in yet. Hopefully after I fix the problem I will be able to enjoy my new toy without problems. It will be Monday before I can get it to a gunsmith so if someone does have some helpful info that would be great.

On a postive not the PT1911 is very accurate and fun to shoot. The accuracy compared to my glock 21 was about the same between the 3-15 yard range. I didnt get a chance to fire any 25+ yard groups because of the jam. It took a couple clips to get used to the 1911 since this is my first but it was a fine shooter. Right when I was comfortable with the pt1911 I was going to take some photos of the glocks groups and the pts groups then this happened.
 

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Have you gone over to the FAQ area and read the new gun FAQ that might give some useful insight as to breaking in a new gun? Might be worth a gander.1911s of any brand can take 200 or more rounds to break in.There are also factors that may influence the fit and function of the gun. Won't go into all here, but the FAQs cover that too to a certain extent. Just a lot of things that need to be considered. 1911s take some getting used to if you have been shooting other types of handguns. Like the differences between a Chevy and a Ford model equivalents. Various characteristics make each behave differently than the other and those have to be gotten used to with experience.
 

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This is my first 1911 but i am familar with the pistol. I have been shooting a 1911 almost every weekend for about a year now. I understand the break in period and cleaned and lubed the gun before my first range visit. I did take your advise though and read the FAQs...it is some good material. Like I said I'm certainly not giving up on the pt1911 I was simply hoping someone would be able to give me some pointers on removing the round. If all else fails I will take it to a smith on Monday and will be back at the range with a smile on my face. I won't be quick to judge the pt1911 until I've put about 300 rounds through it. I do know from the first visit to the range that this gun does have loads of potential.
 

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Hi guys, I just bought myself a Taurus PT92 AFS a few weeks ago. I have put 200 rounds thru & no problems, of any type. I really like the way it fits in my hand. Also, I ordered and installed a PSI adjustable rear sight from ajax grips. sweet pistol ;D
 

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Oh thank you 8 pound 6 ounce baby Jesus ;D! I loaded a full mag of 8 and put the clip in the pt1911 hoping the rounds in the magazine would slightly adjust the round giving me trouble for far too long. Well I guess when I put the magazine in the first round pushed the jammed round into the proper position allowing me to finally rack the slide and extract the pos russian round that wanted to taint my 1911. Now I will be up past my bedtime so that I can clean and lube her up. The wolf rounds I did shoot through the pt1911 were accurate but I think I'll pick up some WWB for this Sunday's range trip. Ok I'm off to clean it up I will post the results of the next visit to the range this Sunday.
 

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Glad that you got it fixed. Some guns just don't like some ammo. If I was you I think I'd avoid Wolf in the future for this gun. So far Wolf has been fine for everything I have but I only get a box or so to start for testing.

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Steelheart has the right idea. I use SilverBear ammo and it is Russian made. Have had better functioning and accuracy with it over the Wolf. Though I do follow what Steelheart has said. Try a box or two and then order the practice ammo in bulk if it works out well. No reason to stick yourself with a major handicap if it doesn't work out.
 

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In my PT1911HD I've had only one issue and it was with WOLF ammo also.

At about 150round count after firing about 20 shots of wolf, it would not go into battery. I had to field strip the thing and could pry it apart then carefully.
Turns out it was the hammer spring. Somehow it came out of the 'grove' it sits in in the grip. Was not hard to fix thoug if you are apt at disassembling guns
and remember how to put the m together. ;)

Had since put a few hundred rounds through it (never using wolf again) without ANY problems.
 

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I have never used wolf in 45 acp, but i do know that 1911's are super finicky about what they like and don't like, i have only one type of ammo, and one clip that i can trust in my finicky hardballer, i should just send it down the road but it is the first gun i ever actually went out and purchased new and registered to myself.
 

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Cletus:

I'm not sure this has anything to do with your particular issue ... which appears to be a non-issue now, but ...

Is this the Wolf stuff with lacquer coating or the Wolf stuff with the "polymer" coating? Wolf recently changed from the lacquer to the polymer on at least some types of ammo. Not sure if the .45 ACP is included. I do know that it can be found with lacquer coating because ...

It was pretty cold (25 deg. F?) at a pin shoot in February, and we had a very good shooter using a S&W 625 ( fyi: a moon clip .45 ACP revolver). As this is a low-key, fun shoot, we allow 20 seconds max to clear a table. Well, this shooter clears tables in the 5 second range. One time, he sets his revolver down without clearing the cylinder right away. When 20 seconds are up, the range officer gives the "clear your weapons" command. He picks up his revolver and the ejector rod is stuck ... and I mean really stuck. We had to drive each case out with a hammer and brass rod.

Presumably the problem was with the Wolf lacquer coating. It heats up during firing, but since it was cold that day, it cooled down enough to lock itself to the chamber walls. Again, not sure if this is in any way related to what happened to you ... just thought I'd mention it.

BTW - The lacquer coated stuff is dark green or brown and shiny; polymer is more aqua and frosty (yes, that is the best I can do for a description at the moment).

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