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Been a long road but finally finished my PT1911. A few years ago I bought my first PT1911 (Duo-tone) for a project 1911. I have a bit of backyard gunsmith in my blood and had never tackled a 1911 and thought what better platform than a good inexpensive forged 1911. Ruined my fair share of parts but in the end I learned a ton and am not scared to tackle any 1911 project. Just got it back for Cerakote a couple days ago and got back together last night.

List of parts include
Greider Precision short trigger
Wilson Bullet proof slide stop, single sided thumb safety and pin kit
Cylinder & Slide Ultra Lite Speed II fire control group and spring set
STI titanium hammer strut and mainspring plunger
Ed Brown SS std guide rod and plunger plug
Nowlin Match barrel
Meprolight Novak Night sights
Crimson Trace Laser grips held on with VZ screws and bushings
Finally topped off with Cerakote Graphite black and Titanium Blue.

Don't have any picture from straight out of the box but here are a few from the early stages







Right before the trip to the painters.








And finally finished












Best thing is she shoots as good as she looks, 8 rounds at 25yards. :)



 

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Nice job! Oh, and thanks a lot...you just added to my already simmering 1911 fever.
 

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Beautiful, very nicely done.
 
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Looks awesome!! :thumb:
 
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Finished product looks great!
I personally think that it looks the best in the first two pics though.....

I liked that look a lot, kinda reminds me of the Kimber Eclipse line but while the slide is SS, the frame is not and you can't keep enough oil on it to stave off the rust unless I keep it in the safe.
My original plan was for a BBQ gun but the Taurus Gods had different ideas. Throughout all it's stages the one constant was it never hiccuped. No matter what magazines or ammo, even my screw ups couldn't send it off track. At some point I saw the light and decided it would be a primary self defense pistol.
 

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Looks great!
 
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Well, stallard, congrats on a job well done. Underscores a couple of points which get hashed out here periodically but, with all the new folks we got these days, bears repeating:
1) Taurus PT1911 pistols are workhorses and shoot straight and come equipped with all the bells and whistles which would put you back ~$200+ in add'l costs
2) Taurus PT1911 make GREAT project guns - Because is is such a dependable and accurate firearm outta da box but still won't set ya back too fer for some D-I-Y custom work

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Very cool!!
 
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