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I have been going to the range off a and on the last few weeks working with my PT 1911 45 cal. Over the winter I had plenty of time to load up a lot of different test loads using 200 grain SWC and 230 grain TC. I would start out somewhere in the middle of of what the book calls for most loads worked out pretty well but some loads were a little hot for my liking even at 1/2 the suggested powder loads. The thing is I found some really nice target loads I just couldn't believe how accurate this pistol is even with the hotter loads seemed to hold true. Infact they all held fairly good groups but some were extremely tight I guess the best was Red Dot.
I'm just very impressed with the Taurus PT 1911 I don't know what you could do better with a $2 to $3000.00 pistol looking at some of my targets this won't be my last Taurus 1911. I would like to find a used 38 super I think Taurus shot themselves in the foot when they quit producing the 38 Super they were among a few making that caliber in that price range Citadel makes one I may have to go that route when I get the money I have a RIA 9mm that is a very good shooter also.
I just wanted to say if you're looking for 1911 you cannot go wrong with a Taurus
 

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I have four PT1911, three in 45 and one in 38 Super. two were fine out of the box, two others had to make trips to the motherland, one the repair didn't last so I just fixed it myself.
now they all three run fine. the 38 Super is the most accurate of the 4, the Duo tone is the most accurate 45 of the four.
but non are my most accurate 1911 in either caliber.
heres the top dawgs, and I own Colt and Dan Wesson which are very good guns but these 2 are the best in their caliber as to the 1911 crowd,
Took the range officer to the range today,
haven't shot it in a while.
cold right out of the gate ran 100 rounds through her from 7 yards to 25 yards and everything in the 9-10 ring except 7 rounds just barely in the 8 ring.
of not a single mishap with her , and I also took the CZ P-01, needless to say not a single problem with that lil jewel.
 

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My PT1911 SS remains one of my all time favorites. A 9mm or 10mm could be calling my name in the future.
 
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My PT1911, still makes me look good, after 1,000s of rounds and 11 years!
I am not saying that my pt1911 don't shoot well, just not the most accurate of my 1911;s.
 

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I have been going to the range off a and on the last few weeks working with my PT 1911 45 cal. Over the winter I had plenty of time to load up a lot of different test loads using 200 grain SWC and 230 grain TC. I would start out somewhere in the middle of of what the book calls for most loads worked out pretty well but some loads were a little hot for my liking even at 1/2 the suggested powder loads. The thing is I found some really nice target loads I just couldn't believe how accurate this pistol is even with the hotter loads seemed to hold true. Infact they all held fairly good groups but some were extremely tight I guess the best was Red Dot.
I'm just very impressed with the Taurus PT 1911 I don't know what you could do better with a $2 to $3000.00 pistol looking at some of my targets this won't be my last Taurus 1911. I would like to find a used 38 super I think Taurus shot themselves in the foot when they quit producing the 38 Super they were among a few making that caliber in that price range Citadel makes one I may have to go that route when I get the money I have a RIA 9mm that is a very good shooter also.
I just wanted to say if you're looking for 1911 you cannot go wrong with a Taurus
Handle and shoot a $2000 and up 1911 and you will see real quick what can be done better, much better. Now I am not saying the PT1911 is not reliable and accurate, mine is but not as accurate as my higher end 1911's and surely not as well built but then again it is what it is a budget 1911, not a fair comparison.
 

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Handle and shoot a $2000 and up 1911 and you will see real quick what can be done better, much better. Now I am not saying the PT1911 is not reliable and accurate, mine is but not as accurate as my higher end 1911's and surely not as well built but then again it is what it is a budget 1911, not a fair comparison.

yes sir!'
now to me the Wilson is the smoothest, best built, quality 1911 that I have handled.
I say this after handling, fondling quite a few and shooting a couple.
But I refuse to pay 2500-up for a 1911.
the Dan Wesson is also a very, very good middle of the road 1911 being above most but below the true custom 1911.
prices run in the 1 K plus and up to what 2500 or so.
I can't shoot well enough to get past my DW, Springer, Colt and Citadel actually.
 
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