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I purchased my new PT1911 on 8/19/07. I took it to the Range 2 days later and on the 4th round (new out of the box) it jammed and could not be cleared. I returned it to the gun shop and the gunsmith made every attempt to correct the problem........no luck ......back to Taurus for repair. This is my second Taurus (other is a revolver) and my second 1911 (other is an Ed Brown Custom). Obviously I was concerned and began having second thoughts about the PT 1911. The 1911 was returned recently after only 3 1/2 weeks and no charge due to the warranty. With some aprehension I took the repaired firearm to the range today. The PT1911 performed flawlessly. After 80+ rounds without a malfunction I was thrilled. Accuracy? At 15ft. handheld, 7 of 8 rounds in a 5" group. After slowly putting 50+ rounds through the Taurus, the accuracy results were as follows. At 10ft. 8 of 8 rounds in a 4" group.
At 25ft 8 of 8 rounds in a 6" paper plate. Now, most impressive of all...
at 50 ft. 5 of 8 rounds in the "head" on a large silouhette target.
Needless to say, I am impressed with the service, quality and accuracy of my new PT1911. What began as a dissapointing experience became a very positive long term result.
Thank you Taurus

Mike
 

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First and foremost welcome to the forums.

Sorry to hear about the problem. Glad that it was cleared up.

Like anything though, gun break ins take time and there can be problems that clear up after the break in period is up.

This was not one of those cases.Pardon the pun.
Having a success story that could have been a disaster, but wasn't, and a satisfied owner is as good an ending as it gets.

I'll let the 1911 owners take over from here. :)

Oddly enough there is a thread at one of the boards here about a +$2000 special order gun form a reputable gunsmith that went into the dumper and the guy was frazzled over the problem.
Made a big stink over at either THR or TFL gun forums. Other respondents said to let the gun be given a chance to be made right by the custom shop.
The original poster was saying he was having nothing to do ever with that custom shop.
If he did let the shop make good on it was never totally devulged. Could be wrong about that, but this proves a point this can happen to anybody ,at any shop,to any brand, and can be fixed to the user's satisfaction if given the oppertunity to do so.

Price doesn't guarantee anything.

It does take some courage to let the company make things right, but it is the proper thing to do under most circumstances.

You did take that route. Good for you.
 

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I had a freeze up similar to yours a couple of weeks ago, but I was able to clear it with some good old fashioned strength.

Not happy about that, but I am taking it out tomorrow to see if there are any more problems.

Still, I am really pleased with my PT1911. I love the thing.

Welcome to the Taurus family.
 

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Vaspringer, welcome to the forums and good to hear Taurus took care of you!
 

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Glad everything worked out !! Now get back out to the range and put a couple hundred more rounds through it and have fun!
 

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As an update......this weekend I put another 150 rounds through the PT1911 without incident. I have been cleaning and lubricating it after every range outing.
So far approx. 250 rounds of FMJ since the factory repair.......flawless operation.
I plan to try some "personal defense" rounds at the next range session. Will advise as to the results.
So far so good......another happy Taurus customer.;-)

Mike
 
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