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Thinking of getting a PT1911 and looking for some honest reviews. I used to have a Colt 1911 and was wondering how it would compare.

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Find the 1911 Forum and 'forty-leven answers'.

The Taurus 1911 comes in two-three flavors and works well. Mine will be an heirloom.
 

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The first one I bought had the extractor break at about 130 rounds. I replaced the extractor and it now has 1000+/- reliable rounds including IDPA competition. Recently I bought its twin. It has about 300 reliable rounds, in range and IDPA use, through it. Both are great shooting pistols.
 

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Thinking of getting a PT1911 and looking for some honest reviews. I used to have a Colt 1911 and was wondering how it would compare.

Thanks in advance!
If you are looking for a reasonably priced, well made (with plenty of extra features), extremely accurate out of the box
1911, then you can't go wrong with the PT1911. Compared to others in their price range, they are less expensive, and
more available than the R1's or the SR1911's (also both excellent 1911's, btw). If I could afford another handgun right,
now, I would have no hesitation buying another (and hopefully will be in the near future!)
 
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Thinking of getting a PT1911 and looking for some honest reviews. I used to have a Colt 1911 and was wondering how it would compare.
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depends on which Colt that you own!
I got 4 Pt1911's , 2 compare in operation to my Colt Government Combat Elite, 2 others not.
not say that all 4 are not very good shooting weapons.
the Taurus has more included features than pretty much any 1911 that i got, for the money they are very hard to beat.
they of course will NOT hold resale value like the Colt but then they don't cost as much upfront either.
the other downside is that the PT1911 comes in one size--full size!
if looking for something smaller then you gotta go elsewhere.
I have been very pleased with my 4 taurus 1911's though.
 

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Dont do it If you start with one soon you will have multiple 1911s and you will worry about getting enough ammo to feed them. Get something like a Glock which you will not care if you shoot or not. Just kidding I love 1911s and own too many Randy
 

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Yep, have to agree. I alway had rifles, never had or shot a handgun. I bought a PT1911SS two weeks ago. I tore it down a three times to get familiar with it, cleaning out the packing grease and relubing with Wilson Combat lube. Went to the range, put 100 rounds thru it, never a hichup! Never missed the target, not a bad grouping for my first time. I was really afraid I was going to miss the target and look really stupid! But this pistol actually made me look like a good shot!

Can't wait to take it out again...never looked back!
 

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Dont do it If you start with one soon you will have multiple 1911s and you will worry about getting enough ammo to feed them. Get something like a Glock which you will not care if you shoot or not. Just kidding I love 1911s and own too many Randy
Yes, I must admit that this is the main topic of discussion at the monthly 1911 addiction recovery meetings.
which reminds me , who's brigning the chips this week?
 

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Dont do it If you start with one soon you will have multiple 1911s and you will worry about getting enough ammo to feed them. Get something like a Glock which you will not care if you shoot or not. Just kidding I love 1911s and own too many Randy
I know what you mean. I have had several Glocks simply because I had to carry one as my duty weapon and got used to them (got rid of all of them). However, I have always had a passion for 1911's and would love to have another one...or two...or three...see!
 
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What are the 3 flavors???
 

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Yes, I must admit that this is the main topic of discussion at the monthly 1911 addiction recovery meetings.
which reminds me , who's brigning the chips this week?
I got the chips this week thinking about the new waffles and chicken flavor Randy
 
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There's really a variety of PT1911's. You can go Aluminum Alloy, Stainless and Forged Steel. You can opt for a Rail or no Rail. Caliber wise you have 45 ACP, 9MM, and 38 Super. The Drawback is you can have any sized PT1911 as long as it's full size. The Taurus PT1911 is the Taurus version of the Series 80 Colt. It's got quite a few improvements over say the GI versions But no smaller versions have been released. You can also change out the slide/barrel/Mag for the 22LR conversions So I guess you can also include 22LR in the caliber types. I have heard of others changing parts for conversions to 40 cal or 10mm But Since I have not personally seen them, chalk that up to internet claims.
 
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You should buy several not one
 

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Do some research 1st, 1911 is a heavy gun, bullets are expensive, there's a little more recoil compare to a 9mm, if you going to carry a 1911 it's going to be bulky, and you have to carry it with the hammer cock. I love the 1911 format, but I found out the hard way that its not going to be my everyday gun.
 
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