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Today I took my PT1911 AR out for a test drive. its been a while because i got a duty glock and when you get free ammo and you want to be proficient with it, of course everything else take a back seat. now that i went back on active duty, I still shoot it just not as much

anyway I had fun with the PT1911. why? well a few years ago I bought the PT1911 because I wanted a 1911. i was prepared to pay over a grand for it because of course if you listen to the experts, you cant get good one for less than that let alone with the name Taurus on it, lol!!!! well let me tell you I was shooting lights out. Part of that was because going through te police academy, I learned how to shoot. The military teaches you how to fire a weapon, but at this academy, I actually learned to shoot so well I now shoot expert (50/50). My Taurus shot so smooth and fluid and was so accurate my mouth dropped. I aim center mass, I hit center mass. This gun wil far exceed the average shooters ability to hit bullseye. I have toyed with other guns and 2 weeks ago I actually almost bought a kimber. that would have been a complete waste of money. as far as I am concerned, this gun is great and I am seriously thinkin of getting another one without the rail to compete with for IDPA.

my point to all this is that when I bought this gun back in 2008, I had no idea what I had. I actually even was embarrased to tell people I had one a gun made by taurus. The ony reason I bougt it was becausse the salesman told me he had went to an event where he had the chance to shoot from lower cost RIA all the way up to Wilson Combats and the Taurus hands down was the best bang for the buck. Now that I have shoot may types of weapons, I am proud of this gun. Sorry but unless you are oing precision shooting (which is totally different from combat/real life shooting) the PT1911 is awesome. Not knocking other 1911's but the Taurus is well worth it. If you are on the fence, get off on the Taurus side!!!!
 

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It is a great shooting weapon!

Glad you had fun with it! I've held my own with a PT 1911 against many of the higher dollar 1911's...
 
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It is a great shooting weapon!

Glad you had fun with it! I've held my own with a PT 1911 against many of the higher dollar 1911's...
I believe the PT1911 is gaining popularity. I love mine and most folks who shoot it are impressed with it.
 

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I just picked up my OSS that will be used for IDPA. Although I leaned towards the Springfield XD BUT the Taurus fit so perfect in my hand I was compelled to try it. Keep us posted on getting the non rail version and how it works in the comps.

Oh and pics would be good too!! Since we all like gun porn!!
 

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I just picked up my OSS that will be used for IDPA. Although I leaned towards the Springfield XD BUT the Taurus fit so perfect in my hand I was compelled to try it. Keep us posted on getting the non rail version and how it works in the comps.

Oh and pics would be good too!! Since we all like gun porn!!
Comp if you like the OSS you are gonna love the G2. I competed with a Pro 9 LS until I switched to M&Ps. I got to shoot
the G2 at Taurus and it felt and shot great.
 

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I believe the PT1911 is gaining popularity. I love mine and most folks who shoot it are impressed with it.
Yeah, quality has a way of selling itself, it just takes time sometimes! :)
 

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Comp if you like the OSS you are gonna love the G2. I competed with a Pro 9 LS until I switched to M&Ps. I got to shoot
the G2 at Taurus and it felt and shot great.
Im hoping Taurus brings out a 24/7 G2 in a 5" barrel (or a comp version) just for the lil better accuracy
 

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Price of a Smith and Wesson that jams twice every 70 rounds :$400
List price for a Beretta pistol that broke its safety three days after purchase: $500
Sticker list for a P22 that had a barrel screw fail after 1000 rounds:$350

Going to the range and getting 'the look' after putting rounds in the X ring with my shiny, beautiful, lifetime protected Taurus PT99 that sold for $265 in a gun store and has NEVER failed with quality ammo;

Priceless
 

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Im hoping Taurus brings out a 24/7 G2 in a 5" barrel (or a comp version) just for the lil better accuracy
I ask about that when I was there mentioning how much I liked my LS.
Unfortunately they did not have plans for a long slide right now.

I did stress how they needed to put more into competition shooting noting Glock's popularity in the sport and how
its won over a lot of folks. I think we will see one just not this year.
 

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I have owned a 24/7 before and I loved the grip but I gave it to a pastor friend of mine. I think I may pick up a new g2 for competition as well. My only problem evasive about Taurus is the lack of upgrades or accessories. For example getting a match grade barrel. I do have a question though. I was looking for something to ccw and I feel the pt1911 AR is just too big. I have a keltec .32 but it's to small. So in lines with goldilocks and the 3 bears (lol), what Taurus firearm can you recommend that is just right? I like the compact Springfield xd but after my range time and reading the article on the Taurus factory tour, I want to give taurus a look. By the way I am 6'0, 235 so if any of you similar sized people cow a PT1911 AR, please inform how you do it. Thanks!
 

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I think if Taurus would focus alittle on the comp end of firearms we would all see a bigger aftermarket following. Also if a company gets enough emails or even starts hearing there is a following for the Taurus firearms there will be more come out. But I think part of the issue is Taurus got so much flak in the past alot of the aftermarket feels there not alot of money to be made as they are considered a "entry level" firearm and most people buying "entry level" aren't looking for aftermarket, or atleast thats my .02 on the lack of aftermarket.
 

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I have owned a 24/7 before and I loved the grip but I gave it to a pastor friend of mine. I think I may pick up a new g2 for competition as well. My only problem evasive about Taurus is the lack of upgrades or accessories. For example getting a match grade barrel. I do have a question though. I was looking for something to ccw and I feel the pt1911 AR is just too big. I have a keltec .32 but it's to small. So in lines with goldilocks and the 3 bears (lol), what Taurus firearm can you recommend that is just right? I like the compact Springfield xd but after my range time and reading the article on the Taurus factory tour, I want to give taurus a look. By the way I am 6'0, 235 so if any of you similar sized people cow a PT1911 AR, please inform how you do it. Thanks!
PT140 is what I carry but different calibers are available to your liking, I chose this pistol because it fits my hand. I never judge a pistol by name or comments, if I like it that's the one. I've put over 1000 rounds through it and can consider it safe to carry.
 

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I think if Taurus would focus alittle on the comp end of firearms we would all see a bigger aftermarket following. Also if a company gets enough emails or even starts hearing there is a following for the Taurus firearms there will be more come out. But I think part of the issue is Taurus got so much flak in the past alot of the aftermarket feels there not alot of money to be made as they are considered a "entry level" firearm and most people buying "entry level" aren't looking for aftermarket, or atleast thats my .02 on the lack of aftermarket.
I bought my Taurus at BPS in Las Vegas, now saying that they have two showcases with centerfire pistols and a large quantity of Taurus occupying the space. If they didn't sell they would be evicted. Just Saying!
 

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I have a 24/7G2C-45 with Theis IWB holster that is a very comfortable carry, if you want to stick with Taurus, and same caliber for ammo. In hindsight, the C isn't all that compact, so the full size might work just as well, and give you the inter changeable back straps also.
 

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I think if Taurus would focus alittle on the comp end of firearms we would all see a bigger aftermarket following. Also if a company gets enough emails or even starts hearing there is a following for the Taurus firearms there will be more come out. But I think part of the issue is Taurus got so much flak in the past alot of the aftermarket feels there not alot of money to be made as they are considered a "entry level" firearm and most people buying "entry level" aren't looking for aftermarket, or atleast thats my .02 on the lack of aftermarket.
That, plus I think Taurus needs to have a little more 'stability' with their semi-auto product lines. They seem to change models so often that I'm sure it scares off the after market from making many accessories. For example, look at what's available in the after market for the PT92-series, compared to almost any other model.
 

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I would love to own a 1911, and i'm not really brand specific on which i would like to own. I've shot a few, and they were nice and all, but far too many get hung up on what brand is stamped on the slide. The Springfield i shot a few range trips ago ran pretty smooth, but IMO it wasn't really worth the higher price tag from the RIA and other lower priced 1911's. Overall it's a proven design that can rarely be screwed up if they remain in normal specs. The PT1911 is definitely on my wishlist, but i wouldn't have a problem with a stainless RIA if the case has one sitting there waiting for me.
 

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Congratulations on your successful range session with your PT1911!

Got one myself, and it shoots way better than I do. :cool:
 

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I love my Taurus 1911 too.
 

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Over the years I had several 1911's built from the frame up. For years it was the best way to get a quality 1911. When Taurus came out with their 1911 a friend bought one and I shot it. Bought mine as soon as I could get one. It has never had a malfunction with all types of ammo ran through it. Can't say that for custom builds, they all required a break in. Most ran with one type ammo. The Taurus eats anything and shoots to point of aim. Most Taurus bashers have never owned or shot one, usually start their rant with hearsay.
 
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