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    Founding Member (First 100) wiredgeorge's Avatar
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    New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Come on now... somebody must own a Taurus 1911 other than me! I just bought a Taurus PT1911ALR.

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    The main feature that differentiates this pistol from most 1911s is the aluminum frame and lighter weight (about 6 oz.) It is lighter than my officer sized RIA.

    Any of you experts like to comment on Taurus's claims as far as values?


    VALUE OF TAURUS PT 1911 FEATURES AT RETAIL VALUE
    Full length guide rod & reverse plug $35
    Serrated slide rear and front 100
    Checkered 30-lpi trigger guard 50
    Checkered 30-lpi mainspring housing 60
    Checkered 30-lpi frontstrap 150
    Ambidextrous safety 125
    Beavertail grip safety with memory pad 120
    Skeletonized hammer 60
    Skeleton serrated trigger 100
    Trigger job 100
    Custom fit barrel (air-gauged bushing) 100
    Custom slide to frame fit 100
    Polished feedramp and barrel throat 50
    Lowered and flared ejection port 60
    Custom internal extractor 75
    Extended mag release button 35
    Beveled mag well 100
    Extra 8-round magazine 30
    SUBTOTAL 1600
    Basic Mil-Spec Model 1911 pistol 500
    TOTAL 2100
    NOTES: Prices are average of parts, installation, and fitting charges from five leading U.S. pistolsmiths based on a Mil-Spec basic Model 1911 pistol as the starting point.

    Specifications
    Type Pistol
    Action Single
    Caliber 45 ACP
    Barrel Length 5"
    Capacity 8 + 1
    Safety Ambidextrous
    Grips Checkered Black
    Sights Fixed
    Weight 32 oz
    Finish Aluminum
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Nice looking pistol. I mighta been tempted, but the only one I've seen in gun stores in this area is the shiney chrome plated one with gold plated controls. Just not my cup of tea. Maybe the reason it's available for me to see is 'cause no one else wants it either?

    One of the range officers carries a PT1911 & loves it. He was thinking about trading it for a Kimber, but borrowed a friend's Kimber for a couple of weeks to try it & decided it wasn't any improvement over the Taurus.

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    I thought about Taurus 1911s on quite a few occasion but every time I go to the gun store, I hold one and look at the paper thin barrel and say no frickin way!! Is it just me or do they have the thinnest barrel walls ever produced?
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    I thought about getting a PT1911 until I found the ACII. Was $130 less than the Taurus and looks a whole helluva better IMO. Was actually told by a member of taurusarmed.net to buy the AC over the Taurus, so I took his advice. And I'm glad I did!!!
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Well I am certainly glad I picked up the Taurus 1911 as it is a real fine shooter. I have had a chance to put a couple hundred rounds down range and it continues to impress with its accuracy and no firing issues. It tends to be on the tight side and hasn't loosened up yet to make racking easy.

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    TOTAL $2100 worth of add ons Right I have a nice bridge for sale. You can't really belive you getting 2100 worth of add on for the low price they charging. What you get is a bunch of in house MIM or cheap cast parts . The safety are known to break and in some cases fall out while shooting. You got what you got. Not some real special deal on a custom pistol . Its a mid price 1911 with a so so rep. That a lot of after market parts won't fit

    I have a custom YUGO also It has $10,000 worth of eng, tires, stero and paint All for $1995 You would love it
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Where can I see this YUGO?
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    I sold it to a chap in Libya . Last I heard he pissed of some people and was on the run. Seems it broke down in out in desert and these people caught up with him.
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Are Taurus 1911's parts compatible with say other 1911's
    .45, because they dont make a .46

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Quote Originally Posted by darrellkansas View Post
    Are Taurus 1911's parts compatible with say other 1911's
    No, but they fit MT's Yugo!

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Quote Originally Posted by darrellkansas View Post
    Are Taurus 1911's parts compatible with say other 1911's
    I am thinking I saw somewhere they are not

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Quote Originally Posted by wiredgeorge View Post
    Well I am certainly glad I picked up the Taurus 1911 as it is a real fine shooter. I have had a chance to put a couple hundred rounds down range and it continues to impress with its accuracy and no firing issues. It tends to be on the tight side and hasn't loosened up yet to make racking easy.

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    A friend of mine at work got the Taurus 1911 in 9 mm and he is tickled to death, unless things have changed they make very good reliable guns. I have a snub nose 85 with 1000s of rounds through it if I do my part it is a tack driver

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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Quote Originally Posted by wiredgeorge View Post
    Well I am certainly glad I picked up the Taurus 1911 as it is a real fine shooter. I have had a chance to put a couple hundred rounds down range and it continues to impress with its accuracy and no firing issues. It tends to be on the tight side and hasn't loosened up yet to make racking easy.

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    Mine is in 38 Super. I've been useing it in IDPA for last 2 years with absolutely no problems. Its a great shooter right out of the box. Shoots everything I put in it. I'm really glad I bought my PT1911.
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    Re: New Taurus PT 1911 ALR

    Welcome stickem !

    I'm not particularly fond of Taurus -- but I say "whatever floats your boat" -- so be it.
    Some like concrete hulls, some fiberglass, some wood, some steel. They all have their positives & negatives.
    I do have an early model 85 that is like new (wife's) & it is a keeper, the other few Taurus that I have owned are gone.

    Shoot safely !

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