conflicted- .45 purchase

texashek

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Apr 21, 2009
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so since i figured a quality 1911 was out of my price range i settled on a polymer 45 from GLOCK 21/XDm/S&W MP. I visited Tomball pawn and they were very helpful but presented an option I never considered. A Taurus 1911 ALR 45 ACP

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Being a n00b I told the fella (whose name I can't remember) I had head bad things about Taurus that they made cheap, poor quality fire arms and many people have said- anything but a Taurus. Now holding this 1911 in my hand it felt NICE! I had a Colt (Gold cup), Kimber and Springfield for comparison. The Taurus had an aluminum and steel construction that was as light as a Kimber carry, pictanny rails, hand saftey and a other features the $1200 1911s don't have.






so......what do I do?
 

Skip

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Aug 26, 2008
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I use to own a PT1911 with crimson trace grips. I truly regret selling that gun. It shot like a dream right out of the box. I wasn't sure I would like the Hinie 8 sights, but they were really easy to use. Biggest problem I ever heard about them was the finish, but I didnt experience any problems there either. I think it is a sweet gun for that kind of money.
 

DirtyD

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We have a Springfield Stainless GI on sale for less than that right now, and a few of the Taurus' at the same price as well as a Citadel.... plenty of options. I know that for a while the Taurus 1911's were having problems withthe ambi safteys coming apart, but they do feel good in the hand and for what they claim as custom it is a decent price. However with some careful shopping you can get into a Kimber or Springfield for not much more...
 

Patrón

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Feb 28, 2008
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I have heard nothing but fantastic things about them and like the feell and how it shot more than my son's springfield 1911. awesome trigger too.
 

texashek

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Apr 21, 2009
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spring TX
thanks for the guidance, forgive my ignorance but who is "we?" This is the first time I have put my hands on any of these...I must admit I got excited and almost bought it. I am still torn between what option would be best for starting out (in a 45 of course) polymer or 1911
 

DirtyD

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Sep 20, 2008
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That would be them, but please pay no attention to the inventory listed on the web... we have been so busy there since November that it kinda fell to the side....Shiloh would be another great place to look, most of their 1911's are high end, but jeff and Steve would more than likely order what you wanted as well....
 

PopsXD9sc

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Nov 16, 2008
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As a Taurus 1911 owner I must say that they (at least most of the recent ones) are awesome weapons. I'm not a great shooter but can put all 9 rds in a 2" target at 7 yds consistently the majority in a 6" target at 25 yds. Not a bad way to get into the 1911 addiction...and it is an addiction.
 
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