PT1911 in 9mm
Anyone ever actually seen one of the long promised PT1911's in 9mm?
Nope, I might end up buying a Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911 instead.
Get a .38 super, and get a 9mm barrel and mags and BAM you have a versatile little toy
There is a guy trying to sell one here in NW Georgia private sale. He wants 600 for it. Bit steep for my blood. I would rather have the RIA.... in fact, I bought the RIA.
I see one here
, with pics.
Saw a blued one today. Here in Ar the blue one is $509. I haven't been able to find out how they shoot. I know nothing about Taurus other than made in Brazil. However, a 1911 in 9mm is fun to shoot. I have a pre 80s series Colt. They aren't cheap. However, 500 bucks is way more affordable. Just want to read some reviews before I consider buying.
I handled one today. It seemed nice, but not as nice as the Kimber 9mm next to it. However the Taurus was $519 and the Kimber was $1055. Quite a price difference. The Taurus had nicer features but the finish seemed crappy. I almost bought it, but did not know enough about Taurus 1911's to gamble. I know the grips don't interchange, but what about magazines? Been looking for a Spartan for $650, but the Taurus is cheaper. But do they work?
I wouldn't mind having one just to shoot the hell out of it.
You can order one from buds gun shop for around $500. I don't see the point though capacity is only 9+1. Now if they made a 3" or a 3.5" I would be allover it.
Why are these so much cheaper than the .45?
I have one in stainless.
The grip safety is stiff and the trigger is crap. I'll polish a few surfaces and smooth it up. Had some issues with 115gr. Doesn't seem to have enough oomph to get the slide to it's rearmost position during firing, and the slide will not lock after the last round. Also due to this issue, ejection is not always positive. Went to the 124gr and that seemed to clear these issues up.
My grandfather got one its nice, its like shooting a pellet gun after a long session of .45. The finish is like the finish on my 45 PT 1911 not all that good but it was accurate, and just a hoot to shoot.
I bought one a few days ago in stainless. Can pick it up today.
I bought it because I don't feel like reloading 9mm and I don't need another .45 1911.
I've owned 2 Tauri, a 7 shot .357 Tracker 6 inch revolver and a blue 1911 in .45. I've shot both alot and both were fine. I got the 1911 so hot I had to use gloves to continue firing and never had a problem. It came with black plastic super-thin grips that I like. I've had no trouble with the supplied mags and the trigger is quite good. On the negative, like all blue Taurus 1911s the blue is thin and thinning and the thumb safety is a little too easy to actuate.
Until now I didn't think about where I'll get extra mags for the 9mm 1911. I wonder if S/A 9mm mags are the same?
As I said I should be able to pick up the Taurus today but with the weather it might be awhile before I get it to the range. I might have to wait until this weekend.
BTW: I paid $595 + $57 state tax (I hate that) for the stainless steel Taurus 1911.
What I really wanted and have been wanting for 2 years is a stainless Springfield 1911 long slide with 6 inch barrel. I like those....'I'll Be back'