range report taurus pt -1911 .45
bought a pt 1911 .45 for $ 600 otd with a spair wilson mag today and headed stright to the range
fired about 150 rounds of remington 185 grain +p jhp
and winchester white box 230 grain fmj
magazines were 2 factory mags and 1 wilson combat 8 round mag
fired at 10 feet 25 yards and 100 yards for fun all rounds were fired unsupported off hand
this is the first 1911 i have ever fired
the 10 foot groups were about 4-6 inches all shot to point of aim
the 25 yard groups were around 12 inches wide centered to the chest area and the pistol shot to point of aim
5 rounds were fired at 100 yards at a pice of wood on the berm the first 2 rounds hit within 6 inches from it but the next 3 rounds went about 3 feet low
i had 3 jams from the wilson mag with the +p ammo whear the spent caseing was not ejected and the pistol tried to feed another round and gumed up the works but i might of been limp wristing it
no failures of any kind occurred with the factory mags and the winchester 230 grain fmj
conclusions......the pistol shoots better then i can right now it feels solid and well made
the novake 3 dot sights are sharp looking and give a good sight picture
the grips are a bit thin
some sharp edges on the frame but a dremel tool made short work of them
the trigger is great about 3lbs with about 1/8'' of creep
i do not like the ambidextrous safety because the right side dug in to web of my hand
and will soon be changing them out for a single sided one as i am right handed
also i do not like the flat mainspring houseing and will also be changing them out for a arched mainspring houseing in the future
Good to hear,Just got one tuesday and going to shoot it Thursday night for the first time
I have had my PT1911 for about a year now. I have never had any problem with it. I personally like the flat mainspring housing as my fingers are short. I have not noticed any sharp edges on mine that are bothersome and have averaged (when relaxed and shooting well) a 2inch group at 10 yards, and hit 3 of 7 head shots at 50 yards. I changed the grip panels to soft rubber Hogue ones, and will leave the ambi-safety for now. It makes some competition stuff easier when having to shoot week handed in a stage.
I do want to change the sights to the figure 8 ones, and my gunsmith is going to give it a good once over and possibly do some polishing on the slide and rails, and crisp up the trigger.
In all, it is a really good gun, I would put it up against the Springfield that I had to sell anytime.
Got mine not long after they came out. Only thing I've done is put some walnut double diamond grips on it. The stock panels are awfully thin.
Been completely reliable, quite accurate. No complaints at all.
I took a Dremel tool to the right side safety and cut it off. It kept sliding into "safe" because of my high hand hold. My safety had no resistance whatsoever to being placed on or off.
Eventually I purchased a Wilson "bulletproof" single side safety and carefully hand fitted it until it just worked. I had to disassemble the pistol about seven times to get it right. If you go too far you get to buy another safety.