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Posted: 1/4/2011 4:11:00 PM EST
I asked in GD for a reason.....I knew I would get more replies, and I need as many opinions as I can get.

I know a guy at work who is wanting to sell the Taurus PT1911 that he bought last year. It's the standard blued model, and it's probably had 100rnds though it. I fired a few mags though it when I went to the range with him, and it's a great shooter.

He said would take $300 for it with a box of ammo and a holster for it. Is that a pretty good deal, or should I try to talk him down on it? I don't need another gun....buy for that price, it might make a great range beater.

What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:13:00 PM EST
i would do it for 300. i would then switch out the parts i dont like.

Ronald
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:13:27 PM EST
Yes
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:15:15 PM EST
i bought mine on sale for 529, now theyre ~650, if I were to sell mine I'd probably say 450 and take 400. its been pretty great for a 1st 1911
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:19:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:19:52 PM EST
There are better 1911's to be had, but not at that price. Buy it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:19:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:21:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By GUNSnDONUTS:
There are better 1911's to be had, but not at that price. Buy it.


Yeah...thanks kind of what I was thinking. I have a really nice Dan Wesson CBOB.....but a cheap 1911 might be fun to tinker with. If anything, I could buy it, and sell it in a few months and make some money. I saw one at a local gun shop last week going for $525 used.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:22:09 PM EST
Taurus? Nope.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:22:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By imq707s:
Originally Posted By GUNSnDONUTS:
There are better 1911's to be had, but not at that price. Buy it.


Yeah...thanks kind of what I was thinking. I have a really nice Dan Wesson CBOB.....but a cheap 1911 might be fun to tinker with. If anything, I could buy it, and sell it in a few months and make some money. I saw one at a local gun shop last week going for $525 used.


This is the only reason that I would buy it, but I would probably buy it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:23:54 PM EST
save your money and get something else
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:25:41 PM EST
There are much better things to spend your money on. Taurus=crap.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:25:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2011 4:27:10 PM EST by ttushooter]
$300 is a good price

eta: The only taurus i would consider are the ones patterned after existing guns. meaning 1911 or their beretta 92 clone. the rest i'd be less inclined to consider.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:25:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
save your money and get something else


Like an RIA or Armcore for $450?

Is a Taurus 1911 really that bad of gun that it's not even worth $300?? I don't know anything about them, except that I've shot it and it seem like a nice accurate 1911.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:27:05 PM EST
I'd go for it for that price.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:27:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:28:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By imq707s:
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
save your money and get something else


Like an RIA or Armcore for $450?

Is a Taurus 1911 really that bad of gun that it's not even worth $300?? I don't know anything about them, except that I've shot it and it seem like a nice accurate 1911.


Get a springfield GI or

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:30:47 PM EST
I already have a nice 1911...I just thought that for $300, it might be a decent range beater, truck gun, camping gun, and overall nice shooting 1911.

Here's my CBOB.....

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:31:12 PM EST
The PT1911 is not a bad gun. Don't listen to the hive that haven't owned one.

I owned one and they're great for what they are. Never had any of the other Taurus issues with it and I've heard plenty of good reviews.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:32:17 PM EST
Get it. You will find a plethora of morons hear bitching about it because it runs just as good as their $2k pistol they bought because they saw some tactiqueer running it a gun show.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:32:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By rmdye:
i would do it for 300. i would then switch out the parts i dont like.

Ronald


Same here. Taurus makes faithful copies, so it can be fixed easily, or replacement parts can be found anywhere.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:33:03 PM EST
Insist on paying him more than $300. Make it $325 or $350. For the extra money, you will buy yourself a reputation at work as the most standup guy in the county. You will be a god.
And the gun is still easily worth it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:33:22 PM EST
The stories are all over the place, some people get a good one and some get a not so good one. At the last 3-gun match, saw a guy that runs a PT-1911 without issues, so it works for him.

$300 is a good deal since you've shot it and know that it works.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:33:59 PM EST
Buy it. At that price you can afford to tinker with it if you want.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:35:07 PM EST
Good deal, buy it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:35:13 PM EST
If you shot it and it ran ok I'd say go for it. As was already pointed out, the MIM side of things is up to you, and can all be swapped out easily enough. As long as the gun isn't having issues that sounds like a heck of a deal.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:36:18 PM EST
I own a PT1911 and its very accurate as well and reliable. For that price - heck yeah. I paid 600 for my 2 tone.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:36:23 PM EST
To answer the OP's question:

To me personally? Nothing. I already have one Taurus POS (PT92) sitting in my safe that I will never pull the trigger on again, and I refuse to sell it for fear that it will fail on someone else at a critical moment.

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:39:23 PM EST
Origanally Posted By fettesbrotde:
The PT1911 is not a bad gun. Don't listen to the hive that haven't owned one.

I owned one and they're great for what they are. Never had any of the other Taurus issues with it and I've heard plenty of good reviews.


Thanks for all of the info guys, I appreciate it.

And yes, you make a good point.....I wonder how many of the PT1911 bashers have actually owned one, or are they just going off of what the internet gods have said
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:43:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By imq707s:
Origanally Posted By fettesbrotde:
The PT1911 is not a bad gun. Don't listen to the hive that haven't owned one.

I owned one and they're great for what they are. Never had any of the other Taurus issues with it and I've heard plenty of good reviews.


Thanks for all of the info guys, I appreciate it.

And yes, you make a good point.....I wonder how many of the PT1911 bashers have actually owned one, or are they just going off of what the internet gods have said

OOH, OOH! Can I at least be a Demi-God for the day?

The only thing negative that I have seen in person is that some of the right side levers on the ambi-safety were snapping off. It did not disable the gun and seem to be fairly common a few years ago. I am not sure if it is still happening.

For $300 you can afford a new safety if it breaks.

Not to say they haven't put out some lemons at times. Every gun company does sooner or later.

I won't play with any of their polymer frame stuff anymore. I have had some bad experiences with that myself.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 4:48:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zedhead:
There are much better things to spend your money on. Taurus=crap.


This. Had two both broke one in fairly major way. Serious metallurgy quality issues.

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:05:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mattl:
Originally Posted By Zedhead:
There are much better things to spend your money on. Taurus=crap.


This. Had two both broke one in fairly major way. Serious metallurgy quality issues.



Any more info?
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:12:49 PM EST
I have one, and it is fine.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:27:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2011 8:20:36 PM EST by Hoodooman]
I bought a blued one when they first hit the funstore for 499.00 - the "black oxide" finish is thin/weak, and the general fit & finish isn't on a par with a higher end gun. But it has been perfectly reliable with hollow points (with the stock magazines even), accurate & has a decent trigger. None of the MIM parts have broken, either.

I would jump on another one at 300, even 350 in good shape, just to have a matched set...

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:40:21 PM EST
I own one, and have used it for two, one day classes, shoot IDPA with it, and have yet to have an issue. I have no idea how many rounds I have through it, in excess of 2500 rounds, in reality maybe 3500.

I run Wilson mags, don't care for the Taurus ones. The finish sucks, will rust in a heart beat. I finally used steel wool all over, cleaned it with degreaser (ok brake cleaner) and painted it. Now it doesn't rust.

It has eaten WWB, Wolf, Blazer Brass, one box of Hydroshok that I had laying around, a box of Gold Dots and Ranger T's.

It's not pretty, but it shots well.

Before




After

Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:43:30 PM EST
You'd be silly to let a $300 1911 get away.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:44:36 PM EST
For 300 I'd buy it. I'm not a Taurus fan but with some Wilson mags they are pretty reliable guns (assuming you get one made mon-thurs, I hear the friday builds are shit ). I've been looking at a used one lately at a local shop, if I can get him down cheap enough I'm going to add one to my collection just to have it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:46:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
You'd be silly to let a $300 1911 get away.

This, I got one a while back for $400 and never had a problem out of it. $300 is a great deal on a PT.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 5:48:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 6:49:46 PM EST
No listen to the idiot smart asses people on this board . Everyone knows if its not a Gold Plated Kimber or Colt then it has to garbage.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 6:53:36 PM EST
Can't speak for the PT1911, but my PT145 runs like a top. For $300 you can certainly gamble on it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 7:49:48 PM EST
I'd get it. My younger brother just bought a used PT1911 in like new condition for $475. For $300 I would be on that like white on rice
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 7:51:11 PM EST


What in the blue fuck?
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 7:51:52 PM EST

Go for it. Can't beat the price.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 7:53:22 PM EST
Also get a PT709, those look interesting.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 8:01:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By imq707s:
.I just thought that for $300, it might be a decent range beater, truck gun, camping gun, and overall nice shooting 1911.


And then again, it may just be a typical Taurus product.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 8:02:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By imq707s:
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
save your money and get something else


Like an RIA or Armcore for $450?

Is a Taurus 1911 really that bad of gun that it's not even worth $300?? I don't know anything about them, except that I've shot it and it seem like a nice accurate 1911.




The problem with asking GD is 90% of them haven't even tried the gun because the manufacturer.

The PT1911 is a good gun. Fit and finish are way above any other 1911 in that price range. For $300 it is a good deal. Just make sure he hasn't done home gunsmithing on it.


Dad had an early run, while my BIL and Grandfather have later runs; all three are fine functioning pieces. I would have picked one up, if I didn't already have a 1911.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 8:03:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sique:
Also get a PT709, those look interesting.

Yea, cracks in metal parts is always interesting. By all means, pick one up.
Link Posted: 1/4/2011 8:10:02 PM EST
For $300 I would see if he has two for sale I just sold mine in pursuit of an Ed Brown, (not gonna happen soon) but while I had it I liked it. Shoots pretty accurate, finish looked good, fit was excellent, and it felt good to hold. I have owned various Taurus's over the years, and haven't had a problem yet. I am trying to stay away from them now since I tend to buy and sell guns pretty quick and the resale on any Taurus sucks ass.
Link Posted: 1/5/2011 4:55:32 AM EST
Been running one for about two years. Never had a problem with it. Accurate, reliable, nice trigger. For $300 I'd buy it myself just to use as trade bait.

Perfectly happy with mine.
Link Posted: 1/5/2011 5:10:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By 3rdpig:

Originally Posted By Sique:
Also get a PT709, those look interesting.

Yea, cracks in metal parts is always interesting. By all means, pick one up.

wow, I haven't heard about that. Ya that's less interesting than I was hoping.
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