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Posted: 6/17/2009 10:44:22 AM EST
Guy at my work has a Taurus 1911 stainless with hoag (sp?) grips. He says its a little too much gun for him and he's only put 19 rounds through it. I asked how much he wanted for it and he said he had to have $700 for it. Is this a good deal?

Thanks all,

FtB
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:52:59 AM EST
Not a steal, but it's probably about market value. Look on gunbroker.com and you will see the same gun minus the hogue grips between $640-760 in like new/ or NIB for the latter. If he has any extra mag's or add'l accessories, then it might not be a bad deal.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:54:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By tenringx:
Not a steal, but it's probably about market value. Look on gunbroker.com and you will see the same gun minus the hogue grips between $640-760 in like new/ or NIB for the latter. If he has any extra mag's or add'l accessories, then it might not be a bad deal.


2 mags, thats all I know about at this point
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:27:28 AM EST
At $500 the PT1911 makes sense for some people. At $700 it makes sense for not very many people.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:31:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 11:32:01 AM EST by SGB]
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:41:12 AM EST
Actually according to Gunbroker, that's in the ballpark.

Of course that doesn't mean you (or anyone in their right mind) should actually pay that.

$700 will buy you a damn fine used Springfield.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:09:02 PM EST
To much and I like Taurus 1911's.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:20:39 PM EST
Now that these have been around for a while, how are they holding up?

It's kind of hard to pass up a 1911 with a rail for less than $700.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:34:26 PM EST
Didn't these come out at $500? What's changed to add $200 to the value?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:45:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:
The day I pay $700 for a Taurus there will be flying pigs circling the sale.

I have to second that !
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:58:26 PM EST
I paid $600 for my used colt/Essex build.

Look around on gunbroker, the new and old EE
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:03:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
Now that these have been around for a while, how are they holding up?

It's kind of hard to pass up a 1911 with a rail for less than $700.



I liked mine but it ain't worth $700, metal seems weak, started having problems after 1000rds. I admit ones with the rail usually aren't cheap. Kinda thought S&W sold one with a rail in that price range.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 2:33:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:

Originally Posted By SGB:
The day I pay $700 for a Taurus there will be flying pigs circling the sale.

I have to second that !


Hey guys don't say that...there is the swine flu

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:47:14 PM EST
A new one should be less than that. At least where I'm at they are.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:07:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:08:36 PM EST by kentucky_smith]
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:12:36 PM EST
700.00 is bit high.
I paid 500.00 for my Stainless (used of course) and I'm very happy with it though.

If it's as new as seller says, maybe 550.00-600.00 for a railed model.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:30:04 PM EST
New ones cost less than that, I I think may still come with a mail in discount. (It's Too high by at least $150)
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:13:06 PM EST
dont buy it their junk imo anyway
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:26:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 8:37:45 PM EST by lazyengineer]
He paid less than $600 for that gun. Gunbroker prices are not representational and never have been. Note how the vast majority of those auctions close without a winning bid. [edit, I just checked Gunbroker. There were 30 PT1911 auctions that closed within the last 48 hours. Typical asking prices varied, but none were above $700. Most were between $500 and $600. Total auctions that closed with a winning bid: 0. That's right, not a one sold. Which means the market value for a used PT1911 is less then ~$550 right now. Gunbroker is a joke - until they introduce posting fees, people will continue to post at inflated prices - because it doesn't cost anything if it doesn't sell.]

That gun is now used, fired, finger fucked, and just basically has passed out the front door of the retail shop. It's not NIB. And he's asking for a ~20% markup above what it cost him to get it.

I would pass. You could counter $475, which IMHO is what it's worth considering it's non-new state. But he won't take it and may even hold a grudge. Just pass.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:01:37 PM EST
Hell no, used PT1911 = $550 max.

Wait a month and offer $500.
Link Posted: 6/18/2009 2:19:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By SGB:
The day I pay $700 for a Taurus there will be flying pigs circling the sale.

Same Here......

Link Posted: 6/18/2009 3:32:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/18/2009 3:34:49 AM EST by suprmatch]
Originally Posted By FadetoBlack:
Guy at my work has a Taurus 1911 stainless with hoag (sp?) grips. He says its a little too much gun for him and he's only put 19 rounds through it. I asked how much he wanted for it and he said he had to have $700 for it. Is this a good deal?

Thanks all,

FtB


The guy at work probably relized he made a mistake. Cause a 45 acp is not to much to handle.

Get a springfield. Don't get lured in by a good advertising campain that Taurus has presented the public.
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