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Taurus 1911DT PT1911 8+1 45ACP 5" Reviews


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33 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.7 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
85% (28 of 33)
4 stars:
7% (2 of 33)
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6% (2 of 33)
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3% (1 of 33)
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by Jeff H Sunday 18 March, 2012
One of the best 1911's I've ever fired. In my opinion, out performs Kimber, Springfield, etc. at half the price. Would recommend this gun to anyone.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Damien B Saturday 11 February, 2012
First range trip: finish is very nice (not "glowing" like in the picture, but that's Photoshop for you) and it appeared to be tightly constructed. Grips are standard, entry-level plastic panels which is neither good nor bad, just what is expected. Shot number one fired dead center bullseye at 10yds - as did the second, as did the third - the nice Novak sights were zeroed perfectly right out of the box. Not a single failure of any kind in the first 100 rounds. One year and about 15 trips to the range later: I noticed that, after a few months, that the shots started "drifting." They now primarily go about 1-1.5" up and .75-1.0" to the right (at 10yds) and about 4" off at 25yd. I said "primarily" for a reason- there are "flyers"- maybe about one in four - that do something else. Don't get me wrong, the thing is still a decent "duty" gun and can out-shoot most of my friends but if you want this as a starting project-gun for competition then it is call for some concern. Before you say it, no, it is not user-error. I shoot competitively and in a bout of extreme thoroughness I tested it with a Ransom-Rest and came up with the same results. I'm sending in to Taurus to see what they can do with it to bring it back to the .5" groups it used to shoot. Seriously, out of the box it made sub-inch, full-mag ragged holes at 10-15yds consistently and now the groupings have expanded to 2.5" or so.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Brian T Monday 28 November, 2011
This is a great alternative to the major 1911 makers. Taurus pt1911 performed outstanding at the range. One or two stovepipes during the break in period (approx. 300 rounds). The finish of these 1911s is the only real negative but refinishing your blued frame and slide is not a huge expense. Great gun! Almost bought another.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Justin F Thursday 03 November, 2011
I placed the order on Bud's on a Friday and picked up my order the following Tuesday. Fantastic experience with Bud's. This 1911 is the real deal. This is the 3rd Taurus handgun that I have purchased and I have not had a single problem with any of them and I could not be happier with any other brand. I would put this Taurus right up there against a Colt 1911 any day of the week. The trigger pull is crisp with no creep whatsoever. Easily the most accurate handgun that I own. The recoil is nothing at all to be afraid of as this gun is very easy to handle. Have put about 200 rounds FMJ through it so far and no FTF or FTE. This gun was worth every penny. Thanks Bud's!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by adam p Wednesday 14 September, 2011
this gun is great shoots awsome and when polished looks great its just as good as a kimber or a colt maybe even better but for half of the price buds is the best and ill be buying more soon thanks buds

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by William S Saturday 10 September, 2011
First off, I want to say that the Taurus 1911 is probably the best value when it comes to buying a quality 1911 at a good price. What you get is actually more than what others will give at a higher price. I have to say that their warranty is probably the best out there for a firearm as well, if not, then it is surely close to being number 1. Now for the review of this firearm: It is constructed well and the tolerances for quality are very good. The gun fires very nice, and has a tight bore that gives great accuracy (to give an idea, It made better groups than a Glock 22 when we compared). The gun will need to be cleaned properly before firing it as it is covered in gritty protectant, probably cosmoline grease. We fired 250 though the gun with no hang ups. It fired flawlessly. The next time we took it to fire is when we ran into some problems. The gun failed on us and was rendered unusable for the time being. At first we thought that maybe it was to dirty after 200 rounds or maybe the extractor was too loose until we field stripped it at the range and couldn't see anything wrong, so we cleaned it and then tried to fire it again and nothing happened. It was when I made it home and completely took the whole thing apart, I was able to see that the very tip of the extractor had actually broken off! That wasn't a very good picture, because we thought "what if that happened if we needed it to defend our lives from something and it did that?" We had to send the gun back to Taurus. I don't really blame Taurus for the problem as others like Springfield have used the same "Metal injection Molded" extractors from what I have seen. Anyways, I sent the gun off and received it back in less than a week! It looks like they put a better extractor in the gun, I can tell the steel at least looks better so lets hope it will not break again. I don't think it will. After the repair, the gun functions flawlessly so far after about 100 rounds. I should give the gun four stars because it had a major failure after 250 rounds, but I am going to give the gun 5 stars anyways because Taurus made things right. Would I recommend this as a home defense weapon? I can't say for sure, but I would recommend a sig p226 or Glock 22 or 19 over this as home defense or a duty weapon. I just don't want to have a major failure that renders my weapon useless when I need it.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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