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Post by SteveHH » Tue May 05, 2009 11:00 pm

Whats everyone's take on it?

It is relatively inexpensive and seems well made.
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Post by chrismartin » Tue May 05, 2009 11:33 pm

I would wait for the Charles Daly Defense G4. Should clock in at the same price or lower and looks better to me.

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Post by SteveHH » Wed May 06, 2009 2:42 am

cool deal man thanks for the input
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Post by SteveHH » Wed May 06, 2009 3:24 am

just checked them out and they look awesome...

new set of grips and down the road!

I think I will take your advice...
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Post by Selectedmarksman » Wed May 06, 2009 3:05 pm

How does CD's warranty compare to Taurus'?
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Post by rob_s » Wed May 06, 2009 3:30 pm

The new G4, if prototypes are any indication, should be a very nice pistol with all of the features you "need" and none of the bullshit fluff.

Production seems to be getting pushed back at every turn though, which is very unfortunate.
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Post by SteveHH » Wed May 06, 2009 5:19 pm

rob_s wrote: Production seems to be getting pushed back at every turn though, which is very unfortunate.
Yes, Very.
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Post by SteveHH » Wed May 06, 2009 5:20 pm

Selectedmarksman wrote:How does CD's warranty compare to Taurus'?
you got me... :?:
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Post by dae.edorian » Wed May 06, 2009 5:44 pm

FWIW, I've been totally happy with my stainless PT1911.

It's a great shooter, and I don't have to worry too much about letting it get worn since it's not worth a fortune.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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Post by ATCDoktor » Wed May 06, 2009 6:32 pm

My PT1911 has been exceptional, the best 500 bucks I have spent on a handgun.

That being said, my Tac Sol 2211 (22 lr conversion) will not fit it without major modification.

The Conversion dropped right on to my Para Ordnances but is not even close to fitting the PT1911.

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Post by SteveHH » Wed May 06, 2009 9:48 pm

I am at a cross road the CD is not much more than the PT1911, sooo...

But I really like the duo-tone pt-1911's

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Post by Selectedmarksman » Wed May 06, 2009 10:17 pm

Look into Taurus' warranty on that gun, and google it for people's experiences of it. Then make sure CD can match that before laying down extra cash. Just my 2 cents.
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Post by dae.edorian » Thu May 07, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm sure either choice will be a great .45 for someone who just wants a good shooter for a good price and isn't a brand snob.

Also, I was considering the tacsol kit for my PT1911; good to know that it might not be drop in.

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Post by lawmens » Thu May 07, 2009 4:13 pm

I've had mine for a little while now, haven't have any function issues that I didn't create. Great gun for the money but if CD is any good both price and quality go for it.

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Post by SteveHH » Sat May 09, 2009 9:25 pm

cool deal guys...
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Post by silencertalk » Sat May 09, 2009 9:46 pm

Any Taurus gun is fixed for free, no matter if you bought it new or used.

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Post by JohnnyC » Fri May 15, 2009 3:58 am

ATCDoktor wrote:My PT1911 has been exceptional, the best 500 bucks I have spent on a handgun.

That being said, my Tac Sol 2211 (22 lr conversion) will not fit it without major modification.

The Conversion dropped right on to my Para Ordnances but is not even close to fitting the PT1911.
What major modifications are involved? What specifically makes it different from other 1911's?

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Post by ATCDoktor » Sat May 16, 2009 11:34 pm

I had to take about a Thimble full of metal off the kit to get it to work.

There was not enough relief in the TAC SOL slide for the series 80 safety flag to raise and the hammer wouldn't drop.

After I got that sorted out, I had to move the hump on the bottom of the slide that actuates the disconnector foward.

An hour or so with a Dremel Tool got me where I needed to be.

I went slow and at a slow motor speed. The kit works like a champ now.

Like I said in the other post, the kit dropped right onto my Para Ordnance's.

It (the kit) is certainly frame dependent. Be prepared to do some work if you intend to put it on a Taurus.

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Post by Selectedmarksman » Sun May 17, 2009 3:07 am

rsilvers wrote:Any Taurus gun is fixed for free, no matter if you bought it new or used.
THIS. That's what I've been hinting at. For me, that's a big deal. If/when I can afford a 1911, I'll probably go with the PT1911 for this reason.
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Post by Diomed » Sun May 17, 2009 3:23 am

Selectedmarksman wrote:
rsilvers wrote:Any Taurus gun is fixed for free, no matter if you bought it new or used.
THIS. That's what I've been hinting at. For me, that's a big deal. If/when I can afford a 1911, I'll probably go with the PT1911 for this reason.
The crack about the Taurus lifetime warranty is that it'll get fixed - sometime during your life.

I will say I haven't seen any bad Taurus autoloaders. Their revolvers though...

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Post by shooter666 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:36 pm

I have one and it ROCKS!!!!!!! It works great with a AAC 45 EVO too.....
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Post by Jebsgear » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:58 am

I have one, have ran several hunderd rounds, maybe over a thousand now and have had zero issues with mine. I think it works as well as the springers I have in the safe anyday. A fun gun to shoot.

I think they were a great bang for the buck, but now they have been going up in price more and more.

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Post by BWT » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:27 pm

I was fondling a PT 1911 with a Rail at Academy's about an hour ago, they're not bad.

Not a bad price either.

ETA: I do want to look at CD's first though, I dunno, I'm thinking about getting something for Ankle carry.

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Post by oilfieldtrash76 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:32 pm

I've put about 200 rounds through my PT-1911, Shoots good, no problems and plenty accurate. I ran Wolf and Speer hardball and some Hornady +P Hollowpoints all of which functioned flawlessly and hit the mark every time. Great pistol especially for the price.
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