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disfoolritehere
04-27-2010, 10:15 PM
Since 1911's are so hard to come by, does anyone have any opinion on the Taurus? How does that compare to a springfield or a Kimber? I see that they are way more affordable..by about $300-$400 bucks. I also checked and didn't see the exact Model# on the "list". Does that mean that it would be illegal to import it to Kali?:confused:

goathead
04-27-2010, 10:20 PM
last i saw LEO only

Quiet
04-27-2010, 10:32 PM
Taurus 1911s are not on the approved list.

So, a CA FFL dealer can only transfer them via LE sale or PPT or out-of-state intra-familial gift.

Add an extra $200-400 to the MSRP, in order to account for the "CA premium" for off-list handguns.

If you want an excellent low cost 1911, then get a (Armscor) Rock Island Armory 1911. They can be had around $350-550, depending on configuration. They are also better made (quality, fit & finish, reliability) than the Taurus 1911s.

Sinixstar
04-27-2010, 10:47 PM
I have a Taurus PT-1911 that I bought when I lived in NV. I don't have a single complaint with it, at all. Has several thousand rounds through it now-a-days, and after an initial hiccup or two with HP ammo when I first bought it - not a single issue.
It might not say Kimber or Wilson on the side of it but I really am hard pressed to find a serious fault with it. The ONLY thing I think needs some improvement is the finish. Something a little more durable would be nice.

Bottom line - absolutely worth the money. Excellent gun. They could charge considerably more then they do and it would still be a good buy compared to the price of more 'high end' 1911s.

Sinixstar
04-27-2010, 10:50 PM
If you want an excellent low cost 1911, then get a (Armscor) Rock Island Armory 1911. They can be had around $350-550, depending on configuration. They are also better made (quality, fit & finish, reliability) than the Taurus 1911s.

Just curious - but what makes you say that exactly?

Quiet
04-28-2010, 12:19 AM
Just curious - but what makes you say that exactly?

Compared and shot them side by side.

JanG
04-28-2010, 5:16 AM
for the op sake, if he can get his hands on the taurus, then get that since it is harder to get into this state. but if like me, i got the ria tactical. great pistol, almost 1000 rds through it with no hiccups at all.

Midian
04-28-2010, 5:43 AM
I have a PT 1911.

It's a great gun, shoots well, sturdy construction, loves ammo like a fat kid loves cake.

It's off roster so I sent money to my dad, had my pop buy it on Auction Arms, then send it to me from West Virginia. Did an inter familial transfer, presto change-o, a PT 1911 in my safe. Paid 573.00

You can find an already in state Armscor/RIA for a bit less I'd reckon.

scout II
04-28-2010, 6:40 AM
I finally got to shoot one.It shot very good and was accurate.Fit and finish appeared to be fine.I would buy one if I had the chance.:)

stormvet
04-28-2010, 11:16 AM
Taurus is very hit or miss with thier guns, if you get a good one its very good. But if you get a bad one its very bad. Thats why most people either love them or hate them, not too many in the middle.

I got a good PT1911SSAR. It has been absolutely reliable from day one, it is not as accurate as my other 1911s but it is still a very straight shooter. It filled a need for me (home defense 1911 all steel with a light rail at under $600) The fit and finish is not as nice as my Kimbers, you can see plenty of tool marks on the parts but it is solid and dependable.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z207/2814V/8-14-0945014.jpg

With Kimber Tactical
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z207/2814V/8-14-0945015.jpg

Sig light/laser
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z207/2814V/8-14-0945013.jpg

tiko
04-28-2010, 7:07 PM
Taurus 1911s are not on the approved list.

So, a CA FFL dealer can only transfer them via LE sale or PPT or out-of-state intra-familial gift.

Add an extra $200-400 to the MSRP, in order to account for the "CA premium" for off-list handguns.

If you want an excellent low cost 1911, then get a (Armscor) Rock Island Armory 1911. They can be had around $350-550, depending on configuration. They are also better made (quality, fit & finish, reliability) than the Taurus 1911s.

I agree, I do not have a PT1911 but have a PT911, low quality, play everywhere, barrel has low grooves, accuracy just average, hard to get 4" group at 10 yards.