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Denovo87
17-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Taurus PT 1911... A gift to 1911 lover.


Brothers here’s a new entry in my handgun collection, its Taurus PT 1911. This clone of famous 1911 is one of the best clones and one of the best upgraded/tricked/customized out of box 1911 available in a very affordable price range. I don’t think it makes any sense to copy paste the gun specs from Taurus’s website as all of you either have read those or will do so just after reading below, so lets get on to the business straight away.

Bought it yesterday @ 80k’ish + 2 mags + 200 rounds for it to eat. Spent couple of hours last night cleaning n caressing it and took it to range this afternoon as most of you know how I hate a gun with her cherry intact ;)

Fires 50 Armscor FMJ’s and 8 Prvi Partizan JHP’s, tested all the 4 mags (2 with gun and 2 xtra I bought), one full mag of JHP’s fired just to check its digestion on these. As did not have much time to spend at range so fired all 58 rounds in just 20 minutes but it was my first session that I enjoyed seeing the results of, below are the pics of target, gun and a closer look at the muzzle to show what 58 230grainers did to the poor gun.

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/01targt.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/02targt.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/03targtgun.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/04fouling.jpg

There was not a single hiccup of any sort in 58 rounds.

Let me admit that PT 1911 is a real out of the box customized 1911, trigger is too clean, crisp and light for me to handle and will take some shooting to get used to it, I let it go un-intentionally numerous times in the heat of shooting resulting many shots landing far from the bull which easily could be put in sub 6 circle at least if I was not behaving that greedy. Trigger has no pre or post travel at all it just a surprise break.

I normally cannot feel/tell the difference of recoil in various guns, so to me PT 1911 has not much of the different recoil than a 9mm.

Sights are Taurus’s typical Hinie 3 dot, which I honestly am not fan of , like the Glock or Sig sights more.

One more thing that I noticed is the ease of racking the slide, I did not feel any difference in racking lowered hammer or cocked hammer, it racked smoothly n sweetly both ways.

Will be writing more on the subject and will post PT1911 porn and a disassembly tutorial in a day or two. So stay tuned and keep checking this thread :hat:

Denovo87
17-01-2011, 11:04 AM
... The PT 1911 porn...



http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/19porn.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/20porn.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/29porn.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/28porn.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/27porn.jpg

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/26porn.jpg

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http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/21porn.jpg

Denovo87
17-01-2011, 11:04 AM
... More....


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/25porn.jpg


http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss220/denovo87/PT%201911/24porn.jpg

Denovo87
17-01-2011, 11:11 AM
Sorry guys, after my own thread reported for duplications I tried to merge both threads and then did something (which I really don't know exactly what n how) ... and
GOT BOTH OF MY THREADS DELETED :target: :target:

Now opened this thread copy pasting my own posts but lost all the comments of my dear friends :yuck: :yuck: that I will never forgive myself for.

Shahsjs
17-01-2011, 11:17 AM
Its ok Denovo Bro.Great gun,nice photography and accurate shooting.So keep it up:clap2:

Haider
17-01-2011, 11:31 AM
its a beauty denovo..... congrats bro

SPAYPANTHER
17-01-2011, 11:45 AM
congratulation denovo bro, nice gun and nice shoting

AK47
17-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Sorry guys, after my own thread reported for duplications I tried to merge both threads and then did something (which I really don't know exactly what n how) ... and
GOT BOTH OF MY THREADS DELETED :target: :target:

Now opened this thread copy pasting my own posts but lost all the comments of my dear friends :yuck: :yuck: that I will never forgive myself for.

Lolz! No problem Denevo bro, accept my congrats again, will tell you a joke on repeated "congratulations" some day, yet not here, but over the line, lolz!

I must say, though my "itch" has been raging on wildly for quite some time, watching your excellent shooting - both with cam and gun - of this 5 incher "Daddy" of all guns, I could really use a wired scrubber by now, lolz! Encouraging accuracy, indeed!

Excellent addition to a sprawling collection bro, enjoy the honeymoon, but who's the groom here, this is no petite "Karishma" any longer, lolz?!!

Regards.

Avais
17-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Sirjee: Kamaal result on Target. Keep it up.

s.cheema
17-01-2011, 01:15 PM
congrats on adding this beauty to your collection and great pics ;)

Aquarius
17-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Congratulation Denovo brother on your excellent purchase.. you cannot go wrong with this lovely beast & you are lucky to have two extra magazines for this beauty.. price is also very reasonable.. happy shooting.

Rasal.Saleh
17-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Congratulations Sir,
If this target was shot in a hurry let us see what you do with Calm and Collected firing with this monster :D
BTW is this the Stainless Matt Finish or Is that just the lighting.

Regards

Aquarius
17-01-2011, 04:28 PM
BTW is this the Stainless Matt Finish or Is that just the lighting.


Yes it is Stainless Matt finish.. the frame, slide & barrel all made of stainless steel, hence heavier in wieght, but on the other side this heaviness helps to reduce recoil.. I think its recoil is just equal to a full size 9mm handgun.

Trigger_happy78
17-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Denovo87 bro congrats on ur new purchase. And what a beauty it is. It actually look better than it looked at the shop that day. This also shows that u r not only a marksman with the pistol shooting but also with the camera too. Is this the cam on ur phone or. Great cherry POPING'. Great gun great shooting. Congrats again.

Regards.

Trigger_happy78
17-01-2011, 04:34 PM
P.s you will be happy to know that my gun is working flawlessly with the ammo that i bought from Nila Gumbat. What a relief :-)

super
17-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Lovely gun Dennvo bro. And excellent shooting results. (Y)
Congrats a lot. :)

ACHILLES
17-01-2011, 05:56 PM
mubarak ho app ko taurus 1911.

Enigmatic Desires
17-01-2011, 06:18 PM
The 1911. Built along lines of austere elegance.. so rugged an et so pretty .. smooth an yet silky... Her first jump as u poped her cherry...
(siiigh) I envy u danny bhai.. yes indeedy i do...

BaderJanjua
17-01-2011, 06:25 PM
In USA it is said that real men carry their 1911s even in showers

Enigmatic Desires
17-01-2011, 06:34 PM
In USA it is said that real men carry their 1911s even in showers

(Gasp) What on earth do they do with em over there??? :O

Aquarius
17-01-2011, 06:36 PM
In USA it is said that real men carry their 1911s even in showers

Don't tell me Denovo brother will carry it while shower Lolzzz.

ACHILLES
17-01-2011, 06:36 PM
To become real man one has to carry 1911 in shower??????
Well bro real men always carry their 1911s. All the time.
:) :) :).

Enigmatic Desires
17-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Again . what do 'real' men do with em .. (or 2 them ) in there. danny.. bro care to shed some light on it...

Denovo87
17-01-2011, 10:25 PM
Thanks brothers.

ED & Aquarius bros, not sure what 'real men' do with/to a 1911 in shower but I will never take it along to make myself a 'real man'.... I am a lot of a man without it, in the shower ;)

masood357
17-01-2011, 11:10 PM
Very nice gun indeed, gives the reflection of lovely colt .45, creating an itch to get one.

Mani
18-01-2011, 02:36 AM
congratulation denovo bro, nice pics

khanjee
18-01-2011, 11:37 AM
Denovo Sir,

Congratulations . . . . :D on this nice purchase. i think it was purchased on GTG day. Nice shooting gun & Cam wise.
happy & safe shooting . . . . .

Topak
18-01-2011, 02:01 PM
Sir heartiest congrats for such a beautiful gun.its real treat for a gun lover to have a 1911.Congrats

Don't tell me Denovo brother will carry it while shower Lolzzz.

To become real man one has to carry 1911 in shower??????
Well bro real men always carry their 1911s. All the time.actually ! (pardon) all men dont have full frame 1911,even some have PT145 or rami D. :yield:

AK47
18-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Sir heartiest congrats for such a beautiful gun.its real treat for a gun lover to have a 1911.Congrats

actually ! (pardon) all men dont have full frame 1911,even some have PT145 or rami D. :yield:

@Topak.......Lolz!

Looking for an "upgrade" here!

Regards.

Aquarius
18-01-2011, 09:12 PM
Thanks brothers.

ED & Aquarius bros, not sure what 'real men' do with/to a 1911 in shower but I will never take it along to make myself a 'real man'.... I am a lot of a man without it, in the shower ;)

Thats great Den bro.. really enjoyed the post & was literally fell from the chair while reading it Lolzz.

Ka_Khan
19-01-2011, 11:23 PM
Congratulations Denovo brother.Hope it gives you a good time where ever you go,in or out of shower ;)
For you found something interisting regarding 1911.
Just go through the following link and found the 9 common myths about 1911.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/content/nine-1911-myths

mhrehman
20-01-2011, 07:40 PM
Denovo bro, glad that you have enjoyed your 1911 so much (and thanks, you know what I mean). 1911 is truly indeed a class of its own. AK bro hope you cure your itch very soon. :)

arfat110
29-01-2011, 06:08 PM
great buy sir

Vik
29-01-2011, 07:43 PM
excellent acquisition

sskhan
29-01-2011, 07:48 PM
In USA it is said that real men carry their 1911s even in showers

indeed strange men in the USA...we normally take a towel with us here, for obvious reasons...:)

coolbox18
30-01-2011, 09:35 PM
Congratulations again on a macho purchase Denovo sb. It is indeed a true beast. Classic porntography. I would agree about the trigger pre and overtravel, but I believe that the factory trigger job on these pistols could have been better. All the pieces I have checked, about 10 from new and old shipments, have some creep.

@AK47 sb, the itch must be cured before it progresses to a more critical stage. And don't worry, you too would most probably not notice the trigger creep!

safeershah
30-01-2011, 10:56 PM
for that you need to install some match grade trigger

ali110
30-01-2011, 11:34 PM
congrates brother ,1911 is such a beautiful and powerful gun

assad ahmad nawab
03-02-2011, 01:48 AM
gun is beautiful but bullet is expensive

Mohammad
07-02-2011, 05:24 PM
congrats on the gun......... hope that my hands find way to that gun soon.... :-)

Slayerjatt
08-02-2011, 03:36 AM
beautiful beautiful pistol MASHAALLAH. it is so damn beautiful that whenever i see it i invariably start planning the budget i.e. m.o.i+pt1911+ammo etc. so i try to avoid even holding it let alone firing it. :p

Mastermind
10-02-2011, 12:42 PM
congratulation denovo SB

Pashacod4
25-03-2011, 09:48 AM
I softened the grip safety and the trigger of this gun.. Really smooth and accurate on the range.. Lovely buy.. Its good to see people buying good stuff. :D

coolbox18
25-03-2011, 05:31 PM
@ Pashacod4 bro

Can you please elaborate how you went about with the 'lightening' job. i am interesting in doing it as well.

Asif Jhammat
26-06-2011, 04:53 PM
brother plz tell me , did u ever face any problem in the clone of 1911 made by taurus....is it same to same in engineering??
i have heard of people selling pt1911(few of my friends) is there any problem in this...if not then i m not able to understand y one can sale this state of the art?

Denovo87
26-06-2011, 06:13 PM
brother plz tell me , did u ever face any problem in the clone of 1911 made by taurus....is it same to same in engineering??
i have heard of people selling pt1911(few of my friends) is there any problem in this...if not then i m not able to understand y one can sale this state of the art?

No problem at all except broken extractor (after 100 or so rounds) which was replaced and since then nothing else been experienced. This extractor problem is not Taurus specific but purely a 1911 internal extractor design which is like that.

Why dont you ask your friends why are they selling their pt1911's and share their concern here ?

Mitho
26-06-2011, 11:59 PM
@denevo
sir where did u get the spare extractor?

Denovo87
27-06-2011, 12:25 AM
@denevo
sir where did u get the spare extractor?

Online bro, Brownells.com.

Asif Jhammat
28-06-2011, 04:41 PM
No problem at all except broken extractor (after 100 or so rounds) which was replaced and since then nothing else been experienced. This extractor problem is not Taurus specific but purely a 1911 internal extractor design which is like that.

Why dont you ask your friends why are they selling their pt1911's and share their concern here ?

brother denovo i have watched the reviews of PT1911 on u tube, almost all of them say that it has a problem of double feeding like 24/7 taurus...

Denovo87
28-06-2011, 04:48 PM
brother denovo i have watched the reviews of PT1911 on u tube, almost all of them say that it has a problem of double feeding like 24/7 taurus...

Brother Asif, I never experienced any double feed in about 200 rounds neither our members having same gun (& more rounds fired than me) had anything like that.

cyanide.dipped
01-07-2011, 03:21 AM
Brother Asif, I never experienced any double feed in about 200 rounds neither our members having same gun (& more rounds fired than me) had anything like that.

It sometimes happens when you develop a habit of racking the slide manually on an empty gun or racking the slide slowly on a loaded gun to extract the round in chamber etc. I have seen it happen but it's nothing to get worried about. Nothing you can't fix. You know what I'm talking about brother don't you? ;)

cyanide.dipped
01-07-2011, 03:25 AM
brother denovo i have watched the reviews of PT1911 on u tube, almost all of them say that it has a problem of double feeding like 24/7 taurus...

Really brother? I have seen some reviews and none of them say anything of the sort. Can you please post the link of review that says so?

Personally I think the best review of pt 1911 is done by nutnfancy. He tells you about all the pros and cons of the gun. Also, you might want to look at the "torture test" of the said gun on youtube. It's yummy to say the least ;)

Regards,
CD.

Aquarius
01-07-2011, 09:39 AM
I have fired approximately 350 rounds of four types of Ammunition available in Pakistan (S&B, Armscor, Prvi SJHP & Winchester very old lot) through my PT1911 and I have yet to see a single issue with it.

Denovo87
01-07-2011, 11:04 AM
It sometimes happens when you develop a habit of racking the slide manually on an empty gun or racking the slide slowly on a loaded gun to extract the round in chamber etc. I have seen it happen but it's nothing to get worried about. Nothing you can't fix. You know what I'm talking about brother don't you? ;)

Brother CD, double feed mostly is mag issue; mag spring, mag follower or even mag catch hole can be the reason.

Glock5
01-07-2011, 11:28 AM
@Denovo87, Congrats....its a beauty indeed...great shooting....btw did u fire hallow points in it, i saw on utube a chap complaining about feeding issues with hallow points, otherwise all have praised the weapon in all respects...best of luck

TYR
01-07-2011, 01:39 PM
***** *** ***** ***** *** end of discussion. :D

Mod Edit: Deleted objectionable matter, TYR bro same was said by another member that resulted in hot argument & lot of complaining so always give a second thought before posting when ever something funny/lighter comes to your mind.

TYR
01-07-2011, 01:42 PM
Online bro, Brownells.com.

So u can purchase gun parts online? other than a barrel?

Denovo87
01-07-2011, 01:55 PM
So u can purchase gun parts online? other than a barrel?

TYR bro there are many other restricted items + a restriction on the total value of shipment when buying online from US, just go through brownells.com shipping policies for detailed info.

TYR
01-07-2011, 03:06 PM
***** *** ***** ***** *** end of discussion. :D

Mod Edit: Deleted objectionable matter, TYR bro same was said by another member that resulted in hot argument & lot of complaining so always give a second thought before posting when ever something funny/lighter comes to your mind.

Denovo87 Dear, Advice taken and will take care in future, didn't mean any offense. :)

TYR
01-07-2011, 03:06 PM
TYR bro there are many other restricted items + a restriction on the total value of shipment when buying online from US, just go through brownells.com shipping policies for detailed info.

Thanks Denovo87. will check it out. rgds, tyr

Asif Jhammat
01-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Really brother? I have seen some reviews and none of them say anything of the sort. Can you please post the link of review that says so?

Personally I think the best review of pt 1911 is done by nutnfancy. He tells you about all the pros and cons of the gun. Also, you might want to look at the "torture test" of the said gun on youtube. It's yummy to say the least ;)

Regards,
CD.


brother i watched this video along with some other forums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5NTVO0PH58

Faisji
01-07-2011, 03:38 PM
brother i watched this video along with some other forums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5NTVO0PH58


LOL
41 likes, 112 dislikes

Limb wristing shots will produce problems with even the best of guns

An indicator of the persons ability is how they dealt with the double feed.It was like watch a chimp figuring out a spanner

Asif Jhammat
01-07-2011, 04:09 PM
LOL
41 likes, 112 dislikes

Limb wristing shots will produce problems with even the best of guns

An indicator of the persons ability is how they dealt with the double feed.It was like watch a chimp figuring out a spanner

yessss this may b the issue.... but limb wristing is the issue in steel frame as well?

Denovo87
01-07-2011, 04:24 PM
yessss this may b the issue.... but limb wristing is the issue in steel frame as well?

To my understanding limp wrist is not poly or metal frame specific but any handgun can malfunction due to limpwristing phenomenon.

Asif Jhammat
01-07-2011, 04:29 PM
To my understanding limp wrist is not poly or metal frame specific but any handgun can malfunction due to limpwristing phenomenon.

but i m still confused about limb wristing issue... because the grip safety ensures about the firm grip...then how?

Denovo87
01-07-2011, 04:34 PM
but i m still confused about limb wristing issue... because the grip safety ensures about the firm grip...then how?

Limpwristing is not about the loose or firm grip but how you grip and resist/tackle the recoil IMHO.

Faisji
01-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Its more to do with limp/slack wrist that people who are generally scared of recoil use to handle the recoil.

Proper shooting stance the recoil should travel up arm to the shoulder as if your arm is part of the gun.Best example i can remember on you is "Hickok45",that man knows what shooting is .

Asif Jhammat
01-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Its more to do with limp/slack wrist that people who are generally scared of recoil use to handle the recoil.

Proper shooting stance the recoil should travel up arm to the shoulder as if your arm is part of the gun.Best example i can remember on you is "Hickok45",that man knows what shooting is .

oh yess. hickok 45 is authority

cyanide.dipped
01-07-2011, 09:05 PM
Brother CD, double feed mostly is mag issue; mag spring, mag follower or even mag catch hole can be the reason.

Absolutely... agreed. However, I was referring to some bad habits of some gun owners too. Those can also cause the issue. Mostly, in my experience, its mag issue.

cyanide.dipped
01-07-2011, 09:14 PM
brother i watched this video along with some other forums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5NTVO0PH58

Like mentioned by other members, extremely funky grip. The problems shown in the vid are caused by the shooter not the gun. However, Taurus is notorious for its quality control so even if it is a problem inherent in that particular gun, it might be a bad lemon. The members on this forum who have had an experience with pt 1911 are all praise for it (there maybe one or two exceptions... again caused by bad lemons).

I, again, implore you to take a look at nutnfancy's review. its pretty good.

EDIT: here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GlMGVYl4wY

RazaRajpoot
01-07-2011, 10:01 PM
great picture

Asif Jhammat
02-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Absolutely... agreed. However, I was referring to some bad habits of some gun owners too. Those can also cause the issue. Mostly, in my experience, its mag issue.

i think single stack mag cause no such issue...isnt it?

AK47
02-07-2011, 11:28 AM
What a roar here! What's the issue? Don't we have youtube reviews on the net with failing, even fully kabooming 400k guns? As for limp- wristing, do the same with a 400k Glock and enjoy some kind of failure too, nothing new here. You can search for both positive and negative reviews over the net, it's the average response that matters, not a couple of individual feedbacks, the PT 1911 quality is above it's price range here, comparatively, not fair criticism. I've a feeling that a PT 1911 user may not adjust comfortably to DW's even, nor would I personally expend 30k's per round capacity and still have 8 only, 10k per round is already enough, rest is about personal likes/dislikes, collection aspirations. Regards.

cyanide.dipped
06-07-2011, 02:15 AM
i think single stack mag cause no such issue...isnt it?

Worn out single stack mags also cause this problem. Also the low quality ones.

Mitho
07-07-2011, 02:02 AM
@cynaide dipped
what kind of a holster r u using to CC ur pt 1911?

cyanide.dipped
07-07-2011, 06:54 PM
@cynaide dipped
what kind of a holster r u using to CC ur pt 1911?

IWB hybrid and Uncle Mike's shoulder holsters, depending on my attire.

fahadabdal
29-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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