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Anthrax
25-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Salam,

I purchased the PT-1911 a few months back, trying to understand what the fuss was all about the .45 ACP. Today, I've completed the 500 round mark with my PT-1911 and now I truly understand what the fuss was all about ;)

No wonder the American's favor the .45 because it's just a damn fun round to shoot! I'm a sold customer of the .45 and frankly, I'm going to cut down on my 9mm shooting because compared to the .45, it's not that fun!

Let's get down to the review and range report, shall we?

http://i53.tinypic.com/5uld7c.jpg

Model: TAURUS PT-1911 (Matte) All-steel
Production: FEB 2011
Total rounds fired: 500+
Number of FTE: 0
Number of FTF: 0
Number of FTF (Feed): 0

Only available Ammo was Armscor and S&B so I've only had the chance to use these two brands through the PT1911.

Initial Impression:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMlnj2OreCM

TARGETS AROUND 250 ROUND COUNT
5 shots each except for the first target. That's 6 shots. 15 Meters. Different aiming techniques

Working with different aiming techniques in these targets that's why they're all grouped but in different positions.

Target 1;

http://i52.tinypic.com/rct277.jpg

Target 2;

http://i53.tinypic.com/2mcc7ev.jpg

Target 3;

http://i52.tinypic.com/141m5ah.jpg

That was the time when I was figuring out this gun and frankly, it was amazing! I'd aim dead center and it'll give me dead accurate results. I'd aim a little above the center, It'd give me even better results. Point is, the gun's capable of only shooting 10's when everything's followed properly; Grip, stance, breathing control, sight alignment, trigger squeeze and follow through. At times, these things are hard to get 100% in severe heat (:p) so whatever errors you may encounter on your target chart, it's not the gun, it's the shooter.

TARGET FROM TODAY - Round Count: 500+

Distance: 15 Meters

8 Rounds;

http://i56.tinypic.com/20hx15h.jpg

12 Rounds (same target);

http://i55.tinypic.com/14j7u2t.jpg

20 Rounds (Same target);

http://i52.tinypic.com/fm14x4.jpg

I'm really happy with the results. Compared to all the high end 1911's, Taurus basically gives you more bang for your buck and nothing else. The trigger's amazing and now that it's gone through 500+ rounds it's even better! When shot properly, it doesn't bite you or hurt your hand, but that trigger finger might give you a bit of pain after a while :P

If ammo prices were 'decent' in Pakistan, I'd buy nothing other than .45's because it's such an amazing and fun round to shoot, you can't regret it.

Conclusion;

For 75-85k in Pakistan, this is the best 1911 that you can buy. By the performance of it, it'll keep on rocking for many years to come. Get em' while they're hot! :D

http://i54.tinypic.com/156rfw6.jpg

UPDATE - 15 rounds at 25 meters

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/263127_10150247531089168_505654167_7070330_7918689 _n.jpg

kasana
25-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Good review bro.

arfat110
25-06-2011, 08:52 PM
good review brother

Zeeshan Malik
25-06-2011, 10:16 PM
Many many congrates Anthrax bro really don't have words ,a very nice and detailed review Mashallah . Our forum must be need that kind of reviews and you ar

Zeeshan Malik
25-06-2011, 10:18 PM
( sorry my bad )you did it well boss.i aslo saw your cz duty videos ....keep it up bro very nice

4311446
26-06-2011, 12:09 AM
Good shooting. You must graduate to 25m now IMO

Anthrax
26-06-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks brothers Kasana, Arafat and Zeeshan Malik; Appreciate your support!

4311; Thanks! You're right and I'm already shooting at 25. Will update with the 25m target next time.

Denovo87
26-06-2011, 12:32 AM
Great review n great shooting Anthrax bro, you made me to love n trust my pt1911 more ;)

Anthrax
26-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Great review n great shooting Anthrax bro, you made me to love n trust my pt1911 more ;)

Thanks! I'm glad this review helped you love the PT even more :D Don't even think about any other 45, this is the best value money can buy in Pakistan. 500 rounds di "Garunty" hai paa jee, aggay fair Allah he malik aye :D Haha!

Sami
26-06-2011, 12:56 AM
A.O.A, That's one solid and very good review. Man I like your way, spontaneous and on hand intro also it shows your love to your guns. Needless to say after this review this is gonna be hot cake among hand guns in our circle. Love the comments " Cocked and locked, ready to rock". Keep coming reviews like that. Thanks for sharing A.H

Anthrax
26-06-2011, 01:07 AM
A.O.A, That's one solid and very good review. Man I like your way, spontaneous and on hand intro also it shows your love to your guns. Needless to say after this review this is gonna be hot cake among hand guns in our circle. Love the comments " Cocked and locked, ready to rock". Keep coming reviews like that. Thanks for sharing A.H

Thanks Stigma Bro! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the review. There's a review similar to this one of the CZ DUTY as well. I think you missed it. :)

InshAllah hoping to review some more handguns. Whenever MOI decides to be a bit generous on us, Haha! :D

s.cheema
26-06-2011, 04:17 PM
nice review :)

Anthrax
26-06-2011, 08:09 PM
UPDATE - 15 Rounds at 25 Meters posted.

Scroll back to the first post to view the target.

4311446
26-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Good shooting from 25m. I am now sure you are the best shooter on Pakguns barring few who are shooting for many many years or are professionals.

HussnainAyub
26-06-2011, 11:33 PM
nice review brother...........

Anthrax
27-06-2011, 12:38 AM
Good shooting from 25m. I am now sure you are the best shooter on Pakguns barring few who are shooting for many many years or are professionals.

Thanks for the appreciation but that's an overstatement IMO.

Hussnain; Thanks!

Zeeshan Malik
29-06-2011, 09:44 AM
Dear Anthrax bro did you also find problem of EXTRACTOR like Denvo bro and 12 gauge bro or just a matter of luck !

Anthrax
29-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Dear Anthrax bro did you also find problem of EXTRACTOR like Denvo bro and 12 gauge bro or just a matter of luck !

Nothing wrong with the extractor so far.

Trigger_happy78
29-06-2011, 05:13 PM
Congrats Anthrax bro, nice review. But Anthrax bro you have triggered the 1911 itch again. After reading denovo87 bhai's review on his pt1911, I had difficulty controlling the itch, but I managed it somehow. Lets see if I can control it again. Congrats again and happy shooting.

Anthrax
29-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Congrats Anthrax bro, nice review. But Anthrax bro you have triggered the 1911 itch again. After reading denovo87 bhai's review on his pt1911, I had difficulty controlling the itch, but I managed it somehow. Lets see if I can control it again. Congrats again and happy shooting.

Thanks brother :) The only way to cure an "Itch" is to treat it. I suggest a PT tablet, 1911 MG exact for better results! :D

UMAR BUTT
29-06-2011, 07:52 PM
@ ANTHRAX bhai you are very gooood shooter........ :-)

UMAR BUTT
29-06-2011, 07:57 PM
@ANTHRAX bhai will you teach me plss :-(

Anthrax
29-06-2011, 08:01 PM
@ANTHRAX bhai will you teach me plss :-(

Lol Umar bro, I need to learn from you instead. For anyone that doesn't know, Mr Umar Butt is responsible for shooting 200/200 :)

UMAR BUTT
29-06-2011, 08:07 PM
@ ANTHRAX bhai :-o me :-0

Anthrax
30-06-2011, 12:26 AM
@ ANTHRAX bhai :-o me :-0

Yes, you! lol, it's about time you started posting your targets in the "Competitive shooting and accuracy" thread. :)

Abbas
30-06-2011, 01:21 PM
Great review and fantastic shooting ! Keep it up.

I agree the PT1911 is a great gun and should be held on to.

AK47
30-06-2011, 02:07 PM
Great review Anthrax bro, thanks many times for re-imposing confidence in my still non-collected purchase in Lahore. Can't watch your pics due to slow working Gprs, but I'm sure there's impressive eye -candy awaiting me, once back to my PC end August. Nice to know you're in active "Terminator" mood and serious shooting, lolz! Keep it up, inspiring threads. Regards.

coolbox18
30-06-2011, 04:17 PM
very nice shooting Anthrax.
I miss the LRC even more now.

Syed Adeel
30-06-2011, 05:38 PM
It is a pleasure to see you shoot so well with the PT1911 brother Anthrax. very nice and inspirational review. Relighting the fire inside my heart.congrats!


@ AK 47... Sir I think it is about time we meet again as it seems your 1911 is also coming. And then I wont be able to help myself stay away!

AK47
30-06-2011, 06:24 PM
It is a pleasure to see you shoot so well with the PT1911 brother Anthrax. very nice and inspirational review. Relighting the fire inside my heart.congrats!


@ AK 47... Sir I think it is about time we meet again as it seems your 1911 is also coming. And then I wont be able to help myself stay away!

@Syed Adeel....... Sure Shah ji, why not! Let's follow up last year's formula, I'll be back by mid August, and with Iftaari silence we shall rejoice in good old 1911, lolz! Take care. Regards.

Anthrax
01-07-2011, 12:18 AM
Thanks Abbas, AK47, Coolbox and Syed Adeel brothers! :)

AK47; Bro get it asap. You don't know what you're missing! ;) Happy Vaccations to you btw.

cyanide.dipped
01-07-2011, 03:15 AM
1911 All the Way man!

The results so far are yummy. I didn't expect anything less from PT 1911. I haven't yet fired 500 rounds from mine, but I'm getting there. Once fired 500 or more I'll post a review too.

Congrats brother :-)

Aquarius
01-07-2011, 09:30 AM
Oops.. now thats a great review and fantastic shooting.. no doubt PT1911 is one of the best 1911s for its price range in Pakistan.. keep it up Anthrax brother & happy shooting.

Anthrax
01-07-2011, 08:21 PM
Will wait for your review, Cyanide 1911 all the way indeed!

Thanks for the appreciation Aquarius bro.

Ameer
05-07-2011, 12:40 PM
Sir Anthrax, Thats a nice review for everyone but especially for some like me, who doesn't own a .45 handgun. Recently i have been buzzing around Sir Ak-47 for remarks before i purchase PT-145 but your mouth watering review is simplr irresistable. Another important thing about the price, its 850$ plus in usa, but still we find it around 80k here ...... its amazing.

Due to my habit of curiosity i do like to ask you about its comparison with CZ-97 in terms of accuracy only. I know other than that these two are very different guns.

Sir Cyanide.Dipped, waiting for your share.

regards

cyanide.dipped
06-07-2011, 02:18 AM
Dear Ameer bhai,

I have had a little time with CZ and its an excellent and accurate gun but 1911s are a class of their own and PT1911 is the most affordable NIB 1911 you'll get in PK. Mr. Abbas is the expert on CZs and you can ask specific questions to him. Also you can look around for reviews of CZs on this and other forums. You have to keep in mind that CZ is cam lock operated (to the best of my knowledge) which is different from the 1911 design and should be more accurate right out of the box. However, if you know the essential tweaks, a 1911 can be the most accurate gun on earth.

Also, pt-1911s are for less than 600 dollars in the US, which translates into something around 60 grands in PKR.

Regards,
CD.

Ameer
06-07-2011, 10:32 PM
Cyanide.dipped Sir,

The good news is my license and Taurus shipment at PARA both coming next week. Your advice will be most important.

thanku

Denovo87
06-07-2011, 11:13 PM
Ameer bro, 1911 is a 1911 but CZ97 is just an ordinary reliable & accurate pistol with 25% of more firepower ;)

Anthrax
07-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Thanks for the appreciation, Ameer. PT-1911 is a must have for all the 1911 fans because in Pakistan, as mentioned above by other members, you can't get a better value for money. As for your question about CZ, I think Cyanide explained it very well.

I have never had the chance to hold/fire the CZ-97. Brother Ilyas and Achillies owns one, I think they can shed better light on the said matter.

General observation tells us that CZ-97 holds more firepower and is quite well built which is a trademark of all CZ firearms. The only complain that I've heard about it so far is that it's quite the 'TANK' of a weapon and cannot be carried easily on person. Other than that it's excellent.

Ameer
07-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Thanku seniors for responding, beautifully explained Sir Denovo87 that 1911 is 1911. Its a class without a doubt.

4311446
08-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the appreciation, Ameer. PT-1911 is a must have for all the 1911 fans because in Pakistan, as mentioned above by other members, you can't get a better value for money. As for your question about CZ, I think Cyanide explained it very well.

I have never had the chance to hold/fire the CZ-97. Brother Ilyas and Achillies owns one, I think they can shed better light on the said matter.

General observation tells us that CZ-97 holds more firepower and is quite well built which is a trademark of all CZ firearms. The only complain that I've heard about it so far is that it's quite the 'TANK' of a weapon and cannot be carried easily on person. Other than that it's excellent.
Not suitable for medium / smaller sized hands. PT 1911 offers much better value for money.
@ Anthrax
Waiting for your target pictures. Hope you are doing well from 25m

pheonix
12-07-2011, 11:03 PM
congrats anthrax brov! nice piece i hope every pt1911 can bear 500 rounds without any failures,the only thing holding me back is too many positive and some what negative reviews on pt1911,though i would,nt mind buying your particular piece it seems up to standard of 1911's if u ever have a change of heart that is.it's a beauty and also the beast.