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Abbas
30-05-2009, 08:39 PM
Salams,

No matter how old I get whenever I buy something I really want I can't help smirking all the way home ! A Taurus 1911 is surely worth a 30 minute smirk ! I got the new baby today. Will post pictures in a little while InshAllah ! http://www.postimage.org/templates/images/smiley/happy/14.gif (http://www.postimage.org/)

HassaanAfzal
30-05-2009, 08:45 PM
Congrats bro will be waiting for the pics

NOMI
30-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Congrats bro, pics?

Acciprone
30-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Salams,

No matter how old I get whenever I buy something I really want I can't help smirking all the way home ! A Taurus 1911 is surely worth a 30 minute smirk ! I got the new baby today. Will post pictures in a little while InshAllah ! http://www.postimage.org/templates/images/smiley/happy/14.gif (http://www.postimage.org/)

i think its the child inside of us that comes out when u buy a new toy i am the same way and also imaptieint

Conceal Carry
30-05-2009, 09:53 PM
Congrats! it's universal, regardless how old we become, whenever we get something we have a passion for we are delighted like a child who's just got the candy:)

9mm Luger
30-05-2009, 09:57 PM
congrats

Mastermind
30-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Congrats

Nabeel
30-05-2009, 10:01 PM
congrats Abbas bhai

Irttyza
30-05-2009, 11:10 PM
Congrats Abbas bhai.waiting for the pics

Ka_Khan
30-05-2009, 11:16 PM
Congradulations....we are like a family and want to share happiness with eachother!

BERETTA M9 9mm
30-05-2009, 11:28 PM
Congrats............Abbas bhai

Dr Zakir
30-05-2009, 11:59 PM
sir ji great buy i know u will love it when u shoot . how much u got it for i bought mine for 130k

106
31-05-2009, 12:03 AM
Walaikum Salaam
Congratulations Abbas!

SAJJAD ALI
31-05-2009, 12:03 AM
congratulaions

Ilyas
31-05-2009, 02:31 AM
Congrats Abbas Bhai :) We will be waiting for pics.

PrivateEye
31-05-2009, 07:19 AM
Congratulations Abbas .. Waiting for the pictures :)

Conceal Carry
31-05-2009, 09:30 AM
pics are a must with any post about new purcase.

Monis
31-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Congratulation Abbas bhai

HasanJamshad
31-05-2009, 12:17 PM
congradulations, 1911 is a must for every handgun lover. Hope you will post its range report.

HassaanAfzal
31-05-2009, 01:51 PM
abbas bhai we still waiting for the pics

Abbas
31-05-2009, 02:09 PM
Sorry guys, came home very late last night so could not post pics. Here they are !


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19111.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19112.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19113.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19114.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19115.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19116.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/AbbasMalik/19117.jpg

HassaanAfzal
31-05-2009, 02:15 PM
Mashallah very nice

Monis
31-05-2009, 02:30 PM
Very nice abbas bhai

Hamid
31-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Its kewllllllllllll

9mm Luger
31-05-2009, 03:43 PM
awsome piece!

Abbas
31-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks guys. Going to the range specially today to check it out.

Today is Glock and 1911 day !

NOMI
31-05-2009, 04:13 PM
very nice pices abbas bhai

Taurus
31-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Beautiful !!!!!!!!!

Acciprone
31-05-2009, 04:53 PM
excellent.. would love to buy one also.. if only the ammo was available easily

BERETTA M9 9mm
31-05-2009, 05:24 PM
WOW..............nice gun bhai...........can u plz tell us the price.

ay_be_why
31-05-2009, 07:39 PM
Supa fly...

Abbas
31-05-2009, 09:05 PM
The normal market price is 100 K +, I got it NIB for 80 K. :)

AMaliks
31-05-2009, 09:29 PM
& i thought u r off for 2 weeks abbas.

Ahmad
31-05-2009, 10:22 PM
congratulation admin

Conceal Carry
31-05-2009, 10:48 PM
This is truely beautiful, very nice, The grip texturing is marvellous. I wonder why they made a black mag for this silver beauty.

Conceal Carry
31-05-2009, 11:43 PM
The normal market price is 100 K +, I got it NIB for 80 K. :)

What did you do to grab such a deal? Took an already loaded mag with you? We all need to learn from your negotiation skills.

Please post the shooting results.

Irttyza
31-05-2009, 11:52 PM
Beautiful weapon MashAllah. Congrats once again Abbas bhai :)

Abbas
31-05-2009, 11:53 PM
Thanks for the kudo's all ! I had some unexpected visitors at the range today who I had to play host to so I forgot the bring the targets with me. Suffice it to say that this piece is dead accurate ! At 10 M, my first shot was a 9 !

Zubair made a video for me. I'll just put it up for you guys to check for yourself.

Taurus
31-05-2009, 11:58 PM
Gr8 Abbas that it is dead accurate

Abbas
01-06-2009, 12:22 AM
Here is a short video of the test fire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhUP55sxBLc

Btw we had to do a few retakes because of some on the range bloopers. I will try to put one of those video's on as well.

Conceal Carry
01-06-2009, 12:29 AM
good one.

Taurus
01-06-2009, 12:32 AM
wow!!!bro the sound is so good Dont forget to bring this pistol when u come to Karachi i would love to shoot this ...Marvellous Abbas

Ilyas
01-06-2009, 12:39 AM
Sounds nice... Abbas, congrats once again for the nice purchase :)

Abbas
01-06-2009, 12:46 AM
Thanks guys..

Lolz we had a do a couple of retakes btw. The first one I fired a full mag of rapid for you all but Zubair forgot to start filming ! That's 100 x 8 = to a nice juicy steak at Gunsmoke that you owe me Zubair :P

The second time this happened ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saV3ElZz4jk&feature=channel_page

Ilyas
01-06-2009, 12:53 AM
:lol: Besides his hearing, it seems that even chacha's thinking had been affected by the gun shots.

Abbas
01-06-2009, 12:56 AM
Now now, be nice Ilyas, this man I admire very much. Not only is he a champion shooter. He's also one of the top gun collectors of Lahore. I would be honored to see his collection one day.

Taurus
01-06-2009, 01:00 AM
:lol: chacha wanted to stop u Abbas

BERETTA M9 9mm
01-06-2009, 01:03 AM
Nice gun....

HassaanAfzal
01-06-2009, 01:28 AM
Nice shooting abbas bhai

PrivateEye
01-06-2009, 02:07 AM
Impressive !! :)

SAJJAD ALI
01-06-2009, 03:31 AM
beautyfull gun abbas bhai.

KageFox
01-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Beautiful pics, abbas bhai

Zubair
01-06-2009, 11:57 AM
Abbas you can have the steak anytime. And its a wonderful weapon. The person in the 'blooper' is one of the most reknown in shooting circles. He's been champion a lot of times.

Striker1
01-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Congrats! Looks great... And u've improved on your photography skills as well.

Ka_Khan
01-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Nice shooting and i noticed that your 'shooting with camera' skills have also improved with the Range shooting.Nice Pics. :)

GSherazi
01-06-2009, 03:41 PM
beautiful,,,,,

Nabeel
01-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Delicious ;)

Sohail
01-06-2009, 04:28 PM
very nice abbas, just see its clever look.

HassaanAfzal
01-06-2009, 04:42 PM
Moeen whats the asking?

Shariq
01-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Beautiful addition to your collection. Congrats

Abbas
01-06-2009, 06:08 PM
Thanks guys,

Looking forward to the pics Moeen and I strongly suggest that you don't sell it as soon you'll be able to find all the .45 ammo you need.

ay_be_why
01-06-2009, 06:39 PM
nice pics and vids abbas bhaee

Conceal Carry
01-06-2009, 10:50 PM
Abbas! you didn't rplied to my question, how come you pulled such a deal, tellus all the tactics you used;)

Abbas
02-06-2009, 12:40 AM
No tactics required. They look at me and their faces lights up, they know a lot of their stock is going to get sold and soon ! ;)

On a serious note I prepaid for it and had it imported. It comes in limited quantities and sells slowly so the dealers ask whatever they want for it.

ARlover
02-06-2009, 12:37 PM
hot gun

Hamid
02-06-2009, 02:40 PM
Congrats Abbas for the purchase. 1911 design proved itself in WWI, WW-II and in Vietnam war. Its a man-stopper and dead accurate.

Mitho
02-06-2009, 06:42 PM
@abbas
where would u rate pt1911 in ur collection of pistols.

Abbas
03-06-2009, 02:27 AM
Thanks Hamid,

@Mitho I love the 1911, it's intimidating, powerful, accurate and beautiful. I think I just might prefer it over any other pistol that I have. The Glocks are great ofcouse but are 'subtle'. Someone also asked me how I would compare this with the Norinco 1911 offering. To tell you the truth I haven't fired that yet but I don't like the grip. It does have increased capacity but the double stack magazine makes it bloated. 8+1 .45 Hollow Points are enough for most SD/HD situations.

I have several 9mm's but would always prefer a shotgun for any SD/HD situation. With the 1911 however I feel comfortable to carry it as it's much more maneuverable than a shotgun and is a powerful enough replacement being a one shot disable/kill.

OHQ
03-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Congratulation on your new purchase. Love your superman t-shirt :)

PSYCHO
06-06-2009, 03:16 AM
nice buy @ABBAS BHAI.................congrats bro.....................i just have only two questions.........how is the accuracy and how is the material............?

Hamid
06-06-2009, 11:50 AM
@ Abbas, Are hollow points available in market for 1911? If yes then the gun has stoppage power of a shotgun slug.

Dr Zakir
06-06-2009, 06:36 PM
rounds are not available in pislamabad . haji amin is selling american fmj for 150

Abbas
07-06-2009, 07:16 PM
@Hamid I bought about 50 .45 HP's about a year back just in case I buy a .45 which I knew I was going to ;) @ Rs. 225 a piece.

That was a great buy.

PSYCHO
07-06-2009, 07:35 PM
hmmmmmm........good for you @Abbas........you have some and i have none..........only have a few FMJs left with me.........

Handsome_Phantom
07-06-2009, 08:21 PM
its a great piece , love it congrats.

Faisal Khan
07-06-2009, 08:35 PM
Legendary design and beautiful pistol, congratulation.

SanSyed
07-06-2009, 08:35 PM
really kolllllll
congratulation bro

Hamid
08-06-2009, 12:20 PM
@Hamid I bought about 50 .45 HP's about a year back just in case I buy a .45 which I knew I was going to ;) @ Rs. 225 a piece.

That was a great buy.


Its like buying clothes for the would-be baby (plz read GUN) :)

shahzad awan
20-11-2009, 08:38 PM
its a beauty abbas bhai

Hashmat
21-11-2009, 11:16 AM
Nice pistol specially if it's a.45acp Allah pak naseeb karey,can anybody give me thier comments on Taurus pt 92,afs and how much is it nowadays thanks.

Salahuddin Ayubi
21-11-2009, 01:44 PM
Taurus PT92 AFS is being quoted at PKR 54k (without rails) and 58k (with rails). Final price is around 50/52k and 54/56k respectively.

These are Karachi prices. In Lahore, cut down another 2k.

wasifali89
21-11-2009, 06:25 PM
what is the price of the 45 ammo now adays ?
and what abt its availability

Gilani
21-11-2009, 07:25 PM
A very impressive gun. Congrats Abbas bhai

Dr Hanif Malik
22-11-2009, 10:15 AM
very good pistol,good shooting also, i think range distance was 15 meter,your style look very good as per your height,if your improvemnt at 25 distance is slowly than you can change little bit in arms style means elbow can be stretch upward if you feel easy:)also you are useing lot of pistol on firing range you recomend the accurat pistol except the glock please:)

Abbas
22-11-2009, 11:25 AM
@All Thanks.

@Dr. Hanif Check out the CZ999 and Canik55 in the 40 K range and the Taurus 99 in the 50 K bracket.

Dr Hanif Malik
22-11-2009, 08:13 PM
@abbas sahib thank you updated the list:)

S0me0ne
25-11-2009, 11:58 AM
very nice gun .. simply a beauty .. congratulations abbas bhai ..

a55kika
26-11-2009, 03:03 PM
Salams,

No matter how old I get whenever I buy something I really want I can't help smirking all the way home ! A Taurus 1911 is surely worth a 30 minute smirk ! I got the new baby today. Will post pictures in a little while InshAllah ! http://www.postimage.org/templates/images/smiley/happy/14.gif (http://www.postimage.org/)
Abbas bhai,I waited for my license for months and now that I have it I cant seem to find pt-1911 ANYWHERE here in karachi.I visited all the shop's in saddar and defense.I was hoping you could refer me to someone who could help me out in this situation.I am DYING to get my hands on one of these :(
Someone told me that it "might" be available after eid.But I wont be counting on it.

Abbas
26-11-2009, 06:45 PM
I haven't seen it around. I will visit the market after Eid, I'll see what's the availability here in Lahore.

haider5
26-11-2009, 06:56 PM
abbas bhai i wana ask some thing 4rm u//////........
I haven't seen it around. I will visit the market after Eid, I'll see what's the availability here in Lahore.

SAJJAD ALI
02-12-2009, 12:20 AM
Now tourus pt 1911 also comes in 9mm.anyone knows about avalibility??price in khi
http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=677&category=Pistol&toggle=&breadcrumbseries=

Maximus
03-12-2009, 01:24 AM
tempting...ammo is almost 75% cheaper. it wont pack the same kick though.
nice post Sajjad

AK47
03-12-2009, 01:30 AM
Indeed price of ammo would be lower for the 9mm version, but personally I do not see the point in getting the 1911 in 9mm, still having to carry a proportions wise "large" gun, with smaller rounds!

Maximus
03-12-2009, 01:53 AM
true. its the design really. people may just like the gun as is in a 9mm over a .45.
another example is that i dont see the sense of having picatinny rails on a 1911.
The Punisher would never approve of that.:D

AK47
03-12-2009, 08:43 AM
Maximus bro.........The picatinny rails still look good, however, it's a personal choice. I'd say laser-guided shooting with the heavy recoil of .45 is perhaps helpful to some people, and personally, being all for tactical things, I wouldn't mind a picatinny on a crossbow even!!! Yet again, a personal choice.

mktahir
05-12-2009, 01:18 AM
very nice plz Abbas i want talk u plz call me

a55kika
05-12-2009, 10:45 AM
I looked around here in karachi.EVERY WHERE!
Could'nt find it

:*(

Maximus
05-12-2009, 12:15 PM
Maximus bro.........The picatinny rails still look good, however, it's a personal choice. I'd say laser-guided shooting with the heavy recoil of .45 is perhaps helpful to some people, and personally, being all for tactical things, I wouldn't mind a picatinny on a crossbow even!!! Yet again, a personal choice.

LoL @ using on a crossbow ;)

you`re a true supporter for such accessories. they seem better on tactical pistols but IMHO with the exception of 1911 in any form or factor.

Abbas
06-12-2009, 12:27 AM
I went to the market today, it is in stock in Lahore and selling for around 80 K.

@MkTahir If there's something important you'd like to ask email me at abbas@pakguns.com

AK47
06-12-2009, 01:41 AM
@Maximus bro...........To some extent, you might be right, with respect to the size of the 1911. Btw, do you happen by any chance to know of any compact available in this caliber, APART from Glock, Sig?

Sniper
06-12-2009, 01:40 PM
nice piece abbas, its my first choice too.

Maximus
07-12-2009, 12:21 PM
@Maximus bro...........To some extent, you might be right, with respect to the size of the 1911. Btw, do you happen by any chance to know of any compact available in this caliber, APART from Glock, Sig?

ever think of a .45 that could fit in your coat sidepocket. the ruger is a bit bulkier but the pm45 is simply a cc that has insane force.

pm45 by kahr arms
or
the ruger p345

http://www.kahr.com/PA-1B/review_tr070808.html

Yalghari
15-12-2009, 09:48 PM
congrats indeed 1911 is always lovely. wat price u got it for?

Samir
19-12-2009, 06:52 PM
Masha Allah very nice what about the availability of this pistol in market

Abbas
19-12-2009, 07:06 PM
It's available these days at most shops selling for around Rs. 75 K.

DUST
19-12-2009, 11:03 PM
i have two questions.

are these available in high cap?
and are these available in steel frames, with rails. as i have come upon only aluminium frame pt 1911s.

regards
DUST

AK47
19-12-2009, 11:11 PM
@DUST......They do come with rails, and I believe they're all steel. Btw, did I oversee any thread, or haven't we still heard about your Cougar test? Plz, if so, find your thread and reply, would really like to know if you got over your problem with it? Thanks.

DUST
20-12-2009, 04:06 AM
i have found that thread and repplied you there regarding the cougar issue. thanks for remembering BTW. its appreciated. :)

BTW the reail models are aluminum as far as i have come accross them.

anyways my second question is still unanswered brother. are the hi capacity models available or not in PAKISTAN? have you seen any?

Manj
20-12-2009, 12:23 PM
very nice piece big B

Gilani
20-12-2009, 03:56 PM
A very impressive gun indeed. Congrats. Is it available in Pakistan in 9mm also?

Gilani
20-12-2009, 06:29 PM
anyways my second question is still unanswered brother. are the hi capacity models available or not in PAKISTAN? have you seen any?

Dust bro:
Taurus 1911BHC-12 and Taurus 1911SSHC-12 (.45 ACP), both have magazine capacity of 12. I am not sure about their exact availability but most Taurus models are available in Pakistan.

May like to remain on a lookout for Norinco NP44 (1911) which has a capacity of 14 rounds. I am not sure about its current availability in Pakistan, however, I saw it with someone who brought it from China. Its perhaps the cheapest 1911 that we can get.

Wilson Combat Spec Ops 9, a newly introduced model, is the highest capacity 1911 design pistol as per my knowledge. It has a capacity of 16. Its not available in Pakistan though and is very expensive. And off course there is ever trustworthy Browning Highpower with 13 rd magazine :)

MNAKhokhar
20-12-2009, 07:03 PM
congrats. i wanted to ask you what is NIB. again congrats

Gilani
20-12-2009, 07:31 PM
congrats. i wanted to ask you what is NIB. again congrats
Khokhar sb, its new in box.

Dr Zakir
20-12-2009, 09:03 PM
believe me bro 8 rounds are enough to take any body out .

AK47
20-12-2009, 09:20 PM
Dr. Sahib.......+1! Exactly my impression too. Who would engage in a long Hollywood style duel? In real life encounters, you do not run after your foe that it would require from you to shoot so many rounds. In 99% of cases, all is decided within FIRST SHOT, whoever let's it go, you or him, that's it!

Dr Zakir
20-12-2009, 09:23 PM
i agree sir .

Faisji
20-12-2009, 10:10 PM
Average number rounds fired in a firefight is 3 so 7+1 1911 is more than upto it.

MNAKhokhar
22-12-2009, 11:49 AM
congrats. i wanted to ask you what is NIB. again congrats
Khokhar sb, its new in box.

Thanks.

haroonbutt
26-12-2009, 05:37 PM
abass bhai where did u get this taurus 1911 .45 from? CAN I GET IT FROM BUKSH ELAHI OR HERA ARMS?


IS IT 12 SHOT?

Abbas
26-12-2009, 05:40 PM
Salams Haroon, you can get it from PARA. It's 8+1.

haroonbutt
26-12-2009, 05:45 PM
abass bhai where is para? is it a shop?

Abbas
26-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Yes it is, you can find it with other dealers as well but tell PARA people you are from PakGuns and they will give you a good discount.

You can find contact details in our dealer section.

Taurus
27-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Abbas I would be in Lahore too for the discount ;)

shiningstar
29-12-2009, 06:15 AM
where is this PARA in LAHORE?????? any shop or dealer where this is available????

Salahuddin Ayubi
29-12-2009, 08:28 AM
Please check Dealer's section. You'll find complete address and contact details there.

shiningstar
29-12-2009, 03:29 PM
where is dealer section??? i cant find it.... :(

farishtay
29-12-2009, 06:43 PM
nice buy. cong

AK47
26-01-2010, 08:48 AM
Plz clear me on this question: Does the 1911 allow for double action first fire? Or do you have to rack it first or pull the hammer back manually if it's already chambered?

Ahmad
26-01-2010, 08:59 AM
@ Ak sir it is a pure sa design it was created with the idea of locked & cocked carry. There is a double action only varient made by Para Ordinances which is called LDA but it was not very popular.

AK47
26-01-2010, 09:06 AM
Thanks Ahmad Sir for prompt reply! Thus it means, you DO have to pull the hammer back manually for first chambered round?

Starfish
26-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Thanks Ahmad Sir for prompt reply! Thus it means, you DO have to pull the hammer back manually for first chambered round?
yup :) you DO, but only if tis not already cocked while chambering the round.

AK47
26-01-2010, 09:22 AM
Thanks Starfish, that literally ends my affair here! I've always preferred the direct "draw n' shoot" feature. Think, if keeping to this size and external hammer, with double-strike feature, it's more the type of PT 845 I should be looking for.

Anyhow, wish not to corrupt this wonderful thread about a wonderful handgun, anyway. Thanks a lot, bro.

AK47
26-01-2010, 09:25 AM
@Starfish bro.........Your "edition" in above post somehow caught me trapped in the door! :lol: What would be the position of the hammer in such a case? Plz explain.

Basharat
26-01-2010, 10:19 AM
@AK47

Technically you could load the weapon and leave the hammer cocked as the 1911's have a grip safety that prevents unintentional and accidental firing. in the position Starfish has mentioned the weapon would be chambered and the hammer cocked

Vik
31-01-2010, 11:29 PM
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/pt_080505/index1.html

Interesting read in favor Taurus 1911.

AK47
31-01-2010, 11:53 PM
@Basharat.........Thanks bro. I then just feel, for a person like me, who usually keeps a live round, the hammer "cocked" position not very favorable, in spite of the grip safety feature.

First of all, the hammer in constant cocked position, I feel, would, more or less, be detrimental to some part of the hammer mechanism coz it induces some sort of "strain" in being pulled back constantly?

Second, I feel, during a quick and emergent draw, with a cocked hammer and live round, there's a risk of unintended discharge, in that you unholster the gun in one quick movement, where you do place your hand on the grip AND a finger on trigger/trigger guard, while palm of your hand will be covering the grip and the grip safety, which doesn't quite need much of a force to get pressed in for activation of trigger mechanism. Remember here, your gun is in SA mode, which also doesn't require any great force at all by your index finger, which from the moment you start unholstering the gun and till you start pointing at the threat, most likely already is right there on the trigger course! This CAN result in unintended discharge, somehow.

I do not want to discredit the gun or it's function as such, no, not by any means at all, it's one heck of a century old wonder-piece and perhaps the most potent, reliable and vastly used combat handgun in the world.

I'm only referring to the abrupt and plausible use, during a threatened situation, with no time to start racking the gun or even to pull the trigger back, course your offender already has the "surprise" factor with him, I feel it's somehow more advise-able to have a direct strike feature as in guns with both SA/DA feature. Yet, it's just my humble opinion. :)

Ahmad
01-02-2010, 08:32 AM
with proper training cocked & locked carry is the fastest method of deployment & engagements of the targets. Plus you will have same trigger pull for each shot. While with traditional da/sa you have very long first pull & shorter subsequent pulls.which might get distracting, at least for me it always happen that i was anticipating a long pull on second shot but as gun was cocked I got surprise shorter pull .& muzzle was carried away from target.

Taurus
04-02-2010, 05:46 PM
I want to add some new info which i read and was quite interesting abt the 1911 why it is the best purchase for us..


Taurus's PT 1911: A true Testament To The Grand Old 1911

All parts on the PT 1911 are manufactured by Taurus, including the magazines and the custom-style accessories, and they are specific Taurus configurations and not copies of any other brand-name designs. (Of course, all popular Model 1911 accessories, such as beavertail safeties, triggers, hammers, etc., are very similar in appearance.) Even the Heinie sights on the guns are actually fabricated by Taurus, under license and according to Heinie's strict specifications. Most of the small parts are manufactured through metal injection molding (MIM), which is a very precise, cost-effective process growing in widespread use throughout the entire world of precision metal parts fabrication in many high-tech industries. Taurus has become a national leader in MIM technology, and OEMs a large number of parts for other manufacturers throughout the firearms industry.

It is important to remember that in spite of the PT 1911 being an "all-Taurus" product, it is nonetheless a true-dimension Model 1911 pistol in all specifications--which means that a shooter can replace any of the gun's accessories or components with any other Model 1911 aftermarket parts for which he has particular preference with only the minor fittings or adjustments normally required for installation. At the same time, however, Taurus spokesmen observe that one of the main reasons they believe the performance of the PT 1911 outstrips similarly featured pistols that cost much more is that other manufacturers assemble their "loaded" guns with off-the-shelf parts from various sources without the unified design and quality-control coordination that makes the PT 1911 a truly integrated product.

Put simply, with the PT 1911 the basic gun and all the bells and whistles were designed, manufactured, and assembled under the same direction under the same roof. It makes a difference. Or as Taurus Vice President Bob Morrison wryly observed when I asked him about parts compatibility, "Sure, the other stuff will fit. But if you have a nicely equipped Mercedes, why would you want to switch its drive shaft with a part from Acme Auto?"

A Real Shooter
With all this pedigree, it's almost anticlimactic to say how the PT 1911 shoots--but it shoots well. Face it; the Model 1911 pistol is such a time-proven design, and all of its manufacturing idiosyncrasies have been worked out for so long, that a gunmaker would have to be really bad to screw one up. I had the opportunity to run five varied commercial .45 ACP loads through the preproduction review sample. Thanks to the Heinie sights and a crisp 3.25-pound trigger pull, my first full-magazine familiarization runs fired offhand at 50 feet with Federal's Personal Defense load printed at about 2.5 inches, which is certainly what I'd expect from any tightly fitted and full-featured Model 1911 pistol. The overall average for all five loads from benchrest at 25 yards was essentially the same.

All of which leaves us with the question that was on the mind of everyone who saw or heard of the PT 1911 at last January's S.H.O.T. Show: With its hand-fitted assembly, custom features, and long list of premium-design accessories, how can Taurus possibly afford to sell the PT 1911 at such a low cost? I asked Morrison exactly that question. His answer was thought provoking.

How'd they know what to do? Easy--Bob Morrison, President of Taurus USA is a former VP of Colt. Yeah, that Colt. Bob knows 1911s and Bob knows what the market wants. The market wants good quality, full-equipped 1911s at an affordable price. Guess what Taurus delivered?
For Complete article read the source and it is everything and inch abt 1911
Source:
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/pt_080505/index.html
http://www.shootingtimes.com/handgun_reviews/pt_080505/index1.html

Vik
04-02-2010, 06:40 PM
I want to add some new info which i read and was quite interesting abt the 1911 why it is the best purchase for us..


Taurus Bhai
I have already given the link to this article.

Taurus
05-02-2010, 01:02 AM
Thanx for correcting me Vik

Aquarius
02-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Thanks Starfish, that literally ends my affair here! I've always preferred the direct "draw n' shoot" feature. Think, if keeping to this size and external hammer, with double-strike feature, it's more the type of PT 845 I should be looking for.

Anyhow, wish not to corrupt this wonderful thread about a wonderful handgun, anyway. Thanks a lot, bro.
Dear AK47 Bro.... I have used both PT845 & PT1911 and I will simply put it in simple words that there is no comparison between these two... no doubt the 845 is double action,has second strick capability,has a manual safety that works as a decocker as well,has a magazine capacity of 12+1 in the chamber & has all the ambidextrious controls & is lighter in weight but after shooting 100 rounds through it & those 100 rounds were fired from 15 yards,I thought I was playing arround with a toy (three ftf,accuracy poor or I must say very poor as I was hitting almost a yard below the target & on quite a few occasions the bullet hit the ground as if I was giving bouncers to a batsman in a cricket match,the sound was also not solid & sought of shrill type). Ammo used was Armscor.45ACP.I thought that its only my 845 but a fellow collegue with his 845 had the same problems,even worse than me,seven ftf & the same results in the accuracy department.Together we went to the dealer the very next morning & got it changed with PT1911 & the moment I shot my first round I said 'wow' now this is a real gun . Same place same distance & dead accurate.Then we increased the distance to 20 yards & same results.we were hitting standard sized bricks at 25 yards. The ammo used was the same Armscor.45ACP...100 rounds fired by each with zero problems... not even a single ftf or fte.. though a bit heavy but excellent recoil & much more powerful.. That night I slept in peace..:)8+1 capacity of .45ACP is more than enough in a reliable handgun than 12+1 in an unreliable one.. No doubt the PT1911 is one of the best clones in the market for its price range..

Gilani
03-03-2010, 06:19 PM
Good to have an opinion based on firing experience. Thanks for sharing Aquarius bro :)

Aquarius
03-03-2010, 07:27 PM
You are most welcome Gilani Sir..........

Ilyas
03-03-2010, 08:10 PM
@Aquarius... Salamoona rora! Nice post above :) BTW where do you shoot in Peshawar?

Aquarius
03-03-2010, 08:52 PM
well Ilyas Bro... I along with my friends used to go regularly to a range situated behind Tehkal payan but with the permission from the authorised people but since a year & a half they dont give permission to use the range, you know because of the present situation in the country & specially in Peshawar... Now a days we go to the suburbs on Warsak road near Matra...

Ilyas
03-03-2010, 09:06 PM
Hmmmm... Mathra! Now it sounds a little dangerous :) Bro always be careful, coz the area is not very
safe for such visits, unless you come from there.

Aquarius
03-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Hmmmm... Mathra! Now it sounds a little dangerous :) Bro always be careful, coz the area is not very
safe for such visits, unless you come from there.
A friend & fellow colleague of mine has his own farmhouse.. quite an independent and safe place........ but no doubt you are absolutely right.. one should be careful... specially nowadays.. thanks for your advise bro...

AK47
03-03-2010, 10:08 PM
@Aquarius..........Thanks for a nice and practical experience above, liked the way you summed things up. :)

Well, you're absolutely right, nothing would come close to the 1911, neither in looks, nor in reliability or accuracy department, as far as the .45 segment is concerned. I fully agree.

I'm just of the opinion that it's indeed a "combat" handgun, specifically for the "offensive" part of a combat, and in anticipated/deliberated combat situations the single action only feature should be the least of a problem, coz you move around in a "combat mode" with anticipation of offence/counter offence.

In pure defense situations, unexpected assault situations, especially when it involves an ORDINARY man, like yourself or me, I'm of the opinion that a gun with a loaded chamber, double action feature, is a better option, coz, in the heat of the moment, and in the panic of the situation, I'm really not in favor of apart from having to draw/aim/shoot also have to care to remember that the hammer still isn't pulled back! Bear in mind, your offender already has the advantage of the surprise factor with him, and this is best outdone with a ready- to- fire gun, just out of the holster and duz!

In any case, however, I repeat, the 1911 is "Must Have" item as well, and I doubt a better looking/functioning gun will ever be produced again.

Btw, thanks a lot for sharing the PT 845 experience with us, I'm really surprised it's that bad. Thanks God I didn't look around for it and chose the much better "reviewed" "compacto" the PT 145.
Regards. :)

Aquarius
03-03-2010, 10:22 PM
Bro AK47.. pt145 is much better than 845 for sure...

Thaireem
28-03-2010, 03:19 PM
Asalamalaykum can anyone tell me how much is an extra magazine for a taurus 1911 in lahore