It has been well established that I am not one to recommend Taurus pistols, I catch some heat here and there for it every now and then, but when it comes to their 1911s, there are just simply better options.
Now I know that there will be some that have had good PT1911s, but a majority I've seen are....well I'll just say that they're pretty nasty.
I recently cleaned up two PT1911s for a buddy, one was "OK" while the other was horrid. I was talking about those two to another friend who unbeknownst to me was a PT1911 owner. He's not a big 1911 guy and asked if I could take a look at his with him and see if anything was out of sorts.
These are two links to my blog. The first is for the two guns I cleaned up, the second link is for the gun I looked at today. I will admit that I did not shoot these guns and I did not dig deeper on the gun I just looked at today, but in looking at the issues with each, while they may have shot fine (for a little while at least), I would not be comfortable in shooting them a whole heck of a lot.
Not trying to start a product war, but I've not had the opportunity to take pictures of the issues I've seen with PT1911s until now.
For those that have PT1911s, inspect them and follow up with Taurus as needed. For those that have good running PT1911s, enjoy them and I'm glad you have a good one that's running well.
For those looking to buy a 1911. I'd buy something other than a PT 1911. I have not seen another brand of pistols with this amount of lackluster machining.
Guns, Guns, and More Gosh Darn Guns: Update on the PT1911s....
Guns, Guns, and More Gosh Darn Guns: PT1911 #3: Have I Ever Told You...
If you don't want to read over the blog links, here's a brief sample of some of the pictures.
If you want a better explanation of what's wrong with these pictures, please feel free to ask. Again, I'm looking down at anyone that has one etc. Just showing what I've found.