Has the Taurus PT1911 gone up in price?

Has the Taurus PT1911 gone up in price?

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    Has the Taurus PT1911 gone up in price?

    I went to Sportsmans Warehouse today, to pick up some practice ammo for my Glock 19, and of course I couldn't help but stop at the gun counter to do some drooling! They had 1 Taurus PT1911 in stock, and I asked to look at it. It felt nice in my hands, and the sights were great. I looked at the price tag, and my heart sank when I found out they were asking $779 I can get a Springfield Loaded Model for a few bucks more. Anyone know for sure if the Taurus 1911 is about the same price as other semi-custom 1911s now?
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    Yep. Taurus now has the listed MSRP for the blued PT1911 at $703 and the listed MSRP for the stainless PT1911 at an even $800.

    As I recall, when they first came out, the MSRP was in the $600 range. So I would say that they have raised the price. I kind of expected this once we saw how very popular they were with everyone. Why wouldn't they raise the price? They have a hard time keeping the dealers supplied with enough of them to keep pace with demand.
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    Darn it! Well I'm gonna pass on the Taurus 1911 then, and go straight for a Springfield Loaded Black Stainless Steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    Darn it! Well I'm gonna pass on the Taurus 1911 then, and go straight for a Springfield Loaded Black Stainless Steel.
    Statements like this should be forwarded to Taurus...to persaude them to lower their prices. I finally got to see one, it was a blued model with night sights and a price tag of $699. After realizing that the prices had gone up, I too, decided that I would go with a Springfield as well.
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    Wow that's crazy. My local guy has one for 499. Of course it doesn't have night sights but those can be added later.
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    Now, there are some models hitting the market with nightsights pre-installed, and a model with Laser Grips installed that are significantly more than the base model. If they are trying to sell the base model for that much, they are price gouging. Check out:

    Bud's Gun Shop or Impact Guns, and of course Gun Broker has piles of them.

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    Buds Gunshop 499.

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    Taurus has always said the price was a teaser to get people to buy it and get it out there,,

    Then it was going up

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    WTHeck, that price went up in the last week. No way am I spending that much ($800 MSRP) on a Stainless PT1911. When I got mine in October and they could hardly be found, I thought I had overpaid by about $50, now I guess what I paid ($517+ Uncle Sam) would be a steal.
    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    Darn it! Well I'm gonna pass on the Taurus 1911 then, and go straight for a Springfield Loaded Black Stainless Steel.
    Same here.
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    +1 on Buds you all beat me to it. Been looking at this and the SA loaded think SA is going to win since I really want Stainless however the Tarus SS is suppose to be out now around Oct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    Taurus has always said the price was a teaser to get people to buy it and get it out there,,

    Then it was going up
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    IMNSHO buy the SA

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    For a true budget plinker maybe wanna try hand at gunsmithing RIA ... For one ya want to think about carrying out of the box in a budget Springer

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    I went to Sportsmans Warehouse today, to pick up some practice ammo for my Glock 19, and of course I couldn't help but stop at the gun counter to do some drooling! They had 1 Taurus PT1911 in stock, and I asked to look at it. It felt nice in my hands, and the sights were great. I looked at the price tag, and my heart sank when I found out they were asking $779

    Geez, just a month ago I got a GLOCK 22 with two 15 round magazines for only $529 plus tax!

    They want that much for a Taurus? They gotta be kiddin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    They want that much for a Taurus? They gotta be kiddin'!

    Nope.

    I bought one at $499, and it's one hell of a gun. It's like a full custom, straight from the factory.

    The only downside is a very non-durable finish.

    Even in the $700 range, it's worth it.

    By the time you've done all the work on a Springfield to match the Taurus PT1911, you'll have spent twice as much.

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