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    Taurus PT-1911

    If anyone has one of these ....have you had any feeding problems with defensive ammo (hollow point) ???? My 1st one had no rail so I traded it for one with a rail . I love the gun but it won't feed hollow points ???? Any suggestions ? Will polishing the feed ramp help ?

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    I had no issues with mine in over 500 rounds. The only reason I don't still own it was it was stolen. It feed hydrashocks and federal classics no problem. If its having issues feeding all hollowpoints you should send it back to Taurus. Also, what type of hollowpoints are you feeding it? I have heard from a few agencies and civillians that some 1911 style pistols have trouble feeding the Gold Dot 200 grain +p rounds.
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    I've never had a FTF or FTE with mine and the ambi safety hasn't broken off.
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    No problems with mine either. Great gun for the $$$.

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    No problems with mine, Feeds Hydrashoks just fine. Haven't tried feeding it any Federal HST yet. What have your ran through it and have you tried other brands of ammo?
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    Haven't had any feeding problems with mine AT ALL.

    I feed it a steady diet of 200gr LSWCs, which are notorious for feeding problems, and it still works just fine.

    The feed ramp on mine came, fresh from the factory, as polished as polished can be. Ditto for the chamber mouth.

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    folks, it is a good time to buy. 75 dollar rebate is being offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45MINK View Post
    If anyone has one of these ....have you had any feeding problems with defensive ammo (hollow point) ???? My 1st one had no rail so I traded it for one with a rail . I love the gun but it won't feed hollow points ???? Any suggestions ? Will polishing the feed ramp help ?
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    Fail to feed

    Mine likes to jam on the first round when loading a new magazine. I think it is a magazine problem though, because even a gentle "push" on the bottom of the magazine will shift the top round enough that it feeds and it only happens when I release the slide by hand so maybe I am riding it.

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    I'm looking into one of these also, is the rebate still going on?

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    +1 on the mag problem. I've had mine for 6 or 7 months now,with no feed problems, and I've been feeding mine reloads. Ball and hollow point.
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    My youngest son recieved one from Santa Dad a year ago and he has put around 1000 rounds through it. No problems whatsoever. I will probably have it refinished for him in a couple of years, as the factory finish really sucks, but other than that is has been a great gun. I, personally have been shooting Taurus products for years with great success.
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    I don't know if you could polish it any more than it comes out of the box. If you're having trouble, you may check the magazines you're using (this is the one criticism I have with Taurus...the mags sometimes aren't up to par with the rest of the gun). I have more than 5,000 rounds through mine, most of which have been hollow points. No feed problems here.
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