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    I was wonder if anyone here on defensive carry owns a Taurus PT1911? I'm interested in a light rail version and anything you can tell me good or bad would be helpful. Does anyone here know if the the Taurus 1911's use a forged or cast frame/slide? Is it a quality 1911 for the money? Thanks for any help with this.
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    I bought one about 2 months ago and it seems to be a very well made pistol. good tight groups for what i can shoot. sweet trigger, as good/better than my SA loaded. only 100 rounds through it as i cannot aford to shoot as much as i wanted to, and ammo is still scarce round here. fit is very tight. over all it is a very good gun for being an impulse purchase.
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    The PT1911 uses a forged frame on their steel guns, I don't know about the alloy framed guns, which the railed models are...

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    Destined to become the standard that all 1911 pistols are compared against, the Taurus 1911 offers you the most accurate and feature-laden model on the market today. Starting with our own hammer-forged -not cast - ordnance grade steel frames, slides and barrels, we machine each and every part to tolerance levels that surpass even today's industry standards. Our skilled pistol smiths hand-fit and tune each gun with the 19 standard features seen below, using quality parts that are built 100% in our state-of-the-art factory. Then they mark the slide, barrel and frame with matching serial numbers. Available in the powerful .45 ACP, this aggressive, rock-solid firearm is ready to go right out of the box. The Taurus 1911 is an unbeatable gun that is also an unbeatable value.

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    i put a few rounds through one belonging to a local firearms instructor. never had an issue. and the gun gets handled by a lot of pistol amateurs like myself.

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    The one I had was great and the quality of the parts was good for the price. The only complaint I had is that the blued finish wears off and scratches easily. If I were you I would get the stainless model.

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    Stainless model is what I have, I really like it and can shoot tighter groups with it than any other pistol I have ever shot\owned. It is my first 1911 but def. not my last, it has performed flawless for about 200 rounds and I bought it used.

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    I've got the plain ol' blued non rail one that has been flawless. shot many times. Eats anything including re loads. I would highly recommend it. Great gun for the money IMO.

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    I have a pt1911ar in blue. The finish is a little soft and it has the most MIM parts of any 1911 I believe. It shoots great, has been perfectly reliable, and seems to be a great piece for the money and worth much more than it costs. One thing to keep in mind, if you have a problem...Taurus' customer service is horrible.

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    I like mine just fine. Its a blued model with factory rosewood grips, rather than the black plastic grips (although the black plastic were also included in the box). I also like that the newer guns (like mine) come with Novak 3-dot sights instead of Heinie Straight-Eight sights.

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    if you end up getting one and want to change the grips rassco grips makes some nice ones cut just for the PT1911

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    I have a SS PT1911. Very accurate!

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    I have a blue PT1911 no rail. Shoots great, I use it in IPDA matches and it is may CC during the winter months. All in all it has been a great handgun.
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