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21st November 2005, 23:29
Hi everyone i'm new in this site. Has anyone tried the new taurus 1911 gun released this year? I'm planning to buy a 1911 model gun and my choice is between taurus and norinco. I have a norinco gun, but it's not 1911, it's NP34, which is a clone of the Sig-Sauer P228. So far this gun never lets me down when joining to practical shooting competition under production division. I want to join in the 1911 standard division in the next competition. Someone told me that the problem with taurus is that their slides cracks easily. My only problem with norinco is the smoothness of inside parts of the gun. Your comments and opinions will mean a lot to me. Thanks
22nd November 2005, 01:06
It's rather impossible for some one to give you accurate information about the Taurus 1911, since I do not think that they have come out yet. So I would say it's impossible to compare them with anything else, until we've seen them.
Also, I moved this thread to the "More than one" forum, since you are asking for a comparison of two models.
22nd November 2005, 17:35
I wonder where you got the info that Taurus slides crack easily. The Taurus 1911 isn't even being sold yet. It was scheduled for release in the last quarter of 2005, so they still have a month to go. But I don't believe any have been sold. If a few have, I'm sure it is very few ... hardly enough to establish any track record at all.
So you are trying to compare a known quantity (the Norinco) with a completely unknown quantity. Can't be done. If you can wait for 6 months to a year, long enough for some Taurus pistols to be sold and the feedback to come in, then you can compare. If you want to buy now, you can find feedback on the Norinco but buying a Taurus will be strictly a venture into uncharted territory.
22nd November 2005, 22:13
you're right....i guess i'll have to wait till someone who has purchased the taurus 1911 will give his feedback. Thanks guys!
23rd November 2005, 01:40
I have handled the Tauruses that the sales and marketing guys are running around with. They appear to be well made. But, who knows if these are any real indication of what the final production guns will be. I was told that retail price will be closer to $400 than $500. That alone makes me think that I will probably buy one to try out. If it proves to be a flop, it shouldn't be too hard to get my money back out of it.
23rd November 2005, 05:22
Ah you worry so much. Wait till you get to handle one and then get back here. ;)
23rd November 2005, 06:34
Someone told me that the problem with taurus is that their slides cracks easily. My only problem with norinco is the smoothness of inside parts of the gun. Your comments and opinions will mean a lot to me. Thanks
Man, the rumor mill must be working overtime to come out with a statement like that regarding a pistol that hasn't even hit the market! I'd wait for some serious reviews and handle one yourself. Oh, and I don't put much stock in what I read in gun magazines (only one I read these days is American Rifleman, comes with my lifetime NRA membership), those magazines survive on advertising dollars so they rarely give bad reviews, even if the product in question is a total piece of fecal matter.
So my advice is to wait until Taurus actually sells their 1911 to real shooters and those shooter start posting reviews on the web. Then go handle one and see if it suits you and is up to your standards.
23rd November 2005, 23:31
Did you actually say "fecal matter"? LOL!!! Now, I'll defnitely have something to keep my over-stuffed gut laughing tomorrow!
BTW: Couldn't agree more. The one write-up I've read on the Taurus was not only technically inaccurate, but smooched-up something awful.
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