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Thread: Taurus 1911?

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    Taurus 1911?

    Just wanted to pop in the section and see everyone's opinions on a Taurus for my first 1911 purchase. I have fired probably 6 different brands/models, but never owned one. I am looking at the 500-650 range which new puts me at Taurus, Rock Island, Remington R1 standard, Ruger(possibly a left over para). And some used SA from what I can tell. I have never owned a Taurus, but like the looks; however have seen a lot of reviews and reports that concerns me.

    So so wanted to see if anyone would go with the Taurus at a value price or an alternate brand at a similar price?

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    Anything other than Taurus.

    No, I have never owned one. Yes, I have worked on them.
    Hawkmoon
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    Of the brands of [new] 1911s you mentioned, I'd pick a left-over Para, a Ruger, a Rock-Island, a Remington and a Taurus, in that order. A second hand SA might be a good bet, if it hasn't been tinkered to oblivion.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Ruger, Rock Island, Remington, Para, Taurus.
    Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes right to the bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncviking View Post
    Ruger, Rock Island, Remington, Para, Taurus.
    I really think you could put Tisas either just before or right after the RI, their very well built and price range would be closer to $400 or less.

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    I don't live in your Country but I know that there are better 1911s out there.
    Buy the gun not the story and don't be drawn to an example that is not original, originality isn't something that can be restored. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Anything other than Taurus.

    No, I have never owned one. Yes, I have worked on them.
    Same here!
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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