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Anybody have a 1911 in 45 ACP for Sale?

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by dannyw68, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. dannyw68

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    I am considering buying a 1911 in 45 ACP. I will mostly use it for target shooting and maybe some action shooting, not so much for carry. I would like to keep it under $1000 if possible, but have some wiggle room. The finish doesn't really matter whether its stainless or blued.

    Does anybody have one that they are interested in selling? If so, please post pictures as well as a description. I do live in California, in case that makes any difference to you. I know that some people don't like to ship to California.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    http://www.trapshooters2.com/webtv/cfpages/sthread.cfm?threadid=209813&Messages=2
     
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    Dan, look at a Taurus PT1911. They come in blued or stainless (about $100 more expensive) and come with a lot of the stuff that 1911 owners like to add - checkered trigger guard and front and back strap, flared magazine well opening, rubber bumpers on the two magazines that come with it, good sights, wide skeletonized trigger and hammer, beavertail grip safety, ambidextrious thumb safety and more. Stainless ones were around $640 brand new the last I checked.

    My son and I each have a stainless PT1911 and the only thing either has needed was a trigger job. The factory trigger is very stiff but $45 fixed them up.

    I never was much on Taurus firearms - I always thought of them as cheap Smith & Wesson copies - but the gunsmith who worked on ours told us that Taurus has come a long way and the parts inside our guns were devoid of a lot of the tool marks he used to see on them. I read some good things about them and decided to give one a try as a birthday present for my son, who also was high on them. I liked it well enough to buy the second one for myself.

    Ed
     
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    Friend of mine bought a Taurus 1911 SS. He really likes it. No
    problems with feeding several different type bullets. He mad
    because it feeds much better than his new Para Superhawg.

    Doyal
     
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    Danny, I have a nearly new stainless p-14 Para Ordinance that I will part with for $650.00 plus shipping. Has the box and papers and still has the warranty card I think. Jim
     
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    gotta go with the four letter words on this one! Colt or Para. you cannot go wrong with either one. springfield also makes a nice 1911, I would recommend the alloy frame, it is noticeably lighter. However, the colt and para above are steals!
     
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    SX1666,

    Which model specifically is your para? They have quite a few on their website that are P-14's. Does it say "Gun Rights" on the slide? Can you email me some pictures?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    I concur with AveragEd on the Taurus...they've come a long way.

    New models come with genuine factory installed NOVAK sights.
     
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    Danny, I'll get you several pictures emailed a little later this morning. I'm still moving and my guns are over at my other house. I have a don't-miss reload recipe and a couple of great sources for bullets(cheap and accurate) I'll share also. My reloads out perform any encountered at my local NRA club. The Para shoots really tight groups with them.
    Jim
     
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    For me the trigger is the most important component on a firearm. If it pulls like a mule you will never shoot good. My experience is with Kimbers. I just bought my second 1911 with this one being a Gold Match. The trigger is almost as good as my Kolar and it flat out shoots. The only thing you can do before you lay your money down is pull the trigger, make sure it is smooth and crisp. You can buy the entry level Kimber for under 1K.
     
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    Taurus has terrible customer servise,

    I can't believe anyone would list them for top .45?
     
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    Hey Dannyw68, I might have what your looking for, Where about in California are you. I'm here in the land of fruits and nuts also. E-Mail me so I can tell you what I have.
     
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    Shannon391 just curious- can you give us your specific examples of poor Taurus customer service

    Was this on a gun you purchased new or one you purchased used?

    I dont own one but just wondered what your comment was based on

    thanks and regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    I called Taurus for help with my Judge .45/.410 and the people I talked to answered every question I asked. They are OK with me. Larry
     
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    Taurus 1911's are one step above a POS. I've seen them with the firing pin hole worn out, every small part on them broken because they are cheap castings. You Taurus lovers must shot trap with a Baikal.
     
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    I bought a blue Taurus .45 Every thirty rounds or so, the
    thumb safety would work it's way out. Once it fell off. I
    traded it for a Smith & Wesson 1911. I found out that Taurus
    has terrible resale.
     
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    Here you go.....
     
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    Sig 1911s are decent but they are not primarily known for their 1911's, I would have no hesitations buying one though. May I recommend a Sprigfield MC Operator, it is, in my oppinion, the best 1911 for the money, it is everything I want in a pistol. I too am looking for a new 1911, not because my MC Operator does not satisfy my needs but beause I am a sucker for high end guns

    I think I am going to go look at a Nighthawk Custom Today!
     
  19. AveragEd

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    Until buying the first Taurus PT1911 for our son, I was no Taurus fan, either. As I said above, I always considered their revolvers to be cheaply-made copies of Smith & Wessons. But Jason ran two boxes of ammo through his, one in fairly slow fire to get the sights aligned, and one box in rapid-fire mode to further break it in. I did the same with mine and both guns passed at least that brief test well and printed 25-yard groups that certainly were acceptable for a gun that would not be used in competition.

    Neither of us consider the gun a collector piece. They are just a decent stainless steel 1911 with a lot of features for the money. Sure, if I wanted a 1911 of the highest quality and status, there are other brands I would consider.

    Ed
     
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    If your Taurus needs a part and Miami has it your OK, They stock SOME parts.

    Everything in Miami comes from Brazil by boat {delay 1].

    4 Boats per year, one every 3 months. [delay 2].

    The boats are docked and inspected by customs/ATF {delay 3}.

    If your part is not there you must wait for next boat....

    In my case months went by.

    I know they are a fast growing company and sell many guns, If nothing else they keep the compitition on their toes.
     
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