Taurus PT1911 45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol


  • Model: 1-191101FS
  • Finish: Blue Steel
  • Caliber: 45 Auto
  • Grips: Checkered Black
  • UPC: 7-25327-61123-3
  • Capacity: 8 1
  • Weight: 38 oz
  • Rate of Twist: 1:16″
  • Barrel Length: 5″
  • Height: 5.45″
  • Frame: Large
  • Width: 1-1/2″
  • Action: SA
  • Front Sight: Heinie
  • Length: 8-1/2″
  • Grooves: 6
  • Trigger Type: Ventilated
  • Order #: 1-191101FS
  • Rear Sight: Straight-8
  • Grooves Turn: Left


Taurus pt1911

Starting with their own hammer-forged -not cast- ordnance grade steel frames, slides and barrels, Taurus machines each and every part to tolerance levels that surpass even today’s industry standards.

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.

1911 pistols are compared to, the family of Taurus® 1911s offer you the most accurate and feature-laden models on the market today. Starting with our own hammer-forged (not cast) ordnance-grade steel frames, slides and barrels. Our skilled pistolsmiths hand-fit and assemble each firearm in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Taurus pt1911 review

Taurus PT1911 delivers semi-custom features and impressive performance right out of the box—at a cost that’s far more affordable than the alternatives. And if you want to get the most out of your Taurus PT1911, stick with Taurus factory magazines …

These factory 9mm 9-round magazines are manufactured to the same tolerances and specifications as your original equipment magazine, ensuring ideal fit and reliable function in your PT1911 pistol. Featuring rugged blued steel construction, clear-cut witness holes and durable internal springs these Taurus factory magazines are ready for the range, competition, or even home defense.

Keeping a few extra factory magazines around is never a bad idea; whether you want a few spares to save time loading on the range, or simply misplace your primary magazine.It’s an expensive, complex gun with a large and powerful caliber round that spits forth from it

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 Some parts of the US Military are still issuing it and other are still adopting it over more modern firearms.  The most interesting part, to me at least, is the fact that this gun has remained relatively unchanged to this day. The core functionality, however, is just the same as John Browning created long ago.  It’s a testament to his engineering genius, really. Secondly, the thing people love most about 1911s is that super sweet single-action only trigger.  It needs to be short, smooth and super crisp.  The Taurus trigger achieves this as well.  It’s super short and weighs in at about a 5-pound pull.  It feels no different to me than the Kimber’s triggers that I’ve shot before.

There is a benefit to having free access to a gun range any time you want, I guess.  Either way, the accuracy seems to be there.  This gun is definitely far more accurate than I am.  This is a pretty heavy gun also.  Weighing it at just over 2 pounds (unloaded), this completely stainless steel gun absorbs recoil very well and softens the pop of that beefy .45 ACP round.

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Use the included bushing wrench to twist the barrel bushing counterclockwise.  Hold your hand over the end to keep from launching the spring across the room.  Remove the spring then twist the bushing in the other direction and remove.  Pull the slide back until the takedown notch lines up with the slide release lever then remove the lever.  Remove the slide and then pull out the full-length guide rod and then the barrel.

To reassemble, do everything in reverse and make sure the linkage on the barrel is lined up with the hole when you reinsert the slide release lever.

It’s not exactly an easy process and the full-length guide rod makes it a little more difficult as it requires the bushing wrench although you can take it apart without the wrench in a pinch. 3.5 out of 5

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Even today, this 100-year-old design goes toe to toe with Glocks.  There is an old belief that 1911s will only work with ball ammo and to avoid putting hollow points through them.  That may be the case with some models but I tried various personal defense ammo in this gun and it ate them all happily.  The polished ramps and chamber seem to do a lot to help that aspect. 5 out of 5


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