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Well, I couldn't find any reviews for the new for 2018 Taurus 1911 Officer .45ACP. So, I decided to order one from my local gun shop and am going to give it a go. I wanted a concealable 1911 without spending a fortune, and didn't want one of the Philippine models and I like the life time warranty offered by Taurus. With that said, stand by to stand by and when it comes in, I'll do a range trip and review. :) TW
 

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I've had the big brother for a few years now with zero problems, PT1911AR.

Forgot to add, I did change the grips and had to do some minor fit work for the ambi thumb safety. The stock magazines are ok, but I moved up to WC's pretty quickly, not a fan of plastic floor plates in a 1911 magazine.
 

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I have some experience with Taurus guns and I would not have made the same choice. However, I hope it works out for you and I am interested in seeing pics and reading your review and range report.
 

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It should be here in the next few days and I'll take her straight away to the range. Here are the pics from Taurus's website.

I am in contact with Mike of MDgrips to have a set of Elk bone grips made for it.


 

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My best friend from way back in junior high, (we didn't have any "middle school" and crybaby liberals in the small town we grew up in).
Anyway, he has a full size Taurus 1911 and loves it. Once he got through the first 500+ rounds it never even burped after that, just shoots and it goes bang and makes a hole in the target.
 

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Good Luck. Nothing personal against a budget gun but, their CS is some of the worst in the industry... IMO..
That is part of my Taurus experience.
 

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Well, here's hoping I get a gem and won't have to find that out first hand! :)
 

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Ok, she came in today and first impressions are she's a tight little bugger! I took her down and cleaned all the inside, lubed with CLP and checked all moving parts. Trigger is a little gritty but, will probably work out a little with a few hundred rounds down range. Also, she's got a heavy recoil spring. Not as easy to rack like the full size AO. Range report to follow after I take her tomorrow.

 

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I think down the road I might like some night sights on her.;)
 

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Ok, she came in today and first impressions are she's a tight little bugger! I took her down and cleaned all the inside, lubed with CLP and checked all moving parts. Trigger is a little gritty but, will probably work out a little with a few hundred rounds down range. Also, she's got a heavy recoil spring. Not as easy to rack like the full size AO. Range report to follow after I take her tomorrow.

Not bad looking hope she runs well


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Looks interesting, although I think I would have experimented with the Ruger Officers model instead. I bought one of the first Taurus 1911s in my area back in 2006.



The fit was not bad although it looked like one could rub the finish off with your thumb (you couldn't). I assume they still have the Series 80 mechanical firing pin safety. Do they still have the the little lock in the hammer?



I went through a couple hundred rounds and only had a couple minor hang ups. Of course I field stripped, cleaned, and lubed the pistol before shooting it. The trigger pull was not great but not horrible and it settled in braking at about 5lb 6oz. Here is one of my better off hand 6 round groups at 15 yards.




Anyway I let a lot of my shooting buddies shoot it and for the price (about $500 in 2006) several of them bought one. Now I still have not had any problems with mine but almost all of my friends that bought them had bad problems like thumb safeties falling off, the pistol was a jamomatic, etc. And I guess Taurus customer service was pretty crappy to deal with. Now a lot of my friends give me a dirty look every time Taurus is mentioned. I don't shoot mine that much anymore and am careful who I shoot it with when I do.
 

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Do they still have the the little lock in the hammer?
Mine does not have that in the hammer. Also, while the Ruger was $200 more than my price range, I didn't much care for the look of it. Granted, it is American made as opposed to Brazilian made!
 
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