Taurus PT1911 .45 pistol. One good review. One bad review.

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

GunBlast.com has just reviewed the Taurus PT1911 .45 pistol. It is a big contrast to the review by B.B. who had a lot of trouble with his.


The Taurus delivered. It was one hundred percent reliable with every type of factory ammunition that I had available. It also functioned flawlessly with my favorite .45 ACP handload.

B.B. Pelletier:

I wanted so much to love this pistol, but poor reliability is the worst sin a defense gun can commit. I’m not sure I can forgive it

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Lastfrance7 Lastfrance7 on Apr 21, 2014

    I must be lucky because my Taurus PT1911-9mm has been flawless. Maybe because I have never used the factory magazines? Based on advice before I bought the gun, I ordered 2 magazines from Wilson Combat same time I ordered the gun. Don't let the gun snobs discourage you, this is an awesome gun for the price.

  • Peter J. Kolovos Peter J. Kolovos on Jul 29, 2014

    I bought one of these pistols chambered in 9 millimeter as a trainer for my students and it was a hunk of crap. It wouldn't feed worth a crap no matter who's ammo or magazines I used. I sold it off in a few days.