This Taurus PT1911 handgun is modeled after the Colt Model 1911, designed by John Moses Browning with the current requirements of the U.S. Army. On March 29, 1911, this pistol was selected as the official sidearm for all U.S. military personnel.
The Taurus PT1911 is a semi-automatic pistol chamber with the muscle of a .45 ACP round. It comes with awesome features, including patented Taurus Security System, a 9-round capacity, and a lifetime warranty, and has a black finish, all for an inexpensive price tag!
First introduced in 2005, the Taurus PT1911 was only available in blued steel. Taurus believed that they could, for the money, build a more cost effective weapon with some superior bells and whistles on a base model gun.
The “extras” that they included on their base model for free, had previously been reserved as “add-ons” for companies like Kimber, Para Ordnance, and Springfield. Options that make you feel like you’re holding the a tool instead of an excuse.
At the back of its finely machined forged steel frame is a beavertail grip safety, an ambidextrous thumb safety, a slide stop, a lowered and flared ejection port, accented by frame checkering. This gun ain’t no rookie!
Taurus PT1911 SPECIFICATIONS:
Overall Weight: 38 ounces
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Barrel Length: 5.0 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Height: 5.45 inches
Trigger Pull: 4.8 pounds
Caliber: 9X19mm, .45ACP
Capacity: 7, 8 (.45ACP), 10 (9mm)