Ready to go right out of the box, the Taurus PT-1911 .45 ACP Pistol w/Picatinny Rail is a rock-solid firearm at an unbeatable value. Taurus' skilled gunsmiths take hammer-forged, ordnance-grade steel frames, slides and barrels machined in house to surpass industry levels, and hand-fit and tune each part to give you a feature-laden, accurate gun unlike any other. The PT-1911 starts with a custom-fit, matched blue steel slide and frame surrounding a 5'' barrel. Frame sports a built-in Picatinny Rail for easy mounting of laser sights and other modern handgun accessories. Checkered black grips provide sure handling. Low profile, three dot sight system for quick target aquisition. Ambidextrous safety and beavertail grip safety. Extended magazine release button. Slide serrated at front and rear for easy operation. Weight: 39.4 oz. Capacity: 8+1 rounds.
Rated 5 out of 5 by phantomsite Great Shooting Pistol
This is a great shooting pistol! Even though I am not a expert shooter, I am able to get great groupings with it. the grip feels good, it does not feel bulky or too small. My only downfall is finding a holster to fit my 1911 with Picatinney rail (no attachments). I have owned my 1911 for 4 months now and have not found one yet to fit it. Overall though I love my 1911 it is a great first .45 for anyone!
June 18, 2013
1911's come in 9mm, .38 Super, .45ACP, and 10mm as common calibers. You can also find .22 conversion kits.
Being almost all 1911's are based on the original Gov't model, most parts are interchangeable. That means that just because the conversion kits may say remington, it "should" work on a Taurus as long as it is intended for use on a gov't model. Certain brands are more selective, such as Kimber, but for the most part all parts are interchangeable. A decent gunsmith should be able to answer any questions over the phone.