Taurus 1911

Part Number: 201391901

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GunCritic Score

Positive: 0
Mixed: 1
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User Score


User Score

Positive: 35
Mixed: 3
Negative: 6

GunCritic Score


GunCritic Score

Positive: 0
Mixed: 1
Negative: 0

User Score


User Score

Positive: 35
Mixed: 3
Negative: 6
Price and Used Value
Taurus 1911


The Taurus 1911 .45 ACP Pistol features semiautomatic single action and a 5" barrel with a blue steel finish. This pistol is designed with a checkered rubber grip and has a fixed 1-dot Straight 8 front sight. 8-round magazine included.


Part Number 201391901
Weight 38. oz



Checkered rubber

Rate of twist

1 in 16 in.

Product weight

38 oz.

Manufacturer warranty

Lifetime limited





Magazine capacity


Barrel length (in.)



Single Action

Rifle Ammo Type



Fixed 1 dot Straight 8


.45 ACP

Primary Uses


Fair Market Range $460 - $480
Fair Market Price $470
MSRP $499.99
Used Gun
New Gun

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User Reviews (44)

Positive: 35 Mixed: 3 Negative: 6
  • 100

    Excellent the Perfect handgun!
    I bought the firearm on my wish list and I have no regrets. It is easy to disassemble and clean, fires perfectly, sighted in and target is neutralized with precision.

    August 16, 2018
  • 100

    Great 1911 at a bargain price
    Bought this gun 6 months ago on sale for $449 and got another 10% off plus a $10 in-store coupon for a total of $394! So far I have about 400 rounds both factory and cheapo reloads thru it with no problems except the rea...r sight loosened up and I had to tighten it down. No biggie. This gun is tight with no rattles. But as others have mentioned it is a heavy gun. With an empty magazine according to my kitchen scale it weighs in at 41oz. The only thing I may get worked on is the grip safety. It seems to have a pretty stout spring and starts to get annoying after awhile. Again no biggie for a new $450 1911. Definitely a nice of gun for the money. Thumbs up. more

    July 13, 2018
  • 100

    Really nice for a really nice price!
    Very rugged and well built. All machined to specs.

    July 3, 2018
  • 100

    Great shooter.
    Great shooter! Very comfortable to shoot, weight and balance is amazing. Mine functions flawlessly. I am very happy i bought this pistol.

    June 5, 2018
  • 100

    awsome 1911
    bought a month ago on sale 449.00,dislpay model last one , in store , very happy functions well,all the bells and whistles i need, did put williams fire sights on it tho,the factory sights just did not cut it for me,very... good quality firearm. more

    May 8, 2018
    eric rigg
  • 60

    Just enough problems
    Bought it two weeks ago at the hot deal price of $449.99 with one magazine. While disassembling the pistol to clean out the shipping grease, and you really need to clean that stuff out if you want it to work, I noticed t...hat the firing pin stop is an extremely tight fit. I had to stick a punch into the hole and hammer it out. Then I had to hammer it back in after cleaning the slide. I'll probably replace it eventually. Put a hundred rounds through it last Wednesday with no malfunctions. Can't say how it shoots because the rear sight worked itself loose, so my rounds were all over the target. Unfortunately, the rear sight set screw did not fall out, as often happens with Taurus pistols. It's stripped. The pistol is down until I get that fixed. Really hope I don't need to send it back. So, while the PT-1911 looks good and fires reliably so far, it has just enough problems to make me wish I'd tried another brand. I give it three stars because it'll get fixed eventually. I don't recommend it to anyone who can't disassemble a 1911 for cleaning and parts replacement. You'll wait forever if you have to send it back to the manufacturer. more

    April 19, 2018
  • 100

    Great firearm
    Well made firearm. No issues. Easy to clean and maintain.

    March 14, 2018
  • 80

    Love the way it feels in the hand
    Comfortable gun, very accurate. havent had much range time with it yet, but i put 50 rounds through it with absolutely no issues. Feels great in my hands, being a person with bigger hands this was a big deal for me, and ...incredibly accurate. do have a few cons, but they aren't necessarily deal killers for me. No.1 its Heavy. (duh i know, but heavier than you might expect.) No.2 only comes with the one magazine. (though just about any 1911 magazine fits fine) All in all i would definitely recommend to anyone who asks, and loves the iconic look of the 1911. more

    February 15, 2018
  • 20

    Poor Quality
    Bought this in November 2017. First time I fired it the sight and grip broke. Returned to Taurus for repair. Repair took 12 weeks. Did not fix the grip. Very frustrating.

    February 10, 2018
  • 100

    Very nice gun compares very favorably to big names
    I bought this gun at Academy perhaps two years ago. I own many 1911s and this is as good as any. I think the sights were the only thing I didn’t like about it and haven’t changed yet. I put VZ grips on it but... originals were OK more

    October 30, 2017
  • 100

    works great , as advertized !!!!
    excellent pistol !!! good features !! shoots 4 in groups at 15yrds !

    October 24, 2017
    smoke 11
  • 100

    A Kimber at 1/3 price
    A lot of people purchase this pistol as a base gun and build it up. What most don't understand is that the Brazilian Subsidiary of Taurus invested in all new CNC machines while Colt and other still repair WWII machi...nery. This Taurus is locks-up tightly; eats any sort of ammo I feed it. It shot more consistently than my equivalent Colt and the same as my CDP II. Max. 6-in. groups at 50 ft. Colt was twice as much, Kimber 3 times. $495, out of the box. Most cost-effective .45 1911 available. Above average magazines. more

    June 12, 2017
  • 100

    pt 1911 cal
    I bought mine several years ago , I can't find any fault with it , i have owned 3 Colts , this gun has all the things I could not afford for the Colts it shoots as good as any 1911 I have ever fired . what's no...t to love about it. The pt1911 has all the up grades I wanted and warranty , too more

    April 6, 2016
    pt viet vet
  • 100

    Fantastic 1911
    I have had this gun since father's day 2015. It has been nothing but fun to use! It is excellent firearms that has relatively no recoil, also it has great sights.

    January 29, 2016
  • 20

    Not So Great
    had the opportunity to finally test this 1911 out this week. I can honestly say it was a complete disappointment. Stuck the first clip in and jacked the slide back and the round would not chamber, tried again and same th...ing. Tried the other mag and same thing, had my Para 1911 with me and tried one of it's mag's and no luck. Tried the Taurus's mag in the Para and chambered just fine each time. Worked with it and got it to chamber but it jammed after the second rd, this seemed to be the theme and put the gun up after an 1 hour working with it. I was completely put out and never had this much trouble with a gun just out of the box. more

    January 20, 2016
  • 20

    Do not buy this gun! 500.00 paperweight
    I bought one 2 years ago. I have only got to shoot it twice. First time I fire it it broke. Sent it to taurus for repairs they returned it fired it at range same part fell off. It is 500.00 paper weight.

    January 14, 2016
  • 100

    Great shooting weapon
    Mine is a year old I have shoot over 1000 rounds through it and it is still a great shooting weapon! I would highly recommend it.

    December 5, 2015
    G man
  • 100

    Excellent value
    I've had mine for years and love it. Great value and you have money left over for ammo!!

    November 8, 2015
  • 100

    GREAT Pistol
    I bought my PT1911 about a year ago. I just got my CHL using it and scored 248 points out of possible 250. Don't know why it is bashed so much because the fit and finish of mine is very good. As a manufacturing engi...neer I do know quality when I see it. Thinking of buying another one as well. more

    October 31, 2015
  • 100

    Great features, quality gun
    The PT1911 was an unexpected buy. It makes the seventh 1911 pistol that I own. Went into Academy Sports, did not plan on buying the gun, but found it on sale so I bought it. I was looking for a range gun. So far, at 200 ...rounds with no reliability problems, I am very pleased with the gun. The guide rod has a horse-shoe part that rides on the barrel that was spot welded to the rod. I noticed the spot weld broke so I called Taurus right away. With no questions asked, they expedited me a new guide rod at no expense. I was very happy with their customer service. The features of the pistol are just outstanding, and boy is it fun to shoot at the range. I would recommend it to anyone. I have Colt and Ruger 1911’s, but the PT1911 is easily on par with quality and very well made. the pistol has a very clean appearance with the new subdued roll marks. Very clean. The Novak sights are very accurate and the front grip checking goes a long way toward controlling recoil. It included a high quality case and one magazine, a very well made and highly polished Taurus eight round clip. I found it as nice or nicer than any aftermarket clips I have seen. Well done Taurus! more

    October 22, 2015
    Will 1911
  • 100

    Must Have
    The Taurus PT 1911 is a well matched pistol. After 500 rounds breaki in Period the 1911 became very smooth. Academy prices for this side arm are the best I've found. So proud to own a 1911. Seems to me every America...n should have one. more

    June 20, 2015
    Mr Bear
  • 100

    the best
    I have owned a Taurus 1911 45.acp and think it is better then other 1911 the quilt of parts it has a smoother slide and would recommend it to every one and if your an officer it is a must have it will never let you down

    June 25, 2015
    the groot
  • 100

    My 5th 1911
    I purchased this weapon last year. I immediately took it to the range and put 150 rounds of Federal 230 grn ball ammo through it without a hitch. Very accurate out of the box. I took it back to the range a couple of week...s later and shot 100 rounds of absolutely wretched Russian ammo through it without a jam. This ammo was the nastiest, dirty like mud ammo I have ever found and it performed perfectly except for the rear sight getting a little lose.I have put about 150 rounds a month through this pistol since I purchased it and had only one jam caused by a bad mag. I carried a 1911 on duty for 20 years and carried nothing else off duty throughout my career as a peace officer. I have Colt, Remington and Taurus. I carry the Taurus. I recommend this weapon to everyone. more

    January 15, 2015
    Micheal H
  • 100

    Best bang for the buck!
    I did a lot of research on this gun before I bought it. It stands to be reliable throughout the years of use without malfunctions or misfires. For the price, you get all the bells and whistles that of different 1911'...;s which cost twice as much if not more. This gun is just as accurate as any other 1911. Taurus did a spectacular job with this gun, highly recommended! Feels great and built solid. You won't regret purchasing this gun, that's for sure!! more

    October 31, 2014
  • 100

    couldn't ask for more
    I purchased this handgun in the chrome finish about 5 years ago, I actually took my concealed carry training with it; the rifling in these pistols makes it impossible to miss any target. I'm in the market for anothe...r one due to the fact of it being stolen from my vehicle; This will most definitely be my next purchase in the black finish! more

    October 19, 2014
  • 100

    Great shooter
    I recently bought this item and am very pleased with its performance. Good features and accurate. Try it, you'll like it!

    September 30, 2014
  • 100

    Taurus 1911 .45 ACP
    Bought this on a Friday with no time to practice next day shot a 250 of 250 points in the CHL class..this is a Awesome pistol!

    September 13, 2014
  • 100

    Taurus PT1911FS .45 ACP Pistol
    Very nice quality. It has all the features of my Kimber Custom TLE II. Everything is put together very well. Great price also!

    July 12, 2014
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought the Taurus 1911 last year and have fired well over 1000 rounds thru it without a single issue.The only item I added was a set of rosewood grips. I am not the best shot but I can keep up with all of my friends 19...11's on accuracy. I would definitely buy this gun again. To top it all off Taurus has the best warranty in the business. more

    June 20, 2014
    The Hammer II
  • 100

    Super gun for the money !!
    I purchased this gun on sale two weeks ago at a great price and get this, it came with a free Heritage Arms .22 Single Six revolver. Talk about a great deal .This Taurus .45 has many features you would only expect to fin...d on much higher priced 1911's . I love this gun ! The great staff in the gun department made the whole process of buying the gun a breeze and were friendly and knowledgeable . Thanks Academy ! more

    June 14, 2014
  • 100

    Great affordable 1911
    I purchased my first pistol like this about a year ago and have had no issues with it. My wife even enjoyed shooting it. If one 1911 is good, two must be better! I purchased my second Taurus 1911 a few days ago and have ...enjoyed shooting it just as much as my first one. I have about 1000 rounds through them combined and have had no FTF, FTE issues. more

    June 14, 2014
  • 100

    taurus is a great entry level 1911 highly recomend to anyone

    June 16, 2014
  • 100

    Great Gun.
    I have 3 Taurus 1911 Pistols and have had no issues with any of them.

    June 16, 2014
  • 100

    Great gun for the Price!
    I bought this gun a few days, and I must say... I am impressed. Feels great, All parts are machined tight, Nice finish, and Excellent price. I would recommend this purchase to anyone looking for a 1911.

    June 16, 2014
  • 20

    Pick another manufacture !
    I purchased this gun last year Fathers day, I fed only 300 rounds thru it before something broke internally, I sent the gun to Miami for repairs, this took about 3 weeks. The repair done to the gun was the replacement of... a safety, I took the gun to the range and fired two magazines thru it without any problems but when I racked the first round of the third mag , the gun broke again with the same problem. I returned the gun again to Miami and it sat for seven weeks waiting for a slide to be shipped from Brazil. I called at least 10 times trying to get some idea on how long it was going to take and no one had a clue. I told them I was tired of waiting and Taurus agreed to send me a replacement gun. I received this gun three weeks later, it was one of the new 2014 additions and I like it much better. First thing I noticed that there was a dent in the frame just below the trigger and the rear sight was almost hanging off the right side of the slide. I decided to try it out and see if it shot ok, the gun was quite accurate and had no feeding issues. When I field stripped the gun to clean it up, I noticed a chip in the breach face from the barrel making contact. I sent pictures to Taurus and they were reviewed and was told this was normal, I did not like the decision so decided to email the CEO and send him the pictures. I received a call within the hour and was asked to sent it back for review. The gun sat in Miami for four week under review before I again called and asked what was going on, fix my gun or send me another. I was told another gun was being sent to my gun dealer on May 10, , I called ten days later and was told the same thing, this went on for another four weeks until I called the CEO again. I should receive my replacement gun Thursday. Their CS is the worst in the industry. more

    June 5, 2014
  • 100

    Great price and awesome quality
    I also own the pt 92AF and just like the 92 the 1911 is built very nice, honestly not a single complaint with the 1911 so far. The 92 started dropping the mags every 3rd or so round. Right at exactly 4 weeks from the day... I shipped it to Taurus to it being back in my hands and they even replaced the slide for a front sight dot drill a mm or 2 off center. Taurus mags are at best ok ish, the 1911's mag has a metal follower and you can feel the friction. I immediately bought a Mecgar and Wilson Combat mag for it and it runs like a diesel motor.. Forever... Reliable feeding with HP's as well. The factory grips are like cheese graters they will leave your hand a little raw. Id suggest some hogue rubber grips for it. more

    February 24, 2014
  • 100

    Solid, dependable workhorse.
    Bought it a few years ago, and feel this is a best buy especially when compared to the top 1911 makers. It hits what I point at, and shoots when I pull the bang switch. Not finickey and eats anything I feed him. If you l...ong for a 1911 thats a great deal with all the extras at a great price, here you go Airborne! more

    October 25, 2013
  • 100

    Very Solid Firearm
    Compared to my Colt Rail Gun (45 Auto) this is a very solid firearm. Parts are fitted tight, but not to tight as to hinder function. Fired better quality ammo and cheap ammo without an issue. If you are looking for a 191...1 you should consider this one, mostly because it will not break the bank. I know there are numerous negative reviews of this firearm, but I have not had any issues. I would recommend this product. more

    June 19, 2013
  • 100

    Taurus 1911
    I bought this 1911 about two months ago and I could not be happier with its performance and accuracy out of the box .The trigger pull needs a little work ,bull all in all I love this gun and for the price I don't th...ink you can beet it. more

    August 9, 2018
    Big Tex
  • 20

    Don’t buy
    This gun brakes like all Taurus guns. The warranty is a joke. The slide stop stopped working and they said they would have to charge me because I tried fixing it myself first. If you want a gun that jams constantly, has ...a terrible reputation but might work for a couple months. Buy this more

    May 31, 2018
  • 60

    Very accurate pistol
    I purchased this gun five weeks ago at my local Academy Sports store on sale for about $400. It is a very low price for a 1911 loaded with such highend features. I anticipated some manufacturing defects which is typical ...with Taurus as I own a few handguns made by Taurus. This gun had several defects which are: Extractor too long which created lots of ejection and loading problems. The firing pin stop was not finished and was hammered in place. It had flash from injection mold which was not removed. The frame internals had not been milled correctly which put the sear spring in a bind which accounted for the horrible 8lb trigger pull. The front sight was too low and all loads 185 grain to 230 grain hit three inches below point of aim at 10 yards. I replaced the extractor, sear, sear spring, firing pin stop, front sight (0.130 inches tall and 0.125 wide), disconnector, and grips. I polished all internal parts, slide, and frame. The gun shoots like a dream with a 3lb trigger pull extremely accurate. I purchased with the expectation that it would be a project gun and I was not disappointed. I have 1911 with $600 invested which exceeds the function of a $1,500 1911. I could not have done this with another brand of firearm. more

    May 17, 2018
    Rich_the gunsmith
  • 20

    Waste of money
    I have never fired more than ten rounds without something breaking. Have returned to Taurus three times. Each time it breaks again. Gave it away! I could not even sell it because every one knows they are horrible. 1st pr...oblem butter fly safety retaining spring fell off. 2nd problem spring fell off again. Luckily I found reinstalled it the it jammed every other round no matter what ammo I used. 3rd spring fell off after 3 jams and 10 rounds. I own three spring field 1911’s and have never had a problem. more

    January 31, 2018
  • 100

    Excellent 1911
    I bought this a year ago and haven't a single issue after 4000 rds. Its a very accurate pistol.

    April 22, 2017
  • 100

    Best Value 1911
    Great value for the money. It is in the entry 1911 but it has so many great upgraded features not found in a entry level 1911. Shooting and the trigger is so nice and crisp. Accuracy all I can say it's more accurate... than I am. Basically shoots where it aims. The only bad side is the grips but no big deal as most already plan to change them either way. It's not a deal breaker but can be easily be fixed. Buy it you won't have any regret. more

    November 8, 2016
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