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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM #1
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Taurus 1911 accurized

I am contemplating accurizing my Taurus 1911 for bullseye competition. Does anyone know of a good gunsmith who has a reputation for this type of project? Has anyone had a Taurus 1911 accurized, How much did it cost? Was the effort & expense worth it?
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I have done several. They are pretty solid guns coming from Taurus and lend to good bases for custom work. Im not doing Smithing anymore but my former employer is a Master and taught me everything I know (Scotts Gunsmithing). He isnt taking in work at the moment due to an excessive backlog but he will start again in a few more months. You could also send it off but many 1911 smiths are snobs and wont work on RIA, Taurus, 1911's. Just be careful you have a really reputable smith do the work if you go to a professional.

A Kart Barrel or Scheumann Barrel and Good Bushing will really tighten things up.

Before a Barrel I would be sure you shoot the sights good, and then make sure it has a well fit Trigger and the FCG is clean and crisp (C$S Kit is my favorite)

I would also highly recomend the gun we well worn in and I also recomend you replace the slide stop with a better made one. EGW makes an outstanding one. A tight barel that locks up tight can be hard on a slide stop and the better made ones are good insurance. If a Slide Stop breaks it can ruin your barrel feet.
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Chad, I thought you were working at scott's until all of the work was done? I thought you were going to give my 1911 your love.lol ( not in a gay way )
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Chad, I thought you were working at scott's until all of the work was done? I thought you were going to give my 1911 your love.lol ( not in a gay way )
Im still there but Im not taking in any more work, if I do ill never get to leave.

I currently have 30 1911's that im working on at the moment. When I close my eyes I see 1911's. Im going insane. LOL
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Im still there but Im not taking in any more work, if I do ill never get to leave.

I currently have 30 1911's that im working on at the moment. When I close my eyes I see 1911's. Im going insane. LOL
I wish I could see 1911's when I sleep. Lol. Sorry OP
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I really want a pair of sequential 1911s...I need a job
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Face off 1911's?
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I am contemplating accurizing my Taurus 1911 for bullseye competition. Does anyone know of a good gunsmith who has a reputation for this type of project? Has anyone had a Taurus 1911 accurized, How much did it cost? Was the effort & expense worth it?
Contact this gent, http://www.derrprecision.com/index.html

He can assist and will tell you if the Taurus can be used as a base gun.
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Face off 1911's?
But not gold plated :-D
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I am contemplating accurizing my Taurus 1911 for bullseye competition. Does anyone know of a good gunsmith who has a reputation for this type of project? Has anyone had a Taurus 1911 accurized, How much did it cost? Was the effort & expense worth it?
I did it, and I'm shooting as well as guys in my class shooting Les Baer's. That may change IF and when I make Master, but I'd do it again in a minute. People sometimes tick up their noses at my Taurus (polishing a turd is my favorite comment so far) but when I put three in the X-ring at 50 yards and shoot low to mid 90's, the laughing stops.



national match bushing, tighten the slide, a little, v-e-r-y little trigger work, a rail for the ultradot and change out the recoil spring and you're pretty much done

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