Taurus 1911

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Destined to become the standard that all 1911 pistols are compared against, the Taurus 1911 offers you the most accurate and feature-laden model on the market today. Starting with our own hammer-forged -not cast- ordnance grade steel frames, slides and barrels, we machine each and every part to tolerance levels that surpass even today's industry standards. Our skilled pistol smiths hand-fit and tune each gun with the 19 standard features seen below, using quality parts that are built 100% in our state-of-the-art factory. Then they mark the slide, barrel and frame with matching serial numbers. Available in the powerful .45 ACP, this aggressive, rock-solid firearm is ready to go right out of the box. The Taurus 1911 is an unbeatable gun that is also an unbeatable value.

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Taurus 1911 Specs

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2 Category

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.45 Auto (.45 ACP)









Barrel Length


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34.3 oz


5.5 Inches



Taurus 1911 Features

The Taurus PT1911 is built off of Colt 1911A1 blueprints and accepts the same 7 and 8 round magazines.  It uses an ambidextrous thumb safety and comes with checkered polymer grip panels for an effective, familiar and comfortable grip.

Taurus 1911 Ballistics

.45 Auto (.45 ACP) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Taurus 1911 Capacity

The Taurus 1911 accepts all standard government-pattern single-stack 1911 magazines allowing the user capacities of 7, 8, and 10 rounds.

Taurus 1911 Ergonomics

The PT1911 is identical in feel and handling to the original 1911.  It uses windage-adjustable sights and has large front and rear slide serrations for easy slide manipulation. 

Taurus 1911 Fit & Finish

The Taurus PT1911 is machined to be identical to the original 1911 with a few aesthetic differences and updated controls.  Its recoil spring plug is left open instead of being closed which can allow dirt and foreign objects to find their way into the pistol.
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Taurus 1911 Concealability

With its length of 8.5 inches and a height just shy of 6 inches, the PT1911 is difficult, but not impossible, to conceal with the right holster and attire.  Due to its size and the intent of the original design, the PT1911 is most easily carried in an open-carry setting.

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How much is a Taurus 1911 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Taurus 1911 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Taurus 1911 and most handguns. The Price for a Taurus 1911 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Taurus 1911 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $358.36 $468.62 $551.32
Excellent $330.79 $441.06 $496.19
Very Good $303.23 $441.06 $496.19
Good $275.66 $413.49 $468.62
Fair $192.96 $358.36 $441.06
Poor $137.83 $275.66 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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