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    I'm looking at getting a 1911 45cal and it's between the Taurus PT 1911 and the Citadel 1911 by armscor. Any recommendations? It's down to those 2 because I'm a leftie and the ambi safety is attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njtnt View Post
    I'm looking at getting a 1911 45cal and it's between the Taurus PT 1911 and the Citadel 1911 by armscor. Any recommendations? It's down to those 2 because I'm a leftie and the ambi safety is attractive.
    I love my Taurus. I have several Taurus handguns and zero problems with any of them. Others may tell you differently.

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    I have the Taurus, awesome Gun with a lot of nice features that only come with a custom Gun. The only thing i didnt like were the plastic grips which i promptly changed a for some Hogue Kingwood grips.

    I looked at the Arscor Guns in The Toy Store and they seem like nice Guns, i would buy one to add to my collection.

    The Taurus is really a great Value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njtnt View Post
    I'm looking at getting a 1911 45cal and it's between the Taurus PT 1911 and the Citadel 1911 by armscor. Any recommendations? It's down to those 2 because I'm a leftie and the ambi safety is attractive.
    Neither, check out an STI Spartan. http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Spartan/Spartan.php

    You can put ambi's on any 1911.
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    Don't let the lack of an ambidextrous safety stop you--an ambidextrous safety part is inexpensive and easy to install!

    Between those 2 I'd say Taurus, but really have to get behind hzox221 here and suggest an STI Spartan.

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    too bad your in NJ, saw a nice Springfield Mil-Spec at Richland Shooters for not much more that a Taurus
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    Of the 2 yoiu list the Taurus wins, there are others such as the spartan Made By Armscor, for STI, or the Rock Island Armory which is also an Armscor gun,

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    between 2, I say taurus.
    At least I know that they use good forging...

    Ambi safety is super easy to install...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911shooter View Post
    Of the 2 yoiu list the Taurus wins, there are others such as the spartan Made By Armscor, for STI, or the Rock Island Armory which is also an Armscor gun,
    The Spartan uses a Armscor made frame and slide. But they are fitted here with STI parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hzox221 View Post
    The Spartan uses a Armscor made frame and slide. But they are fitted here with STI parts.


    Its still not an STI then. it is an Armscor, which is not a bad thing, just saying if you are gonna go that route you might as well go the Rock Island route.


    Nothing wrong with any of the guns he is looking at either. the taurus is a decent pistol contrary to the naysayers, and the citadel is a good value for a lower end 1911.

    Ultimately the OP needs to be happy with what he has purchased, Hell I got 1911's from a norinco to a Swenson custom they are all great guns, even my Behlert is a great gun, but My Taurus shoots as well as my Wilson and the NightHawk I got rid of.
    Last edited by 1911shooter; February 20th, 2010 at 01:42 AM.

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