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The first time I took my new Taurus PT1911 .45 out to shoot, the left manual safety lever popped out and subsequently so did the safety plunger pin and spring. Taurus had Fed Ex at my door the day after I called them to send it back for repair (at their cost of course). The tech supervisor told me that this was a common problem with all 1911 models, not just Taurus. The guy at the store where I bought it said it should never happen. I agree. What do you guys think?
 

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Nothing new there. Consider yourself LUCKY if it actually takes 6-8 weeks. I have friends that have been without their guns for 6 MONTHS. Taurus likely has the WORST customer service in the industry.
 

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I have heard of the same on other brands, also. I don't think I would characterize it as a "common" problem, though. More like "not unheard of".
 

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I agree that this problem is not common. I have an early model PT1911, and I have yet to have any problems with it other than failures to feed cheap reloaded JHPs.
 

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The safety lever, plunger, and spring is a royal pain to install for a reason. All that spring tention and friction is what holds it together. Thats why I said before that it should not happen and Taurus needs to do something about it. I think something would have to be defective for the safety to just fall out.
 

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To my delight, and not to mention surprise, I received my Taurus PT1911 .45 last week. They adjusted the manual safety and replaced the grip safety. I've taken it out a couple times and it works perfectly. No more safety lever problem. So, kudos to Taurus. They really came through and had my pistol back in 3 weeks.

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I asked Jeff to change my username to Crackshot. Hopefully I can live up to it! :)
I've taken ithe 1911 out a couple more times and it works like it's supposed to. I'm looking forward to ordering some coco bolo wood grips with the checkering to add a little more style to it.
 

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I have one that has loose breech . . . need to send it back to have the barrel fitted or a new one installed. You might want to check that while you are at it.

Glad to hear your repair went so well and so quickly. It encourages me to send it in.
 

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Thanks for the tip about the breech. I have not yet checked it, but I will. Hopefully your repair will be quick and timely like mine. From the time I sent it in to when I got it back was only 3 weeks. Fed Ex was at my door at Taurus cost the day after I called them.
 
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