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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Who has a Taurus PT 145?

Thinking about picking one up. Does any one have any pro or cons?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 08:44 PM
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I had one but I wasn't fond of the long trigger pull. And search gun forums about the .45 not having enough velocity to expand when shot from a short barrel.

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Pro- Its cheap
Cons- Its a taurus

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No problems in almost 2 years of owning mine. The long trigger pull does take some getting used to. For nightstand use, I keep CorBon 165 grain +P hollowpoints in mine, the +P with the huge HP cavity makes them mushroom just fine in my rudimentary tests. The field stripping is pretty tricky on them too.

All in all, I'd give it an 80 out of 100.

Oh, and if you do get it, get the PT145 "PRO"
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I've had my pt145 for about 2 years and love it. The only issue I had was I shot myself in the hand with it but it was completely operator error and the weapon fired perfectly
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 12:35 AM
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I had bought brand new the pt-145 millenium pro and what a waste of money that thing jammed on my second clip and many more times after don't waste your money.
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That's odd. My PT 145 Millenium Pro is flawless though at distances over 30 feet I can't hit a barn with it. I think I need a laser sight for it
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I had bought brand new the pt-145 millenium pro and what a waste of money that thing jammed on my second clip and many more times after don't waste your money.
Try different ammo. If not I'll buy it for dirt cheap
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Sold it already
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No problems in almost 2 years of owning mine. The long trigger pull does take some getting used to. For nightstand use, I keep CorBon 165 grain +P hollowpoints in mine, the +P with the huge HP cavity makes them mushroom just fine in my rudimentary tests. The field stripping is pretty tricky on them too.

All in all, I'd give it an 80 out of 100.

Oh, and if you do get it, get the PT145 "PRO"


You're definitely on with the long trigger... I wasn't a fan of that either

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Thinking about picking one up. Does any one have any pro or cons?
Pro's - Its cheap and easily to get

Con's - Its Double Action ONLY, which will degrade the guns accuracy.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 05:18 AM
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Once you get used to the trigger pull it's a pretty accurate gun. The problem I've had with mine are magazine/feeding issues. There are several threads about it on different boards. I received two magazines with my purchase. One of them was completely FUBAR. Wouldn't even accept 10 rounds w/out binding. From these threads it has been suggested to cut two coils off the magazine spring, which I did. One of the mags works very well whereas the other initial FUBAR mag is useless.

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Had the "pro" bought it brand new. It was a piece of garbage. I probably would have better luck putting someone down with it if I threw it at them. Gave it away to a guy I work with because I didn't feel right charging someone for it.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 01:19 PM
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I had the PT140 pro, loved it... as a first gun

Now that I have a Glock22 and an XD9, I know that a trigger pull should not be that bad...I still would have one as a CCW...




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