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meal4zombies 04-02-2012 10:43 AM

Taurus Millennium Pro PT-145?
Hi. I'm looking at a PT-145 .45ACP as a carry weapon. Has anyone had any experience with this? Heard some bad things from a few people but I'd rather rely on the general consensus. One guy on youtube is complaining that his magazine is falling out while shooting and he had to send it back to Taurus, and they sent it back so he can barely pull the mags out. Looking for widespread issues like these before I buy. I wasn't impressed with my glock 26 or 27. Looking to step up to a different brand in .45 and the PT-145 looks like my pricepoint for sure.

This gun interests me mainly because of the SA/DA striker mechanism. I can pull the trigger again to discharge a dud. The .45ACP is a plus. If this doesn't work out I'll end up with the Ruger LCP in .380. I'd rather get the .45

silverado113 04-02-2012 11:12 AM

Don't have much experience with the 145 except that I almost bought one as my first pistol and didn't due to it not being an ideal pistol for a lefty, but there are other .45s you could use for CCW.

armsmaster270 04-02-2012 11:14 AM

I have one and have had zero problems with it. No failure to fire or feeding problems. Accurate for practical SD shooting distances. However Taruses run hot and cold as far as reliability goes. If it is a good one it's great, but if it is bad it is trash.

meal4zombies 04-02-2012 11:26 AM

My only other options for a .45 by way of price are the Sig Sauer 250C45B, and the Rock Island Armory 1911 Compact. Both are $400

Rick1967 04-02-2012 12:14 PM

I had a Millenium Pro in 9mm. When I took it to the range the first time I had a round that the gun would not set off. At first I thought it was the ammo. The next time there were 2 or 3. After about 6 or 7 boxes it wouldnt fire anything. It was a weak primer strike. I returned it to the place I bought it. He bought it back and sold me something else.

I have had two Taurus guns. Both were brand new. Both got returned. Never again.

I am not a Glock guy. But a Taurus would be a big step down in my opinion. For the money you are talking about that RIA would be a good gun. There is also Bersa. I have an Ultra Concealled Pro. It is a 45. It is truly ambidextrous. Even has a slide release on both sides. I am a lefty too.

oli700 04-02-2012 02:20 PM

I bought one for my best buddy as a wedding gift. I was real impressed with that little pistol, and it carries 11 45's in that small package. Shoots smoother than you would think and not one problem,in fact we are going to start reloading for it here soon.If I wanted a small 45 to carry than it would be very hard to beat for the price.

meal4zombies 04-02-2012 08:48 PM

This whole price vs reliability ordeal has me flip-flopping like crazy. I think I'm just gonna fork over the extra cash for a Ruger SR40. Thanks for the responses. I don't want to risk any reliability issues should I need to use it. I just need to find a way to conceal it. I'm slender, and carrying my 26 or 27 you could see it poking through my shirt, and when I put it in my pocket you could tell there was something big there.

Demonlx 04-02-2012 11:25 PM

You can't really go wrong with the RugerSR series...They are great guns but the only thing with them is that you have to make sure that you buy it post recall but I'm sure you won't have a problem with that since the SR9 was the only gun that was affected..I think the SR40 was made after the recall.

oli700 04-03-2012 12:12 AM

cant go wrong with the Ruger

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