I don't own a Taurus, but I have fired the PT-145 and the PT-745. Both worked flawlessly. (The PT-745 is very similar, but with a single stack magazine.) The size of the guns and the shape of the grips felt very good in my hand. I fired the PT-745 at the same time as a Kimber 3" 1911. The Kimber felt much more solid and the trigger was light years better, in spite of the more comfortable grip. I know the Kimber cost 3 times as much, but the Taurus' slide didn't fit to the frame very well and fit and finish was lacking. If I can notice, it's obvious. The PT-145 felt better than the PT-745, but my 15 year old Ruger P85 was more accurate than both.
At their current prices, they are good guns. I just don't know if I would choose a Taurus for concealed carry based on fit and finish.
I didn't vote because I've only fired each gun once and it's not the same as a PT-140. The PT-140 shares the same frame as the 9mm PT-111 if I'm not mistaken. The 140 has very comfortable grips also. Even better than the 145. I decided on a Kahr CW9, even though I haven't had a chance to break it in. I like the fit and finish and felt more comfortable with the DAO and 3 less ounces of weight. The Taurus holds more ammo. I almost went with the CW40.
Last edited by Texanbybirth; 06-30-2009 at 12:45 AM.