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Old 05-05-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
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Well i went out today and picked up a XD sub compact in 9mm so problem solved, very solid pistol, ill do a range report on it when i get a chance to shoot it.
That's a great pistol!
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I have one in 9mm and it's a great little gun.

It's a shame that Taurus "traps" so many folks with their low price and impressive advertising. I'd love to see one of the gun magazines do a real test. Say buy 10 each of the most popular low-priced models and test them thoroughly. You couldn't contact Taurus for the test guns as they'd ensure only good ones were provided. I mean off the shelf guns from the local gun stores. Based on what I've seen, heard & experienced - I'd bet at least 10% of off the shelf guns would have problems.

It's a shame no gun magazine will ever do this and I understand why - look at any of them and they are full of impressive Taurus full-page ads...
Ruger does the same thing...I've owned three Ruger's, and they were all total junk.

Big advertising, big aftermarket...big problems.

This is why I've got Calico Pistols now, higher capacity (100 rounds) & less headaches.
I am prepared for any zombie attacks

We do own one Taurus 24/7C in 9mm (compact), thusfar it's given zero problems after getting one bad magazine replaced.
It's the wifey's CCW pistol. I carry a Glock 20 in 10mm

Used to own a Taurus model 66 revolver in .357...tough rascal, but I sold it when I needed cash back in the 90's.
Wouldn't mind having another one. I can't fault those wheelguns at all.
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how thick is the glock 10mm compared to a normal glock? so you feel the added thickness when carrying it or holding it?

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My 9mm Taurus PT111 Millenneum Pro has been a great little gun but all the complaints worry me. Never any problem with it over four years but it doesn't have a high round count, probably about 1000. The only thing it jammed on were some crappy reloads, good stuff functions fine.

There are at least four generations of the PT111 and it seems Gen I of the Pro and the earlier non-Pro had structural problems. Mine is a Gen II and they seem to be much stronger. I think the Gen III is supposed to be good but then again it could be an economized Gen II, who knows.

Doesn't lend itself to much confidence I'd say but I've had good luck (and with an old Taurus M85 38 Special).

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how thick is the glock 10mm compared to a normal glock? so you feel the added thickness when carrying it or holding it?
I believe the 10mm Glock is very similar to the G21 .45 ACP. I had one and the grip felt like holding a 2x4.

As far as your PT111, it's probably OK. Taurus does make some reliable guns and you were lucky and obviously got one...
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The usual comparisons to the Taurus are from Kahr and Keltec.

I paid $418 NIB for a Kahr CW-9. You can figure about $100 less for a Keltec.

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[QUOTE=NGIB;281180]I believe the 10mm Glock is very similar to the G21 .45 ACP. I had one and the grip felt like holding a 2x4.QUOTE]

I have been thinking about getting the Glock 20 but with my 23 i already have problems hold it right and still reaching the trigger so any more wider and i wont reach it at all. i gave my taurus 1 more try with some hornady rounds and it was still jamming every other shot so i talked to a buddy of mine who said he still wanted it knowing it jammed so much so i sold it to him and that cash went twords my XD sub compact.

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I presently have 2 Taurus pistols, a PT-145 for 4 years and a PT-940 for 3 years. They have been perfectly OK, since I learned how to manage them. I used the PT-145 to pass the CWP test, 50 rounds with no failures of any kind. The PT-940 I carry whenever I can wear enough clothing to cover it. The PT-145 is my "home in the dark" pistol, because of it's short nose and good retention characteristics. I practice with them once a week whenever possible. One thing I have found about Taurus pistols is that you have to use a serious strangle hold on them to make sure they cycle properly. They are pretty sensitive to movement under recoil.
In the past I had a PT-101 that had feeding problems due to the magazine catch letting go under recoil, and letting the magazine drop down about a quarter inch. I pulled it out and re-installed it, and had no more trouble with it. After a couple more years I gave it to a friend who is kinda po'. He likes it.

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