Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro .45 ACP

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by WannaGator, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. WannaGator

    WannaGator New Member

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    I have owned Glocks & 1911s in the past and currently own both a Taurus Public Defender & PT-1911.

    I would like to own a smaller .45 ACP( with a higher capacity than a Bond Derringer) and it looks like Bersas are as scarce as Hen's teeth now.

    I know there is very little love for Taurus here but I can't afford a Para,S&W or a Glock right now.

    Is this Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro .45 ACP a good option for ankle or pocket carry?
     
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  2. vincev

    vincev New Member

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    your correct.There is no love for a Taurus semi auto.If you buy one I think there will be one more from the forum that dislikes Taurus.
     

  3. Coolbeans194

    Coolbeans194 New Member

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    Come on, if your really going to go that cheap i would suggest to you a BB gun. I would suggest for you to go for a Glock, it'll run you about $80 more depending on which one you get, but if you buy used you could probally meet your price range. Anyways, Glocks are indestructable (Almost) and buying a used one is way better than buying that Taurus you suggested, and if you do go through with getting Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro .45 ACP you'll want to use it to shoot yourself because of that terrible decision.
     
  4. tqu9047

    tqu9047 New Member

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    I have a Taurus PT745 that I love. It feeds what I give it and haven't had any problems with it. I carry it every day in a Supertuck at 3:30. Yes, some Taurus pistols have problems, but if you go to any forum (Glock, S & W etc) you will find flaws in all makes and models.
    Taurus seems to get a bad rap from most folks, and I'm sure back in the day, they were probably junk. But now they make some of the best handguns for a low price you can find.
    As far as an ankle holster, I don't know about that one. Fully loaded at 10 + 1 may be a little heavy.
    Go with what you are comfortable with and what you can afford, don't listen to all the others. I didn't and have no regrets.

    Tim
     
  5. TX45

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    I have 3 Taurus pistols: PT145 3rd gen and 24/7 Pro C DS in .45 ACP, 24/7 Pro C DS in 9mm. All 3 have been great with no problems.

    I pocket carried the PT145 sometimes with an Uncle Mike's pocket holster but most of the time when I carried it, I used a tuckable IWB holster. It comes with two 10rd mags but it also works well with the 24/7 .45 12rd mags. A thing about it that we need to be aware of is because of its compact size and the recoil of the .45 ACP rounds, it would jam easily when limpwristing. It's my EDC gun but in the summer, I prefer the SR9c. If you purchase the PT145, make sure it's a 3rd generation one.
     
  6. WannaGator

    WannaGator New Member

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    How can I tell & what do I look for?

    Thanks folks for the ideas.
     
  7. TX45

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  8. Billy9mm

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    I know alot of people don't like the Taurus, but to be honest the ones that I have PT101 .40, 24/7 pro ds .45, pt609 9mm,and the 740 slim have all functioned flawlessly. My favorite is the 24/7 .45 I love shooting that one. You can find some good buys on used guns in other brands also if your on a budget like me.
     
  9. WannaGator

    WannaGator New Member

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    I am on a very slim budget thats why I like Taurus & EAA.
     
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  11. armsmaster270

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    Among the few Semi-Autos I have is a millenium Pro 45 I have put about 1000 rounds through mine with no problems. There are some who have real lemons however mine has been worry free. One feature I like over the Glock is the Taurus has a second strike option. In most cases if you have a missfire a second strike with the firing pin will work and it is a lot faster to pull the trigger again than do the Tap Rack Drill.
     
  12. TX45

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    I agree, the second strike feature on many Taurus pistols including the MilPro series, the 24/7 Pro DS & 24/7 Pro C DS series and the new G2 series is the thing I love to have. Many times I had light primer strikes on some ammo and the 2nd strike's always went "bang".