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Old April 14, 2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Taurus millennium pro pt-145 acp polymer pistol

Dropped $339.00 on this 45 today. Will pick up Thursday. Does anyone have any input on this particular firearm? Am particularly fond of the Kel-Tec p-11, 2 of which I've owned. I understand the trigger pull is similar. Will find out soon enough I guess. I got it in Olive Drab, a first for me.
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Old April 14, 2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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You got to post a pic please!

As for the PT145 its a decent gun some people like it some don't, some people have had problems some haven't.
Most people don't like the trigger though. I haven't shot one yet but shyed away from them since they don't have the track record I'm looking for. But on the other side of the spectrum I really like everything aboout it. A compact 45 that holds more them most full size 45's. And the newer ones with a rail look nice compared to the old ones.
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Old April 14, 2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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+1 on the Taurus PT series

I've got a Taurus PT-140 pro and its been a great pistol. They are plenty accurate for an up close defensive gun, they handle the recoil nicely, this gun fits my hand great, and I like the big, bold, 3 dot sights (mine is a 2nd gen model). I would definitely buy another one and I would recommend them. They just might be one of the best kept secrets in compact pistols.

Jeff Quinn at www.gunblast.com did a test on the PT145 pro and loved it. Gun test's also tested the PT-145 pro and gave it a thumbs up.
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Old April 14, 2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Friday I'll try to post a pic. Havn't had much success doin that yet but will try. The link on the review was promising, thanku.
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Old April 14, 2007, 05:35 PM   #5
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I like mine alot.

I have a feeling the very few unhappy,and I say very few for a reason.This is the one gun that is always sold out here and on back order.

I will NEVER sell mine.I'm looking to get a 2nd pt145 but they are not at the shows,only 9mm and 40 cal.
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Old April 14, 2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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My PT-145 is my primary carry gun. Love it! They are gettin real hard to find.....I'm guessing they'll be replaced by a 24/7 compact .45.
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Old April 14, 2007, 08:29 PM   #7
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I am also very impressed with this weapon and after 300 rounds of 230 grn FMJ's thru it and no glitches, I'm liking it even more. My main carry right now is my Glock 27 but another 200 rounds thru the PT145 with no hiccups, it will become my main carry gun!
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Old April 14, 2007, 08:30 PM   #8
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I'm not a Taurus fan -- I've had 2 that honestly left a lot to be desired...but, I picked up a pt145 yesterday and was really impressed w/ its ergos & the trigger. I've been fighting the urge since then to purchase it
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Old April 15, 2007, 07:26 AM   #9
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Picked mine up as a killer deal but would have paid more for it. Shoot like a dream. Never selling mine either.
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Old April 16, 2007, 01:24 AM   #10
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Anyone else notice in that gunblast report that he ran some 45GAP through it with out a problem? I love my Pt145 and Im sure you will too
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Old April 16, 2007, 02:07 AM   #11
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GAP in an ACP

I thought that was pretty interesting too. Not something i would have done, but nice to know that it works.
I've been thinking about buying one of these for a carry option when i get my permit, 10 rounds is prett nice.
But i've also noticed the XD-45 compact and Ruger has a 345 compact too now. Has anyone done a comparison on these? I'll probably need to start a new thread but i thought i'd try here since i'm already here
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Old April 16, 2007, 06:44 AM   #12
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How do I know if my forthcoming weapon is a 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation P-145? Some people have had some quality issues with the 1st and 2nd gen's, cracked frames, in particular. How would I know the shop hasn't had this in their store for a few years awaiting sale and I happen to be the unlucky stiff who gets stiffed.......Nervous Nelly
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Old April 16, 2007, 08:40 AM   #13
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I too would like to know how I tell the gen of mine

SkidLid41,
I too would like to know how I can tell the gen of my DAO PT-140 Pro.
It has double sights (one on muzzle and a single rear sight), not triple as mentioned here earlier.

Are there any ways to tell what I bought recently? (markings, serial codes, any way for sure?)
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Old April 16, 2007, 08:46 AM   #14
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Daddyseal, go to Taurus website and look around for 'customer care' then 'find my model'. It will ask for serial number. I punched mine in but came up with no hits. I dont have the weapon in hand yet cause I'm still on my 3 day waitin period, but on my receipt I have what I think is the serial number consisting of 3 letters followed by 5 numbers. Try yours. I'm hoping somebody on this site will know what generation came with the OD green grips.
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Old April 16, 2007, 10:19 AM   #15
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thanks SkidLid41,
I don't know about a model with an OG green grip, mine is polymer black with muted grey steel slider.....but serial number is a Z with 6 following numbers.

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Old April 16, 2007, 06:18 PM   #16
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Taurus PT 145

I own a PT 145 Mellinium and must tell you that you got a great price first of all and a great gun. The gun is very compact and is lighter than the Glock 30 that I own as well. You will be very satisfied with your gun. One person made a true comment on the trigger which is that it is a little heavy and you must like DAO (double action only) triggers. Same concept as the Glock and the Beretta PX4 model D. They all have long pull but it's all on how crisp they shoot. The Taurus is in my opinion pretty crisp. Not Beretta crisp but Glock crisp. Now the Glock is a little different because after the first trigger pull the following shots are half trigger pull there after. However the comparison that I was giving vs the Glock was the first pull. You'll love it. It is very light as well. It feels better and is lighter (unloaded) than my Glock. I am not trying to knock Glock in any means because I sincerely love Glock and so do others so as in comparison it is a GREAT gun. Excellent choice!!!!
Also to put another smile on your face you saved $200 vs the Glock.
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Old April 16, 2007, 07:41 PM   #17
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Have owned one for over a year. Love it.

When I was shopping, I noticed a significant difference in trigger pulls from gun to gun. I got the best of the bunch, and its a whole bunch better than my Kel-Tec P-11. Quite good for a DAO.
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Old April 16, 2007, 09:38 PM   #18
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My PT140 is a great little gun - great ergonomics and easy to carry. I think you'll be happy with the 145.
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Old April 16, 2007, 09:49 PM   #19
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I've got a chance at a Millenium Pro PT140 for about $250 in like new condition. What I do not yet know is if it's 2nd or 3rd Gen. If it's the 3rd Gen DA/SA model, I'll probably snag it - got some American Racing wheels this guy wants to swap for.
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Old April 16, 2007, 09:53 PM   #20
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Even a 2nd Gen would be worth that if it's in excellent condition. Some people prefer the DAO version anyway.
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Old April 16, 2007, 10:03 PM   #21
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This one has the stainless slide, which I like.
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Old April 17, 2007, 12:11 AM   #22
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I bought a new 3rd gen PT145 about a month ago. It suffered from feeding problems. I've run into a few people that told me they also had similar problems. Everything else about this gun was pretty nice. I did own a 9mm (PT111) a few years back that worked quit well. Over at the Taurus Armed site they called me a "basher", even though I said my primary carry gun was a Taurus (85).

My understanding is that the 9mm and .40 don't suffer from these feeding troubles - which makes sense in a 3" .45

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Old April 17, 2007, 12:28 AM   #23
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Elliot,

I was party to the thread you mentioned. A few made some defensive comments - I made a kidding comment about my own encounter with a lemon, but I hadn't meant to attack you. Sorry if it came off that way. BTW, the 85 has been good to me too.

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Old April 19, 2007, 11:56 PM   #24
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Here's the new beast

Finally got it in and I'll know what she can do on Sat, cant wait, but gotta. Hey, exprt9, havn't I seen u before? Oh yea, go Wolverines, Chief!!
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