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Old March 12, 2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Taurus Millennium Pro 40

I’m thinking about buying a millennium pro, but I was told they are junk? I want to know what other people think about them!
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Old March 12, 2008, 08:48 PM   #2
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The issue of Taurus quality has been addressed here recently (exhaustingly). I own and use a PT-145 as a daily carry. I trust it completely. It is not my only possible carry gun, but it is the one I chose. I could carry my Glock or my Springfield, but I enjoy some of the features of the Taurus more (one of them is the compact size). Personally, I think if Taurus charged 20-3o% more for their guns they would be better respected. I believe that their product defeats the "you get what you pay for" expression. People generally believe that if you buy an inexpensive gun you are buying garbage. A few people have directly had less than positive experiences, the rest is here-say. You can do a search here on TFL and see what I mean. How bad could a manufacturer be when they make guns for the military and LEO's?
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Old March 12, 2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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I have handled 5 or 6. Seems quality is a little iffy. They all showed different levels of fit and finish.
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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I've got one that I bought back in Jan '05, it has been flawless. 100% reliable after 2500 rounds, good accuracy for a compact, points great, fits my hand great, good trigger, I really like it. Its my daily CCW peice as well.
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Old March 13, 2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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How accurate are they?
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Old March 13, 2008, 08:08 AM   #6
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It will kill a 2 liter at 20 yards every time.
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Old March 13, 2008, 08:15 AM   #7
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It's not junk, but it may not be the best value for the money, IMO. There are other ways I'd spend $330 than buy a NIB Millennium Pro.
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Old March 13, 2008, 10:18 AM   #8
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Really? At 10 +1 .45 ACP, this little pocket cannon replaced my G19. It was smaller, just as reliable and had higher a bigger caliber. I sold the G19 for a nice Ruger revolver and never looked back. My DAO Millennium Pro PT145 is an excellent carry weapon.

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Old March 13, 2008, 11:50 AM   #9
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I'll tell you my little Pt140 story. I purchased one back in December because I liked the way it felt and thought it would make a nice CC piece.
I took it out for it's first shoot. I loaded up both mags with WWB fmj. The first ten rounds shot fine. Good start I thought. I inserted the second mag, chambered a round, and continued shooting. The first two rounds fired fine. I went to shoot the third round, and nothing happened. Keep in mind that it is a DA/SA striker fired pistol.
The trigger pull went away completely. I tried to retract the slide, but it would only retract about halfway. I managed to eject the live round from the chamber. The gun completely failed after twelve rounds.
I took it back to my local shop where I purchased it and told them what happened. They said they could send it in for repairs, or give me a refund. I took the cash.
I have owned four Taurus handguns, and three were nothing but problems. I no longer own any Taurus handguns and would never buy another one.
If you plan to use it for CCW, I would suggest looking at other options. I wouldn't trust my life to a Taurus handgun.
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Old March 13, 2008, 12:17 PM   #10
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I've had nothing but good luck with my PT111 Millineum Pro......go figure.
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Old March 13, 2008, 12:21 PM   #11
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i love my PT111 as far as feel, look, and carry goes. but i can't shoot for **** with it. maybe it's the trigger pull that is throwing me off. any advice on how i should shoot with this gun?

i am dead on with a Glock 23, but all over the place with my Mill Pro 9mm. it is to the point where i am about to trade it in and get another gun.

i am new to handguns, so maybe i am just misunderstanding how you should shoot with certain trigger pulls. the Walther P99 is an option i am looking at, but the trigger pull options on that are confusing me as well.

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Old March 13, 2008, 02:42 PM   #12
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Pro Taurus

Taurus products sure seem to catch a lot of negative flack. Yes some of them may have glitches, but the same can be said for many other guns from other manufacturers. This doesn't make these bad guns. Things just brake sometmes, no matter who makes them. Look at motor vehicles for example. Considering what they cost, one would think that they should never break down, but they do. I prefer to focus on a products strong points, rather than taking pot shots at them when something goes wrong. I own a Taurus 85 revolver. It's a quality gun in my opinion. Others will run it to the ground. Still doesn't change the fact that it has never failed me. Would I purchase another Taurus? Yes I would, of consideration is a Mil-Pro in .45ACP. And I've absolutely no reservations either.
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Old March 13, 2008, 03:01 PM   #13
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I have a nearly new one I bought for my dad, but he tried my CT grips on my 3'' 13 and that was that. (he's 82 with 82 year old eyes. putting red dot on the target and shooting is a lot easier for him than lining up three little white dots. PM me if your interested
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Old March 13, 2008, 10:04 PM   #14
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PT140 you say?

For a specific gun it's a good idea to go to the specific gun forums and collect data from them. Ask the actual owners,do searches, and read the old and new threads at these places.

If I want to find out about Ruger for example I go to the two main Ruger forums.
For Taurus products that would be Taurus Talk at MSN or
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Old March 13, 2008, 10:45 PM   #15
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I picked up my Taurus 24/7 Pro .45 recently. This is my first Taurus and I decided to take a chance based on many positive reviews I've read as well as being attracted to the many features built into the model. I've heard all of the hear say jargon as well but I have to say this pistol is built well. My first impression upon inspecting it inside and out was very good, and quite frankly a little suprised considering the slandering this company takes. It points very naturally, has killer Heinie sights, and runs and runs. I've carried multiple Glocks and 2 XD's among other weapons (Smiths, Berettas, Colt 1911 and others). Those others are obviously good weapons, but concerning the models that this Taurus would be comparable to, this pistol has better fit and finish than either of my Xd's, and I loved both of them to death. It's also a more refined pistol than any Glock I've carried, while managing to be just as durably built. It also fits my VERY small hand better than ANY pistol I have EVER owned including my XD9's, and this is a .45. That alone blows my mind a little. Why is it they can make a .45 with decent capacity thats not a brick to hold, and Glock can't (unless it's a compact single stack G36)? I guess the obvious answer is Glock doesn't want to. Now I'm not here to say Taurus makes a BETTER weapon......only that I believe they are now building one that deserves to be in the same class as those other 2 easily. I think it's like someone else mentioned.....if they where charging the same price as the others they would probably be held in better regard and taken more seriously and a bad pistol here and there would then be looked at as the occasional lemon as with other higher priced brands, rather than the product of a junk company, which they are not. Personally I'm just fine and dandy with the price, since I can have my 24/7 pro and go buy a compact Mil Pro .45 to go with it for about the price of one Glock 21 so I'm good with that .
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Old April 22, 2008, 07:17 PM   #16
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"I've had nothing but good luck with my PT111 Millineum Pro......go figure."

Likewise. Very nice trigger.
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:09 PM   #17
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My Taurus handguns

Johnc, my experience with my PT 145 matches yours. I've lost count of the number of boxes of ammo [including hand reloads] that I've put through it. And, yes, it is easy to field strip and clean. I often remove the center of the targets at 10 yards. [I do not exceed this distance - my usual training distance.]

My 608 hardly does NOT get "admiration" from folks at the range.

I've been so impressed that I recently bought a PT 1911, a pistol that makes me look like a good shooter.
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Old April 22, 2008, 09:13 PM   #18
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I currently own three Taurus PT series pistols. I got my PT111 MilPro SS first then followed by the PT140 MilPro SS both 2nd gen and lastly PT145 Pro SS 3rd gen and so far I have not had any problems with any of them. I give each gun almost equal amount of carry time but most the PT140 gets carried more than the other two. Just my preference.
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Old April 22, 2008, 10:04 PM   #19
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the size of the pistol is great, the weight is just right, it has high capacity for a good caliber and they look great in the two tone. I always wanted one but...

Likewise. Very nice trigger
That's where I have to disagree and that what stopped me from getting one. I wish they had made them with a DAK type trigger or decocker set up, if so it would have been my first gun.
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Old April 23, 2008, 06:40 AM   #20
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My wife has a third generation Millennium Pro in .380 that she loves. It's solid, accurate, and so far - completely reliable.
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