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    PT145 Anyone Keep Theirs?

    I have a PT145 that I really like and even though there was a recall and exchange, I like mine. It shoots well, not fussy on reloads, fits my hand, higher capacity, and has replaced night sights. Taurus hasn't come up with a direct .45 replacement either. So did anyone keep theirs too?
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    I kept mine. It’s twelve years old now, and still a shooter. Still as accurate and perfectly reliable as the day I bought it.
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    I'm keeping ALL of my "Lawsuit" Taurus Pistols, which include a PT111, 24/7 Pro 9mm, and a 24/7 OSS .45. There's nothing really wrong with them. They have great triggers and shoot very very well!

    What the Lawsuit nonsense is really about:
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    I have a second generation PT145 (DAO) and it is my favorite centerfire pistol and hand cannon. I shot it for the first time in over four years last Sunday. It still shoots where I want it to, has less felt recoil than my 1911, with a little over half the weight.

    The only reason I haven't shot it much in a while is parts availability. I have an extra recoil spring assembly, and three spare magazines. It is the last handgun I would give up. At age 71, I have never dropped a handgun.
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    I kept my PT145. Mostly a range gun now, but it's a great carry option and a really sweet shooter.
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    Nothing wrong with the design in my opinion.

    Only people that in some cases deliberately tried and succeeded in by passing safety mechanisms...rather than proper operation and paid for it to their detriment.

    I still have my ergonomic, accurate & trouble free PT-145's and intend to keep them.

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    I have one I bought used AFTER the recall notice. It's very small and light for a .45 caliber gun. Mine is very picky about ammo for some reason, but it works with the right fodder. I don't carry it much because I've found I'm not real fast with the thumb safety on the thing, which is small and hard to deactivate until my hand is at the proper angle. THEN I have to place the hand back on the gun proper for firing, all very clumsy to do. When I do carry it, I'll often deactivate the safety in the holster when I think I see possible danger. That way I can draw the gun as if it were a Glock or something. Yeah, I prefer my new TH9c, but the PT145 is quite accurate and concealable and it IS a .45 after all. I'll keep it for now.
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    Still got mine. Bought it LONG after the recall and have no intention of sending it in, unless and until they have a comparable replacement available. Which is to say, never.
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    No, traded mine in on another firearm. No more striker fired pistols in my inventory.
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    I don't have one, but if I saw a good enough deal I'd buy it. And that's from a guy who isn't really looking to add any more poly guns to the collection.

    If I owned one, I would not have traded it in.
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