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Hi. New here.
I wanted a non-1911 compact .45 but wasn't willing to spend more than $400. Had an HK USP Compact 45 for quite a while and have nothing but good things to say about it...except for the grip being a bit too big for comfort. Sold it.

Thought I would get the new XD compact in .45. But, I didn't like the triggers on the ones I tried, and the overall feel of the grip just wasn't working for me. Had an XD subcompact in 9mm for a while. Yeah, I like them, but again, the overall grip is important to me.

Enter the Millenium Pro. Could have had the higher capacity 145 for just a bit more, but this 745 was Goldilocks-perfect in my hand. The higher capacity was not an issue for me.

Bought it Thursday afternoon. Cleaned it and some dry-firing Friday night. It was a pain in the butt to take down and put back together the first time, so I did it 5 times. No longer an issue. Not every handgun can be field-stripped like my favorites, the Sig P Series. ;)

This morning I went to my local indoor range - PDHSC in Raleigh.
I was told this gun was accurate and that the recoil was amazingly low considering its size. Right on both counts. I shot it better than the twice-the-price (more!) the HK. I loved it!
Oh, and the trigger is fantastic.

Shot the following:
    • 100 rounds of Lancer 230 grain FMJ
    • 25 rounds of Speer Gold Dot 230 grain JHP
    • 25 rounds of Remington Golden Saber 185 grain JHP

    Not one burp. 150 perfect feeds, BANGS!, extractions, and ejections.

    Now, I'm not a good shot. I'm not consistent enough, though I keep getting better, and I am good enough to feel that I can defend myself.

    Admittedly, these four of the 12 targets I shot are the best of them. In seven of the other eight, I had a minimum of 3 in the circle. The 12th target was out at 25 yards, and I still had five of the six within an 8" diameter. I think the 6th shot went into the next county. ::)

    I'm pleased. Very pleased. So far, so good. If this keeps up for another 500 rounds, this will replace my current carry gun.

 

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Welcome aboard, Frandy! For a brand-fan group, this has to be the most civil around. We enjoy our Tauri, and don't sweat the others.

You may not be a "good shot", but from your pics, I'd FAR rather have you as a friend! ;D
 

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Welcome to the forum. :)

Glad to hear you like the 745. I own a 145 and can occasionally pull of some of the shooting you got there. I like you love mine all around.

Just wait until you get some rounds through it, the trigger will feel even better.

Nice shooting there. Pretty good for a compact little gun.
 

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Sounds like you have a good gun there. I have the PT145 and love it as well.

It also sounds like you have the Heinie sites figured out.

Todd
 

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Any one of the Millenuim Pro series makes an excellent carry gun. And that is primarily what they are for. As more people obtain permits, I think Taurus will see a steady increase in the sales of these guns. They could very well become the most popular guns Taurus ever designed.
 

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I have the PT145Pro in stainless steel slide and just like you I'm a very satisfied Taurus customer. I took my PT145 to the range for the second time and I ran another 100 rounds thru her and it shot flawless, no hiccups at all. Another 100 rounds or so and it will become my main carry CCW gun. Thanks to the posts of other PT145Pro owners from this site that gave me the encouragement and the info regarding the performance of PT145 and how to use the Heini straight eight sights.

So, if anyone out there is thinking about getting one of these pistols, get it now and you will not be disappointed.IMHO! ;D
 
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