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I went to the range today after picking up one of these a couple days ago. I was a little apprehensive about the .45 in such a small light pistol, thought maybe it would be hard to control. I brought some WWB 230 gr. ball ammo, and some Federal 185 gr. JHP personal defense stuff to try out.

I started with the ball ammo, just hoping to hit the paper from 7 yds. Well, the first thing I noticed is the recoil is really not bad at all, I've shot 1911's and big frame Glock .45s , and I really can't tell any difference. Maybe the dinky little barrel on this doesn't let the pressure build enough to be a problem, I don't know but it sure is easy to shoot. Second thing is, this thing is a shooter! I don't know how it can be so accurate, but I was using the NRA 20 yd pistol targets, and have one with 20 rds in it. All but 4 are touching the black, and then inside the black is 6 seperate holes, and then one big one that represents the other 10 rds. I was amazed. I do tend to pull the muzzle down as I fire, a buddy who's a very good shot coached me on that. I don't shoot a lot. He fired it a few times and did much better than I can, and he's looking to buy one now too.

I also fired some of the defense stuff, just to see if it fed well, and had no problems there. I only put a total of 150 rds through it though.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how it holds up. I can say that my S&W 915 got demoted today though. the PT 145 is now the 1st one I'll reach for in an emergency.
 

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ive had mine three years,its my everyday carry pistol ,over 1500 rounds thru it ,not 1 hiccup .when i do replace it it will be replaced with another pt 145 ,have fun with it.
 

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It's the dual captive recoil system they have - it takes the bite right out of the recoil. Glad you like your gun, my PT145 has over 1000 rounds through it, zero failures to feed, or eject, or anything.
 

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Congratulations on the pt145, I don't think ive heard one bad thing about them.Very surprising on how the recoil is on such a small gun
 

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Congratulations on the pt145, I don't think ive heard one bad thing about them.Very surprising on how the recoil is on such a small gun
Just haven't looked enough, I had one, cracked the frame three times just shooting at the range, finally switched over to a PT745 (same gun, single stack) no more frame problems has probably 2-3k rounds through it, including +p stuff without a hiccup

I think the frame is just a bit to thin with the DS magazine
 

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Hm honestly i haven't went deep in to looking at reviews for it sense im not gettin one anytime soon but from what i have heard i havent heard of the frame getting cracked. Im sure everyone else in this forum who has one can vouch for the gun saying its really great
 

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Yeah sadly there are quite a few bad eggs from Taurus, but it's the luck of the draw.

Knock on wood all 4 of my taurus guns (1911HD/PT145/PT11/Tracker 627) are and have worked great, but I know a few people personally aswell as have read many issues with the taurus semi-autos having cracked frames, dropping mags, feeding problems, etc. etc..

The PT145 is surprisingly accurate at medium to close ranges. I have shot it against my Glock 21sf full size and it's almost as good as the glock out to 15yards, then the short sight radius kills it past that.

Guess it comes on, if on the day they built your gun, how much coke the brazilian builder has snorted that day. If he was happily high the gun is perfect. If he's on a grumpy withdrawal, you'll have it back at taurus for longer than you own the gun.

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I don't think that even deserves an answer, Mr. Nuke......but I'll give you one - I'd put my PT145 up against any baby glock you have. Or, your regular one, for that matter. Any manufacturer puts out the occasional dud, yes, even Holy Glock. Why don't you try doing some research, and know what you think you might be talking about before you start spouting off about workers doing coke and being high?
 

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"I don't think that even deserves an answer, Mr. Nuke......but I'll give you one - I'd put my PT145 up against any baby glock you have. Or, your regular one, for that matter. Any manufacturer puts out the occasional dud, yes, even Holy Glock. Why don't you try doing some research, and know what you think you might be talking about before you start spouting off about workers doing coke and being high?"
:???: Umm hey can you even READ? I did not put the gun down at all, but I have been a member here for almost 2 years and come across many threads regarding issues with the taurus guns. Yes, every gun maker has them, some more than others. IF you could read what I typed you MIGHT comprehend the fact I was defending them and I have owned 5 and still own two. Now get off your fing highhorse and stop sounding like an ahole for no reason ok? :p

STRONZ..

ps. I you didn't 'GET' my reference akin to russian built AK rifles regarding the mental state of the builders, than you are more of a noob than you are sounding like.
 

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pt145 was my first carry gun, it was great. traded the pt145 +$75 for an almost new pt1911 .
i would buy another with out thinking about it.
 

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Just haven't looked enough, I had one, cracked the frame three times just shooting at the range, finally switched over to a PT745 (same gun, single stack) no more frame problems has probably 2-3k rounds through it, including +p stuff without a hiccup

I think the frame is just a bit to thin with the DS magazine
I have heard plenty of these happening on the first gen. PT-145's. The 3rd seem to not have an issue.
 

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I have heard plenty of these happening on the first gen. PT-145's. The 3rd seem to not have an issue.
I tend to agree with that. My 3rd gen PT145 SS is as perfect as it gets and I just love it. All three of my Mil Pros are excellent.
 
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