Welcome from Kansas City! I have the same gun and man do I love it. Its kick is no worse than my Springfield XD-40, but it's in a .45 round!!! Also, I shoot the PT-145 more accurate than my XD-40. The Taurus is now my favorite gun, and I paid less for it than the XD-40 but just a little more than my Kel-Tec .380 and 9mm. Have fun!