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Greetings! I'm wanting to purchase a Millennium Pro in the 9mm. I went to a local mom n pop store and they had some nice models with great prices. I noticed on the slide, it said "Millennium Pro", and the word pro was in cursive. I then went to Gander Mt. who also had a nice selection (but much higher prices) and the model they had only had the word "Millennium" on the slide. No "Pro". I flipped it over and it did have the words "pt111 Pro" etched in. So I'm confident that it was the pro model, but I'm wondering why the two different stores had the same gun with different markings etched on the left side of the slide. I called Taurus and spoke to a young lady who couldnt really tell me why.

So I figured I'd come ask the experts why one said "Millennium Pro" and the other just said "Millennium"

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Well I know for sure the one with Millennium on one side and PT111 Pro on the other is 3rd Generation, (latest models). But i understand that some of the ones with "Millennium Pro", were 2nd generation. That is the limit of my knowledge, mine is a Millennium only style 3rd gen. bought last fall.
 

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That is correct. The ones with Millenium on the left and PT-*** PRO are the 3Rd Gen. The ones with Millenium PRO on the left side are 2nd GEN. That is how I knew which one to get. 3Rd Gen. has the frame pin issues resolved. Spend a little more on the 3Rd Gen. since the 2Nd had issues with the frame. I paid $320 for my PT-145PRO 3Rd Gen. By the way the PT-145 is the same isze except grip width which is 1.125in on the PT-111 and 1.25 on the PT-145. Same size frame but in a .45 with 10+1 capacity.
 

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Wow. I sure am glad I found this site and asked you guys. I was ready to buy yesterday, but held off after I noticed the difference, until I could research it further. I just assumed that the one with "Millennium Pro" on the left side of the slide, was the newer version, since that's what is pictured on the Taurus website. But if I understand you guys correctly, the one that just says "Millennium" on the left side of the slide, and "PT-111 Pro" on the right side, is actually the newer version. Thanks for all the quick responses. This makes my decision easy. Well......a little easier. Now I have to decied between blue/black or blue/tan, since Gander had both in stock.

Thanks again! ;D
 

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Here is something to check out. The prices will probably be better that Gander Mt. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_50_495/products_id/13492

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_50_495/products_id/13493

I bought both my Taurii from Buds.

If you have never bought a gun this way it is quite simple. Talk to one of your local gun shops to make sure they will do a gun transfer. My local Gander Mt. will not. Check with smaller shops most of them will. If they will do it they send a copy of their ffl (federal firearms license) to Buds for example. You buy the gun from Buds, and it is shipped to the gun shop. You have to pay a transfer fee, mine is $25. And you've got your new gun.
 
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