I just bought the PT145. same pistol, just a little fatter grip and holds 10 rounds instead of 7. I love mine, only problem is there is something wrong with the Magazine catch and the mag dislodges when fired. When I hold the magazine in the firearm performs flawless. I love this gun. Taurus is sending me the new catch and since I am close to Miami, I should receive it pretty quick. If the problem is fixed, it will be my primary CCW. When I was carrying it, I would hardly notice it in my waist band. My Bersa 380 digs in my jelly roll love handle after a while. I can't wit to get my PT145 back in action.
I have a 745 & a 145. As was stated the only difference is the thinner grip and less capacity.
I would say get a 145 if the prices are the same, but if you get a great deal on a 745
pick it up. It's a nice feeling and shooting gun. Unfortunately my 745 has been at Taurus since Jan. 10th for a mag release problem. So who knows when I'll get it back. That's the only sour note I have about Taurus.
Depends on style of carry, IMHO. I can put the 745 in a Uncle Mike pocket holster and drop it in the pocket of a pair of cargo shorts or pants and it does OK. 145 is just a little thick for me to do so, but if you live someplace where you can carry under a jacket or loose shirt, the 145 might be all right. The difference in weight is mostly the extra four rounds.
I'm curious to know what a PT745"C" is. I have a PT745"B" I know that in my particular case the B stands for Blue. A PT745SS is Stainless Steel. Just curious to know what the C in PT745C stands for. :???:
I carry a 745 every day, all day long for about a year, probably shot about 1200+ rounds through it, usually a box of 230g, WWB a month. I carry in a IWB leather holster I found on eBay, was really tight but loosened up nice.
I probably shot 200 rounds through it before I carried it. Never had a FTF