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I've been looking for a PT-101P and finally found one for a great price. Has some surface rust, but 0000 steel wool and some oxpho blue if needed will take care of that. I like it becasue of the finger grooves - similar to my 917 cs. I can't find anywhere that shows the difference between the PT-101 and PT-101P besides the grooves - anyone know? I read one article that the P version might have been a special run for Academy sports only ? I see it also takes a different 16 round magazine and regular PT-101 mags don't fit becasue they are not wide enough - anyone know if they can still be found ? Thanks in advance for any help............…

 

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As far as I can remember, the grooves are it. Both should use the same magazine other than the compact version.

Both are adjustable sights .40 S&W.

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The 101 p is a slightly wider version of the 101. It holds more rounds 16 vs 11 because of the wider frame it uses an extremely hard to find model specific magazine.
 

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Can you shim up the standard mags on the sides and still have the mag release work?

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I've been looking for a PT-101P and finally found one for a great price. Has some surface rust, but 0000 steel wool and some oxpho blue if needed will take care of that. I like it becasue of the finger grooves - similar to my 917 cs. I can't find anywhere that shows the difference between the PT-101 and PT-101P besides the grooves - anyone know? I read one article that the P version might have been a special run for Academy sports only ? I see it also takes a different 16 round magazine and regular PT-101 mags don't fit becasue they are not wide enough - anyone know if they can still be found ? Thanks in advance for any help............…
Congrats! You got yourself a good one there. You already seem to have all the available info. It was an Academy Sports special, but mechanically all other PT parts are interchangeable. EXCEPT - The only differences are in the grip (grooves and width), and the mags are special and nearly impossible to find. While searching sites like gunbroker, guntrader, etc. be sure to confirm the 'P' designation on the mag. There are some 16 round, extended mags for the regular 101, but they won't work unless you want to follow the previous shimming suggestion. Also, be sure to read the details of regular 101 mags listed for sale, I have seen several listed as regular 101 mags, but they were P (sometimes the owner/broker doesn't really know what they have). Scanning the tables at local shows will probably work best, as long as you don't run into hi-cap mag bans.

I was lucky years ago to get two 101Ps and several extra mags, to go with the 917s, and PT58HC, all the finger-groovy ones. :)

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I almost forgot... Call Taurus customer service. While the mags aren't listed on the site, they may be able to order for you. It may take time and cost more, but still better than not having. Personally, I always like to have at least 5 mags per pistol.
 

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No luck with Taurus. Called them and the customer service rep had never heard of the P model and said they had 101 mags and they should fit. I let him know the 101 and 101-p were different guns with different mags. He said there were 16 round 101 mags and they should fit - I again let him know they would not :( Looks like I will just have to keep looking at gun shows, etc. and hopefully stumble upon one or two some day ………………………..
 

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No luck with Taurus. Called them and the customer service rep had never heard of the P model and said they had 101 mags and they should fit. I let him know the 101 and 101-p were different guns with different mags. He said there were 16 round 101 mags and they should fit - I again let him know they would not :( Looks like I will just have to keep looking at gun shows, etc. and hopefully stumble upon one or two some day ………………………..
Hopefully this will help. I couldn't find one still in the Taurus package with SKU, but this IS the correct mag, with P designation. Don't let the PT100 number scare you. The 100 had fixed sights, the 101 adjustable. Just like the PT92 is fixed sights, and the 99 is adjustable.
 

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Thanks! I'll keep looking. I should have the gun in another day or two and I'll check to see if the mag that comes with is marked the same!
 

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Well, picked her up today. My bet paid off, cheap price and hoping rust was all surface rust and it pretty much was! Only cleaned and scrubbed so far and added new grips. Didn't have to use my favorite oxpho blue yet, may just do a few touch ups. Nice project gun for a cheap $ :

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Congrats!! You'll enjoy shooting it as much as anything in the PT92 family. Hopefully you'll find some more mags soon, 16 rounds is probably enough for most SD situations, but not for blasting at the range. :D
 

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Thanks for information. Great forum. I've been watching a 101P on Gunbroker for a couple of weeks and the price was cheap. Something in my head kept me from buying it. I'm looking for a complete PT 100 or 101 slide, barrel, locking block, for a caliber conversion. Anyway, the mag thing is interesting and weird. Why would you make a pistol with the same model number but the standard mags don't work? Thanks again for the detail information and pics. Good stuff.
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Congrats! You got yourself a good one there. You already seem to have all the available info. It was an Academy Sports special, but mechanically all other PT parts are interchangeable. EXCEPT - The only differences are in the grip (grooves and width), and the mags are special and nearly impossible to find. While searching sites like gunbroker, guntrader, etc. be sure to confirm the 'P' designation on the mag. There are some 16 round, extended mags for the regular 101, but they won't work unless you want to follow the previous shimming suggestion. Also, be sure to read the details of regular 101 mags listed for sale, I have seen several listed as regular 101 mags, but they were P (sometimes the owner/broker doesn't really know what they have). Scanning the tables at local shows will probably work best, as long as you don't run into hi-cap mag bans.

I was lucky years ago to get two 101Ps and several extra mags, to go with the 917s, and PT58HC, all the finger-groovy ones. :)

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I almost forgot... Call Taurus customer service. While the mags aren't listed on the site, they may be able to order for you. It may take time and cost more, but still better than not having. Personally, I always like to have at least 5 mags per pistol.
 

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Congratulations.

I've wanted a PT100 for a couple years now, but sadly they're no longer imported into the US and it seems that those who have them aren't letting them go for reasonable prices.
 

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Congratulations.

I've wanted a PT100 for a couple years now, but sadly they're no longer imported into the US and it seems that those who have them aren't letting them go for reasonable prices.
If you want one there is one at my LGS right now, can check into it for you if you want?
 

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If you want one there is one at my LGS right now, can check into it for you if you want?
Thanks for the offer, but I don't have the money right now.
 
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If you get one, guard that rear sight with your life. I have two PT99s and if anything happens to the rear sight, you'll never find another one. Really a shame that they didn't stick with the simpler PT92/100 design.
 
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Well AWESOME FIND on mags I offer the best of luck try some of the aftermarket Mec Gar. or gunpartscorp.com ProMag? however promag is not the greatest
 
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