I agree...all that and price just make it a great package.VegasGuy said:PT145 is my CCW piece, too. Small package, stainless, 10+1 45 ACP, less than 2 lbs fully loaded, SA/DA, a safety, super accurate, totally reliable (after the break in period) and a lifetime warranty. All that for $349 made it my top pick and I feel like it was a bargain at that price.
I own both. The PT145 had a deffinate increase in recoil (I'd estimate 20% greater than the PT111). I don't have, nor have I ever fired the PT140, but I have a PT940. The 940 is a heavier gun, so the perceived recoil is totally different.Funshooter said:Could one of you PT-145 owners give me an idea of the recoil with this gun? How would it compare to, say the PT-111 or a PT-140 or even a .357 snubbie? I don't know anyone around here that has one I could shoot and the range doesn't rent Taurus. I've never shot a compact .45, but have been thinking about one for walks because I'm not convinced my PT-111 would be that great if confronted with a loose Pitbull or larger dog, if needed.
IMHO, if you have it loaded with JHP, 124gr, or some other PD round any dog you can hit is not gonna be major problem. If you miss, you still got 11 more round to try again. Seriously, we have coyotes here on the farm, and I would not be afraid to confront one with my PT111. Recoil wise, I have a 357 snubby, but I have only shot 38's out of thus far. If you can handle the PT111, the snubby should be fine. I can actually shoot a closer pattern with a snubby than the PT111.Funshooter said:I'm not convinced my PT-111 would be that great if confronted with a loose Pitbull or larger dog, if needed.