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It seems we have an ever increasing group of PT145 owners here, and I'm interested in compiling a list of members who have one. This will be a good reference if you want to contact a specific member with a question about the gun. Just a short post here will do, tell us what you have (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen)
Blue, Stainless, and how long you've had it. Maybe a line about the ammo you use most often. Something like this:
PT145, 3rd Gen. Blue. (Since 01-29-07)
American Eagle 230gr FMJ feeds and ejects just fine!
 
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3rd gen stainless model here! :wave:

It's a carry gun stays loaded currently with Aguila IQ's although it's fired anything I've put in it so far (WWB, CCI, Federal Hydra Shok 165g, Aguila, and something else I'm missing).
 

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Also 3rd Gen stainless.
purch. 10/06
Carry ammo is Hornady TAP 230grJHP or Win. SXT 230grJHP
Has about 1200 rounds of mostly Blazer Brass and some UMC (all 230grFMJ) through it with no issues.


I love this gun.
 

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3rd gen stainless. 01/07
Blazer Brass 230gr fmj. 100/no problems
Speer GDHP 230gr short barrel. Too few to tell ($1.00 a pop) all went bang.
Fist K7 IWB, it's OK, but if I could have a "Do over" I'ld get a Crossbreed IWB.
I have a Crossbreed IWB for my Glock and it is way more comfortable and stable.

Regards, OE
 

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Taurus PT145, blued, 3rd generation.

Right now it is holding Speer Gold Dot JHP ammo.

Todd
 

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Brand new one. Just got back from the range putting 230gr round nose with 5.4gr of Titegroup through it. Great little gun. It normally carries Federal 165gr Hydra-Shocks. Stainless, 3rd generation.
 

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I've owned a PT-145 DAO blued, with rails, for about three years now.

Lost count of the number of rounds through it and NEVER a failure.

Jim
 

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3rd gen blue here, packin 230gr. HydraShoks. since August 05. Over 3000 rounds without a problem.
 

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3rd. Generation, Stainless, since 12/2006.

i will shoot just about any brand of practice ammo, what ever is available, reliable, and least expensive. right now Magtech 230gr. is my favorite, comes out to $12.97/box of 50.

for defense ammo i currently have Federal Premium L.E. 230gr. HST, i get it for $28.00/box of 50.

the gun has operated flawlessly. it has quickly become my favorite, even more so than my beloved XD.
 

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Love your site BTW, still have it bookmarked from when I started looking for a subcompact .45.



Hey, I just noticed, if yours is a 3rd gen how do you have 3 dots?
 

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I was fortunate to buy the second generation, SS, DAO pistol...owned it for aprox 2yrs and I use the Corbon DPX all copper bullets. Excellent, small, pocket cannon. No problems whatsoever...love it.

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Mine is 3rd generation, stainless. Took it to the range and ran 100 rounds through without a hiccup
and dead on accurate after I got used to the sights. Loaded up with Federal 165gr Hydra-Shocks and now it goes with me everywhere. This is one great small .45.

Very happy with my choice.

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Will pick it up next week, 3rd gen ss. Can't comment on loads or accessories but looking for a decent IWB, possibly adding a slip-on like Hogue, and a firm believer in lasers but don't know if there is one short enough that won't extend past the muzzle.
 

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I haven't seen a good laser yet, would love to see one of those guide rod replacement lasers though. The Handall JR. won't fit on mine without trimming.
 

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Well, maybe mine is not a "3rd gen." I didn't know about not having 3 dot sights. It IS a PT-145 Mil Pro. Does 3rd gen mean the single action trigger? I don't have that. Mine is DAO.
 

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3rd gen has an SA/DA trigger. The easiest most certain way to tell the difference is the 2nd letter of the serial number being a Z if it is a 3rd gen.
 

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Third Generation SS.

Had it for a week or two.

Just got the holster I wanted (Bianchi minimalist OWB).

Have put about 200 rounds through it . . . no problems.

Plan to take it out in public (CC) today for the first time.

Will probably soon be my primary CC. With my P3AT becoming a BUG and a deep concealment gun.

Also like to CC my RIA CS (Officer's Model 1911), that was my primary CC when I could carry something more than my P3AT.
 
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