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I have been reading about some of the issues with the PT111 not firing, jamming etc. And I know that you never really hear the good things, only the things that have gone wrong. My question is, the newer generation, how is it as a CCW? I currently have a PT92C which is my range gun and sock warmer but my wife doesnt like it because its too "heavy". She wants something she can shoot at the range and will be "her" gun (yea right :D). I will plan on carrying it when the need arises. How does it compare to other CCW guns? It is going to have to be a "tupperware" gun and something small. I know this is a Taurus site so the opinions are going to be somewhat one sided but I understand. Any other ideas? Does anyone know about the Kel-Tec? Thanks
 

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Have her try the 24/7 Pro C. See if it fits her hand. I have the Kel Tec 32 but it is not near as comfortable as the Taurus guns I own.

When I purchase a gun, I can tell if I will like it by the feel instantly. Take the wife to a gun store and have her try some things on.
 

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I have had my PT111 Pro, for just over 30 days. I have fired about 300 rds. One failure to load from the magazine, but I found that that magazine had a factory defect, wider opening and it is being replaced by the selling dealer.

I am totally new to short barreled, semi auto guns, and the first 100 rds, I was lucky to hit a 3 ft by 2 ft cardboard, with a 5 inch round target on it. Now at least I print on an 8.5 by 11 paper target, mostly 12 rd out of 12. This is at just over 30 ft. Yes, I do shoot low, but I now believe that is my hold and trigger pull. Yeah I know that would sure be center mass if I was shooting at someone.

By the way, my JUDGE, I shoot about a 2 inch pattern from the same distance, and that is where I want to get the PT111 to shoot. But I fear only practice will help, and getting used to having the bullseye behind the spot on the front sight.
 

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I shoot alot...I just spent 3 weeks at Blackwater Training Facility in Moyock NC. I volunteered to go overseas for the US Coast Guard....so I am definatly proficient in shooting. I just called the local pawnshop that has an indoor range and I will be going today to shoot with my wife...We'll see how she likes it.
 

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I aquired a used first gen PT111 for a buddies wife. She had never fired a handgun in her life and wanted to get her Concealed Handgun Liscense. She could barely hit the side of the canyon where we taught her to shoot. Eventually, after a couple of sessions mastered the thing. She qualified with this little gun with a score of 240 out of 250. Not bad for just having been shooting for about a week. Now she has her eye on one of the pink models at Gander Mountain. :shooter:
 

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We didnt have the time to do it today, but we will try to tomorrow...I think I am going to try the glock, xd9 and the mil pro
 

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I have had a PT111 pro for a month now and put about 350 rounds through without one problem. I really like it.
 

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Is the wife new to shooting or is she pretty well versed in shooting? Or where is she in that respect?

PT111s are guns like the .38 Special snub guns. These are for people who have experience in regular sized gun use. Not saying that this cannot be done. Just that shooting small guns can be harder to accomplsih than full sized ones. Then a carry piece for carry defense is needed this is what one would go with. These types of guns take a lot of practice, experience, and dedication to become and stay very good at. A person has to forget what they know about other types of pistols and get used to and set the mind for pistols that are double action only. SA/DA trigger of the PT111 is like any other DAO pistol such as the XD and the Glock. Similar anyway.

You said she doesn't like revolvers. Revolvers and double action only style pistols have an alike trigger pull and follow through. A Taurus model PT 911 or aPT 92 may be more like what she is looking for. Or you for that matter.

911 and the 92 have the heavy double action trigger pull for the first shot and then the light single action pull for each shot after that.

For those who have small hands will find the PT111 easy to use. There are forum members here who have large hands also and this pistol works for them.

Instead of writing all the things about the PT111 and it's relatives, the 24/7 series of pistols, I am going to give you links that will have much useful information in them about all this for you and the wife.

There is a lot of useful things to look at in each link. You might know most of this, but am going to include it anyway. This is not to be insulting, but more to cover all the info to consider.

Buying a gun is nothing to rush out and do right away. This you know already. You are checking for facts and information. That is the why for all the links. There is a little bit of information in each link


http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=581.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2547.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=794.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=980.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1237.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1688.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3244.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2368.msg19976#msg19976
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2787.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2492.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1713.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1883.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2418.0

Yes, there is a lot to read. Research into finding the facts takes such effort.

I do own a PT111 Mil/pro and have had it for over 6 years now. It has fed all types of bullets without fit or function problems. Works well.

This gun gets a diet of standard pressure 9x19 ammo. I can use +P ammunition with it, but find very little reason to use +P ammunition in a short barreled pistol. Short barrels mean that most of the energy for +P ammo is left outside the barrel. Little gain in bullet speed for all the extra recoil and muzzle flash that result.

That should do it. :)
 

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My wife held the 3rd Gen Pt111 Pro 9mm and fell in love. She has fired appx 300 rds of ball ammo without any malfunctions. 50 rds of Corbon +P without any problems as well. For a woman that doesn't care for pistols, she is having a hard time putting this gun down. Now, she wants to go shooting as much as me. I highly recommend it.
 

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The PT111 seems to be the perfect carry (for me) 9mm. It's slim, light, great round capacity. The controls are simple and easy to use. The external safety works as a safety should, up for safe down for fire. Plus it's a down right good looking pistol. Mine is on a Florida vacation right now, but I'm sure it will return bug free.
 

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Dang-it Qwicks there you go with the homework again, you know I gotta go through all them just to see what I've not read yet. Every time I think I'm caught up, I find something new. What the heck the Ms. likes it, says it keeps me from pestering her. :p
 

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Have to assign homework texas shooter. It's the nature of the beast. :)

My dad was a science teacher with a major degrees in geology, astronomy,chemistry, and physics. Taught for over 30 years.

Have 4 sisters who are or were teachers.

When in the military I taught all the newbies 'the job' and how to stay alive in real combat conditions though that was limited. We were supposed to be walking pop up targets the way the USAF trained us at the time and I took umbrage to that. Learned what I could from the Army infantry and Marines we worked with during real world exercises. Picked their brains and they were only too happy to oblige thankfully.
Taught the troops to stay low and use stealth tactics infantry style.

We're all in it together so why get them killed or hurt when not needed.

So if one asks a question and the stuffs been gone over time and again,.... expect to do a lot of reading. :) ;)

Yeah, yeah, Flyer, back on topic. ;D
 

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Hope you know just kidding, enjoy all you guys posts, never too smart to learn, which I've done here from all, sorry Flyer. :rolleyes:
 
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