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What a friggin' week. Earlier I mentioned that I picked up a P85. Still have yet to take her to the range. Today, was pure joy. I dragged my best buddy down to a gun show in Allentown. It was small, but really neat. I picked up a very inexpensive Bushnell scope for my Savage Mark II .22. I found the gun prices to be a tad bit pricey.

I remembered that the Army/Navy store I've bought most of my guns from was having a sweet sale today. I looked around for a bit, checked out some 12 gauge Mossbergs. Handled a Ruger P345 (this will have to be my next pick up.), Smith & Wesson M&P (really nice gun), a Glock .45 (I still don't like these guns too much) and there it wasn't. What happened to the PT111 I saw the other day. I started to get a little sad, sold out possibly? I asked the sales guy, "Oh, we have some in the back". "Dude, bring it out" I said. "Stainless or Blue?" he asked. Since my last 111 was stainless, I opted for the Blue. It only took moments and a price tag of $225, after takes for me took walk out with this puppy.

So, here I stand with a SA/DA Blued Millennium back in my stable, and I'm not letting go this time.
 

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One question though. My pistol says Millennium only (the word pro does appear on the box with the serial number), but it has the new single rear dot sight as opposed to the dual back and single front. I was also told it was SA/DA, which I think is third gen. Anyone know?
 

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If the 2nd letter of the serial (on the gun) is Z, then you have a 3rd gen. It should have the SA/DA trigger. You can also look at the sights ... are they dovetailed?
 

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Yes, the "z" is the key. Look at the serial number and that should answer your question.

Man, $225 for a PT111!?!?!? I wish I could find a deal like that!

Todd
 

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I am going to be the word of caution here. This type question has been posted at other forums at THR and TFL. If the gun does not say Millenium pro or Pro somewhere on the frame, slid , or grip, then it is likely that the pistol in question is a generation 1 standard millenium pistol and not a Pro model. Had both models at one time. The standard model has a mushy, stiffer DAO trigger pull. The newer pistols have a lighter and crisper trigger let off. The feed ramp is also only a partial one and very has a very steep angle to it on the old models. It may not feed most brands of JHPs reliably. Calling Taurus and giving them the serial number would clear this up. And I just spoke to Taurus Customer Service about gun related problems and was treated with kindness and courtesy. They can tell you for sure when and what model you have. The Taurus USA has a website that has a place to enter your guns serial number and find out when it was made and other info. Click on the Customer Service icon on the left hand side of the site and it should direct you to the proper area.If the pistol turns out to be a standard model take the gun back and get your money back or have him switch put for the real thing. Don't ever use that shop again if that is the case. Had the PT111 standard model and then upgraded to the Millenium Pro model. The standard model became sold. There are people who like the fit and function of the PT111 standard model and have had excellent service just the way it was. The JHPs they used worked well. The decisions is up to you, but I would check out the pistol just to be sure. Fraud is a serious business that demands a serious response if that is what happened. There is no OOPS about something like that. Either the clerk would be not knowledgeable or sneaky and underhanded at worst.
 

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I have confirmation that my PT 111 is indeed a 3rd gen. pro (says so on the opposite side). I just got a little worried. It is of the newer 2005-2006 design.

Thanks
 
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