Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. It's a personal decision to own a firearm with a recall issue, but the good news is that it it ever breaks or you decide that you don't like it you can turn it back to Taurus for a PT 111 G2C in Black (9mm) which is worth about what you paid for the PT 140.I have an opportunity to buy a PT140 for less than $175 should I go for it?
There ought to be plenty of those floating around from folks who didn't return their extras. I would suggest people who kept their PT140's and PT145's had extra magazines anyhow, and the purchase of either Mil-Pro for $175 is a good purchase for spare parts or a New York Reload!Additional mags may be an issue also.
This was Gaston Glock's defense when Janet Reno (Fla Atty General then) took Glock to court following one of the first officer involved shootings after GLOCK began to be adopted by LEOs in the late '80s. It involved a Hispanic police officer in Miami. The officer was accused of shooting an arrested guy after he had surrendered. Glock was calm as a cucumber when Reno accused him off producing an unsafe gun. Reno had the guts to tell Glock that any gun that fired by just a pull of the trigger was inherently unsafe. He looked down at her through his spectacles and laid it out in simple English "young lady, that is precisely how firearms are designed to function. That is why you keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire and why if you put your finger on the trigger that you are ready for the gun to fire". "Indeed, that is what the goal is."Huh? If I use my firearm in a self-defense shooting I will tell them, via my attorney, that I pulled the trigger and meant to pull the trigger. Anything less and it would be hard to say I was in fear for my life.
Can you please elaborate on what you are saying some "shyster lawyer" is going to try and get you in trouble for?
My understanding is the 3rd version has two sears, a single action sear and a double action sear. There is a post on the forum somewhere instructing how to remover the single action sear to make it double action only.Good point. It's funny but nowhere in the operation instructions manual does it say to set the thumb safety with the trigger pulled to the rear. And nowhere on the frame or slide does it say to read the instruction manual before use.
One more comment. The 3GEN PT145s do have a second strike capability so if your round doesn't fire you can just shoot again without racking the slide. I wonder if second strike capability is made possible because of some sear or disconnector engineering which allows for the followup trigger pulls. It is a DA/SA gun but if the slide doesn't move enough to move it to SA mode it will continue to fire in DA. With my Mag pulled and chambered round is removed (essentially an empty gun) I can sit here hours on end just pulling the DA trigger. Others say theirs won't do this but I wonder which generation of MilPros they have. Since there is no magazine disconnect, the only safety is the thumb safety. And I don't see a firing pin block in the slide.
Just thoughts. And, no, I haven't done any drop tests as my gun shoots as it is designed to shoot with trigger pulls. And I never activate the thump safety till a round is chambered Mag loaded and ready to holster.
I'm new here...but actually I never knew about this recall...I have and will continue to carry my pt145pro. Never havecad a lick of trouble or problems with mine.Probably no way of ever knowing, but I wonder if more people kept them, than sent them in. I know several class pistol owners, a few with the PT145, that never heard of the settlement. They’re happy with their pistols.