Unfortunately, I seem to be the only one with the 3rd Gen frame cracking. HOWEVER, I liked my PT enough I wanted to give it and Taurus a second chance. I'm glad I did, so far it has been completely trouble free for 400 rounds down range. I have several 1911's, which I enjoy a great deal....the PT-145 is the one pistol that is on my hip every day.....The first generation PT 145 had an issue with the frame cracking, with the 2nd and third generation , I think I have only read of one of each ever cracking.........
I was one of the PT145 owners who had that problem. It had nothing to do with hitting the magazine release, and I made quite sure of that before I sent it back to Taurus for repairs. After repairs, when viewing the magazine catch by looking down the magazine well, the new one obviously protruded more than the original one.The compact size of the PT Mil Pro series makes hitting the magazine release more common. There are frequently reports of mags dropping inadvertently. Changing the grip typically takes care of this, in most cases.
Ignore the nay-sayers. They have issues of their own to work out.I haven't had that problem. Maybe because I don't have big hands. I hear others talk about the Taurus as an inferior gun. I was listening to "Guns over Texas" two weeks ago and one of the hosts "claimed" that he shot some model of Taurus and it was jamming up on every other shot. I took that with a serious grain of salt. I get tired of people telling me to get a "real" gun. These are usually the ones who think there is one handgun worthy of any praise and that's the Colt 1911. While it is a good gun, I personally prefer guns without a hammer and find the 1911 to be a little big and bulky for concealed carrying.
As I said, I haven't had any issues with my PT 145 and am pretty accurate with it. I personally believe that Taurus guns are very underrated guns.