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Morning. I figured I would post here since ive been lurking for a while. Bought a new 145 stainless model about two weeks ago. 361 total. did the intial cleaning, man that thing was filthy. also noticed I dont have the end cap over the striker, no biggie. striker was pretty easy to get loose, didnt notice any burrs or grit in there. shot about 110 rounds of unknown stuff, some was being thrown away so it was not match grade:) had one stovepipe, no other issues, except i couldnt hit crap! all over the place. this was off hand, and paced out 7, 15 and 25. then I shoot a k31 swiss and felt better.
afterwards, started having problems with the trigger. the metal doha that is in the action, and holds the firing pin and spring in was gritty, and wouldnt let the trigger rest. second range day I thought I was going to have all sorts of issue with the trigger, even after flushing repeatedly. but, worked flawlessly, and very easy to stage. no trigger problems, one failure to go into battery well over a 100 rounds. on a rest, good accuracy, was able to get one solid grouping at 15 yards standing, had to really pull left arm in while pushing with right. overall, not at all punishing on the hands, could hit a man size target at 25 yards, and reliable. cant complain. oh, shooting high, had to use 6oclock hold. I didnt worry about the stupid dots, just focused the top of the three sights like normal. and no difference between 230 and 200 grain. fed wadcutter and round nose no problem. any tips on how to hold would be appreciated. gotta get my 25 posts too:)
 

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Welcome to the forum! I bet if you call Taurus, they'll send you a new end cap. :thumb:
 

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PT145man said:
I think that most mill pros shoot low--yours is unusual. What is a K31 Swiss?
Just bought a PT145 Pro yesterday. Yes, mine shoots low. It also shoots to the left. I was able to adjust the rear site to compensate for the left/right. Will find out thursday if it shoots more accurately now.
 

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Well everyone said to me, that it was ME!! If I learned to use the sights as they were designed I would be much better. Well I improved, a little!! with practice. But most of my shots were low, and gee whiz, to the left. OK, maybe it was my trigger pull or pushing the front of the gun to the left due to my grip.

As I shoot outdoors, I have not been able to setup a bench in this cold weather and test it over sandbags, or a rest of any type we will see when the weather breaks, or I decide to go to an indoor range and test again.

Do not lose faith, because, I have only had one fTL, and no FTF, and the action and recoild are great in my book.

Noted that his is a PT111 Pro, not the 45.
 

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I adjusted my back sight right a bit, very easy to loosen the screw. I dont feel the need to get new sights, can live with these. I wonder if anyone has tried a houge, or uncle mikes grip? I have one on an h&k full size, helped my qualifications score. The h%k I shot low and left one alao, found out I was squeesing the grip too hard, which was tourqing the gun left. might want to try loosening your grip and see what happens. but the taurus is so small, I think the rules are different. gotta put some rounds down range with different grips and see what helps.
A k31 swiss is a swiss military rifle. shoots 7.5X55? has a straight bolt, and is sweet.
As to the rest, makes a BIG difference. good groups on a rest at 25 yards, almost like the $750 full size, but standing, couldnt hit a bowling pin at 15 yards. keep trying, and dont dismiss the accuracy until you shoot it rested.
 

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I have to say that out of all of my handguns, the PT-145 is my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I have an XD40SC, and XD9 Tactical and love both of the Springfields and my little NAA Guardian .380.

The PT-145 is dead on accurate, feeds ammo great, the sa/da trigger is awesome. Taurus finally got it right with the 3rd generation Millennium Pro 45. I put it's accuracy right up there with the Springfields anyday. I dunno, maybe the Brazillian's put mine together in the middle of the week in the morning with just the right parts! As always, just my 2c worth!
 

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ok, qualified with my pt145 as a back up gun today. We shoot the 50 round mda, which is timed shots from 7, 15 and 25 yards. shot a 94, better than my h&k. I put a houge slip on...on it, shooting basic winchester white box. 45 shots in the 8 ring:) so anybody who says these things cant shoot 25 yards, forget that nonsense. and its shooting to poa now. does it with 230 and 200 grain. guess I just got lucky. and, its so dag on comfortable. would never carry the h&k off duty, too havy, tuck this bad boy in the waist band and youre all set. now lets see if I can get this pics to post.
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Just fired my PT-145 yesterday too. Mine as with everyone elses shoots way low way left out of box. Maybe they have some blind guy at the factory testing these! LOL! Great gun though. Love it!
 

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donnypd said:
I wonder if anyone has tried a houge, or uncle mikes grip? I have one on an h&k full size, helped my qualifications score.
I use a Hogue Handall Jr. on my Kel-tec P11. It makes a big difference in the way the gun handles. Also put on my dad's PF-9 and he loves it.
 
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