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Posted: 12/6/2001 6:50:51 AM EDT
I am shopping .45 pistols for concealed carry, and since I am on a budget, I am looking at <$400 brands. The one I am most likely to own is the Ruger P97, but that's another story. At Heritage Guns last night, I came across the PT145... didn't know anything about them. It had nice heft, buttery trigger pull, the price was good, 10rd magazine. It looked like a better deal for CC than the Ruger, which I trust more but is sorta hefty. In fact, I really liked what I saw. The fellow at the shop said they were pretty good and that he sold a lot of them.

I did some research into it, hoping to review it before buying it, and I discovered that some people have had the polymer parts crash or break outright. Do you have any experience with this pistol?

I want a small .45, but:
-Need to keep it at $400
-Don't personally like Glocks (the grip doesn't agree with my hands)
-Want something reliable

Am I skrood?
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 7:38:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 9:23:23 AM EDT
Thanks for the feedback. All of the pistols that I have owned for any length of time were Rugers. They fit my hand and my budget. I had a Glock 27, but just never got comfortable with it.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 10:26:48 AM EDT
I've been happy with my PT145. A lot smaller than my Glock 21. About 500 rounds to date withoug a hiccup and quite accurate despite the long, rough trigger pull -- which smooths out with a bit of careful honing.

Smaller Glocks just don't hold well even in my smaller hands and they don't hold 11 rounds.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 2:06:17 PM EDT
I have a PT-111 in 9mm I might be just a little ahead of Chuck on the round count, and I have'nt had any problems with it so far.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 2:11:42 PM EDT
I bit the bullet so to speak, and bought a Ruger P97.
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