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Posted: 5/2/2004 7:10:30 PM EDT
There's one at the shop for around $350.  It feels good in the hand, points well, and 10 rounds of 45 in such a small package is nothing to scoff at.

Anybody know how reliable the gun is?


Is it a Turd with a gold plating, or is it a good dependable gun?

I'd do a search in it but GB has yet to turn it on.

Link Posted: 5/2/2004 7:46:16 PM EDT
You get what you pay for. Then again Taurus offers one of the best warranties in the business.  If you ever want a high-cap good luck. I would personally pay the extra money for a glock.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 5:21:25 AM EDT
The 45 Glocks are too big, and I'm not interested in the 45GAP to have a smaller package, so no thanks.

Anybody have experience with one that can comment on thier reliability and overall perceptions?

Link Posted: 5/3/2004 6:11:40 AM EDT
Get a real gun...........a 1911
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 6:13:25 AM EDT
I had one it wasnt the PRO though.

All I can say is leave it in the case. The gun was a HUGE piece of shit! You would be better carrying rocks in your pockets.

Trigger pull sucked.
The thing damn near blew up on me one time when I was shooting CCI Blazers in it. The guide rod would pop out the end of the slide all the time. The frame cracked. The mag release broke one time.

I wouldnt recommend it. Now you might be ok with a 111 I havent heard much bad about them besides shitty trigger pull. But DONT get the 145

Link Posted: 5/3/2004 6:14:28 AM EDT

Get a real gun...........a 1911

I second this vote!
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 9:04:46 AM EDT
Thanks guys, but you're preaching to the chior

I already own 3 1911s and love them.

was intrigued by the 10 round and polymer features, mainly for carry.

My 1911s are heavy to lug around.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 12:52:43 PM EDT
The PT145  is a huge POS.. nasty recoil , horrible trigger and thick ( being a double stack ). My friend bought one a year or so ago  and i shot it a few times  and so did he. He sold it shortly ther after and bought a glock.   If you want to spend $400 or so on one  that's your call. Personally i would wipe my butt with one.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 11:57:18 AM EDT
you would?

Link Posted: 5/7/2004 12:57:17 PM EDT
If you want a poly frame 45ACP check out Cobra Enterprises, Patriot 45. Looks about the same as a Taurus PT-145 but S.O.G. has em' for $189.00 dealer so by the time you pay your dealers fees, ect. it should run ya' about $250.00 out the door. Use the $100 you saved for a holster and ammo.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 5:10:52 PM EDT
You want a realiable ,inexpensive polymer .45 ... go with the S&W P99.  I don't own one but I haven't heard anything bad about them and they are cheaper than Glocks.

I own  a Walther P99 in .40 and the S&W P99 is similar.

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