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Posted: 2/22/2007 12:47:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 8:15:06 AM EST by NJBC47]
changed the thread to avoid double posting.

anyone own the Taurus PT945?

if so, pro's and con's?


Link Posted: 2/22/2007 12:51:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 7:31:22 AM EST
btt
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 7:50:11 AM EST
I have one.

Pro's:
1. Good shooter, never chokes on anything.
2. Slim.
3. Light weight.

Con's:
1. Sights are plastic (that is just plain stupid).
2. Has plastic guide rod (replaced with home made SS one).
3. Cocked and locked safety feature is useless, since it is not so well implemented as on 1911.
4. Quality of build could be better.
5. Aluminum frame (I like steel, this way you can still wack the BGs in the head with great results if you out of ammo).
6. Uses in my opinion non-adequate recoil spring, it eats them like crazy.

Overall, I prefer 1911 in Commander size.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:00:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 8:00:59 AM EST by NJBC47]
thanks. the one im looking at dose have night sights. no snag ones. so the eliminates one of the cons. i didnt notice the plastic guide rod. im sure my guy can replace that for me with a ss one as well.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 8:27:29 AM EST
There is nothing wrong with a plastic guide rods, if that is what the gun was designed with. I would surely trust my life to a factory plastic guide rod, before I did to a home made one.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 12:58:50 PM EST
I had one that had a steel guide rod. Wonder when they went plastic? Mine was an early model bought in the early to mid 90's. Good gun, Sig 220 sized, accurate and would shoot just about anything but lead wadcutters, and factory mags were plentyful. The only problem with it was it hammer bit the hell out of me. There are grip sleeves out now that might cure that problem.

Shoot it before you buy would be my best advice.
Link Posted: 2/22/2007 4:32:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2007 4:34:40 PM EST by KK66]

There is nothing wrong with a plastic guide rods, if that is what the gun was designed with. I would surely trust my life to a factory plastic guide rod, before I did to a home made one.


OK, Beretta 92 used to be equipped with steel GR, now days it comes with the plastic one (but was designed with the steel one). Don't see it as an improvement. Not a big deal, you can still get a steel one, since they make it for military contract guns. The question is why they do it? Just to squeeze extra profit.
BTW, the factory PT945 plastic GR looks and feels like shit, it flexes and I would not trust my life to it. The "home made", was actually made by professional machinist on state-of-art CNC center, and is a solid, superbly done piece.
Maybe I am a to much of a traditionist, but the only plastic that is acceptable near the guns - is a Credit Card (Glocks are exempted).


The only problem with it was it hammer bit the hell out of me.


I don't have this problem and I have large hands. To bad it did it to you.


Shoot it before you buy would be my best advice.


+1 If you can find one for rent or so.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 9:24:48 AM EST
btt
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