Buyer Beware: Bought a PT145 in 2003. Wanted a Glock but couldn't afford the extra couple hundred bucks at the time. I actually really liked the PT145 for carry and when it worked shot great. After 300 rounds the trigger broke. $50 in fedex shipping and 2 months later got it back. I continued to be a supporter of thier product until last week. Now 5 years later and another 200 rounds the trigger breaks again. This time I'm requesting they just send me the trigger but I'm told its a restricted item. Now fedex wants $75 to ship. I'll wait until some town has a gun buy back here in the Socialist Republic of New Jersey and turn it in for trash. I will never own a Taurus again. I agree with Shipwreck, mine and my families life is worth more than a couple hundred bucks. I thank God the gun broke both times at the range. Tauras will not admid to a design flaw or quality issue. For a self defense gun you can't afford to take a chance. I've got plenty of guns with thousands of rounds fired and have never had a break. Now I'm looking to get what I originally wanted. Save a ton of money buying the Taurus- not.