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    1. #21
      Junior Member fattsgalore's Avatar
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      These are the type of comments i want to hear. I've been wanting a new sub $400 dollar BUG. Stoeger Cougar is another candidate in 9mm of course. With what to expect from the gun is great. I heard if you have light pin strikes spray the firing pin channel with break cleaner, but what do i know.

      Soon i to will have another power tool at my disposal.

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      The frame cracks issues were in the original Millenium, so far as I know they have been corrected in the Pro version. Good to see everyone enjoys these great little big bullet guns.

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      Hello,
      I just bought my PT145 Millenium Pro yesterday, so I haven't shot it yet (it just snowed again today). The first thing I did was disassemble the gun and clean it. For some reason the barrel was extremely dirty. I used at least 10 patches and lots of Hoppe's # 9 solvent to clean it, followed by some Rem Oil, then swabbed it clean again. I still don't think the brush or patches got all the crud out. But, It looks safe to shoot. I always clean my guns after I shoot. I have one concern, which I didn't notice at the gun store. When cleaning the gun, I happend to notice that the rear site had moved. I felt it and am able to slide it back and forth a little within the slide. I thought, no problem they must have had this issue before because along with the security lock keys that came with the gun, was a small allen type wrench. So, I proceeded to tighten the screw holding the site. The screw will not turn at all, clockwise, or even counter-clockwise. I turned on that wrench so hard I thought it was going to snap in two, but it didnt'. What do I do now? I can't have the rear site moving around, otherwise I'll be shooting way left or way right. I don't want to sent the pistol to Taurs already. I understand that we still have to pay shipping and insurance to send a gun to them, even though it has a lifetime warranty. I thought about getting some lock-tite, but if I can't get the screw out, how can I apply any? Did you have this issue with your sites?

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      Thumbs up My Taurus

      I love my Taurus PT145. Always shoots great good feel for a little .45. A nice touch is adding the Houge Hand-All Jr to the grip. The Jr is a tight fit but doesn't budge. I've one on mine for over a year, no rips, splits, or any other issues.

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      I've gone past the 1,000 round mark. Still loving it. Still in its stock form.

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      Xml

      The XML (or X2) light fits very well also. It is extremely bright especially for the size. Might not be good for a carry gun as the light may hang up when drawing but mine is for the night stand.

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      just bought my pt145, couldnt shoot it on saturday cause there was a downpour from hell. i field stripped it and i cleaned it so i wont have any problems when i start to go to the range. ive heard all the stories and basically basic maintenance is the key for this gun to take care of you.

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      i currently own a PT140 and only have one complaint, its shoots low. everything else is fine and dandy. If i had the money i would have bought a sub-compact glock, just cause ive shot it before and im more accurate with it.

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      my pt145

      i put 800 rounds through mine before it jammed on me..i didnt clean, lube, or take it apart or anything...until it jammed...ran federal 230grain hydra shoks, 230grain winchester fmj, 230 remington umc jhp..in total i put 1300 rounds through it, the gun wont jam when its cleaned/lubed..i've only put 230 grain rounds through it and its a little jumpy, be prepared to shoot it because of the recoil and LOUD sound from the 3 1/4" barrel, definetly not a womans pistol...incredible accuracy, comparable to the glock 19 9mm, ruger p89 9mm, springfield xd45, usp 45 compact, that we also tested that day. 10+1 is also good for a gun so small and light weight. good gun for pocket and waistband concealment

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      Love it!

      I love my PT145 Mil Pro. I've read that the early versions had problems, but don't know that from experience. The ONLY problem I had with mine was in shooting Wolf ammo. A good cleaning after that and cleaner ammo, and I've had zero problems. I don't pour hundreds of rounds through it, but enough to be confident in the gun. Gun Test called the PT145 "maybe the best fighting 45" among the several compact 45s they were testing in that issue.

      Yes, the pin strike is odd, but you know what? I just bought a Glock 20 (10mm), and it does the same thing!

      http://www.galleryofguns.com/shootin...es.asp?ID=3682

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      My PT145 is a 3rd generation, about 8 months old, and 450 rounds. Shoots what I load it with. No problems except on the last cleaning noted that the ejector is coming loose (back pin). Hate to send it in as I've heard that the repair turnaround time can be up to 90 days! Anyone know of a quick fix for a loose ejector? Anyone use loctite?

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      I don't have a PT145, but have the next best thing - a PT745. This one gave me a few problems at first. One magazine functioned perfectly, the other fed about 50% of the time. Sent the bad one back to Taurus and received a new one promptly. That one fed great also. Somewhere around 250 rounds the gun started feeling weird. On some shots it felt like the slide was in slow motion. Then it locked open with rounds left in the magazine. Well, not really open - about half open. The flat end of the slide release lever had slipped out of the notch and was riding on the outside of the slide! I sent it back to Taurus and they replaced the slide release spring. It took exactly 9 weeks to get it back. It works great now. Usually I would have got disgusted with the gun and traded it, but I really like this little thing. It is very accurate at 7 yards, functions 100% now and hides under about anything. Think it is going to be a keeper.

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      I have two of them. Mine are the DAO models with the rails and older big dot sights. Both have several thousand rounds through them.




      and lordy they are accurate, 15 yard draw and rapid fire two mags:

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      The trigger reset spring on mine broke. I sent it to Taurus and they fixed it. I lost confidence in the pistol ever since. I ended up selling it.

      There's a "feature" with the safety of the PT-145 and probably the PT-745. If the trigger is not fully forward and you engage the safety, the pistol will still fire if you pull the trigger. I can't think of a reason why you'd have a little rearward pressure on the trigger when you engage the safety but strange things can happen. Just be aware of it.

      Edit: I found the link to the info you'll need if this happens to you.
      http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=81

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      I had a milpro PT140 and loved it until I screwed up and sold it
      It shot Great and never gave a problem. Man was I stupid. I don't know much about the 145, but if it's like the 140, BUY IT.

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      Quote Originally Posted by buckeye49 View Post
      Hello,
      What do I do now? I can't have the rear site moving around, otherwise I'll be shooting way left or way right. I don't want to sent the pistol to Taurs already. I understand that we still have to pay shipping and insurance to send a gun to them, even though it has a lifetime warranty. I thought about getting some lock-tite, but if I can't get the screw out, how can I apply any? Did you have this issue with your sites?
      I've not had any trouble with sights on my PT145 Mil Pro. After I first bought it (slightly used), I had some failures-to-fire on first strike with Wolf ammo. Sent it to Taurus. They sent it back working - with a note to use quality ammo and clean it well after use and they wouldn't have to clean it for me again. That was embarassing and expensive ($50 shipping)! It seems the crappy Wolf ammo clogged up the firing pin hole, and I had not done a good job cleaning that out.

      I love the gun. Wish I hadn't spent $50 and a few weeks of use just to learn stuff i should already know.

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      I was hoping to find a light that was a little brighter than 40-50 lumens from the XML or X2. Does anyone know what tactical lights fit a PT145?

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      Question

      I just bought one and it feels real nice.
      Good grip n size for my hand. I shot low to, but Im new and stink, so thats probably it.

      Propellerhead n tex45.
      Id like to shoot like that some day. Very impressed.

      Being new I was wondering what the talk bout primer strike sweep is??
      Just trying to learn. Tnx, Rod
      Last edited by hemmigremmie; 02-04-2008 at 09:32 PM. Reason: changed things

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      TEX45, if that's your 15 yd rapid fire accuracy, here's hoping you never mistake me for the bad guy.

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