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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the Taurus PT-145?

Has anyone handled/fired this gun?

I've read up on it but have yet to go to the shop and check it out.

I'm looking for a good compact .45 to use as my carry weapon.
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P2000 or USP Compact
.45 is overrated
and the ammo costs way to much
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P2000 or USP Compact
.45 is overrated
and the ammo costs way to much
I have a stepdad that reloads heh
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Reloading is good. I carry an eagle 9mm and love it! The ammo isn't expensive either.
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Reloading is good. I carry an eagle 9mm and love it! The ammo isn't expensive either.
Right now I have a little Rossi .38 special. Its ok, I want more stopping power though.
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If you need more stopping power than a .38 Special, check out assault rifles. Seriously, what are you expecting to go up against that some .38 Spl +P hollow tips can't take care of?

I do agree that the USP Compact Tactical or .357 Sig would be pretty badass though.

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If you need more stopping power than a .38 Special, check out assault rifles. Seriously, what are you expecting to go up against that some .38 Spl +P hollow tips can't take care of?

I do agree that the USP Compact Tactical or .357 Sig would be pretty badass though.
LOL @ assault rifles.

A .38 is enough but I'd like a little more. Plus, I'd like an auto.

Instead of an assault rifle I could always carry my .50 muzzle-loader, more sporty that way lol.
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Right now I have a little Rossi .38 special. Its ok, I want more stopping power though.
Not sure what they have to do with eachother...
You gonna wheelie into them while listing to a power ballad?

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[QUOTE=gconsier;1141418]Not sure what they have to do with eachother...
You gonna wheelie into them while listing to a power ballad?



I started reading that and was wondering wtf you were talkin about.. then i scrolled down and spit my drink out.. damn dude..... that was funny
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dont like it.

i carry this one.

Springfield armory .45

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dont like it.

i carry this one.

Springfield armory .45

shoots great and is smoothed out.

I can tell by the grip you've used it a few times
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dont like it.

i carry this one.

Springfield armory .45

shoots great and is smoothed out.
+100

.45 cal 1911's, all the way!!!
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dont like it.

i carry this one.

Springfield armory .45

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You live in Plainfield, where do you "carry" it?

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You live in Plainfield, where do you "carry" it?
from the locker, to the bench for cleaning, and back

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its a taurus man...don't waste ur money. ur better off throwing the heavy ass gun at them then trying to shoot at them. even if it gets the shot off you'll prob miss. but then again this is all heresay i've never shot a taurus.

on the pos side one of the riders on my other board lives in the south and carries a taurus compact .45 while on his bike and actually went down with it on without a prob. he also swears he's put thousands of rounds through it without a single jam.

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its a taurus man...don't waste ur money. ur better off throwing the heavy ass gun at them then trying to shoot at them. even if it gets the shot off you'll prob miss. but then again this is all heresay i've never shot a taurus.

on the pos side one of the riders on my other board lives in the south and carries a taurus compact .45 while on his bike and actually went down with it on without a prob. he also swears he's put thousands of rounds through it without a single jam.
so your whole post is ridiculous.. Youre a product of too much internet folklore
you have an opinion on something youve never shot..
Mine has a lot( I have no idea how many) and has never jammed that I recall

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so your whole post is ridiculous.. Youre a product of too much internet folklore
you have an opinion on something youve never shot..
Mine has a lot( I have no idea how many) and has never jammed that I recall
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Taurus is a solid firearm at the price and while they might have somewhat questionable customer service in terms of turnaround time, they will ALWAYS fix or replace your piece should it become defunct.

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so your whole post is ridiculous.. Youre a product of too much internet folklore
you have an opinion on something youve never shot..
Mine has a lot( I have no idea how many) and has never jammed that I recall
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Taurus is a solid firearm at the price and while they might have somewhat questionable customer service in terms of turnaround time, they will ALWAYS fix or replace your piece should it become defunct.
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Yea my Taurus 1911 has rocked; barely ever jammed and I clean it once every 700-1000 rds maybe. $500 OTD New to boot!

But I do hear some of the PT145's and 24/7's in .45 do have issues, but its just that caliber the smaller calibers are perfect, but thats just what I hear from Taurus forums etc.

http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT145.htm

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You live in Plainfield, where do you "carry" it?
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