Taurus Millennium Pro owners opinions


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Babalouie
March 23, 2005, 07:58 AM
OK, here's the deal... I have been looking for dedicated ccw weapon and have carried a 1911, XD-40 and a Taurus 85. I want something smaller and lighter than a 1911 and thinner and less bulky than an XD and something with more capacity than a revolver. I also don't want to carry a 1911 cocked and locked. I thought I had settled on a Kahr but have some personal reason for not purchasing one even though I know they are well made and very concealable. The other day I was at a gunshop and the owner handed me a Taurus Pt-111 Millennium Pro Titanium and I really liked it...I liked it alot. Now I've searched the forums here and other forums and it seems the orginal Millenniums had some problems that the Pro series seems to have successfully addressed. I would like to hear from owners of Millennium Pros and your experience especially if you have shot them in 9 vs. 40 and stainless slide vs. titanium slide. Are you happy with your purchase and would you buy it again. Thanks for the participation.

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saddlebum
March 23, 2005, 08:04 AM
i have one in 45 and think it makes a nice carry gun sort of like a glock with out the thick grip.but, i haven't shot it much so can't say how well it will endure. my kahrs on the other hand get carried alot and shot alot. saddlebum

PCRit
March 23, 2005, 08:51 AM
I picked up a Mil Pro PT111, standard blue/black slide, not a Ti, about a month ago for summer CCW. It shoots well, the trigger is smoother than my late generation non-Pro PT145 (which has never had a malfunciton either). The polymer frame problems in the early models ('00-'01) were solved years ago (seems most early small polymers all had their share of problems, including Kahr). It takes some practice to get used to the trigger, but I've shot many "wheel-guns" and the long DAO does not bother me.

I can't load 12rnds in one mag, spring too new, but the extra mag I bought does hold 12, but it's tight. I'll carry 11+1 for a while until the mag springs "break in".

I happen to like the external safety and long DAO for CCW, and I'm looking to pick up a PT140, so yes, I'm happy with the PT's.

Old Dog
March 23, 2005, 11:53 AM
My wife has a PT-145. I find myself including this pistol on my range excursions more often than not. I have now concluded that this is an excellent pistol. This pistol now has several thousand rounds - of every known .45 ACP weight and bullet configuration - through it. Never once a failure of any sort.

The pistol is quite light and easy to carry concealed; with 10+1 of .45 ACP, what a package! Our PT-145 is very accurate. Yes, the looonng trigger pull took some getting used to, but with practice, I've found the Millenium to be quite accurate. The sights are particularly good, and I like the large dot on the front sight.

I have since traded off or sold the last of my Glocks, but I find myself thinking of purchasing another Millenium - for myself, this time. I really like the frame mounted safety and now prefer the system over the Glock. I won't give up my 1911s, but for for the odd occasion I may desire to carry a plastic pistol, I'll make it a Millenium.

MillCreek
March 23, 2005, 01:40 PM
I have a PT-111 Pro stainless that I bought new a few months ago. I have about 600 rounds through it so far, and I am very happy. No problems using WWB, Remington UMC or Federal Personal Defense rounds. This is my first polymer pistol ever after umpteen years of owning nothing but steel or alloy frames, and I chose the Pro over a Glock 26 or a Springfield XD subcompact. The Pro had better ergonomics, grip and holstered/unholstered easier to my personal preference. So far so good.

ulflyer
March 23, 2005, 02:16 PM
I had a Pt-145 and the trigger pull was long but slick as snot! Had a few failures to fire on the first pull, but always did on the second; changed my old well used reloaded brass to some new Starline stuff and never again a FTF. Figured that out since a box of factory ammo never failed. At the time I was only shooting on the range, so I sold it for a longer barrel 45, but I've decided to get a CCW so I may well want to get another Taurus.

Gunmeister
March 23, 2005, 03:31 PM
I just bought a Mil Pro 9MM today. It was an impulse purchase because it felt really right in my hand. Plus it carries 13 rounds on board. After years of Glocks and Kahrs, I just wanted to try something different. I bought the stainless model in a local gunshop for $330.00 brand new, which is exactly $200 less than a G26 sells for in another shop here in town and it is $300 less than a Kahr PM9 sells for. I'm not going to get rid of my Glocks or Kahrs but let me tell you this, Taurus' Millenium Pro series is going to give Glock and Kahr a run for the money. I can buy a lot of Winchester White Box at Wally World with the $200 I saved on this purchase.
I realize a lot of folks down talk Taurus but to each his own, my Mil Pro 9MM rides comfortably unnoticed in an Uncle Mikes nylon IWB holster. I'm pleased with my purchase and the quality appears to be excellent, we'll see what happens at the range. I'm going to really wring this little sucker out after about a hundred or so break-in rounds.
A big plus is the Taurus' no questions asked lifetime warentee no matter how many times it is sold. Glock gives 1 year to the original owner and Kahr gives 5 years to the original owner.
Anyone know of a Taurus Gun Forum?

JimLally
March 23, 2005, 07:55 PM
I've owned the Taurus MilPro-145 for about a year. The trigger was long and stiff but got it REAL smooth after about 300 rounds. I got used to the trigger real quick. I realize that the gun was not made as a long range target shooter. It's for self protection when the SHTF, it's close, your adrenelin is surging, and you have to take care of business. The trigger is great for those times.

I usually practice at 10 yards and do consistant 2" - 2.5" groups.

I have a little over 1000 rounds through it. Never a failure of any kind. Reliable as hell.

Needless to say, I LOVE the weapon.

The original Millenium line got a bad rep because they had problems with the polymer frames cracking. Many original polymer based pistol from many manufacturers had similar startup problems. Any company that wants to stay in business has to address those kinds of things. I waited for the Pro line to fix those problems. I guess Taurus did. Mine, and others, are doing great.

It has became my primary carry weapon replacing my .357 revolver. I depend on it 100% to do what it is supposed to do when I need it to protect me and my family. I have absolutly no doubts whatsoever.

Easy to conceal, easy (and FUN) to shoot. 10+1 .45 cal capacity. Very reliable.

What's not to love?

Jim

Grayrock
March 24, 2005, 06:33 PM
I'll throw my hat in the ring, as well. I have been carrying my PT-145 stainless Mil-PRO for a couple of years now. Never had a failure of any kind. I ran a lot of different ammo thru it to test it as best as I could and TRY to make it fail. The best groups I get are with the Taurus Total Copper .45 ACP hollow points. I bought a couple of extra mags for it and carry it almost daily in my Smart Carry holster. I love the 10 + 1 capacity in a small size. There is a new version that has a slimmer grip and only holds 6 rounds (I think). I have no complaint about the width of mine.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
March 24, 2005, 10:59 PM
Here's your Taurus forum.

http://www.unitedforums.com/cgi-bin/tfcgi/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro&BypassCookie=true

Regards,
Rabbit.

cstreu1026
March 24, 2005, 11:06 PM
I am glad everyone that has one, or atleast most that have them have favorible opinions of them. I have been looking at a stainless PT145 for months now. I found them new locally (or semilocally since its about a 50 minute drive) for $289. As soon as I convince myself that I will like a polymer frame I will end up buying one. I also looked at a 745 the other day. I really liked the size but I think I may favor the larger capacity of the 145.

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