Taurus Millenium users


October 29, 2007, 03:43 PM
I haven't had the chase to fire the Taurus Millenium ..So I'm asking comments from those who own, owned or have had shooting experience with them. I personelly am leaning toward the PT-111 ( (9mm) as the 40 & 45 seem to be alot for such a small piece to handle well.

I apreciate any thoughts....

Thank you:cool:

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October 29, 2007, 04:27 PM

I own a Millenium pro 3rd generation .45ACP. It shoots like a charm but the recoil is stiff and follow up shot slower than a lowest recoil type weapon.

Quality is good, like all the Taurus I own. Precision is nice but not fantastic. Anyway, my marksmanship skills are always than most of the guns. hehehehe

It is a very easy CCW: small and lightweight.

Finally, as usual, It has the lifetime warranty from Taurus.

Thank you

Ghost Tracker
October 29, 2007, 04:37 PM
Had considerable trouble with my 1st Gen Millenium in .45 acp. I hear from other forum members that the design, quality & durability have all improved substantially since then. I hope they're right.

October 29, 2007, 05:03 PM
Do not get a Millennium. Do get the Millennium Pro. The old Millenniums had issue with frames cracking on the 45 version. The new MilPros fix the issue.

I have a MilPro PT145. Couple of thousand rounds through it, and not a single issue. I carry it when hiking, so I consider it good enough to save my life.

October 29, 2007, 05:06 PM
I've got a PT-111 Pro, which while functioning very well... has proven an EXTREMELY difficult gun to master. (It took me about 1000 rds before I had any sort of accuracy, and was my first pistol). If this is your first pistol, I'd recommend not getting the subcompact PT-111. Its very small size and relatively heavy trigger pull make it more suitable for experienced shooters.

Otherwise, I've been very happy with my PT-111.

October 29, 2007, 07:06 PM
I had the first gen 45. until the trigger broke.

October 30, 2007, 01:32 AM
I have a PT-145 and a PT-111, both Millenium Pro(3rd gen). Both have functioned perfectly. Have about 700 rounds thru the PT-145 & about 500 thru the PT-111. Have had trouble getting use to the Heinie sights but I am an old man and slow to change. Both are good pocket pistols(cargo pants) for me although I may switch to a S&W 6906, just prefer a decocker I guess. Use to carry a Sig 239 but liked the 10 & 12 round mags in the PT's.

October 30, 2007, 02:31 AM
My son shoots a PT-111 Pro and it's a good pistol but like mentioned above, it's hard to master. It's almost in line with a J frame revolver and it has only a 3" barrel. It's easy to conceal and is very accurate with practice but be sure you are willing to put the time in.

October 30, 2007, 03:24 AM
I had a PT-111 Pro but never learned to love it. The grip wasn't right for me somehow. I sold it to a friend. Never had any problems with it. Seemed to be well made.

October 30, 2007, 03:37 AM
When I was younger I had a first gen PT111 9mm and absoutly hated it(couldnt handle the recoil on the small frame), I shot a third gen 45 and it had so much better recoil and control that I bought one for my summer carry with lighter/smaller clothes however it is currently broken it jammed when I was reassembleing it I going to turn it in to Taurus to make use of their lifetime warranty

October 30, 2007, 05:30 AM
Taurusbasher wrote:
I had a Taurus once, broke on me, what a POS. So, I've been slamming them ever since w/o ever giving them another chance to improve on what was wrong. Now I'm going to just keep bringing up my one bad experience everytime someone asks about them to add fuel to the fire.

I owned a MilPro PT111 9mm 3rd gen and thought it was good. Never a problem with it but sold to a friend when I was buying a gun/selling a gun mode. Still shoot it with him at range to this day and is still fine. I now own a 3rd gen MilPro PT145 45acp and have had zero problems as well. Low recoil, decent accuracy and would recommend them to anyone.

Roy Weber
October 30, 2007, 07:58 AM
I was a Kel tec p-11 owner and wanted to get one for my wife, but was unable to get if for her BD so I got her the PT-111 PRO. Affer shooting the PT-111 I sold my kel-tec and got a PT-111 for me. I love it! It shoots much better than the kel-tec.

October 30, 2007, 08:42 AM
I shoot/carry the PT145 - not a problem. Have shot about 1k through it - no jams. As for carrying - no problems concealing - whether IWB/OWB or in the pocket of my shorts - easy to conceal.

October 30, 2007, 11:24 AM
I have owned both the 1st & 2nd gen models in 9mm. They were solid dependable guns that are still in use by the individuals I sold them to. The only dislikes I had about the pistols were their long DA triggers and the reassembly after cleaning. The new 3rd gen DA/SA models have improved the triggers a great deal. The take down and reassemble steps are still a PIA. Makes a decent carry package for the price.

October 30, 2007, 11:51 AM
Do have a PT111 Mil/pro and do agree with other it's a very good gun, but it is a specialist gun as compacts and snubbies all are.Started out with the full size pistols and then moved on down to the much smaller guns. Took a while, but it was worth the wait and practice to become proficient overall shooting pistols.

If you are considering a Taurus there are either the PT92,911 series which are full size or near to that.

Or the 24/7 full size and then go with a 24/7 Mil/pro once the full size gun has been mastered.

92s are double action hard trigger pull followed by the light single action trigger pull for each subsequent shot. These are traditional actions and have a decocker to lower the hammer safely onto a live round without the round going off.Otherwise the hammer has to be lowered by slowly letting it down manually. The hammer could slip and set off the round.

24/7 and the Mil/pro family are of double action only family type of triggers.
It feels like a long light double action revolver trigger pull, of about 5 to 8 pounds, all the way through the pull. Takes some getting used to but with practice,technique, experience, and dedication, proficiency can be attained.

I will admit to a 9x19 bias. That's a personal decision. All the defense cartridges from the 9mm. to the .45ACP are excellent rounds.

The 9mm. is cheaper, less recoil,quicker shot to shot recovery,and it's easy on the shooter and gun.
Others will sing the praises of either the .40 S&W or the .45ACP. Good cartridges all.

October 30, 2007, 12:03 PM
I have a PT145 Pro 3rd gen and it is the finest carry gun I've had, ever! It digests any factory load and my cast bullet loads. Last Sunday afternoon I fired over two hundred rounds of 200gr cast semi wadcutters over 4.7 gr of red dot (a fairly warm load) and was running drills of shooting at targets while running forward firing from the hip as fast as I could work the single action trigger which is pretty quick. I undoubtedly was not firmly gripping the pistol as one would with a two hand arms extended grip but the pistol didn't give a darn, it just kept on spitting bullets at the targets. This is the most reliable, accurate and easy to master sub compact full power 45 I've ever imagined. In short, I love it. The day I got it I ordered a set of Williams fire sights for it and got rid of the ridiculous figure eight junk that came on it. That is the only criticism of the gun I had.

October 30, 2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks you all for the comments.

I'm not a novice...Been shoot the 45 1911 for 30 years in all kinds of formats, and am pretty handy with snub revolvers.. Colt detective...But like most people I hate to buy something before test driving..LOL Some one favorite could be someone's pain...

I like the feel of the 3rd gen Millenium's but like I orginally said.. I wanted a few comments on reality....

Thanks again to all of you.

Be safe:cool:

October 30, 2007, 10:44 PM
Hello,, I have had a few Milleniums in the past, I had a 132, wich was ok, but I had feeding issue's due to the rounds seemed to want to stay in the mag and not cycle.( there is a name for that, I think it is called rim locked ) I have owned a few 111's with no problems what so ever and I have owned 1 PT140 and it was good as well. As for the PT145, I just today talked to my dealer and he had a new 145 with the tan or light brown frame, and he is holding it for me until Thursday when I get a chance to go and get it. He is selling it NEW for 300.00. Believe it or not I have seen this selling for upwards of 445.00 online at auctions. I guess some people will take advantage of people less knowing of prices. Keep us informed as to how you like it and I will keep you posted as well. Be Safe, Dave

October 31, 2007, 08:22 AM
I've got a third gen PT145 pro. Great gun. It's a bear to handle being so light, small, short barreled, and .45 ACP. That said, it has a grip that fits and fills my hand excellently. The gun is reliable and accurate.

October 31, 2007, 07:51 PM
I bought a MilPro on Monday and took it to the range the next day. Ran it through the paces and love it. It's a great gun, fits my hand well and is great to shoot.

October 31, 2007, 10:02 PM
dsr30, welcome to the forum and nice to here.
Of course we want juicy details of a range report if you have them.:D
Like the National Inquirer rag, inquiring minds want to know.:):what::rolleyes:

November 1, 2007, 12:46 AM
Here's me shooting my PT145 Millenium Pro for the first time. It's my CCW. Notice that the recoil isn't much to deal with and fast follow up shots would be simple with a little practice. The long trigger travel caught me off guard and I was wondering if I had loaded the pistol so I checked it...I haven't had any FTF or FTE's with it unless you try to limp wrist it and it will short stroke.

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Dallas Jack
November 1, 2007, 11:57 AM
I've had 5 MilPros, 3 2nd gen and 2 3rd gens. I liked them all but I prefered the 3rd gen. I had no issues with any of them. They were all great shooters and very reliable. Here is a picture of my MilPros.
Dallas Jack

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