New Taurus PT745


November 3, 2007, 05:25 PM
Hello All, I just bought a new PT-745 this past Thursday and I finally got a chance to take it to the range today. I put 100 rounds of Winchester White Box Wal-Mart special through it without a problem. No FTF or FTE. I was a bit surprised that with just a 3.25" Bbl that the recoil was not more than it was. I have to admit that I do not care for the dot the eye sights on it, I guess I have always had the 3 dot system. I found out that Williams makes the 3 dot Fire Sights for this so I will probably order them Monday. If I run into any problems with it I will keep eveyone updated. Be Safe, Dave

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November 3, 2007, 05:30 PM
Dang, with all the new pistols coming out from everyboby that makes a pistol, I can't keep up. Guess I better look up a PT745. How were your group sizes? Did you get to do any double taps to check function and control? Good purchase though. I have always liked anything Taurus makes.

November 3, 2007, 09:19 PM
Double check the Williams sights, I think they are for the older DAO model. When they came out with the "SA/DA" trigger they went to Heine "straight 8" dot the eye type sights and changed the dovetails so the sights for the older models won't fit.


November 3, 2007, 09:30 PM
I've been using the PT745 for summer carry the last few years. Very nice shooter, plenty accurate for CCW. I have the older DAO Pro model, but I tried the newest SA/DA model and found that I shot it the same as my DAO model. Anyway, either one will do just fine:D

November 3, 2007, 09:42 PM
If I remember correctly (which would be a first) the only thing my PT-745 has jammed on so far was a hand-load of 5.2 Bullseye (kinda hot) under a 230 gr. Hornady cone-shaped FMJ. I think the wierd shaped bullet was the problem. I had several FTFs with them. I won't buy those bullets again. They were my first .45acp hand-load.

The 745 is a sweet little gun.

November 4, 2007, 12:27 AM
Dougw, the pt745 is a single stack version of the pt145, which is a double stack.
The part number for the williams sights with dovetails is 70897.
Listed in their catalog.
Web site only lists the older sights for 2nd gen (70268);)

November 4, 2007, 12:58 AM
You can look at the "price list" on the website, it shows both kinds of firesights available. They are like $46.95 a set. I am thinking of ordering a set or two for my Taurus'.

November 4, 2007, 11:50 AM
This is a good little gun. Reliable, concealable, and decent.

and the most reliable of the 7 Tauri I had. Don't give it up.

November 4, 2007, 09:16 PM
I have the PT145 Mil Pro 3rd gen the PT745 is it's single stack brother. The savings .15" in width or so with the PT745 but the I prefer the extra capacity. The only time I've gotten mine to fail was by purposly "limp wristing" it and it didn't cycle fully. Otherwise 100% and I carry it daily. My other fun Pistol is a PT1911 that I use quite a bit for range duty and for when I fell like I need some cold steel and a BUG.

November 4, 2007, 10:44 PM
Just for gee whiz info or consideration.

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