taurus millennium 45 question


November 17, 2007, 03:29 PM
I was at the gun store again today and was looking at the
taurus millennium 45 he had one brand new for a really good price. So after I left I called a couple other places to make sure it was a good deal but all the other places I called they were 100.00 dollars more than him and theirs was the millennium pro 45 his was just the regular millennium. What is the big difference because I am just looking to you is as my carry gun my g23 is just a tad bigger and heavier than I would like.

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November 17, 2007, 04:28 PM
I have one and love it.

Very small and light. Disappears with ease.

Love the "single action" trigger.

Sights took some getting used to. No failures of any kind, including severe intentional limp wristing.

Do not shoot +P out of it. Not

Not a tack driver, but it will stop a threat.

My main reason for getting one was 10+1 rounds of .45 is nothing to scoff at. The price was right, I dont have to worry about carry wear and tear, its not a $1000 gun.

November 17, 2007, 04:50 PM
do you have the regular one or the pro model

Dave R
November 17, 2007, 05:29 PM
I own a Millenium Pro in .45acp and love it.

My understanding is the Millenium (no Pro) is an older model, and there were some reports of frames cracking. The Pro model fixed it. That may be why the dealer is charging less for the Millenium?

November 17, 2007, 05:54 PM
Mil Pro

November 17, 2007, 06:24 PM
I bought a Mil Pro last Christmas. It came w/ 2 magazines. It would jam probably 8 out of 10 rounds with one of the magazines. It was better with the other magazine, but still not good, maybe 1 or 2 jams per 30 rounds or so. I sent the bad magazine back to Taurus and got a replacement. The new mag is better but this gun still jams way too much, probably 2 or 3 jams per 50. :mad:
If I had it to do again, I wouldn't.
I have a Taurus PT99 and it's been great. Probably put about 500 rounds through it and never had a jam at all.:)

November 17, 2007, 08:59 PM
Had a PT145 2nd gen milpro that I really liked, but for some reason traded for a 1911. A few weeks ago I decided that the 1911 was abit much to carry and went to see some of the 3rd gen PT145's. I absolutely HATE that SA/DA trigger. Luckily they had a used 2nd gen PT745. I've been abusing the poop out of it and love it.

November 18, 2007, 11:49 PM
Do a search...you will find that there are many THR posts on the Millennium Pro PT145. Personally, I like the second generation DAO model...I can train with it just like my revolvers. I find it a accurate, light weight, 10 + 1 pocket cannon. Yup, I carry it in a Mika holster with my raincoat...rains quite a bit here in Washington state. I did have to use some lock-tite on the front sight...I've fire it so much that the front sight unscrewed itself.

Right now...I've been using it as my night stand, home defense weapon.


November 19, 2007, 09:36 AM
It's a good idea. Poor execution. I had one of these as well, 3rd Generation Stainless Steel Slide. Was my main carry gun until I couldn't get rounds to go into battery reliably. I replaced the Guide Rod / Recoil Spring assembly. Problem was still there. Gun was NOT reliable. Sold it off.

You will find many others with the same story, and others will say their pistol walks on water. With this kind of spread, do you really want to risk your life with one of these inconsistent cheaply made products?

November 19, 2007, 10:55 AM
Yup...and every auto made by every maker has lemmons with the same line from those who owned the lemmons. The reason why Taurus stays in business is because they make such innovative, quality made products. Like the thousands who have not had any problems whatsoever, guess I'm just lucky to have an error free, totally dependable Tauri PT145...which, by the way, is far better made than my Colt .45 ACP and compared to Kel Teks...it is literally a fine piece of art.

November 19, 2007, 02:09 PM
The reason why Taurus stays in business is because they make such innovative, quality made products.
Thanks, I needed a good chuckle:neener:. I don't make my claims without having checked them out. I waited 4 months to get that replacement part; the reason being, according to their customer service, was that they were having "battery issues" and this was the part that was deemed necessary to replace. I have also had 7 Taurus products in my possession over the last 3 years. Every one of their products had a mechanical issue:
Taurus 94 Revolver: Constant misfires. doesn't matter what kind of ammo. At least half of the cylinder will misfire. Changed the springs out twice. No solution.
Taurus PT745C: Most reliable gun yet from Taurus, had the amazing ability to shoot 8 inches low at 7 yards. Still, it would go bang. I DO wish I still had this gun.
2 Taurus Gauchos: One had constant light primer strikes, the other developed a nasty trigger slap that would appear every other cylinder, that would be enough to sting your finger and cause a "jump" in the gun. NOT safe.
Taurus 905 Revolver: cylinder latch doesn't go back into place. I have to manipulate it and then spin the cylinder so it catches. Opened it up and found metal shavings. Blew those out with compressed air and re-oiled the interior parts. The cylinder latch still doesn't work right.
Taurus PT 22: Firing pin disappears. After a 6 week stint at Taurus, it comes back without the firing pin. Ordered one from them instead, and had my smith install it. Sold it.
Taurus PT 145: Failure to reliably go into battery. This was my main carry gun. I bought it for the same reasons you cite above. I thought it was the perfect meshing of several systems, and it was until it ceased being reliable.
All of these with the exception of the 745C were bought brand new.

Like the thousands who have not had any problems whatsoever, guess I'm just lucky to have an error free, totally dependable Tauri PT145
You are lucky, and I envy you. I like the ideas Taurus has for their products. 9MM revolver? Excellent idea. Compact 10 round S/A .45 ACP pistol with a manual safety and restrike capability? Excellent idea. I just wish that they would put some focus on fit and finish.

November 19, 2007, 02:11 PM

November 19, 2007, 03:11 PM
Goodness...guess you really have had your share of Taurus problems...and here I just thought you were a Tarui basher, mea culpa, mea culpa. Um, just curious...do you also have problems with other brands? Just wondering if it might be a reflection on you. I say this cuz I had a girl friend once that could stop an alalog watch on her wrist (turned out she had quite a bit more electricity generated in her body than the normal person). In other words...we might not be talking about hardware symtoms here...might just be a software disease...hee, hee.

November 19, 2007, 04:03 PM
I'm always puzzled at people who state things like "I had 7 of X brand pistols, all of them had problems." I guess they're more trusting than me. I would have stopped buying X brand after 2 or so. I've only had 4 Taurus pistols, 2 650's , pt145 and the most recent PT745. Zero problems with any of them.

Michael N. STL
November 19, 2007, 04:34 PM
I bought a PT145 MIL-PRO back in Sept. Had feeding probs right from the get-go. Taurus said they had a bad run of mags and to send them back. Meanwhile I bought two aftermarket mags from Midway and it feeds like a dream. After about ten weeks I received two new mags from Taurus and they work great. Now I got four mags and a great compact shooter which I would (and do) bet my life on. Would I buy another one? In a heartbeat.

November 19, 2007, 09:07 PM
I had one of the 1st generation Milleniums (no Pro) and it was excellent. Got the itch for something else and traded it off. Wish I had it back. No problems of any kind with it.

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