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Interested in the Taurus PT945

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chaim, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. chaim

    chaim Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I have long been interested in the Taurus PT945. From most of my research it is a very good gun, reliable, accurate, etc. However, a common problem for people with beefy hands seems to be hammer bite.

    Anyone here with a PT945 who can comment on this? How common really is this issue? What can be done?

    Unfortunately, none of the rental ranges here seem to carry this gun in the rental inventory so I can't see first hand. I'd hate to buy the gun and have a problem with hammer bite and have to sell at a loss. Still, I'm tempted to buy one anyway since I've had my eye on these for probably 4 years and I am in the market for a non-1911* full-sized .45acp (really it is primarily between this one and the Ruger KP345). Maybe if I buy one and have a hammer bite problem I can have the hammer spur removed by a smith (with the safety that can be used "cocked and locked" AND a decocker the spur really isn't necessary).

    Another thought is if anyone in MD (or maybe within a reasonable drive from Columbia MD- Northern VA, Philidephia area, Delaware) has one and would be willing to let me try it out I would be forever grateful. Would someone somewhat local be willing to let me try theirs out?:)

    *I am a big 1911 fan. I'm not looking at only non-1911 options because of anything I have against the 1911. It is just that most 1911s cost a bit more than other options and my finances are relatively limited right now. Also, I've pretty much decided that I want to try out the new Taurus PT1911 as my next 1911 once they become available so I'm waiting on any 1911 purchases.
  2. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Central Florida
    I think I gave you my opinion of mine on your site.
    Nice gun, very reliable.
    I just couldn't shoot mine.
    I never had a problem with hammer bite, but then I've never been bitten by any auto. How do you people hold your guns that you get bitten? Sort of amazes me.

  3. TC-TX

    TC-TX Member

    Sep 26, 2005

    Why not the PT145?

    No Hammer Bite...
    Greater Capacity...
    Great for both smaller and larger hands...

    Just a thought...
  4. Moonclip

    Moonclip Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I met a guy that owned one who said he liked it better than 1911 pattern guns he owned. I've fired the 911 Taurus and I thought it was a decent gun too.
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