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New Taurus PT745

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mdbullet223, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. Mdbullet223

    Mdbullet223 Member

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    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
     
  2. DougW

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    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.
     
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    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.

    --wally.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    pt745

    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);)
     
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    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'.
     
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    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.
     
  9. jpwilly

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    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.
     
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