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Taurus millenium opinions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dambugg, Dec 31, 2009.

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  1. Dambugg

    Dambugg Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    Shot a Taurus Millenium this last weekend and really liked it. I am now thinking about getting one as a ccw instead of a j frame. I like the 9mm Millenium especially. Does anybody have one of these and how do you like it? Any problems?
  2. pokaslop

    pokaslop Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    I don't have one . . . but I've been looking into them. The earlier Millennium models supposedly had problems galore, but the newer (3rd gen I believe) ones seem to be fine. I've heard a lot of people say they would take a Taurus over Smith and Wesson because the trigger is better, but I doubt its $100 better. :rolleyes:

    Good luck!
  3. weregunner

    weregunner Member

    Aug 12, 2006
    What Millennium pistol did you shoot?

    Kind of have to know that as to which model it was you shot.
    I've got the PT111 Mil/pro 2nd generation and it works fine with no problems and thousands of rounds down range with no hiccups.

    Same goes for my PT132 in .32ACP.

    DAO or SA/DA pistols take a bit of getting used to, but it can be done. One has to take the time and dedication to do so.


    Own a PT111 Mil/pro and no problems. 2nd generation gun.

    In the owners own words:

    As for the Taurus PT145:


    Dambugg, if you can give me a model number I can bring forth the links for that certain one model if you so desire. This info will be from the owners themselves.

    Otherwise there is www.taurususa.com to look at.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2010
  4. slabuda

    slabuda Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    Southern Idaho
    I have a PT145 MIL PRO. No issues. Not competition accurate but will get the job done in what its designed for and thats self defense. Not the best gun out there but they are reasonably priced for those on a tight income. If you can afford it at double the price the Kahr is a great gun, but like I said its almost double the price.

    Will say that for those that have had issues Taurus cust service does not get good reviews.

    And FYI I am also looking at a J-Frame or LCR as a smaller CC gun. I cant pocket carry the Mil Pro. And need something smaller for light shorts and a t-shirt I wear almost every day in the hot summers here. Would consider a LCP/P3AT but think I want more than a .380
  5. doc540

    doc540 Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    bought a Millennium Pro in 9mm week before last

    shoots very well and accurately out to 10yds which is why I purchased it

    it's become my "truck gun"

    sold a Sigma to buy it

    so far, so good
  6. Dambugg

    Dambugg Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    The one I shot was a 45. It was stainless with a ten round mag. I don't know what generation it was. But it was more comfy to shoot IMO than a j frame, held more rounds too. I prefer a 9mm as I already own a lot of ammo and dies etc. Thanks for all the help guys.
  7. crisco

    crisco Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Southwest FL
    I carry a 3'd gen Millenium Pro 9mm nights and weekends, when I'm not carrying my itty bitty keltec P32. The Millpro is just too much for me to carry at work easily.

    It's been totally reliable and I have past 600 rounds through it. Less then many but more then enough to start to know it. The trigger has improved with time.

    Bear in mind that there's no way to fire in DA unless you take a "second strike" on the same round. It's unique trigger system, so maybe read up on the details and be sure you like the idea.

    They also have heinie sights which use a different sight picture. Had I read up on this I would have enjoyed it's first range trip more. :rolleyes:

    Over all I like the gun. Holsters are a slight challange but there's some cross references that will help. (if it fits that gun it fits this gun, etc...)

  8. putteral

    putteral Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Homosassa, Florida
    I also carry a 3rd gen PT111 Mill Pro. Has never failed me yet.
  9. Babalouie

    Babalouie Member

    Dec 2, 2004
    South Florida
    I've had a PT140 Pro, the Pro is real important, for 3 years with no problems. A great ccw gun.
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  10. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Arlington, Republic of Texas
    Make absolutely sure it's a Millennium PRO and not just a Millennium. There is a difference. The older Millenniums had a number of problems, and Taurus relaunched the line with the PRO models which are MUCH better. I have a PT140 Pro which I still carry from time to time and it works great. Just make sure you're getting a PRO model.
  11. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    my first carry piece was a DAO Mil. Pro. PT-111

    It was reliable with one exception... I'd occasionally get light primer strikes on WWB. Not on any other brand of ammo.

    And the pistol always fed any and all ammo., including several different hollow points.

    The trigger was "O.K." but not great... since I always carry with one in the pipe and the manual safety on, I figured there was no reason not to get the newer SA/DA model when it came out.

    So I traded in for that and the trigger is significantly better.

    I carry OWB in a Don Hume pancake and this works out better than any other option I've tried with the gun. It doesn't bind or poke me, even when driving.

    There's been some squaking about a "safety deffect" on these pistols, in that if you pull the trigger half way and then flip the manual safety lever up.... the pistol appears to have the safety engaged, when in fact it does not.... if you pull the trigger you'll release the striker.

    Since pulling the trigger half way and holding it there while engaging the safety is not part of my personal manual of arms, I don't worry about this.

    For the price, I think it's a darn good carry piece.

    Mine came with two twelve round mags...

    I have a belt holster for the spare, but almost never carry it.

    Just as an FYI ... I believe the 24/7 compact is almost identicle.... but has the nice rubbery grip. Might be a better option for you.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
  12. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    I have had one Taurus revolver and one Taurus semi-auto.

    I LOVE the revolver. Absolutely great gun.

    The semi-auto (It may have been a Millinium, I cannot recall) was a hunk of junk. Jam-o-matic with any and every ammo. Sent it to the factory and they 'fixed' it and it was just as bad.
  13. 03Shadowbob

    03Shadowbob Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    West Palm Beach
    My PT140MilPro, worst gun I ever owned. I got to experience Taurus customer service and quality control twice with that POS. For about $50 more, why not buy a proven gun like a Glock or XD?
  14. jfrey

    jfrey Member

    May 16, 2008
    South Texas Coast
    Like slabuda suggested, if you can afford it, get the Kahr CW series. It's about $120.00 more but worth the money to me. After owning both a PT-111 MP and a Kahr CW9, the trigger is much better on the kahr and it is thinner across the slide. Weight distribution is much better and easier to carry and control. I'm not knocking the Taurus, just saying from experience, the Kahr is a better choice. Both guns have long trigger pulls and the sight setup is about the same. The kahr shot to point of aim for me, where the Taurus shot low by about 3" by everyone who tried it.

    The main thing is to get what suits you best and a gun you have confidence it.
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