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Taurus PT111 Gen2, any experience?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Godsgunman, Mar 12, 2013.

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  1. Godsgunman

    Godsgunman Member

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    I used to own one of the older PT 111 and it was a good gun for me. I know its been one of Taurus' best performers so this new revamp they have done has me thinking about grabbing one. There aren't many reviews out there on the new gen so if you have first hand experience please let me know what you think. Thanks!
     
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    I haven't seen any reviews either nor have I seen them really for sale yet at least the ones shown in their new catalog for 2013. Now I have the last generation of the PT111 Pro and have put well over 5000 rounds through it with replacing one recoil spring assembly that was bad when I got it but still lasted for 3500 rounds. My wife carries it now as her daily carried. They have made some changes to it though so don't know for sure but it looks like they mixed the 24/7 with the PT111 Pro design.
     
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    We have 2 of the 1st Gen. PT111's and they operate flawlessly and also handle my style of reloading. That is to say, my upper end / +P loads don't cause any problem bulging issues. I get quite a few runs off the brass, so suppose the chamber is pretty well supported. For the money, they're a very good firearm I think.

    GS
     
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    I've had a Gen 1 for awhile and it has been flawless.
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  5. bannockburn

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    I had a Third Genenration PT-111 and while it performed fine for me I never felt comfortable with the grip angle or with the overall feel of the gun. The gun never felt like a natural pointer in my hands, with the sights coming up on target too low for me. I sold it and eventually replaced it with a Ruger SR9c.
     
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    Don't know what generation it is, but I have a PT-111 I bought as an off-duty gun back in 1997. It points fine for me and has never failed to go bang when required.
     
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    Godsgunman, please check your PMs.
     
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    I assume you mean the G2 (which is gen 3 or 4 depending on your reconing). I have examined a few of these and they seem to have corrected the ergonomic issues with the "Gen 3"'s that I have bought and sold in the past. I still would not buy one to keep. They tout their lifetime warranty... and you'll need it. Ever try to ship a handgun without an FFL?
     
  9. Godsgunman

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    I got it, thanks for the link weregunner. :)
     
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    Not going to share?
     
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    I had one but it just didn't fit me well so sold it. I will say it functioned well, but again I just could not bond with it.
     
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    Are you refering to the DAO 2nd gen or the SA/DA 3rd gen?

    I have experiance with both. Sold the 2nd gen to get the lighter pull of the 3rd gen. Both never had any issues and Istill carry the 3rd gen daily. As a matter of fact its on my hip right now.

    The third gen is easy to spot as it has heinie srtaight 8 sights. The rear sight can be replaced for $14 for a 2 do rear sight.

    ETA oh wait. the non Mil pro gen 2 is what youre refering to. no experiance with that one.
     
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  14. Sicari

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    Good pistols - stupid name

    Owners refer to the Millennium and Millennium Pro pistols as belonging to three generations: Gen. 1 DAO; Gen. 2 DAO w/ improvements; and Gen. 3 SA/DA with front and rear dovetailed sights and as "special feature": many have observed that the guns often shoot low and left...
    Now Taurus with in keeping with their keen attention to customer feedback, confusingly names the newest iteration of this pistol " Millennium Gen 2".

    In my opinion, the older (Gen. 3) Millennium Pro pistols where/are very good pistols.
    Hopefully, the newer "Gen 2" pistols will be as reliable as the older gen. 3 and also manage to more easily shoot where they are pointed.
     
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