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Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro 40SW Stainless
[1140039P]
$369.00
by Scott C Date Added: Tuesday 15 December, 2009
I ordered this in Dec of 2009. It was received with a significant coating of gun grease from the shipment from Brazil, so clean before you try it out. Some speculate that the negative reviews of quality and reliability can be due to the gummy grease these guns are packed in for shipment. Make your own decision. I bought a Taurus for value and to have a gun I did not feel I had to baby in the field, which is where this gun is destined.

I am not a super gun-guy. I have owned a Sig P232, Springfield XD40 and a small .22 Beretta. I am mostly comparing this firearm to the XD40, Tactical.

Weighing the options for a small, lightweight carry gun for my outdoor activities I settled on the Taurus Millennium Pro. Bud’s Guns price help me make up my mind. I don’t want to backpack with my best or heaviest gun, and where I live it Is not the animals I fear, it is the humans. All in all I found this firearm to be pretty accurate. At 25 yards, they all made it on the paper, which is all I am asking for at that range. At 7 yards, this was a surprisingly accurate little gun. I shot about 100 rounds of cheap wolf ammo without one issue. The gun performed flawlessly. I like the safety and the bright orange on the magazine that quickly identifies the gun as empty at a glance (if the open slide did not clue you in first…). The DOA trigger pull is fine and the sights that everybody complain about…? Quit whining! It is easy to line up two dots and you still have the traditional 2 in 1 sight system going for it. I liked the sights.

Ergonomics could use a little work. I have medium sized hands, and the magazine release cannot be operated with one hand. My palm gets in the way of the magazine. The slide release is easy to manipulate form me, but my wife cannot operate this as her thumb does not quite reach. The ergonomics could use some work, but what do you expect for $350?!?!

I would say, a good value and worth the purchase. This gun is not the best out there, but the surprising accuracy, reliability make it a great little gun. I have found my backpacking gun and this is it. A big .40 SW in a little package.

Thanks Bud!

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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