Reviewed By: Bryon M on 03/03/2013
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
has a natural feeling when grabbing and firing to simulate a stress firing. No hot spots felt. Sites line up quick, light recoil, (compared to my 357 w/2inch), faster on target follow ups too. snappy feeling recoil not a long recoil
First range trip factory ammo followed with some Cast lead hand reloads. Second trip only hand loads, using reclaimed range lead mixed with w/w lead that I cast, orange lubed, third trip more of my home casts, total of 200 lead cast thru it less than 20 factory ammo.
No leading, dirty feed ramp, bolt and firing pin from burnt lube and what not. the cast loads grimed it up fast.. Action smooth when dirty, worked it over all grimed up to check functionality, softy working action still cambered every round, and of course aggressively working the action was flawless. After the two "lead" trips tore apart grime wiped off, no scrubbing, no real issue cleaning the gun. Easy tear down. Kroil patch gave a smooth shiny looking barrel. again no leading, unlike my Ruger P85, one range trip taught me lighten the loads greatly or go back to copper, sure wish bullets where in stock for it..
Accuracy at first light-line at indoor rage is what 7yards? 25 feet? much Further than any shot I'll need for home defense, this being the purpose of this gun for me. Hidden in a drawer for that moment that will never come....
Tight center mass shots clip after clip, and maybe 5 "flyers" total which no doubt where my doing and they where only 3-4 inch drift from what I was aiming at, to the right of course, but really it hits hard where its pointed.
Can't get the mag to fall out like others have stated, so hopefully I never will..
I have three other Taurus, revolvers. One issue is with bad workmanship on my 44mag, way too much loctite was used so much it ruined springs inside causing the cylinder to have many issues one it fell into my hand second trip to range, also oil inside it was bad gummed up . Other two are great. One bad assembly doesn't make for a bad manufacturer, just one bad gun that can be fixed.
I'm in CA, got my PT145 a week before it went off the DOJ approval list.
Very happy with this gun.. mine has been flawless and taking into account for what it is, it's a cheaper 45 sub compact that tries to be a good Glock Clone its a great gun/purchase.
First responders with buy a much higher end firearm because lives will depend on it, the PT145 give use non-professionals an enjoyable and affordable gun to shoot.
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