My PT145 DUO-TONE arrived on time as advertised, and of course was factory new in the box. I had previously read reviews about this finish in particular arriving covered in oil. This is an understatement! Please be prepared to do a proper strip ,clean and lube prior to use. The oil the pistol is packed in is not a proper gun oil, merely a storage protectant. There were a few small burrs on the rails, and some machining remnants and shavings, but only a few. The barrel is packed with heavy oil as well. Again, you need to properly go through the gun prior to using it.
The guns finish is phenominal, and it certainly does not look like a sub-$400 firearm. Initial firing and function testing proved no failures or malfuntions of any kind in 350 rounds. This was all that was needed to test function on the various cartridges that this gun will see. For me this will not be a range toy. Recoil was modest and predictable. It actually feels less sharp than my full-size Glock 22 in .40, despite being much smaller and lighter. Fires to point of aim, and accuracy is impressive for such a short barrel. Pretty fun to shoot actually.
The gun fits well in the hand, and trigger pull is medium-long and smooth. It takes some getting used to, so do the straight-8 sights, but they are both serviceable. The gun works well.
This firearm is designed for personal protection, concealability, and utility. It does the job, and still manages 10 + 1 of 45acp. Very potent little package. I would recommend this gun highly.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]