Don't Laugh But---

Don't Laugh But---

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    Don't Laugh But---

    My favorite carry piece is a Taurus PT745--Let me explain.
    I'm in my 70's, I've CCW'd as long as it's been legal in FL . I have owned around 100+ handguns, most of which I'm gradually selling now as I no longer need them but I have held on to a few. I own several S&Ws all pre-lock beauties that I value too highly to carry or to part with, a Colt Detective Special that's too nice to carry, a Glock G26 that's just too bulky and a Kel-Tec or two (not close to favored status).
    Now you ask why a Taurus PT745?
    Simply because I shoot it very well. Grip angle is just right for me. Single stack .45ACP with 6+1 rounds of Hornady 230gr "Tap" +P ammo. It's relatively light and flat. It has a great D/A-S/A trigger. Is very accurate at gun fight range. Has Heine adjustable sights. Has a manual safety unlike Mr Glock's perfect pistol. I've run over 200 rounds through her with nary a hiccup. In addition to shooting it very well, I'm not too concerned with holster wear, scratches, dings and dents. God forbid I have to use it to defend myself or my family, it will have to be surrendered to the investigating officer and may never be seen again--no great financial loss (right at $300).
    That's why I carry a Taurus PT745---Now you can laugh but remember, he who laughs last, laughs best.JW
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    Isn't that the bottom line with any weapon... how well you can shoot it?

    Sounds to me like you have found a reliable handgun that will do what it's intended to do and you can do with it what you're intended to do!

    I say, EXCELLENT choice then!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Nothing to laugh about. If you are comfortable with what you carry and it works, then that is all that matters.
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    Sounds like you made a logical decision to me. No laughing here.

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    There's a Taurus in my future--PT1911!

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    Welcome from Colorado! If you shoot it well, 'nuf said!
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    I personally like Taurus firearms, they have always been reliable for me.
    A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.

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    Nothing wrong with your choice. If it works well for you, good enough.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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    Back home in Louisiana !!!!
    If it works for the Master Chief......then it WORKS!

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    I carry the same gun. Only difference is I keep it loaded with FMJ. I've had a couple of unhappy experiences with either feeding or misfires with the (expensive) defense rounds and right or wrong living in Minnesota with all the heavy clothing worn 9 months a year I feel penetration is more critical. Too many reports of early expansion with heavy jackets etc. Besides then I can afford to practice with what I carry and if .45 isn't big enough to do the necessary damage I'll throw the gun at the BG as well. At that point $300.00 is a reasonable loss.

    so +1 for me
    I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.

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    It's all good, and Welcome.
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    Welcome and it sounds you've made the right choice. Good for you.

    Now about those S&W's time to transition those from a Navy Master Chief to an Army Sergeant Major (retired). I've got relatives in Brandenton and I'm sure they'd haul them up here next time they come through I'll provide them a good home with many other S&W wheelguns.


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    It's reliable, you shoot it well, and you have confidence in it. Nothing wrong here.....sounds like the perfect carry gun for you!

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    Nothing to laugh at. I looked at the 740, liked the way it looked, the price, the size. Only problem was is it didn't fit my hand right. Can't put a finger on it, but just didn't feel natural to me.

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    Sounds like you made the right choice. I carry a 9mm, because I shoot 9mm the best. I love .45acp, but I'm more accurate and much faster with 9mm.....:)

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