I had the PT111 Pro and traded it for a Bersa UC9. There is no comparison in my book. The Taurus shot very low and i got tired of compensating for it and did not want to invest the time and money to fix it.
The range I shoot at took a nice UC9 in on trade. I test fired it and it was accurate as can be. We made a deal and now I am happy. If you are looking for a low priced alternative, the I highly suggest Bersas.
I wish I still had mine. Had about 2,000 through it when I got it and I put at least 2,000 more through it with not one problem. The day I sold it I let the buyer throw 100 rounds down range, disassemble, clean and inspect before cash exchanged hands. He is very happy.
I bought a PT145 a couple months ago...had some ftf's but I think it was the cheap Blazer ammo. Good thing about the Taurus is the second strike capability, it's my edc. I now use HP 185 grain remington golden saber's. It's not the best weapon in the world, but mine goes bang when I want it to. After about 200 rounds no other problems. I am thinking about getting the Taurus 66 357 revolver now.
My EDC is a Mil Pro PT145. It's a little bulky with 10+1 rounds (that's a good thing) but isn't too hard to conceal. The DA only takes a little practice to get used to but it shoots well for such a short barrel pistol. The only trouble I've had is some feed problems with Wolf ammo. I saw a comment about Blazer ammo but have shot many rounds without problem.
I've got some better shooters but this is a good combination of size, caliber, and capacity for me.
PT145 (admittedly an early production model, pre-"Pro") was one of my All-Time, All-Star gun purchase...disappointments. Getting rid of mine was a very, very happy divorce. Truly I hope EVERYBODY'S Taurus experience is better than mine. (And I trust GLOCK, S&W, Browning, Ruger, etc., appreciate my hard-earned gun-dollars. So far? So good!
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