Just wondering what is everybody's thoughts on the Taurus PT-101 is?
Have you had a chance to shoot it yet? I was quite interested when I saw the ad... I had a Beretta 92, years ago, and it was a really sweet shooter...I just picked one up at Academy on sale for $299!!! The Taurus PT92, 100, and 101 are known to be rock solid guns. Taurus bought the Beretta plant in Brazil several decades ago. They literally kept all the machinery and even the workers and started making the PT92 which is the exact gun as the Berreta 92 that the military still uses. Taurus did eventually change the decocker/safety to the frame as opposed to the slide. This was a great move and it has remained the same for years. The PT100 is simply the .40S&W version of the PT92. The PT101 is the same as the PT100 except it has adjustable sights.
The PT101P that Academy has for sale right now is a 16 round gun as opposed to 10 rounds in the regular PT100. I really like the idea of 16 rounds of .40S&W. Thats a lot of heat!!!
Anyway, the gun can be carried cocked and locked or decocked moves it to DA. It is a full sized gun so you will have to accomodate if you want to carry but its certainly doable with a good holster. I have only put 100 rounds through mine so I can't speak personally on durability. It does have the reputation of being rock solid and the best Taurus design along with the PT92.
I love this gun and would pay $600 easily for it but at $299 its a STEAL!!
Feel free to ask questions.
You're most welcome. Yet you didn't ask how many I...still have.:hand5: (uh, ummm...zero)In my book your opinion then is valid. Thanks
Honest opinion? Another $150 buys a handgun worth MUCH more...than simply an additional $150. It's a small financial step to trade for a LARGE leap in quality (reliability, durability, value).
I'm not "money whipping" anyone by my opinion. Nor am I a gun snob. Some people put a higher priority on a premium cable package or a restaurant lunch on workdays or driving a turbo-charged European auto. I put a higher priority on handguns & holsters & ammo & practice & training (*and old Porsches). God Bless you as well! :smile:Unfortunately for some people they do not have $150 extra to spend or their budget may only...