Skip to comments.I bought a new shooter. Need comments, opinions
Posted on 05/20/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by chesty_puller
I ran out of good concealed carry weapons and you just can't live like that. I carry a 38sp 5 shot wheel gun but not accurate enough. I have a cw vest that carries my 1911 but I'm wat to skinny now, I walk like Barney Fife.
I bought a very nice Taurus Millenium PT 145 tonight. It carries 10+1 45ACP and is incredibly small. Wieghs in at 16oz empty. The only fault I have found is the mags are hell to load with my aging hands.
It was about $400 and shoooo is purdy. Any downsides or good stuff about it?
When you get to the point you can’t load your mags, its time to think about going back to a wheel gun. An old friend of mine accidentally shot himself in the brain trying to un load a semi auto. He was in the same situation...couldn’t hardly load a mag and could barely rack a slide.
Look into some of the MagPul or Uppala (sp?) mag loaders.
They really save time and your fingers.
My dad had the early PT-145 and now the Millenium. He had to send his latest back for trigger problems. He likes it due to calliber, size and capacity.
I’m looking for a 30 round 600 Nitro pocket pistol that has sniper accuracy, low recoil and low noise. Until I find one, I guess I;ll have to compromise.
Yep, played with one. Hurts like hell. It’s an awfully small pistol shooting a nice fat round. Something has to give, and in this case it will be your hand.
“...I ran out of good concealed carry weapons...”
Specs show 22.6oz not 16
Get the UpLULA loader, my friend. Just....trust me.
Congrats on the new goody. If you want to make loading a snap, look up maglula and buy one. I think YouTube has some clips demonstrating its use. I bought one for a Hi Point .45 and it made magazine loading completely painless (and fast).
For an ounce more you could have gone a Glock 30, a far better piece
Says ThunderSleeps, is currently doing all the paperwork to get his CC permit...
...or the Slimline Glock 36, a single stack 45 ACP at 27 oz. loaded.
I bought a red dot for my AR and should have got a loader. Thanks. Cabelas in Ft Worth was packed. Election soon maybe?
You are correct Sir.
I own 3 handguns for concealed carry.
~Smith & Wesson Model 36 snub-nosed revolver chambered for .38 Special
~Ruger SP-101 snub-nosed revolver chambered for .38 Special
~Taurus “Millennium Pro” PT-111 chambered for 9x19mm
All three are convenient to carry, reliable, chamber an effective defense cartridge, and have an adequate amount of support from aftermarket vendors of holsters & accessories.
Chesty, I think the Taurus will be a nice weapon for you. I have two handguns, one a S&W .44 mag for when I am up in the foothills, and the other a Rueger 9mm.
Actually also have an S&W .38 special...but my wife keeps both the S&Ws for herself most of the time...hehehe...and she is a crack shot with them too.
As our old FReeper friend harpseal (RIP) used to say, Stay Safe, Stay Armed, Stay Free...Yorktown!
Might I recommend the Butler Creek loader? This thing is well-built and really saves your fingers...
You can use it for any caliber magazine from 9mm to .45 ACP.
When I got a 31-rd .40S&W Glock mag, I could only load 16 rounds by hand...then I got this baby, and the last round goes in as easy as the 10th.
>>the mags are hell to load<<
It's time for Crimson Trace Laser Grips.