Gun Report

Taurus PT 945 .45 ACP

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The PT 945 looked like it would last a long time. The grips were huge compared with the other two guns. We liked the fact that it was possible to carry this big auto cocked and locked, but didn't entirely like the setup. The safety was also a decocker.

Taurus PT 945 .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The arrow points to the ambidextrous safety lever, here in the locked position. Taurus puts some serious thought into its pistols. Again the three-dot sights were clean and functional. The gun was fairly well rounded on its cutting edges, but not as good as the 24/7, we thought.
A big gun that required big hands, the PT 945 was a reliable handgun. Note the slope of the rear sight, kind to hands. The new Taurus 24/7 makes the PT945 a dated design, but it's a good one.

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