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    I'd settled on a .45acp for stopping power, and the profile of a Glock 36 for concealability. Today, I stumbled on the Taurus PT-745 with many of the same attributes as the Glock.

    Anyone have any guidance one way or t'other?

    Thanks in advance,

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    There is also the KahrTP, P, PM ,CW, Springfield XDcompact andChampion, Taurus 24/7, S&W M&P45C, Bersa Thunder and Para Ord PDAjust to name a few compact models.

    Depending on your budget.

    Of the two models you spoke of, I would choose the Glock only because of QC, resalevalue and holster availability.


    Have you shoot either firearm?
    If so, which did you like/shoot better?
    Which is in your price range?

    After the purchase will you have enough $$ to buy ammo to insure the firearm is reliable before you carry it for SD?


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    I like my Taurus PT145 Millenium Pro. It fits in my pocket with a pocket holster andis 10+1. So if you are looking for compact/smaller concealable guns consider the above. I believe some of the new Taurus' have double strike capability, so that is something to consider.

    As far as accuracy the Taurus definitely isn't as accurate as my Sig's but for a SD gun and concealability I like it. On the other side I have never been a Glock fan. Whichever gun feels better, size, grip concealability is the one you want since you will carry it more. The Glock would probably win out on accuracy but my Taurus makes a nice .45 BUG!

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    Glock is a better firearm imo. I own a G21 but due am considering a G36 for CCW at my new job.
    The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair. Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    A part of my criteria is bang for the buck.For $150 less, unless it's got problems, it may make a good starter weapon. However, I'd be interested if someone has negative experience with it. I don't want to have an unsafe weapon to save a few bucks.

    From some YouTube videos I've seen, it appears that it CAN be an accurate weapon, at least within typical SD ranges.

    Thanks, again, to everyone for their input! I DO appreciate it.

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    I guess I don't have anything specific to say against Taurus. While I own one of their revolvers I generally distrust their automatics. I guess it's just a personal preference thing.

    I've had my Glock for about 9 years now and exept for some holster wear it looks and shoots as well as the day I got it. The beauty of Glock is their utter reliability and their simplicity. They generally have in or around 37 parts in the entire gun so there isn't very mush to break.

    Here is a sight picture from the Taurus. I think I'd go nuts having to use these sights but that's just me.


    The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair. Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    dshelman wrote:
    ...However, I'd be interested if someone has negative experience with it.
    My only negative with my PT145 was the slide catch would slip when I tried to pull the takedown pin. After about two months of dealing with it I decided to send it to Taurus to get it fixed. They sent FedX to pick it up, fixed it (1 month), and sent it back FedX all at their cost. I know some people complain about their Customer Service but I thought it was pretty good. As to the month to repair, it took longer to repair my NAA 32acp when the trigger broke.

    I like the PT145 so much I bought a second one and keep it in a lock box in my car. So if I ever can't OC or CC, I have one near by in the car. If anyone steals it, I would much rather be out $400 than the $950 for my Sig. :-)

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    I say hands down the Glock 36 for the reason of great reviews availability of products to fit your gun,the proven torture tests of how Bad Ass Glock is. I have a Glock 21 Sierra Foxtrot which is really awesome. I think you can interchange the magazines fromt he 21 and 36 you might wanna pick up one of those for a random time you might need it.
    Also dont shoot any remanufactured ammo out of it unless you buy an after market berrel.

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    I carry a glock 36 most of the time and it is definitely my favorite handgun. I have never shot a taurus 45, but I do have a couple of PT92's and a model 85 that have always functioned for me, but I have never shot them as much as I have the g36, and my g17.

    I would get whatever you feel the most comfortable with, one thing I will point out though is you cannot use a mag from any other glock in a 36, the 36 is a single stack 45 acp unlike all of the other glocks which are double stacks.
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    ohh thanks for inputting that I am a new glock user and I had no clue I thought the 36 was a double stack.
    Go and shoot both of them back to back and see what you think.Also have your loved one or kid who ever will also may be shooting it see how they like or dislike either.

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    Just me sayin' it. Taurus is a dang fine weapon for the $$. 've never been fond of Glocks. But again, it's just my opinion. I've owned Rugers, Smiths, Taurus, and a few others. And for the money, I've never had a bit of trouble, 'cept figurin out why some want more for their weapons than others?
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    I own and carry a 2006 model PT745C Millenium Pro. Mine has the stainless slide. I bought 2 extra mags for it (total of 4). I have been very happy with my Taurus.

    I've put about 1500 rounds through it without a malfunction. In addition to it's reliability, it also fits easily in my pocket, which is quite useful during the Carolina Low Country summers.

    Being that it's a fairly light .45ACP handgun with a 3.25" barrel, I don't expect it to shoot very well beyond typical self-defense engagement range. That's the trade-off for concealability.

    When I don't have to worry as much about concealment, I prefer to carry my 1911.

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    I would defintly shoot that 36 first before you even think about taking it outo f the store. I shot the Glock 17 9mm and the glock 21 back to back and the the 21 had less recoil. I think the full size frame absorbes more of the recoil. So you may feel more comfortable with the Taurus.

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    Bustelo5% wrote:
    I say hands down the Glock 36 for the reason of great reviews availability of products to fit your gun,the proven torture tests of how Bad Ass Glock is. I have a Glock 21 Sierra Foxtrot which is really awesome. I think you can interchange the magazines fromt he 21 and 36 you might wanna pick up one of those for a random time you might need it.
    Also dont shoot any remanufactured ammo out of it unless you buy an after market berrel.
    21and 36 mags ARE NOT interchangeable.

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    smash29 wrote:
    Bustelo5% wrote:
    I say hands down the Glock 36 for the reason of great reviews availability of products to fit your gun,the proven torture tests of how Bad Ass Glock is. I have a Glock 21 Sierra Foxtrot which is really awesome. I think you can interchange the magazines fromt he 21 and 36 you might wanna pick up one of those for a random time you might need it.
    Also dont shoot any remanufactured ammo out of it unless you buy an after market berrel.
    21and 36 mags ARE NOT interchangeable.
    Yea, I think he meant 21 and 30 mags.
    The 1911 pistol remains the service pistol of choice in the eyes of those who understand the problem. Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair. Col. Jeff Cooper, GUNS & AMMO, January 2002

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    I have never owneed either of the firearms you are considering, But I have seen somean issuewith Taurus and their "Customer No-Service" department.

    I had a friend buy his first handgun, a taurus 7-shot revolver in .357, it turns out that the cylinder or the frame was not machined correctly and the clearance between the two parts was insufficient. the cylinder would jam when ammunition was loaded. He called customer service, they told him 8-12 weeks after he ships it back, it would be returned. He had a fit. The customer service rep got the work expedited for him, 3 weeks later the revolver is returned, same problem, nothing fixed, anda work order stating "Yoke Adjusted"

    He called and returned it again, he then waited 6 weeks this time to get it back, same thing stated on the work order, andvery littleimprovement in the gun. The case-head stillrubs on the frame and makes the trigger pull excessive as it grinds off the brass on the stainless frame.

    Isuggest you spending time andresearching customer service experiences with both makes of guns you want, so you do not catch a case of "buyers remorse".

    I am sure Glack has some stories of dissatisfied customers too, but I never had a friend voice any complaints about Glock. (except the early .40 S&W calibers)

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    I have carried a PT 745 most every day for the last 2 years, 1200+- rds thru it, all kinds ofdifferent ammo no failures to feed or fire. The only problem I have had is some surface rust on the top left side of the slide where it is up against my skin 12 + hours a day, the Galco Walkabout holster (#226) does not cover that part of the gun. I also like the manual safety that glocks do not have, after all it is in my pants.



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    Orphan wrote:
    ... I also like the manual safety that glocks do not have, after all it is in my pants.
    +1

    Mine rides in my pocket and I wouldn't feel comfortable having one in the chamber except for thethumb safety.

    I keep one in the chamber of my Sig P220 also, but it rides in a holster pointing away from any private parts!

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    GlockMeisterG21 wrote:
    I guess I don't have anything specific to say against Taurus.* While I own one of their revolvers I generally distrust their automatics.* I guess it's just a personal preference thing.*

    I've had my Glock for about 9 years now and exept for some holster wear it looks and shoots as well as the day I got it.* The beauty of Glock is their utter reliability and their simplicity.* They generally have in or around 37 parts in the entire gun so there isn't very mush to break.

    Here is a sight picture from the Taurus.* I think I'd go nuts having to use these sights but that's just me.*

    Agreed on Taurus's autos. Their revolvers are actually not that bad, and if you are looking for a good nightstand gun for the wife, Taurus is a great buy.

    As for those figure 8 sights, don't knock em till you try em.... they align naturally and are actually great sights.

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    I have a Glock 36 and love it! Had it for aleast 6 years now. I think, I bought it when that model first came out, no problems. I have the Night sites on it along with a Laser Max, with the magazine extension. Carry it in a serpa II.

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    I've never owned or shot a Glock, but my husband had a Taurus Millennium Pro in a .40 cal, and never had any complaints about it, it was his preferred CC over his Kel Tec PF9. I had the opportunity to shoot it a few times, and I absolutely loved it, and in fact have considered getting one for myself. The only regret is we had to sell it b/c we were short on cash and need some extra money. Hopefully, before too long, we will be able to buy another one.

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    countrychic_2009 wrote:
    ...The only regret is we had to sell it b/c we were short on cash and need some extra money. Hopefully, before too long, we will be able to buy another one.
    Ouch! I totally feel for you. During the course of my divorce and over the next couple of years afterward, I ended up having to sell all of my handguns. It broke my heart, but I do like to be able to eat. But, things will pick up for you guys just like they did for me. I have a couple now and am slowly rebuilding my collection back up. Just remember, setbacks are temporary.

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    Well... not sure if we will be able to make it, but when and where is Rodbender's? Let me know, and I will see if we will be able to make it. It really wasn't so bad to sell the Taurus, I know we will get another one someday, but we still have the rest of our handguns. We have two 9mm's (Kel Tec and a Hi Point), our two .357 mags (Ruger New Model Blackhawk, and a Dan Wesson) and an old Police Positive Colt .38 Special. The only thing I don't like about the Hi Point is that it is kind of big, so I would have a hard time trying to conceal it, once I finally get my CHL.

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    He's in Elgin. This is for the post in the Texas forums.

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