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I have 2 carry guns, my most favorite gun is the S&W 1911 w/5" barrel and 8rd mags. I tend not to carry that one so much anymore, as the Taurus PT-145 is much more concealable. But I do like to carry it when weather and clothing allow. The PT-145 is a replacement to my first carry gun, the Sccy Industries CXP-1 9mm, what a peice of junk! After a couple hundred practice rounds, the gun litteraly started falling appart.

I am a range officer at a local gun club when I saw a shooter using the PT-145, and I asked him if I could look at it. He told me sure, handed me a 10rd mag and said go ahead, empty the mag. So I took hold of the gun and emptied the clip. A very nice gun. Heavy enough to maintain a good feeling in the hand and deal with the recoil from the .45 acp round. Small enough to fit in the IWB holster from my previous 9mm gun, and small enough to conceal nicely under casual clothing and t-shirts.

Plus the gun is only about 300 bucks new.!!!
Nothing will replace my 1911, and like I said I love to carry that gun, but when I cant I am glad I have the PT-145.

Oh and why .45 caliber???? yeah its expensive ammo, but I value life more than ammo. So I'm the bigger is better, stop the attack as quickly as possible, and .45 cal. gives me a bit more of a chance of that happening.

If they made a .46 cal or larger I would carry that instead... But for now the .45acp works nicely. Loaded with Federal JHP rounds. I carry a spare mag in my weak side front pocket.

I train as often as I can, weekly USPSA or IPSC pistol matches, and when I am alone on the range I practice firing from concealed. Whatever clothing I am wearing, and concealed gun in IWB holster I practice, practice practice.
I even practice mag changes from the front pocket!

One of these days, I am going to practice from inside my vehicle. One of our ranges is big enough to accomodate parking a vehicle broadside to the range, and one day when its not busy I will try to practice from seated in my truck, with my concealed rig and overshirt.
 

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How is the accuracy of the PT-145 at 15yds? I just had a chance to shoot the PT-111 and it was very compact and felt good in hand. I still need to get used to the thumb safety though.
 

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How is the accuracy of the PT-145 at 15yds? I just had a chance to shoot the PT-111 and it was very compact and felt good in hand. I still need to get used to the thumb safety though.
Had a PT-145 for the last couple of years and carried it often. It was POA at 15yds. Mine was amazingly accurate for a little 3.25" barrel. 20.8oz unloaded and can slip in the pocket when on the go..Sold it to buy an M&P9..Havent got it yet but still carry a .45. The 9mm is something my wife can shoot and ammo is alot cheaper.
 

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How is the accuracy of the PT-145 at 15yds? I just had a chance to shoot the PT-111 and it was very compact and felt good in hand. I still need to get used to the thumb safety though.
I like the accuracy of the PT145, mine is a little high and to the right, but I can adjust that a little bit. The 1911 well lets just say I can put 10 rounds inside a piece of standard 8.5x11 notebook paper at 50 yds. Just for giggles the .22 buckmark can do the same with a tighter grouping at 50 yards but I doubt I would ever bring that gun to bare in a fight I would lean towards the bigger bullet guns....

OK here are the pics, I was inventorying them this morning and getting serial numbers for the Insurance company here are two of my carry guns, the S&W 1911 and Taurus PT145, the other is my daughters Buckmark .22 target pistol.

The long guns are, Hi-point 9mm Carbine, Mossberg 500a 12ga. 18.5" barrel with pistol grip and detachable shoulder stock. A Savage Mark II Bull Barrel target Rifle, and a Savage Mark II in Camo pattern. (my Squirrel guns)
 

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+1 on the PT145 Mil Pro. I trust my life to it daily. I also tried my cousin's Glock 27. Very accurate and I shot it well, only thing I did not like was that it felt like a 2x4 on my waist. Grip was a little small for my hand too. The Mil Pro just feels like it was made for me. my $.02
 
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