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  1. Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro

    I just bought a Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro for concealed carry. I've heard all the horror stories about these guns and will decide on its performance myself after I try it at the range so I'm not looking for info on the performance of the gun itself. Time will tell on that. I have a question on carrying with a round chambered.

    I plan to carry it with a round in the chamber and the external safety on. I assume that everyone that owns one of these and carries it concealed does so in this manner. Does anyone have serious reservations or experience as to why this is not a good idea? To me, carrying loaded with the safety on is the only way to ensure I'm ready in the event I need to draw the pistol for self defense.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Skunkbait

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    I realize this doesn't actually answer your question, but it may help with some reassurance. I have the PT111 Mill Pro (9mm) -- 3rd generation -- and it has never failed in any respect...after about 600 rounds, it appears very reliable. It does seem to shoot a little low and right but that could be my lack of trigger control.

    As for carrying with 1 on the chamber and the safety on...I have never actually carried it yet, so can't give first hand experience. But, that is how I plan to carry if I ever do carry it. I will suggest a lot of practice drawing and disengaging the safety so it becomes second nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkbait View Post
    I just bought a Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro for concealed carry. I've heard all the horror stories about these guns and will decide on its performance myself after I try it at the range so I'm not looking for info on the performance of the gun itself. Time will tell on that. I have a question on carrying with a round chambered.

    I plan to carry it with a round in the chamber and the external safety on. I assume that everyone that owns one of these and carries it concealed does so in this manner. Does anyone have serious reservations or experience as to why this is not a good idea? To me, carrying loaded with the safety on is the only way to ensure I'm ready in the event I need to draw the pistol for self defense.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Skunkbait
    This is what I carry and I carry with the safety on. When I train with it, I practice drawing it while flicking the thumb safety off to build muscle memory for this action. When it is holstered, the safety is on.

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    I carry a PT140 Pro 3rd gen with round chambered and safety on. I shoot at the club IDPA style each month. I practice flicking the safety off each time I draw to develop the muscle memory. No problems except with cheap ammo. Rounds that have a lip on the shell casing will sometimes hang on the magazine when feeding into the chamber. The gun is not as accurate as a Sig, or XD but at the range you would have to use it at, is sufficient to stop an attack. If you are going to compete then use a different gun. Mine tends to shoot low and left. I have learned to compensate.

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    I have both PT111 Pro & PT145 Pro and carry both. Very reliable, fun to practice with and can carry either one in a Kholster which is very comfortable after break-in. Vey happy with these guns.

    Always one in the chamber and safety on. I do construction type work and am constantly bending, twisting, reaching, lifting, etc and never worry that my balls might be blown off at any second.

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    Taurus PT140 Millennium??? The manufacturer has a recall on all of those.

    JUST KIDDING!

    I had a Taurus for a lot of years. I thought it was a fine and reliable weapon.
    I only carry with one in the pipe. That extra two seconds it takes to rack the slide is a lifetime in a SD incident - LITERALLY.

    All firearms made in the last 5 years have either a safety block or firing pin disengage when the safety is on. Physically impossible to fire with the safety on. Of course, treat it as if it would fire for safety reasons.











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  8. Taurus PT-140 Safe Carry

    I also carry my PT-140 with a round in the chamber. However, I do not like the idea of having it pointing down my pants with the striker cocked, wether the safety is on, or not. The pistol is in single trigger mode with the striker cocked at all times when a round has been chambered. In order to place the pistol in the safest possible condition, since it has no decocker, after chambering a round; 1. Carefully pull the slide back to the first resistance point. 2. Pull the trigger while holding the slide back at that point. 3. Ease the slide forward and you have decocked the weapon and placed the trigger in double action mode with the striker decocked. Practise this with your weapon unloaded, and only do it outside with the weapon pointed in a safe direction with live ammo just in case you blow it. The slide on this weapon does not require much more than 3/8" movement to the rear to cock the striker, but unlike Glocks, it's striker (firing pin), stays cocked after chambering a round, the Glock does not. This is why Glock calls their product a "safe action pistol". Carry Safe!!


  9. I have the 745 Millennium Pro C, very reliable, the only drawback is the long draw on the trigger. Iv'e been thinking of trading it in for another 1911 with a shorter barrel though.

  10. Its what I have right now. No problems, no worries.

    The Millennium line includes several innovative safety features including a positive firing pin block as well as the "Taurus Safety Latch", a transfer bar safety which prevents firing of the pistol unless the trigger is pulled. Together these safeties assure that the pistol will not fire if it is accidentally dropped; selected models have been certified as satisfying the California Drop safety requirement. All Millennium models also include a slide-mounted safety lever.[4]

    Taurus Millennium series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  11. Quote Originally Posted by redhawk15 View Post
    I also carry my PT-140 with a round in the chamber. However, I do not like the idea of having it pointing down my pants with the striker cocked, wether the safety is on, or not. The pistol is in single trigger mode with the striker cocked at all times when a round has been chambered. In order to place the pistol in the safest possible condition, since it has no decocker, after chambering a round; 1. Carefully pull the slide back to the first resistance point. 2. Pull the trigger while holding the slide back at that point. 3. Ease the slide forward and you have decocked the weapon and placed the trigger in double action mode with the striker decocked. Practise this with your weapon unloaded, and only do it outside with the weapon pointed in a safe direction with live ammo just in case you blow it. The slide on this weapon does not require much more than 3/8" movement to the rear to cock the striker, but unlike Glocks, it's striker (firing pin), stays cocked after chambering a round, the Glock does not. This is why Glock calls their product a "safe action pistol". Carry Safe!!

    You saying only that "the striker is cocked at all times" without mentioning the firing pin block or transfer bar does a disservice to the saftey features of this gun imo.

    Also, praciticing your 1, 2, and 3, sounds more dangerous than carrying it cocked and safetied in a holster.

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