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    First time post, pleasure to be here. I am in the process of buying a used PT145, duotone black frame-stainless slide. I am having trouble identifying what generation it is. I have read so much but am still confused. It appears to have features of 1st and 2nd generation. The serial number only appears on a metal plate at rear of the gun (NUH *****). This indicates it was produced in July 2001. I could not find the SN on the slide anywhere. It has the TSS security system (2nd Gen?). There is only Millenium on it, not Pro (1st Gen). It has a textured grip (2nd Gen?). I am not sure what action the tirgger is. I have not shot it. When I dry fire it there ss a difference from my Glock 19. When I dry fire my Glock I have to rack the slide between every shot. With the PT 145 I only have to rack the slide once and it keeps firing without having to rerack the slide. I am somewhat inexperienced so I don't know if that makes a difference. I was thinking that possibly the frame was replaced on the original slide 9maybe due to crakcing). Is that possible? Based on this info can anybody help me identify the generation of the pistol? I can post photos once I acquire the gun. Can anybody post photos of both sides of multiple genreations to compare? When did 2nd begin production? When did upgrades to 1st gen begin? Also, if I provide Taurus with the SN can they identify it or give me a history on the gun? Thanks.

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    If you are looking for a self defense weapon you must buy something you can rely on. If you are not confident in this gun don't buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
    If you are looking for a self defense weapon you must buy something you can rely on. If you are not confident in this gun don't buy it.
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    First Generation

    The guns were marked only as Millennium All were DAO

    Second Generation

    The guns were marked as Millennium Pro Magazines were modified and will not interchange with First Generation models

    Third Generation

    The word "Pro" was moved from the left side where it read "Millennium Pro" to the right side where it reads "PT145 Pro" The sights are dovetailed into the slide rather than screw mounted The guns are now SA/DA rather than the traditional DAO

    Also you should be able to run the serial on the Taurus web site and get the year it was manufactured.

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    Welcome John.

    Ok, the PT145 is a Single Action /Double Action firearm. That is why you just need to pull the slide one time and it continues to fire. That is normal, your PT145 is not broken at all. It is working as designed.

    The G19 is a striker fire, so that is why you need to pull the slide each time to reset it. That is normal also.

    Taurus, makes good firearms,

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