Taurus Semi-Auto



Contents:


PT-111 / PT-140 Millennium G2:

PT-111:

  • 9mm
  • 12+1 capacity
  • Black polymer frame.  Black or matte stainless steel finish on slide.

PT-140:

  • .40 S&W
  • 10+1 capacity
  • Black polymer frame.  Black or matte stainless steel finish on slide.

The “G2” in the name of Taurus pistols denotes that it is the second generation of the design.  The first generation of the Millennium was the subject of a class action lawsuit and recall.  Avoid any original versions (not engraved with “G2” on the slide).







 

PT-111 With Steel Case Ammunition:


 

PT-111 With Aluminum Case Ammunition:

 

Taurus Says That You Should Not Dryfire the PT-111:

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PT-709 / PT-740 Slim:

PT-709 Essentials:

  • 9mm.
  • 7+1 capacity.
  • Black polymer frame.  Black or matte stainless steel finish on slide.

PT-740 Essentials:

  • .40 S&W.
  • 6+1 capacity.
  • Black polymer frame.  Black or matte stainless steel finish on slide.

 



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PT-92

 

PT-92 Essentials:

 

From Taurus’s Website:

In 1980, we purchased the Beretta factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil “lock, stock and barrel” and immediately sought to improve on the Beretta design, resulting in the popular and acclaimed Taurus 92. Always looking to raise the bar, we’ve taken this year’s models a step further than they’ve ever been. Most notable is Taurus’ specially designed drop hammer forged ordnance grade alloy frame that won’t crack or allow the slide to come off. Other innovations include a three-position frame-mounted ambidextrous safety, which is more secure than a slide mounted safety, and allows for a classic SA “cocked-and-locked” mode, as well as functioning as a DA decocking lever.

 

Savannah Arsenal’s Comments:

I owned an early PT-99 (9mm with adjustable rear sight — discontinued) that was purchased in the early 1990’s.  I fired over 5000 rounds though it, and as I took meticulous care of the pistol, it never suffered a single malfunction.

There original factory magazines for the 9mm version of this pistol had a capacity of 15 rounds.  Mecgar later made 15-round as well as ultra-reliable 18-round aftermarket magazines for these pistols.  Any of the original factory magazines, the newer 17-round magazines, and any magazines manufactured by Mecgar are considered good-to-go with these pistols.

The front sight can not be upgraded (night sights) without heavy modification by a gunsmith.

It’s a big gun, and while isn’t the easiest to carry concealed, it is possible with the right holster.

This pistol will use any holsters and magazine carriers that are made for a Beretta M9/M92.

This pistol will not reliably use Beretta M9/M92 magazines.

 

Discontinued PT-92 Variants That Are Available In The Used Marketplace:

PT92 AFS, As described above but with 3 dot fixed sights, stainless steel slide, and anodized aluminum frame

PT99, with an adjustable rear sight, compatible with PT92 magazines;

PT92C, a compact version with fixed sights, with 10- or 12-round factory magazines available, though it will accept standard PT92 magazines, which will protrude from the butt;

PT100, a .40 S&W version with fixed sights, with 10- or 11-round factory magazines available;

PT101, a .40 S&W version with an adjustable rear sight, compatible with PT100 magazines.

PT917, a discontinued compact version with 4-inch barrel, alloy frame, 3-dot fixed dovetailed (front and back) sights; 17- and 19-round factory magazines available. The 19-round magazine extends 1 inch below the grip. It will accept standard PT92 magazines. Ships with both a 17- and 19-round factory magazine. Available in both blued (C variant) and stainless (CS variant).

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Taurus Class Action Settlement:

Taurus was involved with a class action settlement and safety related recall of a number of their semi-automatic pistols.  Before you buy any Taurus pistol, be sure that it was not listed in the recall.  The specific models are listed in the following video.

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Related Savannah Arsenal Pages:

Coming soon.

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