matt | January 3, 2011
So, some months ago, I bought a Taurus PT145 at a gun show:
I’ve been pretty silent on it, because I was trying to work the kinks out of it, and didn’t want to go saying stuff about a company until it was all said and done.
It now is.
As mentioned before, it doesn’t run. I’ve shipped it back to Taurus. I included a note which, in typical me fashion, specifically described all of the issues with the gun. Their turnaround was impressive at 2 days. The gun showed evidence of having been fired, and the mainspring had been replaced. Fair enough – this could actually have cured all the problems.
The gun still doesn’t run. 3 mags, 2 different kinds of ammo, from 2 different boxes, both 230 grain ball, both of which ran through my 1911 without a hiccup.
First mag: nose jammed into feed ramp after 3 rounds, slide failed to go into battery on last round.
Second mag: 2 misfires, 1 failure to go into battery.
Third mag: 2 failures to go into battery.
So, now I have a .45 which doesn’t run, costs me $15 each time I send it back to be fixed, and I can’t really sell because it doesn’t work… and I’m out $250.
For about $200 more, I could have gotten a used XD – a new one would have been $300 more. For about the same price, I could have gotten a Smith and Wesson M&P.
In the long run, not worth it.
I’m likely going to stick it in the back of the safe until I feel like working on it a bit, and see what I can do with it, as far as slicking it up and making it run.
Taurus, you’ve just lost a customer, and I won’t be recommending you to anyone else ever again – even when given the chance to fix the gun and make it right, you failed.