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Taurus
Model: PT-945
Taurus Pistol PT-945 .45 Automatic Variant-3
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.39-in
Length:7.5-in Height:5.634-in
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:29.5-oz
Variant 3 of 8
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor192927
  • Recoil Factor8.49 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor85%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1995 - 2004
Caliber:.45 Automatic
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Magazine:8-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black rubber
Sights:3-dot fixed night sights
Notes:
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$773.00Used Est:$575.00
Last Update:11/19/2017
About the Gun

The PT-945 is the largest caliber in Taurus' medium frame pistol series. Its design relies on the modified SIG-type Colt-Browning tipping-barrel locking system. This model offers the same features as Taurus' large frame 92 series pistols, including drop hammer forged steel slide and forged ordnance grade alloy frame, a loaded chamber indicator and a three-position frame-mounted ambidextrous safety that allows for a classic SA "cocked-and-locked" mode, as well as functioning as a DA decocking lever.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
MV: From 830 to 1140 ft/sec
ME: From 333 to 573 ft-lb
WT: From 165 to 230 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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