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Model PT-101
Taurus Pistol PT-101 .40 S&W Variant-2
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.614-in
Length:8.5-in Height:5.638-in
Barrel:5-in Weight:34-oz
Variant 2 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (180 grain bullet)189180
  • Recoil Factor (180 grain bullet)7.21 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity12 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor84%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1992 - 2011
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black rubber
Sights:adjustable target
Notes:disc. 1996, reintroduced 2000
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$633.00Used Est:$450.00
Last Update:11/29/2020
About the Gun

Fashioned after the Beretta Model 96, the Taurus PT-100 and PT-101 large frame pistols feature an ambidextrous three position safety, loaded chamber indicator and a choice of finishes and trims. Some models feature an integrated accessory rail. The PT-101 has an adjustable rear sight.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .40 Smith & Wesson
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:180 grains
MV:1051 ft/sec ME:442 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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