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Taurus
Model PT-945
Taurus Pistol PT-945 .45 Auto Variant-2
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 2 of 8
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)188600
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)8.5 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor80%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:1999 - 2004
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Magazine:8-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:smooth rosewood
Sights:3-dot fixed
Notes:gold highlights
Manufacturer
Forjas Taurus SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$749.00Used Est:$535.00
Last Update:1/14/2022
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
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:820 ft/sec ME:343 ft-lbs
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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