Taurus PT101

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by gtmatt, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. gtmatt

    gtmatt Member

    So I've been looking around trying to decide what handgun to get for my first one. Mainly it will be for home defense (at least at first, I eventually intend to carry once I become more practiced with it and am comfortable doing so). After initially wanting a Beretta 90two in .40, I decided that the price was too high, and it certainly wouldn't fly with my wife (she balked severely at the $700 tag). Then I found the Taurus PT101, which is rather similar. The local gun shop is willing to sell me a new one for $390, which is the price I've seen at budsgunshop.com. I don't know where else to look particularly for comparison, but it seems like a good price.

    Does anyone have experience with this gun? I saw the thread discussing Taurus opinions and the Millenium Pro, but I wondered if there was anyone who had experience with the exact model I'm looking at. I have read in various places that the Beretta clones made by Taurus are better/more reliable than their originally-designed automatics.

    Thanks for any input that you have.