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TAURUS PT101 40 cal handgun $299 @ Academy

SAFJrider 68 January 31, 2010 at 06:41 AM in Sporting Goods (2)
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Gun Deal ACADEMY Taurus PT 101 $299 was 379

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1. I will keep my 2nd amendment rights...so move the talk elsewhere.- do you know how long it takes for the cops to get to your house?-thanks - I'll keep my 2nd amendment rights...
2, no taurus bashing -reviews are mixed-but all say dependable - not everyone has 600-800 to spend on a pistol.
3. don't know if its CA - legal
4. take a gun safety class & practice often so you can use it when needed Big Grin

for all those that have an academy close by south.SW states -

TAURUS PT101 40 cal, large frame-( beretta 92 knock off)
I don't personally own one but this is a great price for a 40 cal, ammo is getting easier to find again AND 40 is great for home protection. budsguns had it for 400+, gun auction sites 400+ so it looks like a very good deal for a 40 cal.

http://www.academy.com/index.php?...eatProdRow

let the bashing, and politics begin!
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Don't believe it's CA approved with a high cap mag but here in TEXAS, go for it! I picked up the Sigma 40 cal for a net $250 with the S & W rebate(which hasn't arrived, BTW, after 2 months), also from Academy. More 'Glockish' style vs the more 'classic' PT...and lower mag capacity. This is a good deal for the PT101, I believe AND Academy has 40 ammo in stock(not to mention 380 for my new Taurus TCP, purchased from Academy last week)...Thumbs up for spotting the PT101 deal!
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Actually a 96 knockoff since its 40 cal Smilie
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Awesome deal... Smilie Thanks....
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Actually a 96 knockoff since its 40 cal Smilie
True. The PT-92 is the clone for the 92. (Mine is on its way from Buds). This is a great price!
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anyone have one how does it compar to the beretta?
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If Beretta sold the rights to Taurus to fabricate many of their guns how can you consider that a "knockoff"? A knockoff would be a look-a-like product fabricated WITHOUT the manufacturer consent.

Excellent gun BTW and the you can't beat the price.
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Good deal on a decent pistol! I like their revolvers anyway Smilie
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would this be recommended as a beginners pistol?
I've mostly been looking at glocks due to their reputation of reliability and ease of use.
any more seasoned gun owners have any thoughts?
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#11
ya dont get a glock, have something with a little more weight.
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love my glock 26,22,23,27,17 45cal prefer 1911's
have a taurus bulls head really like it
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I wish we had gun sales in Seattle! Good price on that Taurus.
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Quote from lzyathlte View Post :
would this be recommended as a beginners pistol?
I've mostly been looking at glocks due to their reputation of reliability and ease of use.
any more seasoned gun owners have any thoughts?
Personally, I think it would be a pretty good pistol for a beginner. I have a Taurus PT-92, which is essentially the same pistol in 9mm. It's a great gun; fun to shoot, reliable, and easy to disassemble and maintain. When I bought mine, I actually looked at the PT-92 and a Beretta M9, and honestly, I liked the feel of the Taurus a little more. This is a pretty good price, too; you can't go wrong for a $300 .40.
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Quote from lzyathlte View Post :
would this be recommended as a beginners pistol?
I've mostly been looking at glocks due to their reputation of reliability and ease of use.
any more seasoned gun owners have any thoughts?
IF this pistol fits your hand, the next consideration is the caliber. 40 cal is A) a fair bit harder to source and more expensive than 9mm--the caliber I would recommend and 2) not as pleasant to learn on and shoot enough to develop proficiency. Having said that, if you personally have reasons for choosing 40 cal., then fire away.

On the other hand, if you plan to become proficient and eventually carry this firearm in a concealed fashion, this is a rather large frame for CC. It is not unusual for a 'beginner' to end up with multiple handguns once the 'bug' bites. Should this not be the case for you, perhaps you will need to consider other options before purchasing 'the' handgun. A new Glock will set you back a couple hundred more dollars but I am very happy with my Glock 26(for concealed carry) and my G17--both in 9mm. I also have a S&W Sigma 40 cal that I don't regret purchasing but would swap for another 9mm should an opportunity present itself. I also carry a pocket 380 for maximum conceal-ability.

You could drive yourself crazy listening to all the caliber hounds out there who will try to convince you that anything smaller than a 45 is not worth shooting. Get a handle on your planned purpose for this gun and jump in. Certainly, if you have a range available and can try out some firearms, that can help you develop a plan. Good luck!
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