Taurus PT111 Millenium Pro

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  1. cglongino

    cglongino New Member

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    I just bought my woman her first handgun for Christmas, the PINK Taurus PT111. I have been shooting with my dad for many years but have now moved and am starting my own collection. I was wondering what the difference is between standard 9mm ammunition and the 9mm luger? Will the Pt111 shoot 9mm luger ammo w/o any problems, or is there something in the bullet design that makes it difficult to feed through this weapon. Thanks in advance for your replies.
     


  2. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    9mm luger, 9mm parabellum, 9x19 are all the same thing
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    9mm markov, 9mm kurtz, 9x18, 9x17, 9x21(or is it 23?)

    Are different rounds and SHOULD NOT be fired out of your gun.

    You should never fire a cartridge out of your gun that it is not chambered for it. If you aren't sure, then ask someone who knows. When people say "9mm," they usually mean 9mm luger, but it is always safe to make sure.

    (edit: some revolvers can fire a few different cartridges than what it says on the barrel, but that is only a few and does not apply to semi's)

    There is also a 9mm NATO, which is runs a little hotter than 9mm luger, though most modern guns can take it.
    (I'm not sure I'd run much of it if I could help it, especially through the taurus).

    PS-There is also +p and +P+ ammo. This is basically ammo that has a higher pressure than the standard pressure for the cartridge. Your manual will tell you if you can shoot it safely in your gun. I wouldn't make a habit of it, cause it will wear your gun faster).
     
  4. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Welcome to the forum, and kudos for getting your woman a handgun. : )
     
  5. cglongino

    cglongino New Member

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    Awesome, Thanks for the help.
     
  6. chubbyzook

    chubbyzook Active Member

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    you should be happy with the gun i used to have one and kinda want another as a beater gun
     
  7. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    My wife has one of the pink ones from Gander, she loves having pink pistol!
     
  8. Seabear1500

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    Due to the long trigger pull and sights, most people start out shooting low and left with the 111 especially if it has the Heinie Straight 8 sights. (Two dots instead of three) The key to the Heinies is to cover COM with the top/front dot. If you put your target on top of the front dot like you would with a three dot system it will shoot very low. You might have been aware of that, but I just thought I would throw that out there. The left POI is due to the trigger pull. Slow and steady wins the race.

    It's a great gun for the price. I have one that I loan out to CHL students and it has never had a FTF or FTE. Even rookie shooters have qualified with it once they understand the sights.

    Have fun.

    On a side note, I heard the Pink ones don't hit as hard. LOL
     

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