What is the difference between Taurus Millenium and PRO series pistols??

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Licksnsticks, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Licksnsticks

    Licksnsticks New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Well another newbie question. In searching for a holster for my new PT111 Millenium PRO pistol I keep coming across the phrase "does not fit PRO model pistols". I thought the Millenium and PRO were one and the same pistol??? IS there a Taurus model that is just designated "Millenium" and not PRO?? If so what is the difference?? When I go to the Taurus site they offer only a heading under pistols of "Millenium PRO" no just "Millenium" . I am just confused and frustrated because when doing a search for a holster I keep coming up with ads that say Fits PT111 millenium but then in the text say "Does not fit PT145 or any PRO model pistols"
    Thanks before hand for the help
    I am looking for a paddle holster for this gun Suggestions appreciated
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    The only difference that I can find is that the PRO model has better ergonomics, posi-traction slide serrations, recessed magazine release, manual safety lever, trigger block mechanism, firing oin block, adjustable rear sight, and a lightweight frame. Just about every PT-*** Taurus made seems to have a PRO model which sales for a little less than a "regular" model.

  3. Licksnsticks

    Licksnsticks New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    So they actually made two different pistols, The Millenium and the Milleniuum Pro?? Take my new PT111 for instance. It says Millenium on one side and Pro on the other. Did they make a pistol called just the PT111 Millenium??
    This may seem like a moot point but it is not when looking for a holster for my pistol, believe me.
    Thank you again
  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Hey Chet.

    The Millennium Pro series is the third generation of the Taurus pistols. The second generation (and perhaps the first; I don't recall off hand) was titled simply Millennium.
    The Pro series seems to have worked out many of the kinks that were common in the first and second generations.

    As for a holster, I can't really help. Hopefully someone will come along shortly and be able to do that for you.
  5. Licksnsticks

    Licksnsticks New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Thank you for the info. I now understand about the different generations of the PT111, thank GOd. The site you gave for a holster actually had exactly what I have been looking for. (not quite the one you linked to but close haha) It states PT145 and all Pro models finally and is a paddle holster with adjustable angle. Thank you thank you thank you.
    I did like 10 web searches and have been on at least 25 different sites selling holsters. I found some that would fit but they were either almost as much as the gun cost or just not what I was looking for. Fobus had a paddle holster I liked but it said "not for the PT145 or any PRO model pistols" even though it was advertised for Taurus Millenium Pistols. Thus my confusion leading to my original post.
    Thanks again Josh and others also
  6. jnewton

    jnewton New Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    I have a taurus pt 111 pro, i bought a holster for a pt111 and it does not fit. The one i had to buy is a fobus paddle holster. SP11B is the model number. its a perfect fit!
  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    Well, the Millenium is a port side anchor, and the

    pro-series are starboard side anchors.:D

    Seriously, the Millenium, when properly unloaded

    and blocked by a qualified professional, make

    a fine paperweight...
  8. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I believe the Pro has a rail and the others do not. The Taurus is fine pistol.
  9. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    The main difference between the Pro models and the Mil. models is that some are SA/DA while others are DA only. I don't remember exactly which is which. I do know my Mil. Pro. is a SA/DA model.

    There are other differences. Like someone said, the Pro versions had the kinks worked out (which were minor on the 2nd gen. models (mags that dropped out without pushing the button). The 1st gen. models had more serious issues like cracked frames.

    I have to point out that I've put 6000 rounds through my PT-145 Mil Pro and it has never failed to function in any way. No failures to feed, no failures to extract - nothing. I did have ONE round that didn't fire on the first strike but it did fire on the second strike. You can pull the trigger a second time and hit the same round again. The second pull is in DA mode though. The rest of the time mine is SA. But that problem was very clearly a problem with the cartridge, not the gun. If it was the gun I would have seen it many more times. One time only it had to be the bullet.

    My pistol is also very accurate. I once shot two empty casings with two shots at 20 yards. My friend said he wanted to see what I could really do and he hung 3 empty cases on weeds. One was at 25 yards and two were at 20 yards. I hit the first two at 20 yards on the first try each time. I never did hit the other one. I only fired a single mag at it. I was just barely missing it though but still it showed me exactly how far the gun was totally accurate. Considering the barrel length that's pretty danged accurate IMO. At 20 yards it equals the accuracy of my Sig P220 but beyond that it drops off gradually. By 30 yards it probably wouldn't hit a person but that's a long shot for a small, carry pistol. I'm still amazed they got 10 + 1 rounds of .45 ACP in the space they did too. I definitely got my money's worth with that pistol.
  10. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    My Taurus 24/7 Pro Compact. .40 s&w is SA/DA
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