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About the Taurus PT 101

Based on the iconic Beretta® 92 pistol series, the Taurus® PT 101 is a large-frame, semi-auto pistol, designed to deliver exceptional accuracy and dependable performance at an entry-level price point. Chambered in .40 S&W, the Taurus PT 101 is the perfect choice for home defense, everyday carry, or dropping targets at your favorite gun range. The PT 101 features an ever-reliable SA/DA design with an ergonomic grip for superior ergonomics and boasts an adjustable rear sight that offers shooters quick and intuitive target acquisition in high-stress target and defensive environments making it ideal for competition and self-defense. Even better, the PT 101 is compatible with Taurus PT 100 magazines so you can easily find affordable and dependable magazines to use.

.40 S&W

The .40 S&W is a rimless pistol cartridge that was originally developed in 1990 and was designed as a law-enforcement cartridge. During weapons tests, the FBI found that a 170-180 gr JHP 10mm Auto bullet achieved the desired terminal performance without the heavy recoil typically found with 10mm ammo. The FBI then contacted Smith & Wesson® to develop a handgun that could use the FBI’s reduced velocity 10mm ammo. S&W found that the FBI’s specification meant less powder and more airspace. After further testing, S&W found they could shorten the 10mm case enough to fit within a medium-frame 9mm and load it with a 180 gr JHP bullet to match the FBI’s reduced velocity 10mm cartridge. They then teamed up with Winchester® and the .40 S&W was born. Since then the .40 S&W has become the ideal cartridge for personal defense and law-enforcement use with nearly identical accuracy and an energy advantage over 9mm and .45 ACP with more manageable recoil than the 10mm auto.

Why choose the Taurus PT 101?

Similar to its 9x19mm Parabellum iteration in the PT 92, The Taurus PT 101 gives users an affordable SA/DA design with an adjustable rear sight and an ergonomic grip that makes this pistol ideal for the world of competition or home defense. Further, since the PT 101 can use PT 100 magazines you can easily find reliable and affordable magazines to use. At GunMag Warehouse, we offer a large selection of Taurus pistol magazines at low, budget-friendly prices that anyone can afford. Shop our full collection of Taurus mags today!