Pistol Taurus PT 100 / PT 101

Country of manufacture Brazil
Caliber (mm) 10
Year 1991
Fire Modes Single
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Cartridge .40
Barrel Length (mm) 127
Production Status

In the early 90s of the twentieth century, the previously common pistol ammunition was replaced by a new cartridge .40S & W. Its popularity among the civilian population has increased in a matter of months, and subsequently, state structures also reached out to it. Naturally, the new ammunition required a new weapon and many manufacturers rushed to fill the emerging niche in the arms market. Unfortunately, this did not always succeed, since the new ammunition was more powerful than the popular 9×19, and since there was not much time to develop a completely new weapon, nine-millimeter models were taken as the basis. But not always the upgrade was successful due to the fact that the individual nodes were not designed for a new load when fired. Naturally, only a handful of such pistols entered the market, since the manufacturers did not want to risk their name, and although this as a whole did not affect the quality of the weapon, it significantly slowed down the production of pistol models chambered for .40S & W. However, there were those companies that launched the production of such weapons immediately, since they foresaw the high popularity of this ammunition and began developing weapons long before their distribution. A striking example of such foresight is Taurus, which launched its pistols under the names Taurus PT 100 / PT 101, which immediately began to be very popular.

The appearance of these pistols is fully consistent with the previous more well-known model of the Taurus PT 92 pistol, which in turn is the Brazilian licensed version of the Beretta 92 pistol. In reality, these pistols are not just similar in design and appearance to the well-known pistol, but you can even say which is an adaptation to a new cartridge, and thanks to a sufficiently large margin of safety, this adaptation went without any consequences for the resource of the weapon, which remained all the same high. The main difference between the two pistols is the sights, which are adjustable in 101 models, but in the hundredth model, they are not adjustable, but removable, which makes it easy to make the hundred and one hundredth pistol. Standard sights are marked with light-accumulating dots, which makes it easier to aim at dusk or other conditions of poor visibility.
Another interesting feature of ensuring the safe handling of weapons is the company lock, a plating trigger mechanism located on the back of the pistol grip. It represents the most ordinary lock, of the simplest design, which opens with a key. Of course, using it to protect yourself from an accidental shot when carrying a weapon is not worth it. However, if the gun is handed over to the storage room when visiting public places, or those where carrying weapons is prohibited, then it will not be out of place to “close” the gun. Naturally, such a precautionary measure will not protect the weapon from being used by other people, but it will require opening the pistol lock, the traces of which will immediately indicate that the weapon was used by someone other than its owner. In addition, it is not always possible to carry a gun with you. For example, if you visit your friends who have children and don’t have a safe in which you can put a gun, then instead of carrying it all the time you can simply “close” the gun and leave it with your outer clothing, being completely sure that there are no troubles will not happen even if the children decide to play with your weapons.