Taurus Releases TH45 Pistol in .45 ACP

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Taurus Releases TH45 Handgun In .45 ACP

Taurus is expanding its line of TH pistols to include a .45 ACP model, the TH45. The TH designation comes from “Taurus Hammer” and this family of guns features an exposed hammer, double action/single action trigger mechanism, and polymer frame. Let’s take a look at its features.

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The current TH family includes the standard TH and the THC compact with a 3.5-inch barrel. Those pistols are available in 9mm and .40 S&W. While it is not on the Taurus website yet, various online retailers list the TH45 as coming soon. The MSRP is $529, but some retailers are already showing a street price of around $439.

The TH45 includes a frame-mounted safety which also functions as a decocker, and an accessory rail comes standard.


  • Capacity – 13 rounds
  • Barrel Length – 4.25″
  • Weight – 27.8 ounces
  • MSRP – $529

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From the manufacturer:

What’s the only way to improve on the best selling TH-series of Taurus pistols? Clearly, make it in a bigger caliber: announcing the Taurus TH45. This polymer framed, double-action/single-action semi-auto packs 13 rounds of 45 ACP into an easily controllable package for shooters who want a little more “oomph” in their defensive pistol.

The TH45 didn’t just take the existing TH-series and “make it bigger” though. Each action component was carefully thought out to take the increased punishment that a big bore cartridge like 45 ACP will deliver. This was done while preserving the smooth double action pull on the TH45, and still delivering a crisp, duty-ready single-action trigger. Plus, like all other TH-series pistols, the TH45 can be carried “cocked-and-locked” thanks to Taurus’ innovative thumb safety/decocker.

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Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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  • Old Gringo Old Gringo on Jul 14, 2023

    It is a simple design, like Sigs and Czs a bit.Not much can go wrong with them. I own a very large collection of guns. Most toward the higher end. Lots of 1911s, many that I build myself But a dozen or so plastics guns. I carried 1911s in harms way in the US and elsewhere as well as Glock and wheel guns, the M9 Iwas issued was fine but certainly not the precision I demand for personal use.

    I can run the 1911s in 38 Super, 40 SW, 400 Corbon, 10mm and 45 acp faster than that I can run any other platform and that is true of most professional shooters. I have trained other people to shoot handguns for their CCW certification since 1996. Since that time I have seen lots of everything in a handgun. The small Taurus, model 738 came with rave reviews but I found them untrust worthy. What I have found these last 28 years is that the reliability of the Taurus line of 9mm and 40 SW has been nothing short of wonderful. I realize there was a couple recalls but the issues were trivial. I do not recall one failure with those 9mm and 40 Taurus guns.

    One of them I think the 709 and 740 Slim has the second strike capability a favorite of police and retired LEOs like myself. It is funny because cops carry the 709/740 slim and the KelTec Pf9 more than any other for that emergency backup gun. but they do not discuss them. Because all these young never done nuthin gun ninjas trash them.

    After a 100 round test I would carry the Taurus products anywhere in harms way, including this one. Gun snobs can trash them all they want. But unless they personally have run2-3,000 rounds thru one, it is just old lady gossip IMHO.

    I am a combat guy, I do not care what the FBI thinks will work in New York of DC with guys where jeans for a shirt, I prefer bigger than 9mm, although I have a tiny one in my pocket. I am pleased to see the Taurus with a 45 acp offering. I have several, including several wheel guns. And I prefer a hot 40 or 10 if I know I am going to a high risk area. But if those are not available, a 45 acp with Corbon, BB, of Underwood makes for a hot round. No, 9 mm can compete where I go. 9mmis fine for back up but not for primary, that 500 foot pounds with a bullet that is .452 is a big deal.

    People who never fire new guns a few thousand rounds never have a clue, they get their degrees from UTube University.

  • TheLastCaucasian TheLastCaucasian on Jul 18, 2023

    This is just the Taurus PT845 that I bought over 10 years ago. I modified my Remington RP45 mags to to let it hold 15 rounds through (expand the circular hole on the front of the mag to the diameter of the square hole on the front of the normal PT845/TH45 magazine). Google PT845, thats ALL this gun is