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Taurus PT900 Series

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Taurus PT911 with blued finish - 9x19mm

The Taurus PT900 pistol series refers to a set of semi-automatic pistols manufactured by the Brazilian company Forjas Taurus. The models in this series were chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .380 ACP and .357 SIG. The series consisted of seven variants and featured both single stack and double stack options.

The full-size variants included the PT908, the PT909 and the PT945. The compact variants included the PT911, the PT940 and the PT957. There was also a subcompact variant, the PT938. The first pistol in the series was the full-sized single stack 9mm, the PT908. The PT909 was a double stack version of the PT908, set up to accept 10 round magazines. The PT-909 is an improved and newer variant of the PT-911 which has a slightly longer grip that will allow it to accept 17 round PT92 magazines. The PT940 is a PT911 in .40 S&W, the PT945 is a beefed-up PT908 chambered in .45 ACP, the PT938 is a more compact version of the PT909 and the PT957 is a PT-908 in .357 SIG.

The series was introduced in the early 1990s with the intent of being a higher-quality design offered by Taurus, which was known for budget friendly pistols. Mechanically, the designs are interesting, as they are sort of a hybrid of both SIG-Sauer locked breech barrel design and the trigger, safety lockwork from the Beretta 92/Taurus PT92. Visually, they resemble a Taurus PT92 series frame with a SIG-Sauer P220 series slide. All the models are currently discontinued as of 2011, except for the PT938 in .380 ACP, which is only being offered for the Brazilian market. However, certain variants such as the PT940 and PT945 continue to be prized by collectors, and the PT945's appearance in the 1998 film U.S. Marshals (with Tommy Lee Jones referring to it as a "nickel-plated sissy pistol") is considered somewhat iconic.

The Taurus PT900 Series and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Taurus PT908

Taurus PT908 - 9x19mm

Specifications

(1993 - 1997)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 24 oz (680 g)
  • Length: 7.25" (184 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4.0" (102 mm)
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Taurus PT908 can be seen in the following films & television series used by the following actors:

Film

Titla Actor Character Note Date
Dead Weight (Le Boulet) José Garcia The Turk 2002
Rossy de Palma Pauline Reggio
District B13 (Banlieue 13) Lyès Salem Samy 2004

Television

Titla Actor Character Note Date
Frank Riva - Season 1 Alice Taglioni Marie Forlo 2003
Loggia's bodyguard

Taurus PT909

Taurus PT909 - 9x19mm

Specifications

(2006 - 2010)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 28.2 oz (799 g)
  • Length: 7.0″ (178 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4.0″ (102 mm)
  • Capacity: 17 + 1
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Taurus PT909 can be seen in the following films, television series and video games used by the following actors:

Television

Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
Blue Bloods - Season 3 Michael Madsen John 2013
Blue Bloods - Season 4 David Vadim Vigor Kovacs 2013

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Resident Evil 6 "Nine-oh-nine" Longer slide and an attached laser module 2012

Taurus PT911

Stainless Taurus PT911 - 9x19mm

Specifications

(1997 - 2011)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 1.76 lb (0.8 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (17.78 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Capacity: 10 + 1
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Taurus PT911 can be seen in the following films & television series used by the following actors:

Film

Titla Actor Character Note Date
Rush Hour 3 Jackie Chan Chief inspector Lee Stainless 2007
Chris Tucker Detective James Carter
Let's Be Cops Jake Johnson Ryan O'Malley 2014
Hot Pursuit Joaquín Cosio Vincente Cortez Stainless 2015

Television

Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
CSI: NY Geoff Meed Ronnie DeSoto "Greater Good" (S05E23), Stainless 2004-Present
Prison Break - Season 3 Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Gretchen Morgan stainless 2007 - 2008
Prison Break - Season 4 Man stainless 2008 - 2009
Sanctuary Michael Shanks Jimmy Stainless 2007-Present
Better Off Ted Portia de Rossi Veronica Palmer Stainless and suppresseed, "Bioshuffle" (S01E09) 2009
Human Target Stainless 2010-2011
Hit & Miss Chloë Sevigny Mia Stainless and silenced 2012
Longmire David Lambert Jason Lennox "Unfinished Business" (S01E10) 2012


Taurus PT940

Taurus PT940 - .40 S&W
Taurus PT940 in stainless steel - .40 S&W

Specifications

(1992 - 2010)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): .40 S&W
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs (0.82 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (17.8 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 3.6 in (9.2 cm)
  • Capacity: 10, 12
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Taurus PT940 can be seen in the following films & television series used by the following actors:

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Burn Notice - Season 2 Rodney Rowland Bank robber "Bad Breaks" (S2E13) 2009
Duman's guard "Truth and Reconciliation" (S2E14)


Taurus PT945

Specifications

(1995 - 2010)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): .45 ACP
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs (0.84 kg)
  • Length: in ( cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4.25 in (10.8 cm)
  • Capacity: 8+1
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (SA/DA)

The Taurus PT945 can be seen in the following films & television series used by the following actors:

Blued Taurus PT945 - .45 ACP
Stainless Taurus PT945 - .45 ACP

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Murder At 1600 Charles Rocket Suicidal Politician 1997
U.S. Marshals Wesley Snipes Mark Sheridan 1998
Robert Downey Jr. Agent John Royce
Ronin Skipp Sudduth Larry 1998
Stellan Skarsgard Gregor
Russian Mobster
The Bourne Identity Nicky Naude Castel seen in case 2002
Matt Damon Jason Bourne suppressor
Assassin
Death Sentence Seen on gun vault wall 2007
22 Bullets Luc Palun Pascal Vasetto Two-tone 2010
The Purge Neighbors 2013
3 Days to Kill Amber Heard Agent Vivi Suppressed 2014

Television

Show Title Actor Character Notation/Episode Air Date
The Sopranos Michael Imperioli Christopher Moltisanti "The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti", Stainless 1997 - 2007
Julie Lescaut Cecilia Ngo Jeune Moldave "Alerte enlèvement" (S18E04) 2008
Chase Kelli Giddish Annie Walker "Narco Part 2", Gold Accents and wood grip 2011



See Also

  • Taurus - A list of all firearms manufactured by Taurus.

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