Bigger is better: new Taurus TH45 in .45 ACP

The philosophy behind the new model is quite straightforward: “What’s the only way to improve on the best selling TH-series of Taurus pistols? Clearly, make it in a bigger caliber“. That's why Taurus's TH external hammer-fired pistol series, already available in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers, welcomes a new member: the TH45 chambered in .45 ACP. Like its siblings, the Taurus TH45 is a polymer-framed, double-action/single-action semi-auto. Claimed to be a modern reinvention of the classic hammer-fired SA/DA semi-auto platform, the TH pistols boast finger grooves along the grip, generous stippling panels and interchangeable backstraps for a custom fit.

Taurus TH45, bigger caliber – and sturdier gun

Like all TH models, the Taurus TH45 is a polymer-framed, double-action/single-action semi-auto. 

But as the manufacturer points out, the TH45 didn’t just take the existing TH-series and “make it bigger”: “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,they say.

The grip of the Taurus TH45 features finger grooves, generous stippling panels and interchangeable backstraps.

Features include the usual dust-cover Mil-STD 1913 Picatinny rail, ambidextrous manual safety, firing pin block and a loaded chamber indicator. Magazine capacity is more than respectable, with 13 cartridges in .45 ACP, while barrel length is 4.25″, or 108 mm – the other TH models in 9mm and .40 S&W are available as full-size (4.27”/108,4 mm barrel) or compact (3.54”/90 mm) versions instead. The TH series is equipped with drift-adjustable Novak front and rear sights. Magazine release is ambidextrous.

The new Taurus TH45 comes with a matte black finish and a price tag of $529, that is a full $170 more than the 9mm and .40 S&W TH models.

Taurus TH 45 specs and price

.45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 
13 rounds
Barrel Length: 
4.25″/108 mm
Drift-adjustable Novak front and rear
27.8 oz/788 g
Price (MSRP in the U.S.): 


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