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    My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Ok, so I picked up a used PT145 Pro 3rd gen with 2 mags. Got it all cleaned up and ready for action this morning and out to the range we went.

    The good: Fit my hand like a glove, very acurate for such what it is (using Williams Firesites), still small enough for CCW, recoil was very tame for what I expected. Nice crisp SA trigger.

    The Bad: As I feared, multiple nosedives with 2 mags. Using WWB and some old Wolf 230gr I had.

    The Ugly: I took apart the mags, deburred the followers, filed and sanded the weld, straightened the spring (it was twisted a bit), lubed everything up. Now they will only load 9, and the follower is still nosediving. I tried lifting the top of the spring to put more pressure on the front of the follower, still not operating right. Feed lips are straight, tried opening them up a little at a time (almost to the point where they weren't holding the case very well), no go.

    Normally I would just send these crap mags back to the manufacturer, but from what I am reading here it might not do me any good as the replacements have the same issues. I had similar issues once with my Kel-Tec, but when I sent the mag in they actually repaires and TESTED it, they didn't just send me a new one. So what am I to do? Keep tinkering? Ok, what did I miss. Send the mags in? And waist $4-$5 in shipping charges just to find out 2 weeks later that I again have bad mags. Sell it? Hate to go there, I was really looking forward to making this a CCW (even bought a CrossBreed holster for it), and nobody I know has any money (nor would I sell anyone I know a known defective gun). So am I SOL or what? This is really disheartening. I own a few other Taurus pistols and have bragged about them many a time. Now I find myself with a Taurus PT-brick and I am out over $300.

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    You seem to think that the worst thing will happen. I personally would not try my own repairs on a hand gun, but you did.

    I would suggest you obtain new mags, as recent ones have not had problems. Yours might have been from the time when there was mag problems.

    Or you can assume that nothing can be done to fix your problem. I had a broken mag, total crack. It was replaced and has functioned for almost 2 years. Of course mine was a PT111.

    Of course, if the gun is not over a year old they might ship you replacements, who knows unless you try.

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    I plan on calling them tomorrow. These mags should be from 2008 (when the gun was made). I don't know about your PT111, but mine (1st gen) came from Taurus with Mec-Gar magazines, which are very nice quality. I have never had an issue with those, or that gun come to think about it.

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Mags are not always the reason for nose dives, a faulty extracter can push the back end of the case forward with no support and cause the nose dive. Extracters can be ruined by loading from the ejection port instead of strictly thru the mag, Since this was used, some unknowing person may have topped off that way instead of removing the mag after loading the chamber and adding one to the mag. Read this thread, and how problem was solved. Most of the time it is a mag problem, but not always.http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...topic=23644.45 I put the part where the problem was solved. If you go back to the start of the thread, everyone was pointing to the mags as the problem.
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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    I see your point on the extractor, but I am getting nosedives with the mag not in the gun! If I load the mag (now only to 9), and then unload it with my thumb they nosedive and get hung up.

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Your springs must be thouroughly screwed.
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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Hopefully Taurus can send me some good mags in a reasonable time. I doubt they will test them prior to sending them, so I might not getting anywhere with that. It is worth a try I suppose. Funny thing is that the first mag loaded/fed fine, and the second mag had hang ups. Then the first mag started having the nosedives and it was all downhill from there...

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Contacted Taurus today, they said just send the mags in for replacement.Oh goodie!

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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    You're lucky all you need is a couple of magazines. I've been trying to get a new barrel on warantee replacement since last December. Had a long talk with one of their customer service reps the other day and told him it's a hell of a way to treat their loyal customers. In regards to your problem, I think the firearm will losen up thru time. I see everyone blaming the magazine. It could be a number of other things. I suspect some of the blame could even be put on the guide rod spring. The slide might be slaming forward just a little to fast,
    or possibly to slow in conjuction with the magazine spring popping the new round into it's forward path as the slide attempts to cleanly strip the round from the magazine. Sounds like double talk huh. Could be several things. I think a lot of the folks have it right however, just keep shooting the thing. On the other hand, mine is a great paper weight at present and will probably continue to be for another year or so the way things are going.
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    Re: My PT145: The Good, the bad, the ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by bamf_shadow
    I see your point on the extractor, but I am getting nosedives with the mag not in the gun! If I load the mag (now only to 9), and then unload it with my thumb they nosedive and get hung up.
    So you are having problems manually emptying the magazines??? Try pushing the case head and not the nose or middle of the case body.

    Also, when you load the magazine, rap the back of the magazine to seat the rounds properly.


 

 

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