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Thanks for everyone's responses to my past post on this. I took my new TCP out and ran 50+ rounds through it. About every three or four rounds, it leaves the spent case in the chamber and jams (prevents the new round from being chambered). I really like the gun. It otherwise shoots great (good point of aim, locks open after last round, accurate), but I'm afraid that it's going back to Taurus with this extraction issue. People have so far suggested different ammo, but I have tried two kinds with two different shooters -- same problem. Any other comments welcome. jrh
Send it back.
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Mine's in right now for the same problem.
It worked fine for several hundred rounds, then started FTE'ing (or is that, F'ing TE?), no matter which ammo I used.
Yes. Mine did OK for the first several magazines, then started doing it. jrh
did you thoroughly break it down (field strip) and throughly clean all the packing junk out of it?
50 rounds is not a lot of break in either, usually they get better with more rounds fired but a good cleaning if this wasn;'t done sometimes works wonders.
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I started getting many FTEs. Called Taurus on Friday morning, May 7, FedEx picked it up that afternoon, and delivered it back to me yesterday, May 24. So they had it 10 business days! Pretty darn good. The note they sent back said new extractor. Going to the range this afternoon to try it out.
Glad you got yours back so quickly. Mine picked up by FedEx on the 20th. Maybe you'll let me know how the new extractor works? I hope that's what they do to mine. I think they've designed a new one for the 709. Maybe that's what'll need to happen with the 738s.
First trip to the range with my TCP produced 36 FTEs out of 48 shots. Taurus had it for a month, and I just got it back with a new slide. I'm going to the range tomorrow.
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Best to you. Let us know how it goes, if you will. I'd like to push this some until they get the extractor deal right. jrh
101shooter,I'm with olfarhars,the only thing I would add is,pay special attention to the bolt face(around extractor) & be sure barrel/chamber area is clean.please let us know when you get it back,from Taurus.