TH9C Decocking Failure
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Thread: TH9C Decocking Failure

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    TH9C Decocking Failure

    I purchased a TH9C back in the winter and just now getting out to shoot due to corona virus.
    I found that after de-cocking if I pull the trigger it will not fire until the second trigger pull, this only happens if I de-cocked it.
    The hammer seems to drop to far when de-cocked as I can pull the hammer 1/16" of an inch and hear a click and the hammer will lock
    in place a little further back than from the de-cocked position, I can then pull the hammer just a tad more an there is a second click and the de-cocker lever will move slightly, pulling the hammer back again to the third click and it is in the fully cocked position.
    I found that after de-cocking if I pull the hammer slightly to the first click the firearm will fire every time with the trigger pull.
    Anyone else had this problem or know the cause or a solution? I called Taurus and they want 50.00 for a shipping label and said the wait is at least three months.
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    Find a local gun shop that will ship for you, about $25 most places. As to the 3 months that's Taurus for you.
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    Shut up and reload!

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    I personally, would take it to the range and put a couple of boxes of shells through it, to see if that loosens the gun up. Then see if the decocker functions properly.
    DISCLAMER: Do NOT decock it with a round in the chamber...yet.
    I'd shoot it, then see if the decocker function is operating properly.
    Also, have you cleaned it? Might be excessive packing grease causing the malfunction. Just my thoughts...
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    I just got a TH9C last week, and haven't had a chance to fire it yet.
    Probably won't get a chance for a couple weeks.
    I hope I don't have the same problem as you.
    I'll let you know.
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    If your TH9 is the same as my TH40 was from Taurus then you need to lube it real well first. Mine didn't have a trace of oil anywhere. You have two clicks before the third which is the hammer fully cocked? What it sounds like is the first may be the trigger/sear reset and the second is the sear and hammer block engaging. More than likely a dry disconnector hanging up causing the problem. Also, the decocker should let the hammer drop to the block position only and then from there you'll go to full-cocked. I'd suggest a good clean and lube of the fire control group first, then function check again.
    Last edited by funflyer; 06-02-2020 at 03:11 PM.
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    When decocking, lower the hammer with your off side thumb. I think the hammer block is probably sticking. Mine did until I lubed it properly. Now, I don't risk it, just lower the hammer with my off thumb. I'm used to doing that for safety reasons, anyway.
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    like everyone said above said

    Clean it
    Shoot it
    Hammer down with your thumb for a while

    I​t's typical for Taurus pistols need to be broke in
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    Thanks everyone, I will clean it again and run a couple hundred more rounds through it and see how it goes.
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