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    Re: PT92/99 Story time!


    Well, my insatiable desire for a PT92 started after Leejack posted his famous "PT92 Duo Tone Pistol in a Skillet on the Barbecue Grill" pic on this forum a while back. I had difficulty going to sleep that particular night...I kept coming back to that splendid pic, drooling until the wee hours of the morning.

    In the days, weeks, and months to come, I began voraciously reading every PT92 / PT 99 thread I could find on TaurusArmed. Hungrily, I digested every word that the pleased PT92 / 99 owners posted on the threads. Leejack, JoeSixpack, and Olfarhors are real champions of this venerable line of pistols, and they exercised undue influence on my decision to someday own one myself.

    I came to realize that this genre of pistol is a military design, so I had to have one for myself, seeing as how I was so pleased with my 24/7 OSS, which was also designed for use by the military.

    The Duo Tone was absolutely my first choice of finishes, but when I came across this PT92 AFS Combat in my LGS for $419.00 "out the door", I realized that I'd not find a better deal locally. My only problem was...I didn't have the money to make the transaction, and the gun store only had one PT92 AFS Combat at that price.

    So...I decided to sell one of my Taurus handguns and a little Davis .32 caliber derringer to raise the funds for my long-desired PT92. My favorite pawn shop bought my blued Judge Public Defender and the little derringer, which gave me the necessary funds to purchase the PT92.

    With 300 rounds down the pipe, I have come to realize what all the excitement is on the PT92 section of this forum.

    No handgun I own, other than my 24/7 OSS .45, can compare to the accuracy of my new PT92! The adrenaline rush ain't half bad, either!







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    Re: PT92/99 Story time!

    MilPro, thanks for the kind words about my BBQ picture.

    Your combat is absolutely stunning! It seems like everytime somebody posts up a new 92 picture, it stirs up more interest in the gun. I love looking at the different pictures and finishes that our members have. They are all gorgeous!

    For such an old design, the 92 family still catches they eye, doesn't it.

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    Re: PT92/99 Story time!

    I had come in to a little bit of money in 1994 and I wanted a couple of guns. I was trying to fill two holes... one was for a semi-auto .22 handgun and the other was anything hi-cap because of the impending Crime Bill doom that Clinton was sure to put in place.

    I bought a KMK-512 stainless bull barrel Ruger Mark II and that was the perfect filler for the first hole.
    On the same day from the same store, I decided on a PT-99AF. I came to this conclusion because I had been an avid reader of Guns & Ammo through the late 80s and early 90s and the handgun editor at that time was Jan Libourel and anyone who had read that magazine through those years knew what a positive opinion he always had on the Taurus revolvers and PT series pistols.

    Truth was, I did NOT want a 9mm made by anyone, really. I was also a big fan of Jeff Cooper (same magazine, last column!) and the very idea of a 9mm was almost repulsive. But I figured... just for fun on the range and just because the President was threatening my ability to own one, I needed to have it.

    I purchased both handguns and then sat down for the ignorant Brady wait. I returned the specified number of days later to finally pick up my two new handguns but there was a problem...

    The Ruger was good to go but the double action trigger on the Taurus was bad -- SO BAD, it almost felt like something was broken. At the time, I was of the thought that dry firing was something you never did for almost any reason, so I never tried the trigger before I bought it. But right in the store on the day of pick up, I dry fired it and I was jaw-dropped at how bad it was.

    I asked the salesman to grab another new one from the case and asked if I could try the trigger on it -- it was much better. Heavy, sure... still is all these years later, but it worked, it was do-able. The DA trigger on the one I bought was unbelievable. So I told the salesman that I would be needing THIS one, and not the bad one.

    He said... okay, that's do-able... but...
    I not only had to wait for ANOTHER Brady wait, I had to pay for another Brady wait.
    Because the gun had a different serial number, I couldn't simply exchange. So my early days with it didn't start out well.

    When I finally got the second one, I bought a second magazine also. And the ammo I ran through it was UMC and Norinco ammo and it didn't run with complete reliability. Of all the handguns I owned, this was the one I couldn't reliably count on. It was fun to goof with on the range, but it never meant much to me. Trying different or more expensive ammo wasn't something I was going to bother trying -- it wasn't a defensive pistol and if it wasn't going to run on the ammo that fit my budget then it was either not going to get shot much or I wasn't going to keep it. So I continued to feed it UMC and Norinco ammo.

    It was always that handgun I figured I could sell or trade if I needed to... afterall, it was a hi-cap and those were sought after. But I never did sell it.

    And though I was handloading all that time (and before I bought the PT-99AF) I had never made any 9mm ammo for it because 9mm ammo was pretty cheap. I think I was typically paying $6 or $7 a box for it.

    Finally in about 2005 or so I decided to start loading 9mm along with all my other cartridges and that's when... after all those years with a lousy start and a rocky relationship, I grew to love my PT-99AF. Because my handloads made the pistol RUN. The double action trigger is still long and heavy, but it's smooth enough and has gotten better over the years. And the single action trigger (what matters, IMO) is actually REALLY good for a pistol of this price point.

    My 99 runs like a champ and I feed it an array of different bullets... jacketed, plated and a lot of cast lead and it eats them all with no failures. It's a joy to shoot and it's kind of amazing how it's found a place close to my heart after all those years. Round count is somewhere just under 5,000 I believe.

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    Re: PT92/99 Story time!

    It all started a few months ago when a switch finally clicked in my head (hey stupid, you've been 21 for over a year, why haven't you bought a handgun!?). I have a .22lr revolver my father got me as a kid, and a mossberg 20GA, but I always wanted an auto loader. I started researching what would be the most durable, accurate, and low cost 9mm on the market, and started reading about the 92. I called around local shops and nobody had one in stock accept bass pro shops. They wanted 500 for it, but it was a display model so I talked the manager into taking 10% off. I took it out for the first time last week and out 200 rounds through it without a problem. I'm overjoyed, I'm buying a 500rd box of ammo on my way home from work today, and I'll either shoot on some BLM land this weekend, or stop by the range next week. Also thanks for all of the information on this forum, without it my decision would have been much more challenging.

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    Re: PT92/99 Story time!

    I'd been out of handgun mode for many years, then recently heard about the Judge. Thouht that would be the ultimate home defense and all around utility gun for all sorts of snakes and varmints... Bought one and liked it and that lead to me investigating Taurus guns in general. I liked all the stuff I read and when I saw a pic of the 92 I thought that was the coolest gun ever! I found a used one at the next gun show and bought it. That was about 2 months and 600 rounds of amo (six different brands...) ago and not one single malfunction of any kind. No, not one! I've heard and read about lots of other guns (expensive guns) that are "picky eaters." Makes me proud of my Taurus. Sorry folks, but I'm just not interested in one of those plastic guns with no safety. (yeah yeah yeah, "safe action" my rear..... If you pull the trigger it goes bang.)
    Have a good day, or not, the choice is yours!

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    Just got mine (99ss17) upcoming plans:Cerakote frame gunmetal grey or anodize same colorMirror polish slideMicro jewel barrel (maybe not sure looks great on my rem 700 bolt and barrel)cut and shape a set of grips from carbon/kevlar fiber in silver/blackinlet a couple of shell casing heads as medallions in the gripsLight bead blasting on take down lever, mag release, decocker, slide lock lever, hammer and trigger. Just for that matte look lolMaybe! Mill down and contour accesory rail (not a big tacticool guy)Maybe swap out barrel for a longer ported one cerakote mags to increase tolerance a little so no more annoying mag knockingTired of my 1911 just want something different that hasn't been done to death. Taurus really does make an incredible beretta 2.0 shoots great eats up some ugly stuff i've had sitting in the garage for who knows how many years. All in all B+ finish and fit, A+ reliability, A++++++ price, might get another but in the 40 cal.

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    Bought my PT-99 in the mid 80's. Did some research, Karwan article, and seemed like the best value for the money. Plus I like a frame mounted , cock and lock safety system. Mine has been very boring. Shoots every time, with every brand of ammo I have fed it, including some Egyptian mil surp, ejects every time, hits where I point it, is easy to clean. So what is there to get excited about!!! I have fired about 3000 rounds without a single FTF or FTE. Great pistol. I have now given it to my son when he turned 21.
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    Well, I bought a PT99 and PT101 at the same time about 2 months back (April 2011). I bought them based upon a recommendation of a long time close friend. The PT99 looks cool, shoots accurately, and never malfunctions. The value of this PT99 is excellent, ammo is cheap, fit and finish are superb. It also makes me look like a pro over at the range Additionally, my family members (wife and two daughters) always ask me to bring this gun to the range as it is their favorite; light, accurate, and easy to hold. I've added a set of Pachmayr grips to replace the factory plastics, and they do make the gun a lot easier to hold and shoot. I'd recommend this gun as a first gun or additional gun to anyone looking to get started in the shooting "thing".

    My PT101... that is another story, see my magazine drop post for my ramblings on that mess.

    Stick with the PT99, it is an awesome handgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetlu2890 View Post
    ... might get another but in the 40 cal.
    Don't; this gun is not good in 40. It is excellent in 9mm. Lots of issues with the 40. Stick with the 9mm. Buy another 9mm.

 

 
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