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    Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Hi people,

    Last week, I just purchased my first Taurus (PT145) with stainless slide last week and right out of the gate I had two minor issues..

    First, both magazines were bad.. They were too tight and wouldn't let inserted rounds push up to the top of the mag for proper placement after the top round was extracted.. This I noticed even before firing the gun and the store replaced both mags with no questions asked, mentioning this wasn't the first time this happened.. Was resolved quickly and painlessly, other than the need for me to drive back to the store..

    Second issue reared its ugly head a couple days later, this weekend as I brought it out back to shoot it for the first time.. I noticed it was shooting left.. After inspecting the rear sight, I realized that it was installed as left as it can possibly be on the slide.. Not very noticeable until you really inspected it.. I have to say, It didn't really show up on my radar when I was inspecting the gun for purchase.. So I figured I'd use the included allen wrench and simply adjust it.. I inserted the allen wrench and not only did the screw not budge, the allen wrench stripped the hex out of the screw.. I instantly brought the gun back to the store to see if their service department could help me out.. They said they'd have to ship it back to Taurus for repair, and in their best estimate I would be without the gun for 4-6 weeks. I complained that I just purchased it brand new 4 days prior and was hoping for a better, and more satisfying solution for myself. They said the best they would be able to do it slide the sight to it's proper location as it is. Which they did.

    After thinking a little more about this, I realized that if I ever need to adjust or replace my sights, I'm going to have to remove that screw...

    I spoke to Taurus yesterday, to see what avenue I should take and the customer service tech told me they use loctite on the screws.. First, it would have been helpful if they mentioned that in the manual, secondly, if you're going to actually semi-permanently fix a sight to a gun, at least position it correctly..

    My main gripe is that i do NOT want to part with a completely new gun that I just purchased for 4-6 weeks simply because of bad quality control at the factory, but I realize that I don't have many options unless I just want to leave it as is and deal with knowing the screw is stripped and all chances of future adjustment are gone..

    I was tempted to insist that the dealer fulfill his 30 day satisfaction guarantee and exchange the gun with a new one. Is this a reasonable request? Just curious to see what others here might think and which avenue would be the best and most reasonable for me to pursue..
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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your bad experience. I guess you could try making the dealer exchange it for you, but failing that, I'd just send it to Taurus and let them take care of it....or trade it for a Glock. Sorry, couldn't resist!
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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    I think you eleminated the option of making the dealer replace the gun when you stripped the sight screw. I know that is not what you want to hear. A gunsmith should be able to remove the screw with an easy-out and hopefully have a replacement in his inventory if you want the pistol back in service quickly, and maybe a $30 repair job. Otherwise, you will have a 4-6 week vacation for your PT145 in Miami.
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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Hmmmm.. Spending $30 of my own money to avoid the gun's trip to Sunny Miami might be something I am willing to look into.. I'll call some local places to see..

    Thanks for your replies..

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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Taurus paid the shipping both ways on my gun. They don't offer but if you insist nicely like I did they will send fedex to your house to get it. I read on this forum that if your gun is less than a year old they will pay the shipping.

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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Considering that this would not be a warranty issue, it will be interesting to see if Taurus picks up the shipping. I'm betting not.

    I'm still trying to figure out how the shop's "gunsmith" did the following without removing the screw:

    They said the best they would be able to do it slide the sight to it's proper location as it is. Which they did.
    It will be interesting to see what the bottom of the dovetail looks like now.

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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    yea that set screw probably drug a groove in the top of the slide.
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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your bad experience. I guess you could try making the dealer exchange it for you, but failing that, I'd just send it to Taurus and let them take care of it....or trade it for a Glock. Sorry, couldn't resist!
    Good luck!
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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    As started it would've had to of dug a grove.. Also 30 may sound like alot to get the screw pulled but its really not. Would only take a few mins and wh knows if you decide to replace your sights let the local store do it & they may not charge to replace the screw.

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    Re: Opinion concerning repair of Millennium Pro PT145

    Welcome Jmartin67,

    Many of us have replaced the sights on our PT145 and have not had any issue.
    Did you use the right size allen wrench? Front and back are different size....

    Also I am wondering did the magazines you exchanged function better?

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