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    I had the recoil spring on my PT-111 G2 break on me last year. I called Taurus, and they sent me a new one in less than a week. I guess they had them in stock back then.
    There seems to be a lot of turmoil at Taurus right now. Hope things settle down there soon.
    Even though I got the replacement recoil spring from Taurus, I went ahead and bought a new stainless steel one from Lakeline. Works great!

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    It's been a long time since I've visited this forum, so bear with me....

    Saturday I took my PT111G2 to the range for its semi-annual workout. Things were mostly fine, as usual, but I did get a stovepipe--the first malfunction in recent memory. I cleared it and continued shooting with no noticeable problems.

    After returning home, I disassembled, cleaned, and lubed like always. But when I tried to re-assemble, I couldn't compress the recoil spring assembly. Like, at all. There's no visible damage to the springs, end caps, or anything, and there's still a light coat of oil on the outside, but it is jammed up solidly. I tried tapping it with a mallet to see if I could break it loose. Nothing.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Were you able to fix it?

    I already called Taurus CS to order a new part. That was when I learned that there was a class-action recall on the pistol (like I said, haven't been on the forum in years). They were willing to ship me a new recoil spring assembly, or replace the entire gun with a new G2C. I opted for the spring to my EDC can get back into commission quickly (5-7 days, she said) while I considered the replacement option. But that's another thread entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    It's been a long time since I've visited this forum, so bear with me....

    Saturday I took my PT111G2 to the range for its semi-annual workout. Things were mostly fine, as usual, but I did get a stovepipe--the first malfunction in recent memory. I cleared it and continued shooting with no noticeable problems.

    After returning home, I disassembled, cleaned, and lubed like always. But when I tried to re-assemble, I couldn't compress the recoil spring assembly. Like, at all. There's no visible damage to the springs, end caps, or anything, and there's still a light coat of oil on the outside, but it is jammed up solidly. I tried tapping it with a mallet to see if I could break it loose. Nothing.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Were you able to fix it?

    I already called Taurus CS to order a new part. That was when I learned that there was a class-action recall on the pistol (like I said, haven't been on the forum in years). They were willing to ship me a new recoil spring assembly, or replace the entire gun with a new G2C. I opted for the spring to my EDC can get back into commission quickly (5-7 days, she said) while I considered the replacement option. But that's another thread entirely.
    If you have the G2 it is not recalled. The PT-111 Millennium Pro was part of the recall. Would check to make sure the end of your RCA is screwed all the way on. Glad they were able to send you a replacement RCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus1965 View Post
    If you have the G2 it is not recalled....
    My bad, it's not a G2, just a Mill Pro
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    Well this sucks!! I've had two RCA on B/O with Taurus for over two years for my PT111MilPro. Haven't checked in awhile, but the many times I have, still no stock. This is the PT111MP Taurus repaired under recall and returned to me rather than sending new replacement PT111G2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wino View Post
    Well this sucks!! I've had two RCA on B/O with Taurus for over two years for my PT111MilPro. Haven't checked in awhile, but the many times I have, still no stock.
    It's entirely possible she was misinformed about what they have in stock, or just telling me something to make me go away. I guess I'll find out in 7 days. If it doesn't show up I guess I'll be calling Lakeline.
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    To the best of my knowledge there is no replacement RSA for the Millennium Pro and I seriously doubt that Taurus would send one out for a class action recall pistol if they did stumble across one. Good luck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    To the best of my knowledge there is no replacement RSA for the Millennium Pro and I seriously doubt that Taurus would send one out for a class action recall pistol if they did stumble across one. Good luck with it.
    Well, you're half-right. And all the doubters about customer service are also mostly right.

    Today I received half of a RCA. Specifically, just the small spring and guide rod, not whole assembly. And while the packing slip says they're the internal recoil spring and internal guide rod for a "PT111/138" they are definitely not the same size as my old one. Both the spring and the guide rod are clearly smaller than those in my current RCA.

    That said, my old RCA has decided to start working again, as magically as it stopped working a week ago. Maybe the plastic button on the end was jamming in the slide somehow. Regardless, I can no longer trust it as part of an EDC gun. And it appears Lakeline doesn't sell an RCA for a PT111 Mill Pro, only the G2. So now it appears to be a choice between keeping a gun I can't trust, or trading it in for a new G2C which I may or may not be able to trust.
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    I would say you are in a pickle. Would call Taurus CS and see if you are able to have it replaced with a G2. Then sell the G2.

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    Galloway, stainless recoil rods and springs with different weights

    different spring weights
    Quote Originally Posted by ldhurst33 View Post
    Hi all I just wanted to let you know that I got a new pt111 in April 2016 and first time out to the range my recoil springs broke and jammed the gun!
    I called the service department and they said that they were out of stock for the spring but would send me a new one as soon as possible, this was April 2016 three days after I got the gun!
    I called them back after two months and they were still on back order, three months later and still back ordered. I have called every two or three months since I got the gun that I can't use and they are still not available to ship it, and have no recoil springs to ship to me! Not even a used one.
    I really think this is piss poor service to spend good money on a new gun, have it break first box of shells and one year and two months later and it still has not been fixed.
    I'm really glad to hear about all the great times you've had with your pt111's. I have always been a Ruger guy and always stayed away from this brand from bad stories but I was told by a friend that I would have to give this gun a chance because it was the cats meow.
    I can't even get it from wolf springs they don't have them, I can't sell the gun because it doesn't work who wants to buy a that you can't test or repair it?
    So any way I'm a member of a large gun club and for the last five months it is on display there locked in are display case for all to see with a warning to all to look but don't dare touch unless you want to get burned and I must say that I have been approached at least a dozen times by members thanking me for the heads up about this issue and saving them the heart ach.
    Well that sums it up for my rant, I had just spoke with service department again last week and after 14 months the spring is still on backorder makes me wonder how they keep building new ones if they can't supply me with a part to get mine working!
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