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.