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Just bought the PT111 today, got a great price on it, was looking forward to using it Saturday to qualify for my carry permit. I already have a Gen1, and from looking at the pistol and the manual that comes with it, it seems to break down the same way, with one exception:"5. Carefully release the slide catch, letting the slide go forward, then pull the trigger and pull the slide off the frame."That bit about pulling the trigger was new, but oh well. So I did it...and now the slide is locked onto the frame, and the trigger is locked back. Neither will budge a millimeter. What in the world did I do? And how do I undo it?
 

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Can you get behind the trigger and push it forward to its resting position?
 

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I can force the trigger forward about a quarter of an inch...then it stops. The slide moves forward as I move the trigger forward, so I don't know if it's the slide or the trigger assembly that's locking things up.
 

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Can you move the slide back at all? If so see if yocan move it to where it goes back on track good luck
 

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The slide IS on track. If you look at the pistol, it looks just exactly like it did in the case, except that the disassembly latch pin has been removed, and the trigger is all the way to the rear. The slide is still on the frame...it just won't budge.
 

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I'm not trying to insult you but by chance on a moment of excitement did you have a empty magazine in it? You can guess why I'm asking I'm guilty.
 

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I do feel like an idiot, but not because of that. No, magazine was removed. Everything was done strictly by the manual up to step 5...at which point the slide and trigger started behaving like a prom couple with locked braces.
 

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Have you called cs yet to see if they could tell you anything short of sending it in, hopefully either they can tell you something or someone on here can help you, sorry I couldn't help you
 

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By "cs" I guess you mean customer service at Taurus? No, I haven't called them yet...I figured this would be a good first stop. Has this problem never cropped up before here? Did I discover a brand new way to wreck a pistol?
 

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Okay, that worked. I pushed the firing pin block release and the trigger popped forward, allowing the slide to move. So I disassembled and reassembled the pistol several times. Something they don't say in the manual: don't pull the trigger until the slide returns all the way forward...THEN pull the trigger and remove the slide.Still, there's one problem: the slide catch spring (I think that's what it is) partially covers the hole the pin on the disassembly latch fits through. I can force it down far enough to fit the pin through the hole, but it's still BEHIND the flange (I think that's what you'd call it) on the disassembly latch, so that when I rotate it back to its proper position it isn't fully inserted...I have to take a small screwdriver and force the spring down in order to get the latch to insert fully and allow the slide to come forward.This works, but it seems really clumsy, and in the video Taurus10 posted, the latch simply rotates and snaps into place. This is also how it works on my Gen 1. So, again...what gives? What am I missing?
 
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