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I just purchased a PT111 G2 on 2/14. I went out 2/17 to shoot it and found that it would only shoot 1 or 2 bullets and then act like it was not cocked, even tho a new round was in the chamber. If I pulled back the slide and chambered a new round it fired fine.

I called the place I purchased it and was told that I have to send it to Taurus for repair.

I called Taurus this morning and was on hold for 56 minutes waiting for customer service to answer. Then after he took all my info was told that it was a 12 week wait on repairs right now.

I loved the feel of the gun, but if this is what I can expect of Taurus, I might have to look at other guns in the future.
 

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First of all, Welcome to the Forum. Other PT111 owners will likely be along with suggestions to eliminate other possible issues before you have to send the pistol into Taurus.
 

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Did it do this with both magazines or just one?

Were you using factory ammo or reman or reloads?

How many rounds did run through it total?

Did you break it down and clean it first?

I break in new pistols using speer lawman RN FMJ ammo. It runs hot like SD ammo but is cheap like range ammo. It almost sounds like your ammo wasn't cycling the gun properly?

Maybe there is debris in the firing pin channel?

These are some of the things I would look at before throwing in the towel.
 

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Factory ammo, both mags. I shot 11 rounds through it before I got too frustrated with it.

I did not clean it prior to shooting it. I did clean it after shooting it.

I did not see and debris anywhere.

One other problem, I found is that if I follow the slide removal procedure, the slide will not slide forward. I either have to bump the back of the slide forward with my palm, or squeeze the trigger a little to get the slide to move forward to remove it.

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One of the things Taurus neglected to mention in the manual is pulling the trigger as well as the disassembly latches to remove the slide
 

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Personally, I always clean a gun before shooting it for the first time. New, used, delivered by Smurfs with a signed certificate from Mechanical Engineering Smurf saying it's clean and lubed, I don't care.

Clean and lubricate before firing. I'd encourage you to make sure it's properly lubricated and give it another try.
 

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Clean it and shoot it again.

Would the trigger go all the way back to the frame when it wouldn't fire?
I just bought mine a few weeks ago and it has been flawless. I did clean the firing pin channel before I shot it as I heard that can cause some issues.
 

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One of the things I appreciate about Remington DriLube is that the solvent that carries the teflon is great for flushing gunk out of firing pin channels.
 

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Yes the trigger would go all the way back with no resistance.

What is the best way to clean the firing pin channel?

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Definitely clean the gun before taking it to the range. You should be able to see the firing pin channel and flush it out with CLP or Gunscrubber or something like that, don't lube the channel.

Try different brands of ammo. Don't just try one brand and declare the gun broken.

This happens with just about every kind of gun you can imagine. My buddy bought a Glock 42 and it was a jam-o-matic from the first round. He had to send it in immediately, and he got it back a few weeks later, fixed up and ready to go.
 

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Yes the trigger would go all the way back with no resistance.

What is the best way to clean the firing pin channel?

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It's easy to remove the rear cap from the slide assembly, remove the firing pin assembly and clean/dry-lube, and clean out its bore with a swab. There's a YouTube video detailing the procedure.
 
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Welcome aboard from Northern Illinois. Load up your mags full and leave them full for a few days...the mag springs are very stiff and this helps them relax and take a set. Also take some polishing compound and shine up your feed ramp. Make it polished but don't remove any material. Mine runs great, I carry it and wouldn't sell it for twice what I paid for it.

I moved this to Product Problems to garner more attention...stop by the Member Intro page also!!
 
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I loaded the clips the evening of 2/14 and let them sit until the evening of 2/17 when I shot it the 1st time. I also have both clips full and sitting in the case right now. I reloaded them 2/17.

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I loaded the clips the evening of 2/14 and let them sit until the evening of 2/17 when I shot it the 1st time. I also have both clips full and sitting in the case right now. I reloaded them 2/17.

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Keep us posted as to whether it works better or not next time out.

Welcome to the board!
 

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In case anyone's having difficulty finding things, I picked up an aerosol can of Blaster Dry Lube with Teflon at my local Lowe's Home Improvement for < $5.00. Sprayed a bit on a piece of bare steel and let it dry, seems to have fairly tenacious adhesion and after cleaning out my firing pin bore I used it on the firing pin assembly, trigger has improved markedly after cleaning, lubing, and working it repeatedly with the slide removed. The Blaster seems to be working pretty well on some aluminum windows too. ;)
 

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In case anyone's having difficulty finding things, I picked up an aerosol can of Blaster Dry Lube with Teflon at my local Lowe's Home Improvement for < $5.00. Sprayed a bit on a piece of bare steel and let it dry, seems to have fairly tenacious adhesion and after cleaning out my firing pin bore I used it on the firing pin assembly, trigger has improved markedly after cleaning, lubing, and working it repeatedly with the slide removed. The Blaster seems to be working pretty well on some aluminum windows too. ;)
I will pick some up on my way home tonight. Thanks for the information.

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