Hello all, recently purchased my wife a MilPro PT140. Took it to the range to break it in, the Slide Cap popped off, part number 1.15 I believe, just happened to land in the ammo container where she saw it. It covers the green plastic end of the firing pin mechanism, doesn't look to be broken anywhere, however, when you push it back on, it is easily removed with a little wiggle and obviously popped off again after being replaced and the gun being fired. Has anyone else had this problem? or know whats going on? Thought I would ask here prior to testing the Taurus Customer Service. Thanks.
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this is an old post but the slide cap on my Pro145, 3rd. generation, came off during my initial firing and has not been seen since... is this a major problem or has anyone else lost their ............. "slide cap" and how do I keep the next one... assuming I can order or get another... to stay on... or do I actually need it??????????????
I think I am identifying the proper part number.... it is shown as item... 1.15 in the parts list.... "slide cap".
duck tape... duct tape... uh............ somehow I want the real deal... but if it ain't needed... well, just leave it off.... yeah, I know, this was an old post... but I just experience the problem... I am sure others have had the same deal... oh, well... I still like the gun...............
BTW... VCU just beat Kansas......... go figure and UK just beat UNC............... Go Blue and horahhhh VCU.... I would sure like to see UK and VCU in the final.... sorry, got carried away..........
I ordered three, along with a few other parts. What came sticks out about 3/16 in. I'd like to saw it off and smooth to fit but I'm sure I'll mess up the slide and I'd rather not. It covers the striker and doesn't interfere so I haven't done anything.
Mine kept popping them off, and I noticed when I looked at it from the back the cap was sitting at an angle to the slide. Further examination revealed that the firing pin stop was sitting at a slight angle, the bottom of which was causing the cap to also sit at an angle. If you notice the mini frame has a groove in it that allows clearance for the plug, and with it sitting at an angle the corner at the top of the groove was able to make contact with the bottom of the cap, knocking it out. I ground the bottom of my firing pin stop so it would sit level at the bottom when installed, and put a little angle on it so it would catch the cap better. That keeps it away from the 'groove corner' and now it stays put. JAT
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