Picked it up last night, was to late to shoot so I got out a Diet Mountain Dew and toke it apart. Some people say these are hard to get apart but I had no problem getting it down to parts. Didn't take the cylinder apart though, maybe that's where it gets hard. The inside had a ton of oil and globs of grease. Cleaned it all out with Simple Clean and covered every inch in Ballistol then wiped down, drops ofMiltec-1 on pins and contact points. Got everything together and and its running smooth. Maybe even smoother then before but that could just be placebo effect. Must say to, this is my first Taurus, bought sight unseen from the internet. The fit and finish is as good as my modern S&Ws, the bluing is deep and a rich black. For sure I'm gonna pick up another Taurus as nice as this one is built.
Got it to the range today and wow I forgot how little .22 kicks. Haha, felt like Robocop sucking up the recoil. Sent 300 rounds of Super X down range, while not my favorite its what walmart had at the time. Had 3 FTF out of that, all 3 of them had solid impacts on the rim and once ran though again fired without a problem. Once I got used to the sights I was getting solid groups at 7 yards. 99% of my shooting was single action as that double action trigger while smooth is SUPER heavy. This brings me to my question, is there a community proven spring combo that will lighten that bad boy up with causing all sorts of FTF problems? If I could lighten up that trigger (even the hammer is heavy pulling it back to single action) i'd be 100% in love with this gun.
Only other little problem, got a slight rattle to it. Looks like its the transfer bar hitting the back of the firing pin. It did this before I toke it apart as well. Anyway to quiet that down?