Re: Poll: Which ammo gives you the least failure to fires out of a PT series pistol
I brought it up, I guess. This was 9 years ago.
At one point in time I didn't know much about centerfire pistols, being raised on shotguns and .22lr. We do not use rifles for deer here in the State of Indiana.
Shortly after I got my Taurus 92 I went to get some ammo for it. I asked the gunshop guy for 9mm. He handed me a box of 50 Al Blazer cartridges.
What he gave me fit in the magazine just fine. I decided Blazer was junk however when it failed to cycle half the time and left unburnt powder in the chamber.
It was, however, fairly accurate.
I got back into the house after shooting all 50, and then noticed the box said "9x18 Makarov" on it. I didn't remember this being a designation for the 9mm, so I looked it up on the 'net. It seems this stuff was not for my gun and less powerful than the 9x19mm. I felt a bit... um... embarassed.
Lesson learned however: The Taurus 92 is built like a tank. I don't even want to know what kind of pressure I was pushing.
Also, don't trust gunshop owners. That particular gunshop lost my business and shut down just last year.
Even the gunshop I use now makes mistakes. They allow me behind the counter, and while rootin' through some 9mm ammo I found some labelled "9mm Corto." I brought this to the attention of the guy at the register, and explained that "corto" means "short," or 9mm short, the name for .380acp in Europe. I recommended that it not be sold as 9x19. The oversight was corrected right away and there was some ass chewin' of the stock boy.
No, it wasn't safe. However, it's good to know that, in an emergency situation, the 9x18 can be fired from a Taurus 92. I do NOT
in any way, shape, or form endorse this practice. However, if the Chinese invade, maybe a lighter recoil spring would be a good idea