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What should the dimple on the cases of spent brass from a PT145 look like?
My PT145 primers look like a dash instead of a dimple.

I was told the gun had a firing pin issue. Pin not returning and dragging across the primer.
Sent it to Taurus for repair. Upon return the dash is still there.
Called Taurus and they said this is normal.

Do all PT's have this type of primer mark?
 

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At first, I was a little worried since I'm used to seeing a dot and not a dash on a fired primer. I think it's just how the firing pin is on the PT145. From pictures I've seen here and at another forum, every PT145 behaves the same. A dozen others at my range have the same experience with their PT145's as well.

With over 2000 mixed rounds down the tube, I've yet to get a single failure to fire.

I don't worry about it anymore.
 

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It's not just the PT145, my PT111 and Ruger do it as well. It's quite common. Hasn't caused any problems that I am aware of. I pick up a lot of range brass for reloading in .45 acp and many of the pieces have this. Probably a lot of different brands and models of handguns. Firing pin smear, most call it. :)
 

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Thanks for the replies.
This makes me feel much better about the gun.
 

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It's not limited to specific guns, my XD's do it as well!
 
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