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Hey guys I have had my PT145pro for about a year now. Put close to 700rounds thru er and so far so good. I had a questions as I finally got to the point of taking it down past feild stripping and got the firing pin out and cleaned it up. I noticed the "firing pin captive spring assembly" (little plastic pin with a spring on it) had started to wear where the nipple at the end goes thru the retaining plate. There was some plastic shavings there and the pin nipple was no longer square but angled a bit.

Is this normal to wear and if so is this something that needs replacing at a regular basis. What has been your experience with these guys? Has it caused any issues with reliablilty?


On another note I saw alot of threads here about missfiring and thought I would chime in. I personally have never had it missfire (knock, knock) but my girlfriend has had it do the missfeed thing. The round gets pointed kind of up but doesnt feed into the chamber after the old shell is ejected. Found out that the issue stemmed from the kick was forcing the pistol back in her grip so she was bumbing the clip release. It would cause the clip to slip just a hair (1/16") and thus the new round wouldnt feed right.

I didnt see it mentioned anywhere here but saw it mentioned in a article after I started looking around for some info on it.
 

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I am told that (1) the spring assembly will eventually break, (2) when it does the gun will not just mis-fire, but quit working.

I have ordered replacement assemblies, which are on back-order. I'm not without hope, in that I also ordered a recoil spring for my PT145 and it finally arrived last week.

The good news is that the assembly is about $1 each (so I ordered several). If these parts are in my stock of supplies, then I won't have to worry about sending a gun back to Taurus.
 

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Thanks for the reply, I was kind of hoping they had come out with a metal version or something maybe.

Flyer if you take the mil pro apart you will see what I am talking about. I am not that great with nomenclature but the part were talking about is a little plastic rod with a spring on it. The butt end of this wears pretty quickly, I noticed when I took mine apart to clean the firing pin and area there were a bunch of little plastic flakes and dust from it wearing.
 

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Flyer, the part he's talking about is item 1.13(captive firing pin return spring) . Cimarron has a pictorial brakedown of the slide assembly in the smithing section. The plastic capture part of the assembly is held in a whole in 1.14(firing pin retaining). The plastic retainer is in two parts, as I found out, and while removing the return spring from the retainer it's possible(I know) to strip out the threads. The part that fits into the retainer seems to take a beating and deforms making removal difficult. Had to use locktite (red) to keep it together.

Need to order a few of those myself. Just add it to the list with the captive recoil spring and a few higher capacity mags for the PT145. Will use the ones for the 24/7. Should get the captive springs for the PT111 also. Maybe after Christmas, money a little tight and I'm at the bottom of my Christmas list.

Took everything apart in the slide just to look and see if everything was clean. Firing pin was the shiniest part on the whole gun. Much more than the feed ramp. Just looking to see it anything might be causing an increase in pressure to the trigger. Nothing in the slide assembly, haven't gotten around to the grip assembly yet.

As far as the captive firing return spring breaking and failing my experience was that the gun failed to DOA. Still fired but with long hard trigger pull. Red locktite has been holding up but it's just temporary. Sounds like the captive springs are fairly cheap and would like to have a few for spares and if the SHIF spare parts kit.
 

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I thought that's what ya'll were talking about, but remember mine being all metal.

Going and looking right now though.
 
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