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So I just found out about this recall. What are they talking about? When I put it on safe it will not fire. If I engage the trigger and put it on safe, it will not fire. I won't willingly drop it onto concrete or anything like that, in fear of damaging it, but smacked it hard on my hand and it wouldn't fire on safe, or off safe for that matter. It wouldn't shoot shaking it either, as I saw on the video. I guess the question I have is; am I testing it right? Was this problematic in just a few, or a design flaw like the Remingtons in which each firearm exhibited the same issue consistently due to that design flaw?
 

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It has to do with two things. The first is pulling the trigger back to the stop and engaging the safety. In this mode, the firing pin block is clear and the safety isn't really safe. The less common one is a firing pin block that doesn't work. This has been found when the striker/firing pin has been dropped using the safety release to run the first shot in a mode similar to double action.

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It has to do with two things. The first is pulling the trigger back to the stop and engaging the safety. In this mode, the firing pin block is clear and the safety isn't really safe. The less common one is a firing pin block that doesn't work. This has been found when the striker/firing pin has been dropped using the safety release to run the first shot in a mode similar to double action.

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I spent so long in the military I can't understand how, or why, anyone would have the trigger depressed while engaging the safety. The second issue though concerns me. Is there a way to test the firing pin block issue to see if it will fire when dropped,,,,,, short of possibly damaging the pistol. I would hate to scar my pistol only to find out there's nothing wrong with it, while on the other hand, I would hate to inadvertently shoot some one.
 

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everybody has to make their own mind up on this and other things like this.
Much like the older 1911 that would fire if dropped on the muzzle.
yea but it was a ridiculously low number that would do this and they had to be dropped at a high height, and they had to hit on the muzzle in just the right angle and I believe on a hard object-- been a long time since the test?
Since that introduction of the so called series 80 safety , well honestly most (many) producers of 1911 have gone back to the old series 70 design.
but anyway I look at it this way myself, IF the manufacture feels it was needed to recall or ask for a return, then they are not repairing the weapons but replacing them , well then that tells me that they aren't comfortable with the customer using the weapon.
soo that's just my take, I have a couple three of the weapons and I don't carry/ use them myself.
I will eventually I guess return them once maybe taurus begins to offer a reasonable replacement or they go out of business.
I can't sale the darned things because Taurus weapons here are give away guns as to sale or trade.
lots of manufactures have safety issues and recalls but I can't think of many that do not offer a repair process to correct the safety/ operational problems.
The Remington model 51 is the only other one that comes to mind?
 

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Really? :( More good news about another of my loved pistols. My 1911a1 Colt was made in 1928,,,,,, and it's the Rock of Gibraltar, and I'd be damned I turned that in,,,,, it's sweet Oddly, after those years in the military I got tired of doing pushups and didn't drop my weapon. Hell, for a while I slept with my 1911 more than I did my wife. Wish I could've kept it when I got out,,,,,,,, still have my wife though.
 

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Yea I don't usually drop my guns, well but then again most of them have them Land Yard things on them as well.
I am forbidden from running with knives or scissors however.
I did drop my Sig 238 once in a restaurant and it was on a tile floor as well. really made my-- pucker up for sure.
never used that holster again either.
oh and the built in and thumb safety on the Sig 238 works by the way!
 

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The easiest test is to use the striker drop feature on the safety with a primed empty case pointed in a safe direction. If it doesn't go off when you do it, and there isn't any mark on the primer, you are most likely good. However, all things can fail over time.

I've three of these and like them alot. Mine are safe, the firing pin/striker blocks work fine. If you don't do the stupid trigger press and the safety on, the block stays where it is needed.

I think Taurus over reacted and the G2 changes could have been employed with some good engineering on the 24/7. The PT-111, PT-140, and PT-145 got too much of an overhaul that replacing them was easier. It's the 24/7 owners that took it on the chin and the 24/7 G2 was sacrificed as a result to save money.

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