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Took my new Curve (my replacement for the PT145 I sent back) out to range yesterday. It was a bright day so the laser was useless. Out of 50 rounds, had 3 FTE's. While cleaning it after I got home, the white paint that defines the rear "sight" disappeared. Same crap, different day.
Taurus has a few pistols that are semi-auto, and a half dozen revolvers that are good....they really need to tank all the other models, and really stick to what works for them. Sorry about your luck with the rear sight.
 

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Took a second trip to the range yesterday with three different handloads I wanted to try out. End result was two FTFeeds, and three light strikes that fired second time around. Retrieving brass is a real chore cause it throws them anywhere in a 15 foot radius. Not sure what I'm going to do with it now. Sure as hell won't be my CCW though.
 

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I had to polish the chamber, ramp and the extractor on my Curve to get it to function correctly, and I bought it used. It was very clean, so I'd imagine the previous owner tried to put a box of ammo through it and had so many issues that he/she gave up instead of sending it to Miami. I had similar issues why I first tried it, only worse. Lots of FTF, a good number of FTE. All in all, very unreliable. Like a broken gun. I read somewhere on here someone had to do some polishing and that's what I tried. It'll now eat anything I put in it and it's in my carry rotation, mainly for what I bought it for: when I go jogging (high humidity/sweat etc). As for specific ammo, it's been a long time. The range offered SigSauer of all things. I also bought some self-defense rounds and some Wolf steel-case. Not a hickup with any after the treatment. Good little gun, and surprisingly accurate with the laser. Only complaint I had was that the brass went, well anywhere. Could come straight back to my face or well up over my head to my right. Not really an issue for me personally, though I wouldn't want to get a casing to the eye in a self-defense situation. That being said, I rented a Ruger LCP at the range, before buying the Curve, that put just about every casing square in the middle of my forehead, and my wife's Bersa would sometimes do similar.

I opine that, given just a bit more QC at the factory for the chamber and extractor, plus some better marketing, the Curve could have really been a hit. When I sent in my PT145 for the claim, the options were a Curve or a G2C, and I really had trouble deciding.

TLDR: polish the ramp, chamber and extractor and go shooting. You might be really surprised.
 

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OK...I'm willing to give it another shot.(no pun). Could you please define "polish". Are you simply buffing with a fabric wheel or are you removing material? Are you using a Dremel? Thanks for your reply.
 

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Just a dremel with polishing wheel (small one to fit in the chamber). I want to say I actually used a wire wheel first on the extractor, since there was a mold-line that needed to be beat down a little which I'd imagine is what was causing it not to grab the casing, but as always be careful when removing material.
 
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Some people use Fitz polish on the polishing wheel, but you don't want to do much. A light touch is called for. Search youTube and the net for "how to polish a feed ramp."
 
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Hope you get it worked out. I had an issue with PMC brass cases in the Curve and narrowed it down to no taper crimp on them. Put a light taper crimp on the rest of them and they all ran just fine.
 
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Okay...update. Took the curve to the range yesterday. I spent a couple hours last week lightly polishing the chamber, ramp, and extractor. I went thru 25 of my preferred store bought SD loads...Hornady American Gunner 90 gr XTP) with zero hiccups. I also tweaked the OAL of my handloads and went thru 50 rounds with only one stovepipe...and that was on the last round in a magazine.
All in all I have to say I'm feeling much better about this mouser. A couple more days like that and I'll probably trust it enough to carry. ;)
 
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