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I just had an issue with my gun, think it's going to be minor issue. The mag would drop after firing a round. After checking out some new ones at a couple LGSs, I could definitely tell mine was different. After finely getting to speak with someone at Taurus CS I have new release bar on its way, and the spring will be sent when avaiable (no time frame of when that will be). It seems that my release must be worn when comparing it to the new ones I checked out. Which get me to the topic, how many rounds have you all put through your pt111 g2? I had saved most of my empty boxes of ammo so I was able to count.... I'm right around 2000. I do clean it religiously, but don't break it down more than field stripping. I read that a guy on here has 2 pt111 g2's and a pt140 g2, with one of the 111's at 7500 rounds. Just wondering where everyone is at round count wise and thoughts on further breakdown of the gun for cleaning purposes.... if and at what point should this be done. And that vs an "ultrasonic cleaning" (I know nothing about this but a LGS offers it for 25 bucks) They say they do the ultrasonic tank clean and the lube it really well while it's "hot".... But they must use frog lube and apparently it and other lubricants don't mix, meaning once I would do it I'd have to switch to frog lube, or ask them to use good ol Hoppes, I know old technology but it's worked for years. Looking to see what I can realistically expect as far as longevity and how I can help get the most with proper maintenance. Any suggestions are appreciated
 

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Up at around 1,525 on mine. 0 Issues. You, however, are at a bit higher round count. In my practice and reading, guns will probably have an issue or two between 0-250 or even up to 500. 500-1500 is broken in, initial run time. Right around 1500-2500, is when something that is a weaker or defective component is probably going to go. After a gun makes it past 2500-3000 rounds, I'd imagine you'd be hard pressed to break something in it, or something to fatigue and fail.

If it was going to break, it would've broken by that point. No, this isn't the gospel, nor am I saying I'm right. My Opinion, and personal experience. I'm not super worried my G2 is now entering a fail range in its round count, I'm just gonna go with the flow as with all my guns.

Happy to hear they've mailed you the part they have, already. The spring, well, that's kind of the issue. Just gonna have to wait until the Taurus Parts Sloop sails up from South America. The trade winds only let them make the trip a couple times a year.

That was a funny people. :D :D Let's keep it on round count and opinions on that... topic... :D
 
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Mine is currently at 1450, but I'm hoping to make it to 1500 on monday. It's not just 115 gr and 124 grain ball ammo either, but every kind of defensive ammo I can get, usually donated by others curious to see if it'll work in the G2 or not. No failures to fire or extract, no jams, mag stays in unless I hit the mag release, then it falls freely, no mag wobble, nothings broke or fell off, no clicking noises when pulling the trigger, a measured trigger pull of around 5.5 lbs at the heaviest point (back of trigger guard) good dimpling even with military ammo with hard primers. I had previously said in other posts it's shot everything from 50 to 147 grain but that's incorrect. I forgot someone gave me some 150 grain HP a while back to test (HST micro ?) and it worked too, so that should be from 50-150 grains. I have tried aluminum cased federal, and it worked okay. I've not tried any steel cased ammo yet, but where I live the steel case isn't significantly cheaper than the aluminum.

Although the G2 is usually my carry gun, I'm not getting rid of my 45 just in case my G2 has to go in for service someday.
 

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I have 2 of them, and switch between them for carry and competition, i shoot idpa with the pt111 g2, in the years i have had the first one, i would say at this point i probably have 4000+ rounds through it, probably closer to 4500, and the 2nd one that i got a while after, i probably am in the 2500-3000 rounds range, Between practice and competition i easily can shoot 200 rounds in a month, i have been doing it for around 3-4 years now. Ammo i use is the cheapest stuff i can reload, and is usually always ball ammo 115gr, based on cost.

I have never had any issues with either of them.
 
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I've gave the 150 hst full trial, 100 rounds 0 issues... but darn expensive think the 124 hst that I can buy in 50 count boxes may be the way to go.... on the other hand hope not to have to use much of it except to ensure it continues to run reliably. while it is rated for +p I don't shot it, don't really see the point. Hoping that may let me get to high round counts 5000+ without internals failing. Thanks to you guys for replying!
 
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