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I have a PT-145 SS Mil Pro that I didn't send in for the settlement because I wanted the .45, I didn't want it replaced with a 9mm. When I first bought it, I had some jamming issues but the guy I bought it from kept saying I was limp wristing and there was no problem with the gun. I've had issues every time I've been to the range but I haven't had problems with other guns. I've been shooting a Glock 42 regularly with no problems at all. The other day I finally got somebody else at the range to shoot it and every 3rd round or so jammed.

I finally found a gun shop that would clean it for me so I had it professionally cleaned then the gunsmith took it to his private range. I have 2 10 round mags and he emptied both, the first jammed 3 times and the second jammed twice. He said the only other option now was to send it back to Taurus.

Does anyone know then what Taurus will do if I let him send it back? I figure if Taurus is going to make me wait 6 months to get a 9mm replacement, I'll just keep it and keep trying to find someone to fix it. I'm also concerned since the time has past for the settlement if Taurus will just say "sorry" and send it back unrepaired or even worse keep it and I just loose my gun. He's a firearms dealer but he said if Taurus sends me back a PT-111 G2, he won't take it in trade because he won't sell Taurus.

I'm not complaining, I guess I've had the gun since 2009 or so, I've just never been able to get it to function correctly and now I'm learning it's not my fault but I can't decide if I should send it in or just keep it in the safe. My preference would be that Taurus fix the jamming issue and return my PT-145.
 

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What type of jam. ftf or stove pipe. Pictures of the jam would help. The malfunction could be a simple fix...:)
 

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I don't think Taurus will repair any of the class action firearms nor will they send back a class action pistol once it is in their possession.

Was the ammo you used ball or hollowpoint? Check the feed lips on both magazines and see if they look like they may have been damaged any. Check your ejector to make sure it has not broken off and check the extractor to make sure it is grabbing the rim when the action is cycled.

It does seem like there was a period of time when the followers in the Taurus magazines had something funky going on and had to be replaced. If I were you, I would see if anyone had a magazine I could borrow and try shooting it with a different magazine.

Someone familiar with the PT145 should be able to diagnose the problem easily. Gunsmiths are rarely familiar with Taurus as parts have been hard to come by, and they have probably been down that road a time or two.

Also, what brand of ammo, weight of bullet and type of bullet have you been using. Have you tried different ammo?
 

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The settlement was an alleged safety issue, not a reliability issue. Something odd is going on here. Personally, I'd keep it and keep tinkering with it. You don't have much to loose. I'd start by throwing a new recoil spring in there and see what happens. Does Wolff make recoil springs for PT-145s?

He's a firearms dealer but he said if Taurus sends me back a PT-111 G2, he won't take it in trade because he won't sell Taurus.
His shop, his rules, but in my mind this doesn't make much sense. He wouldn't be selling it, he'd just be doing the transfer paperwork. Hmm.
 

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To each their own and you must make the final decision.
MY way of thinking is pretty simple-- I had much rather have a 9 MM that is reliable than a 45 that's not.
add to this the recall and the harder and harder is going to be in the future to get any kind of part for these pistols and I already Know my answer to this problem.
honestly IF the weapon was not reliable in MY hands it would have gone somewhere a long, long time ago.
after all I am the one that is going to shoot it.
 

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It is covered under the enhanced warranty forever.
It will be repaired or replaced at Taurus discretion under the enhanced warranty.
 

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It is covered under the enhanced warranty forever.
It will be repaired or replaced at Taurus discretion under the enhanced warranty.
I sent mind in a few months back, they are suposed to finally send it back to me with a letter that took them a month to come up with... now they have the letter, it should ship to me in 7-15 business days now... Maybe there is a light at the end of this tunnel... Wished I had just kept my .45 I miss it dearly...
 

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It is covered under the enhanced warranty forever.
It will be repaired or replaced at Taurus discretion under the enhanced warranty.
I see your point but what was the purpose of the class action other than to give people a cash option? The settlement was either to repair/replace (at their discretion) and the cash option.
 

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I see your point but what was the purpose of the class action other than to give people a cash option? The settlement was either to repair/replace (at their discretion) and the cash option.
From what I can figure, The Settlement was for the attorneys to make money. A side effect of this settlement is people could return their gun for a cash payment, return their gun for inspection and based on inspection repaired or replaced, or do nothing and know in the future their gun would be covered under an enhanced warranty where if returned it will be repaired or replaced. Lawyers were the only winners in my opinion. A lot of scenarios with different models were not covered and no provisions were put in place to keep Taurus from continuing all the models except for the PT-111 G2 allowing them to come out cheapest possible.

OP - I would hold on to the PT-145 and see what comes up latter, their are a couple people here that are very knowledgeable and when they see your post may offer help.
 

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It is covered under the enhanced warranty forever.
It will be repaired or replaced at Taurus discretion under the enhanced warranty.
...which means they will ship you a new PT111 G2.
As far as I have seen they aren't fixing and returning guns covered under the settlement.
This has been the well documented experience of many, many people on this forum.
If truedaystar really does get his gun returned he'll be the first one I have seen who has had that experience.
Pretty much all the posts I've seen were complaints about
"I sent in my PT140/PT145/PT-whatever and the only option they gave me was a PT111 G2 replacement."

But maybe I missed something and others have had their guns repaired and returned.
 

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I came back to see if anyone had a solution to the op's problem but it seems like it made a hard left...:)
 

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I didn't send mine in when I should have because I didn't want it replaced with a PT-111 G2. It appears now, I would have to pay for the shipping label myself and I don't want to spend that kind of money to wait a year to get a 9mm back. When I went to a different gun shop today, they will professionally clean & inspect it for $25, he said if he had to replace a spring and maybe do some minor adjustments, worst case would be $40. He can actually get me spare parts if want.

I never thought to take pictures, no cell service at the private range so I don't take my phone. He wants me to go back to the range and save some brass and bring him the empty ammo boxes. He told me if I did have to send it in, to ask for a PT-140 and see what they say. From what I understand, nobody gets a choice of what they want, you get a PT-111 in exchange.
 

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To each their own and you must make the final decision.
MY way of thinking is pretty simple-- I had much rather have a 9 MM that is reliable than a 45 that's not.
add to this the recall and the harder and harder is going to be in the future to get any kind of part for these pistols and I already Know my answer to this problem.
honestly IF the weapon was not reliable in MY hands it would have gone somewhere a long, long time ago.
after all I am the one that is going to shoot it.
Concur with olfarhors. If all you are going to do is put holes in paper, hang on to it and pursue repair avenues. But don't get in a situation where you bet your life on its reliable functioning. No time outs in a gunfight.
 

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If you decide you cannot live with it someone here would probably give it a VERY loving
home, for the right price. PT-145's are scarce and should pull a good price even in the
condition it's in.

Probably don't have a major problem. Magazine lips. Feed ramp. etc. Should be easily
fixable.

If you have to ship a gun, ship it through a dealer. They can ship USPS and save you
a big chunk of money.

All the Best,
D. White
 

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Mine proved to be a jam-o-mattic and it came to me with a promag. I bought a factory mag which improved it quite a bit but I could never get it reliable. Shame because I loved the way it fired. I just couldn't trust it, so I sent it in. I don't need another PT111 but I can use it as a truck gun or something.
 

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I really don't want to loose my .45. 10+1 rounds of .45 plus a spare 10 round mag. I bought it for my first concealed carry class, looking back, it jammed twice during the class and after that I just didn't carry it. I took it to the range a couple times and wanted to start carrying it, but then I learned about the recall and left it in the safe. I bought a Glock 42 but now regret it. I tried to carry the Glock 42 but being a .380 I just didn't feel comfortable with it. If I had to shoot someone with the .380 in self-defense, I'd likely just piss them off and make the situation worse. I figure unarmed, I might have a better chance at survival.

The gunsmith I talked to the other day thought he could fix it and he also said he can still get some parts for discontinued guns. He said professionally cleaned, inspected, file the ejector and replace a spring for $40. He said if he can't fix it by that time, he won't charge me to send the gun to Taurus and receive the replacement. The only problem is he said the most he could give me for the new PT-111 is $125. If he fixes the jamming issue, I'd want $400 to sell it. I'm not really looking to sell it at this time, I'm hoping I'll be able to carry it after it's fixed.
 

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If you send it in you will never see it again. :-\
 

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I really don't want to loose my .45. 10+1 rounds of .45 plus a spare 10 round mag. I bought it for my first concealed carry class, looking back, it jammed twice during the class and after that I just didn't carry it. I took it to the range a couple times and wanted to start carrying it, but then I learned about the recall and left it in the safe. I bought a Glock 42 but now regret it. I tried to carry the Glock 42 but being a .380 I just didn't feel comfortable with it. If I had to shoot someone with the .380 in self-defense, I'd likely just piss them off and make the situation worse. I figure unarmed, I might have a better chance at survival.

The gunsmith I talked to the other day thought he could fix it and he also said he can still get some parts for discontinued guns. He said professionally cleaned, inspected, file the ejector and replace a spring for $40. He said if he can't fix it by that time, he won't charge me to send the gun to Taurus and receive the replacement. The only problem is he said the most he could give me for the new PT-111 is $125. If he fixes the jamming issue, I'd want $400 to sell it. I'm not really looking to sell it at this time, I'm hoping I'll be able to carry it after it's fixed.
If you lose it by sending it in, look at the Springfield XD .45 Mod.2. It has a 9-round magazine and is really very nice. It will also take the XD-m 13-round magazines with the appropriate grip spacer (you get a 9-round and a 13-round magazine with a grip spacer). Something to think about.
 

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lots of medium capacity 45 acp models on the market now days.
with the minor difference in capacity a nice commander size 1911 would be an option for me, ohh that's right I already have like 3 of them!!--Griin.
 
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