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Hello all,
I am new to the group by way of owning a PT-99 and cracking my recoil spring guide. Does the Taurus normally come with an aluminum recoil spring guide? I have shot a lot of Beretta pistols and they have steel rods. Can anyone help me with new spring information? I do not know what type or rating of a recoil spring I have now, but will a stronger or weaker spring help with the recoil? I want to see if I can get back on target faster, so I need some information before I shell out cash for something that won't help.
 

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Yes, the guide rod is normally aluminum, my 945 is the same lower as the 92/99 pistols. A stronger spring would help with recoil slightly, but you potentially run into problems with the gun cycling properly. If that slide comes back 1/2 mm too short, you can expect all kinds of stove pipes, misfeeds, and FTE's. If the spring is too light, you end up beating the gun up more and more with every shot because now the slide is flying to the rear too fast with less resistance.

There are some grips out there made by Hogue, Pachmayr, and LimbSaver that usually take down some of the felt recoil. Finding them can be hard sometimes, but you can usually search for PT 92/99 grips and find something to help fairly easily. If you call Taurus customer service, they should be able to ship you out a new rod free of charge, worse case you have to send the pistol to Miami.
 

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I already changed out my wood for Hogue grips, my wife had me order them for Christmas. She didn't want to get the wrong ones so she had me do it. I love them and I don't have to put a death grip to hold it anymore. I have tried calling Taurus and I get the automated thing that stays in loop. I see the competition on TV; do they use special loads to recover so quickly, or do they shoot a lot so the get back on target faster? Have you had a guide spring guide rod break crack before? I may need to go to steel if it happens again.
 

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Never had one crack over the last 1300 rounds i put down range with mine. Worst case scenario, you can buy a steel one for a Beretta and then get an aluminum one from Taurus once they answer the phone.

Most of those competition guys are shooting 2-3 hours a day, 5-7 days a week. It's pure muscle memory for them anymore. It's very seldom to find a "John Daly" in the shooting world who basically just picks up a gun, takes it to the range once, then goes n tour with it like it's always been there.

Oh yeah, put some pics up of that 99. We're kind of gun porn addicts here if you haven't noticed. Lol
 

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It has less than 400 rounds through it and it broke. Not bad for 15 years. It looks a lot like the other 99's on here. I do have a nice holster for it.
 

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Very nice looking weapon!
 

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Thank you. I like it and it fits my small hands for a full size 9. The Beretta with the slide safety doesn't work well for small, left handed shooters. I also like not having the rail it, I think it just looks better.
 
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