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Maybe someone could help with this question? Just purchase the colt from my brother and took it to the firing range yesterday. This was the first time firing the pistol and I was having two to three rounds each try misfire. Was wondering if there is a firing pin adjustment on my model which is a older 1999 production model. If you can help I would appreciate it!

Taurus 450Ti .45 colt revolver
Model# 2-450021SGC
MOD. 450T .45LC PORTED 5 SHOTFS RUBBER GRIPS
STEALTH GRAY
Production year: 1999
 

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What does "two to three rounds each try misfire" mean? It misfires every two to three rounds, or you have to try two to three times to get each round to fire? I guess either way it's unacceptable. I'm sure someone will be along who knows this revolver. If not, there's always the warranty!
 

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Probably needs a good cleaning.
Or it could be an ammo problem. Try a different brand of ammo. I am assuming you were using new, brand name ammo. If not, my assumption is that it is an ammo problem.

Do the rounds go off on a second hit? Indicated primers not seated all the way.

Pictures would help diagnosis. Need to see what the primers look like after a hit. Both one that went off and one that did not.
 

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BTW, welcome to the forum. If you wander on over to the "Introduction" forum you will receive a warm welcome.
Although, being from Oklahoma, you'd best expect a bit of ribbing from some of our more ornery Texans.
 

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Welcome from East Texas to the best gun forum on the internet.
 

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Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine"state.


State of "1 MILLION 150 THOUSAND" Concealed Carry Licenses and counting!

Was the ammo in question re-loads or commercial factory ammo?
 

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Isn't that a bit redundant?
I don't think so. Some are more ornery; some are less ornery. They are all somewhat ornery.

F'rinstance Jake3501 ain't as ornery as Lonestar Jake, but more ornery than PH.
 

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Don't have an answer to your question, but would sure be interested if the final out come. Other than the problem being a root cause of your brother selling you a defective firearm..........sounds like something my brother would do to me. Hmmm, Family, there's no replacement for 'em, but there should be somewhere you could trade one or two for a better model.

And a warm Texas Welcome from just south of the Oklahoma border. And don't worry about the ornery Texans, they are only a little tired and feed up with sitting in traffic and trying to find a parking place at your Oklahoma Casinos.
 

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Welcome.

If sometimes you get a good primer indentation and other times you don't, it could be crud in the firing pin that keeps it from always striking properly. Or something binding the hammer as it falls.

If it's consistently weak, even on the ones that go off, it could be a number of things. A broken tip on the firing pin, headspace, weak mainspring, hard to say. You need to inspect the firing pin indentation on the ones that go off vs the ones that fire. Since the .45 Colt is pretty much an American thing I don't think we're dealing with tough Russian primers on this one. It's unlikely, but possible, that switching ammo will entirely solve the problem.

Were you firing double or single action? Was there any different results between the two? A revolver that is unreliable in DA only is often a mainspring problem.
 

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Maybe someone could help with this question? Just purchase the colt from my brother and took it to the firing range yesterday. This was the first time firing the pistol and I was having two to three rounds each try misfire. Was wondering if there is a firing pin adjustment on my model which is a older 1999 production model. If you can help I would appreciate it!

Taurus 450Ti .45 colt revolver
Model# 2-450021SGC
MOD. 450T .45LC PORTED 5 SHOTFS RUBBER GRIPS
STEALTH GRAY
Production year: 1999

Did someone monkey with the hammer spring?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Some of the Taurus models have adjustable hammer tension, I think they are primarily the silhouette models. Page 15 of the attached manual shows you how to tell.

http://www.taurususa.com/pdf/revolver-manual.pdf

If not a trip to Miami or ordering replacement springs may be in order.

Glenwolde gives some good advice in post #11.
 

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I don't think so. Some are more ornery; some are less ornery. They are all somewhat ornery.

F'rinstance Jake3501 ain't as ornery as Lonestar Jake, but more ornery than PH.
True. Some are downright generous and outgoing. TexasDeputy, for example!
 
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Salutations from Mississippi.:wave:

Lots of friendly folks here, who love to talk about handguns, hand loading, and even politics; and our moderation team does an excellent job of maintaining a pleasant atmosphere.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Northern Oklahoma.
 

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That's a great weapon. I agree with clean first- switch ammo- does it happen in double or single action- may just need new springs.

Oh yeah welcome and keep us informed.
 
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