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OK so if you missed my intro I and my family are new to Taurus as owners. I'm a recovering wanna be Gucci gun guy who had embraced I was wrong and misguided because of a bad past. Anyway we own a G2C. Had it about 3 months now. But a heavy round count maybe 500. Lately we've noticed a feed issue. It's not jammed or anything but racking the first round it's not as smooth and would have been a jam sometimes. It's clean and lubed up and I personally can't see anything visually that tells me much. Ammo is Aquila for hp and mag tech 115 gr fmj for range days. Other 9mm we have run it fine. Anything anyone can point me towards. Can't find a lot with Google personally. Also the mag seems a bit more loose these days not crazy sloppy and its my wife's purse or carry gun and she just recently brought up that after the feed issue just before. Thanks in advance and hopefully I'm just over looking or thinking it.
 

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Need a better description and pictures would help.
Someone will probably be along to help shorty.
 

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Pls ask away what exactly more can I help provide. Standard mags from manufacturers. No upgrades yet. I can attempt a video...
 

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So I'm a moron who can't figure out a video comment. I have added a screen shot from it. This is a full mag and this was the second round through the action. It didn't jam completely but about 3rds in a row it had a hiccup where it caught something. This is inconsistent currently. I'll try the mag issue another way
 

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Welcome to the forum. I have noticed that Aguila and Magtech ammo is a little shorter and the Aguila 115 g fmj bullets are more blunt in shape compared to Winchester or Geco etc. Most guns after breakin will still shoot it ok.
I wonder if polishing the feed ramp and sanding any rough edges from the feed lips on your new mags might help.
Again stand up your bullets side by side with ones that work and you may see a slight difference.
 

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Sometimes its just as simple as ammo choice. May not be anything wrong with Aquila or magtec....but your specific gun may not like it. I have never fired either- so I can not speak to quality.
I have that problem with Fiocchi- my 9mm pistols eat it up, but not one of my 380's (Beretta, Bersa, Kahr) will cycle Fiocchi consistently. I will have misfeeds and fail to ejects with nearly every mag.
Now it could be a problem with your gun or magazines. Do you have the issue with all your mags or just one or two? might pay attention to that?

You mention that other 9mm runs fine. If that is so- then that May be your answer. Don't run Aquila Magtec.

Ammo that I have had lots of issues with- Winchester, Fiocchi, Freedom Ammunition.


Edit to add: Does this jam occur only when you rack the slide- or does it occur when the gun is firing?
Pull the slide back and lock it- insert mag, then release slide with slide lock.....don't release with your hand. If that works without a jam- then: that particular gun with that particular ammo just do not match well enough to load by hand racking.
Things may loosen up after a few more rounds, maybe not.

I have some handguns that I can consistently hand rack a mag through- others I can not.
 

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Thank you for both your answers just wasn't thinking ammo because never had issues with other guns. I do need to polish and sand. If neither answer it I'll let you know. Again thanks
 

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First off: Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!

Second: I think your issues with your feed on the first round is your method.
Put in your loaded magazine, pull the slide all the way back, and then let it go like you were shooting a slingshot.
Don't ease the slide forward; manhandle it.
Yank it back, and let it fly!
Don't worry, the gun is made for this. Anything less and the round may not seat properly.
 

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500 rounds in 3 months??
man get out to the range and run some ammo through that puppy and do like 777 says--do NOT baby a semi Auto!
if you drop the slide then drop the slide, if you seat a magazine then seat the magazine!
be sure the weapon is clean and well lubricated and practice what 777 said.
 

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Yes, 500 rounds is not that much for some of us.
My first G3 I put over 3,000 rounds thru it in 3 months.
 

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Here's another fix if my first recommendation didn't work.

I got a G2C last year that jammed occasionally. On closer examination, I found that the slide was not fully "Returning to Battery"; meaning that it would eject the spent shell ok, but as it slid the next round into the chamber, the slide would stop about a quarter of an inch short of a full forward, fully closed, “seated” position. This prevented the gun from firing the next round. I could pop the slide forward by hitting the back of the slide with the palm of my hand and shoot the next round, but that's not a good remedy; and it is totally UNSAT for a carry weapon!!!


When I got it home, I broke it down again and gave it another thorough cleaning, and examination. I thought perhaps there was something wrong with the recoil spring, or maybe the slide guides were bent, but everything seemed ok. Then I closely compared the G2C with my slightly older PT-111 G2, and noticed that the exterior of the barrel on the G2C was not quite as smooth as the G2. The G2 barrel seemed smooth and polished, whereas the G2C was a little rough and unfinished. It also appeared that the tolerance between the muzzle of the barrel and the slide was just a skosh too tight. I took some rubbing compound, and polished the outside of the barrel. I rubbed it down as best I could, especially near the front where the barrel flairs out and slips into the front of the slide. When I finished, it still wasn't as polished as the G2, but it was much smoother than it was before.


I lubed it again, and even put a little gun grease on the outside of the barrel. I took it to the range, and shot 200 rounds through it without a hitch. I've taken it to the range several more times, and haven't had a misfire since. Now my G2C is a dependable carry weapon.

 
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