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Hi, We bought this gun new today. Brought it home and cleaned it. We put it back together and now the barrel is loose. It moves up and down and back and forth when the slide is locked open
. We cannot figure out what we did wrong. We have watched video's and looked at the manual. Any ideas?
 

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Hi, We bought this gun new today. Brought it home and cleaned it. We put it back together and now the barrel is loose. It moves up and down and back and forth when the slide is locked open
. We cannot figure out what we did wrong. We have watched video's and looked at the manual. Any ideas?
Nothing was wrong with your PT111 G2. You will need to shoot it, that's all
. Congrats on the new PT111 G2!
 

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Ok, are you sure? The play will go away? When the slide is locked back, the barrel moves freely up and down. Never have I had a firearm act like that! That is scary!
 

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Yes. It's designed that way. If the barrel moves around with the slide closed, you may have a problem. Enjoy!
 

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Is this your first semi pistol or just your first Taurus?

Some pistols like Hi-Points have the barrels welded or attached to the frame so that it doesn't move at all. Maybe you had one like that before?

Like mentioned before, if the barrel moves with the action closed - then you have a problem.
 
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Welcome aboard from Florida the "GunShine"state.


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

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After you put X amount of rounds through your pistol, please come back & post a comment
on how everything worked out.
 
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Ok, are you sure? The play will go away? When the slide is locked back, the barrel moves freely up and down. Never have I had a firearm act like that! That is scary!
REALLY???
never owned a semi firearm with browning recoils system hey?
Did you notice that the barrel is pointing upward as well?
how the devil are you going to be able to hit anything with that bent barrel?---
Take our word for it, thats the way its designed, the barrel must be loose and tip up to allow it to unlock from the locking lugs and pick up the next round from the magazine.
Find someone knowledgeble about firearms and go to the range and listen to the instructions, or take a beginner safety class.
hope this helps.
 
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The barrel moves up and down a little because of the double action.
OPPS!!
hope this don't get started as a Old Wives Tail!
WRONG!
The action type has nothing at all to do with It, take a look at about any 1911 its a browning design that the barrel will tip down in the rear to unlock the lugs and allow the ramp to tip down to help with feeding.
During this time the barrel comes out of alignment with the bushing or slide and allows for movement, when the barrel moves forward (recoil spring) then it relocks and bcomes tight(er).
weapons with FIXED barrels are Blowback type of recoil.
 

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OMG!

My G2 barrel does the same thing!?

Should I send it bck to Taurus?

:sarcasm:

Sorry, had to do it.
 

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Thanks to the OP for posing the question, and to chicagotrauma for providing the answer with this most educational video. :thumb:
 
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Wow...that video is dense with information. Great job and thanks for posting.
 
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