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So today I went to the range to put a few hundred rounds through my newish (2006 Production Year) Taurus PT-92 AFS. To date, I have put approximately 3000 rounds through her since I bought her almost exactly 1 year ago (I bought it 12/22/06), and I always clean my firearm thoroughly after every 200 rounds.

Anyway, everything was going fine for the first 99 rounds and then all of a sudden, I had a Failure to Extract on my 100th round of the day. :mad: So I drop the mag, point it downrange, and try to pull the slide back to see if there's a round in the chamber still. It doesn't budge... :mad: :mad: After checking the extractor to make sure an active round isn't in the barrel, I proceeded...

So then, I engage the safety, and click the disassembly button and latch, and proceed to field strip it. I get the upper barrel assembly off of the lower, no problem. I then removed the recoil spring and guide, no problem. Then, I try to press the locking-block plunger and it doesn't budge. :mad: :mad: :mad: Then, I work it a little, and see that it's cracked! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: Then, it pretty much falls apart in my hands. Needless to say, I was pretty pissed off. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

I was using range ammo which I purchased at the range - Fiocchi 9mm Luger FMJ 115gr. This, along with Winchester (red/white box), are the only two types of ammo I've ever used, and I've never had any problems before.

Anyway, here's some pics.

barrel 1

barrel 2

barrel 3

inside of slide

target at 10 yards

lockblock 1

lockblock 2

field stripped

So I'm gonna call Taurus on Monday morning and see what they say.

Do you guys think they're just gonna replace the locking block, or are they gonna repair the cosmetic damages too? Look closely at the pics - the cracked locking block shaved some metal in the areas I've circled in Red - is that a big deal? Is that chip in the barrel 1 picture serious? Is Taurus gonna do some sort of testing on it to make sure this doesn't happen again? Finally, does anyone have any theories as to what happened?

Thanks for your feedback guys!



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joe - to answer your questions, i typo'ed when I said that I engaged the safety, then disassembled... I meant to say *dis*engaged the safety then disassembled. My bad!

And yes, I had a very difficult time getting the Pachmayr grips on - it took me about 3 hours of constant straining to get the holes lined up. I had no problems with the screws fitting though... I just used the original screws and they fit in the Pachmayr holes just fine. It was nearly impossible getting the screw thru the grip and lined up with the holes correctly while stretching the grip at the same time... My hands were red and sore for hours after. But after I got them on, it's like a different gun altogether - I love these grips; they're perfect for my big hands.

jwc007 - THANKS! Just to confirm, the new-style Beretta 92fs locking-block with the radius relief cut will fit in my Taurus PT92AFS? Can you please link me to the place where you ordered yours from, as well as where you ordered that Wolff spring from?
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