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I bought a Taurus PT145 Pro. Question about disassembly.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MK41144, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. MK41144

    MK41144 New Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Hello, I was recommended to this site by a member of Ted Nugent's forum. Specifically, I was recommended Tom Gresham, as the member said he is a Taurus fan, but anyone who could help would be appreciated.

    I am having trouble getting the slide off to clean it. The book says to pull the slide back, remove the pin, and push the slide forward in a controlled manner and it should come off. This is exactly how I disassemble my Star .45 PD. But it won't come off. The book also recommends that you pull the trigger when moving the slide forward if it sticks. I've tried that as well, but no luck. Any idea on what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for reading.

  2. Clipper

    Clipper Senior Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Mt. Morris, MI.
    I have to pull the trigger on mine, but it still requires me to pull kinda sharply on he slide while pulling the trigger, like there's a small hang up point to get past. Just give a sharp tug when you encounter the hangup.
  3. 03Shadowbob

    03Shadowbob Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    West Palm Beach
    Clipper is right. After taking my slide off numerous times now to clean it after shooting there is no hangup, at least on mine.
  4. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    Deep in the valley
    1) Make sure it's unloaded, disassembly requres pulling the trigger.
    2) Make sure it's unloaded, disassembly requres pulling the trigger.
    3) Make sure it's unloaded, disassembly requres pulling the trigger.
    (okay, I bet you get the point).
    4) Lock the slide back, rotate dissassembly pin to the 6 o'clock position and pull it out (I use a paperclip to pull it).
    5) Point the gun in a safe direction, grasp the slide with one hand, release the slide lock and ease it forward until you feel resistance.
    6) Keeping a -slight- bit of pressure on the slide, pull the trigger (click) and then release the trigger.
    7) Give the slide a firm tug forward and it should release and slide right off.
  5. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Senior Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Midland, MI
    be very careful with the take down latch spring when you are reassembling. Mine broke right after I bought it. Then again it was used so it may have been abused. Other than that it was a lot of fun to shoot.
  6. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    read the take down procedure in your manual very carefully and completely and you will find the answer.
  7. kayakerjack

    kayakerjack New Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    disgruntled pt145 owner

    i bought a pt145 at shooters a month and a half ago. the second week after using it, i too had a disassembly problem. i took it back to shooters and they said i had to send it back to the manufacturer for them to fix it. ONE MONTH later, i got it back. took it apart right there in shooters and the same thing happened. SEIZED up. told them i wanted a refund. they said no, my warranty was with taurus and not them. the damn gun is on it's way back to taurus AGAIN. taurus has lost a customer as has shooters.

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