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New PT145 - Issue/Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by antgriff, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. antgriff

    antgriff Member

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    I just bought a new 3gen PT145. I have noticed that everytime I have the slide locked to the rear and then I insert a full magazine. The slide automatically pushes forward, without me releasing the slide, alomst everytime. This seems to happen a lot easier when the magazine is full rather when it is empty. But when with no magazine, I can even cause the slide to push forward by slapping the bottom of the grip. I was wondering if anyone has this happening with their PT145? Is this something to really be concerned about?:confused:
     
  2. fattsgalore

    fattsgalore Member

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    Until you start having FTF or FTE or bullets nose diving in the mag don't worry about it. Besides that how's the PT145 been treating you?
     
  3. antgriff

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    Thanks for your thoughts. But unfortunately, I have not been able to take it the range yet. I have been really busy with work, but I will let you know.
     
  4. sb350hp

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    My EAA witness did the very same thing. The first time I thought that maybe it was a malfunction but it never failed to lock open after last round and I could "gently" insert a full mag and lock it in w/o the slide closing. Never asked anyone about it. I figured that is the natural progression of events when reloading so I never found it to be an issue rather I found it to be kind of a neat function especially when practicing fast mag changes. Makes it "automatic".

    Call the mfg and see if it is designed that way.
     
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    I've noticed the same thing if I firmly "seat" the magazine by whacking the baseplate with the palm of my hand. I doubt if it's designed that way but who knows? I can't say it's affected reliability in any way. FWIW
     
  6. C-grunt

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    Some handguns will do that if you put some oomph into seating the mag.
     
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