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taurus pt-92 issue?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by defjon, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. defjon

    defjon Member

    Oct 22, 2005

    Has anyone ever experienced this before? I just bought a used taurus pt-92 stainless and loved it. Ran like 300 rounds through it at the range without any issue whatsoever. Ran like a champ!

    Was going shooting today and I racked the slide, the round is missing the barrel. It lodges below where it should be feeding and locks up the whole gun- the mag won't drop, the slide won't rack to clear it. I had to PRY up the bullet with the end of my buck knife (keeping fingers well away from trigger and pointed down range of course), and then the bullet would shift up to the barrel and the slide would shift home.

    I thought it might be a mag issue, so I tried another mag- same exact thing happens.

    The bullets miss the barrel. They are gouging really below the feed ramp area, there is a pretty serious nick out of the metal.

    The gun WILL go properly into battery if I let the slide go by using the slide release, or by pulling the slide back and releasing it, letting the whole weight slam it forward very strong and quickly.

    If I rack the slide at a medium or normal speed, the round nose dives hardcore into the aluminum frame, locks it up, and gouges something fierce. It will do the same thing if I 'walk' the slide back, keeping my hand on it and moving it through the entire range of motion (front-back-front).

    Has anyone experienced this? Or could offer some advice?
  2. Nushif

    Nushif Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Corvallis, OR
    I guess just slam the slide?
    Unless I'm mistaken it's the way you're supposed to do it anyways. But yeah ... I'd take it to a gunsmith anyways.
  3. TexasGunbie

    TexasGunbie Member

    Aug 23, 2010
    In some pistols, the user manual would instruct the user to lock the slide back and using the slide stop to release the slide so to chamber the round. For example, the Kahr P9 will jam if you hand rack the slide to chamber the round, instead of locking the slide back and using the slide stop.
    Read the user manual and see what it said. If not, call Taurus, they are friendly folks to deal with, and all Taurus carry lifetime warranty.
  4. Roughneck08

    Roughneck08 Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    North Texas
    :eek: Sorry to hear that. I would recommend a gun smith as well just to be sure or send back to Taurus and hope they are speedy to get you back out at the range. Good luck
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Dec 27, 2002
    northern california
    On the PT-92, just like the Beretta 92 that it is a copy of, the normal speed to chamber a round is to pull the slide all the way to the rear and release it. When you slow down the forward speed of the slide, you are inducing the misfeed
  6. PT1911

    PT1911 Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Riding the slide is causing the problem.. use whatever method you use to get the slide all the way back (sling shot, hand over slide, or whatever) and LET GO!!!!, that is your solution. The energy of the recoil spring and the momentum/inertia of the slide will force the round up the ramp and into the chamber.
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