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Taurus PT-92 problems.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 32special, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. 32special

    32special Member

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    I have recently purchased a NIB Taurus PT-92 in 9mm and am having some problems with it.:banghead:

    Its seems that the slide does not go all the way back from the recoil of a spent round, resulting in a failure to feed the next round, and on occassion it will also fail to eject or the round will get caught in between the slide and barrel / stovepipe.

    I've already put about 220 rounds through it of varying brands of ammunition, getting the best results with Winchester 115gr. I put 100 rounds of it down range with 1 out of 5 failing to load, as compared to every round with the UMC 9mm 115gr. The gun is rated for 124gr rounds, but it would be rediculous if it would not function with the lighter bullet, at least a assume.

    Besides the feeding/ejecting problems, it is a great gun that is quite accurate, but with the malfunctions it turns my auto-loader into a single shot.

    I am planning on taking it back to Gander Mtn and use my waranty they gave me when I bought it, but it still might have to go back to Taurus for the lifetime waranty. If anyone has any imput on this problem it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 98C5

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    Sounds like the recoil spring is too stiff(not letting the slide completely run full length)

    Maybe the factory accidently used a PT100(40 S&W)spring.

    Factory spring is 13lb for the PT92, 18lb for the PT100.

    I would try a 12lb, if you do have the factory 13lb.
     
  3. 32special

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    Thank you sir, I was thinking it had something to do with the spring.
     
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  4. Steve C

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    If the gun is cleaned and lubricated properly and is held with a firm grip when shooting you shouldn't have any problems even with relatively low powered ammo. Get sloppy with you hold and relax your wrist too much and any auto will start having feed problems with the exception of perhaps a .22 lr.
     
  5. SeanMTX

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    I have a PT-92 that had similar problems, but all went away after the first cleaning and maybe 100 rounds. After it's been broken in, I've fired maybe 1000 flawless rounds.

    Sounds like you've done all the right things in the break-in period...I agree with the other poster on the spring tension issue.
     
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