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5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:03 PM

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Firing pin problem

I bought a 9 a while back, didn't bother to even put any rounds through it for at least 6 mo. When I finally did, the firing pin broke on the second round. Took it apart and didn't see any obvious reasons that would happen, so I got another one. Same thing and the spring broke too. Wondering if anyone might know why it happened. Have 5 other guns and never had the problem. Thanks for any info you might impart on this humble student

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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By any chance would this 9 Iron be a Hi-Point?

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 3:18 PM

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I believe it is a Taurus. Didn't use cheap shells, nothing I could think of to cause 2 pins to break. I did get the second one from the factory, so it wasn't a knock off... think if I gutted it and used higher grade pieces it would make the difference or is it not worth the effort.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 3:46 PM

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Couple of questions. Where did the pin's break? Any punched primers or deformed casings?
Anything in the firing pin bore that looks out of whack, Burs, snag's ETC???

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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The first pin didn't look like it was well made, had some small pits, broke on the back half. Second one looked fine, used different shells and still less than 5 rounds and snap. So now it's out a second pin and a spring. I've never had anything like this happen before so it's new water for me, sorry I may be asking a question that may have an obvious answer (throw it in the scrap pile for one) but it's the only way I will learn. Appreciate the help you all offer.

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 4:46 PM

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Contact Taurus

Let them know the problem, and find out about shipping it to them for repairs. Taurus has a lifetime warranty so why not take advantage of it!

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 7:34 PM

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last resort

Suppose I figured that would be the only option left. I hope they will give me an explanation as to what the problem is. I will let you all know what I find out when I get it back. Thanks, I know I can always count on the people here to help when they can

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5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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Thats shitty man!!

Thats shitty man!!

5 years 41 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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What model?

What model 9 mm is it?

Firing Pin or Striker fired?

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 8:14 AM

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Its a Taurus

Sorry guys you knew I was gonna say this, but these are the exact reasons I tell people to stay away from taurus, we get things like this all the time at the shop from them. probably more than any other manufacturer

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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HK I agree whole heartedly. I should have known better. Never had a bit of problem with my Springfield or S&W. I will probably try and get it fixed then trade it in on something I know isn't going to break out of the box. I've had my 38 rev. for years and it's always been a faithful companion. Will be looking for suggestions for the replacement, I'm only 5'3 and have small hands so have to take that into consideration. Look forward to any ideas.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:43 AM

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Let us know what you find out about it. As far as replacements, If you want to stick with a nine there are lot's of small 9mm out there & your already familiar with wheel guns. You might also want to consider a compensated (ported) model. I have 3, a compensated Contender barrell in 223, a factory ported Taurus 8 shot 357, & a Magna-Ported 44 Mag. Since your already familiar with 38 wheel gun. My ported 357 with the absolute meanest, hottest, heaviest loads I can cook up or buy is like shooting light 38 wad cutter target loads. Ports & Compensator's
(The right ones) do make a drastic difference. & the loss in velocity is negledgable.
Hope my rambling helps out.

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5 years 40 weeks ago, 7:31 AM

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New Taurus no problems--Old Taurus= Boat anchor.

5 years 40 weeks ago, 6:17 AM

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I personally put around 15,000 rounds through it (Ah, the days when Winchester White Box was $11/100 round value pack at Wal-Mart), with two malfunctions that I can remember, and both of those were Simmunitions fired without the adapter kit. That old Taurus was definitely more than a boat anchor.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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New Taurus

I just have to add that I have a few taurus firearms, and with 1 exception, they have all fired and performed exceptionally. Everyone likes to keep regurgitating all the BAD taurus stories they have heard, but never mention the good sides. I saw a P.O.S kimber fresh from the factory, wouldn't put more then 3 rounds downrange without failing. Can I start telling everyone that Kimbers=Crap?

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 5:14 PM

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replacement choice

This was my first time with a Taurus, so I can only go off this one. I don't want to completely dog the whole line on the experience, heard stories of other companies not holding up well too. I'm not stuck on another 9, first one of those as well. I like the compensated models that I have tried but have not had one in my collection. Took me a bit to find my box etc so I can finally get it off. Happy to have all the discussion and ideas.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 2:09 PM

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well there is

something to be said for the lifetime repair warranty,i have turned in 2 Rugers for repair,they went thru both a 357 Blackhawk and a .44 Mag.Super Blackhawk from end to end,replacing all kinds of crap on each gun,including the cylinder on the 357,better and Free after i got them back,which is my only complaint,it took about 3 months to turn each gun around.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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Not trying to stir the chicken coop too much, but when I went to the store I have bought my last 4 from, dude showed me what he called a Glock 11. Being left handed as well as petite, an easy change over is nice. Can't find much info on it. Figure the shells will not be in the chepo isle.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

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No such critter....

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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Hearing problem

I didn't think I had ever heard of such a thing, but I'm not even close to an expert.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:31 PM

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Clip

What ever it was, he had a giganto clip for it. Made it WAY too heavy for me, but interesting.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 7:28 PM

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Taurus repair

I talked to a local dealer 2 days ago... Said he sent a pistol to Taurus for a customer, and got it back in just over 2 weeks. Nice turn around time there...

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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I've owned two, and as I said earlier, the PT-92 had about 15k through it with me and probably that or more with my buddy who sold it to me and I had two malfunctions that I can remember. Of course, most people have "malfunction amnesia" when talking about the reliability of their own weapon, so I'm going to assume I had a few, but definitely not enough to be notable to me. I also had a 606, .357 factory ported snubbie. I didn't fire enough rounds through that to really verify its reliability, but it was a few hundred, most of which was reman 158 gr .357 loads, and never a malfunction at all.

So, did I just get lucky, or does it depend on the timeframe the guns were made, or is it an issue of gun snobbery? I have actually thought about checking out the 24/7 OSS in .45, but probably won't get it because of so many other guns higher on the list.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 10:18 PM

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A serious pistol, that 5.25 inch match barrel was sweet for shooting at 25 yards. The trigger was fantastic and with one of the shortest resets I've seen on a stock pistol.

12 in the mag and one in the chamber, never failed, no FTF or FTE in the 2000 rounds I put through it. Ball, Hollow Points didn't matter....

I actually traded it for a 308 to a guy who just had to have it. It wasn't one of the civilian models but they are the same exact gun except the one I had was Marine OD Green. Billy found it through Cole's Gun Shop which handles Military weapons and collectibles. It was one of 6 sent to SOCOM for the trials and that canceled, sent them back to Taurus and they offered them to select dealers.

I'd own another without a second thought...

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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Hey ice queen

I'm not one of the guys who really cares, but FYI so you can "talk the talk" around gun people, it's not a clip, it's a magazine. Again, not trying to be a doucher, just trying to help educate a fellow gun owner. You're welcome. I'll be looking for your "Gun Terms 101" tuition payment in the mail.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:30 PM

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Runaway..

I will agree that taurus was of mediocre quality at best when first started... But I am just tired of hearing all these people that have never owned one bashing them. Of course gun smiths have stories of bad pistols... But they NEVER see the ones that function flawlessly. Now compare the number of pistols turned into gunsmiths against the number that have been sold. I'm sure you will find that their reliability is in fact quite good.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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I'm sure they're fine

I really wish I'd kept that 606. A six-shot, factory ported .357 snubbie DAO. Talk about a pocket rocket. I haven't seen any more in gun shops or shows.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 10:52 PM

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