I fixed my 709 Slim's Extractor Issue
This is a discussion on I fixed my 709 Slim's Extractor Issue within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; ..alright fellas....Taurus customer service just sent me a new one..
..Operation 709 Extractor removal/replacement was a COMPLETE SUCCESS....
thanks to the link I found on ...
April 15th, 2010 10:12 PM
April 15th, 2010 10:24 PM
Glad you got things fixed up on the 709. How many rounds had you put through your 709 when it started giving problems? And how long did it take to get the new part?
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April 16th, 2010 01:24 AM
Did you just call Taurus and get them to send you a new extractor? That seems far easier than shipping the gun back and forth. Quicker too, I'm sure.
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April 16th, 2010 06:14 AM
..initial FTE's were right off the bat with my reloads..
Yes I called Taurus, told them the serial# on my 709, name, address, etc...
Took about 8 days to get the new extractor.
There is definitely a design change from the old one.
April 16th, 2010 09:04 AM
"Finagled" is indeed spelled correctly. Good job on that, on your repair work, on providing the information for us, and for Taurus' quick response.
Originally Posted by CarbonMatrix
April 16th, 2010 10:04 AM
thanks on the spelling!!
..btw...I truly believe that several guys who have had FTE's can be traced to:
1. "Slightly" over-pressure loads, since the chamber area above the feed ramp is unsupported, slight bulging will occur.
2. The old design extractor would "slip" off the case rim.
I know several 709 owners have stated NOT to use reloads. Well, I have reloaded for 25 years now, I use a Dillon Square-D which has excellent powder metering. On my next loading, I am reducing the charge from 6.1 gr. of unique to 5.8 gr.
The cost of factory ammo is REDICULOUS, I like to shoot...I cast my own bullets. Everytime my guns go BANG....the last thing I want to think about is how that round cost me anywhere from $0.28 to $1.00.
When I know I can reload for $0.05 a round!!
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July 24th, 2013 10:15 PM
Waste of money
I would not tell Taurus that you use reloads because when I did, with my 2 month old PT-709 and they told me my warranty was void because of that. Refused to repair the piece of junk I don't need a handgun that spends more time jammed that working, that can get you killed. So I fixed it myself. I got rid of both Taurus pistols that I owned and will never waste my money on them again.
Originally Posted by CarbonMatrix
July 24th, 2013 10:22 PM
Glad you got her up and running again.
Agree with dropping powder charge. No sense beating up the gun or yourself for punching holes in paper or cans or whatever. Save the hot stuff for critters of any kind.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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