I fixed my 709 Slim's Extractor Issue

I fixed my 709 Slim's Extractor Issue

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    I fixed my 709 Slim's Extractor Issue

    ..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 how to remove the firing pin/orange sleeve/black end cap!!

    PT 709 Slim Detail strip procedure?



    ..once I deciphered the correct sequence, I got the orange sleeve moved forward and simultaneously moved the black end cap upwards [since the slide was upside down].

    ...the extractor pin which runs the length of the slide is held in place by a spring...

    ...I finagled [sp?] the old extractor out while slightly depressing the firing pin plunger...

    ...the new extractor went in fairly easily....

    ...I just got done test firing (49) rounds = my reloads consisting of 6.1 gr. of Unique behind a 115 gr. JHP.

    AND I am HAPPY to announce that I had ZERO FTE's....zilch..nada...none....goose egg..

    ..can you tell I that am a happy camper!!


    here are some pics of the old and new extractor....

    NEW on the left........................................OLD on the right



    NEW on the left........................................OLD on the right




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    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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    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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    ..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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonMatrix View Post
    ... finagled [sp?] ...
    "Finagled" is indeed spelled correctly. Good job on that, on your repair work, on providing the information for us, and for Taurus' quick response.
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    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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    Waste of money

    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonMatrix View Post
    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!!

    ...good shootin'
    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.

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    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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