Taurus 85UL falling apart ???
This is a discussion on Taurus 85UL falling apart ??? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I bought a taurus 85UL about 3 months ago to use as my main ccw. So far I probably shot less than 1000 rounds thru ...
February 4th, 2007 10:55 AM
Taurus 85UL falling apart ???
I bought a taurus 85UL about 3 months ago to use as my main ccw. So far I probably shot less than 1000 rounds thru it all with zero problems. I went to the range yesterday and shot about 50 rounds, when I went to reload. the thumb release for the cylinder was gone. I imagine the screw was not tight from the factory and it fell out. I looked everwhere and could not find it. I will call Taurus tomorow and hopefully will get another sent to me under warranty and not have to send the firearm to them. Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else? Is this an indication of things to come? I know Taurus had a poor reputation in the past but I've also read their quality control issues have be resolved over the past few years.
Also, before you suggest I should have checked the screw before shooting as a preventitive maint., I can only say it is not a suggestion anywhere in the manual and I just never thought about it. I clean this gun after each and every use and never noticed the screw backing out.
February 4th, 2007 10:58 AM
is this a uber lightweight pistol?
February 4th, 2007 11:06 AM
If there is nothing else wrong with the revolver then I sure would not send the firearm back just for that replacement part. That's a DIY job. Buy some LocTite.
Ditto: on just having them mail you the part.
I have a long memory & so I still will not own any firearm w/ the Taurus name.
On the plus side I've not been reading about too many Taurus catastrophic failures lately.
February 4th, 2007 11:07 AM
I do a Detailed Cleaning of my firearms after every second firing
I also inspect all pins , screws , and bearing surfaces during the process.
This is a good procedure to follow with ANY machine , especially guns.
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February 4th, 2007 11:12 AM
I know my smith 357pd which is a airllite 41 mag like to unscrew the thumb release also only gun ever had do it but most lightweights are porne to it from what i hear so it becomes a thing to check
Even if its not in the manual ya should have checked it
February 4th, 2007 11:29 AM
February 4th, 2007 11:42 AM
I agree fully.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
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February 4th, 2007 01:05 PM
That 85UL takes a lot of punishment and vibration from firing. You should get into the habit of checking screws, pins, sights, etc, anything that can possibly get jared loose everytime you get ready to shoot and then after ya shoot. When ya get the new thumb release and screw, put a little loctite or clear fingernail polish on the screw, then screw it in. Still have to check things once in a while. It has parts, not a solid block of metal.
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