Taurus Millenium PT145 Failure to Feed

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    Taurus Millenium PT145 Failure to Feed

    I bought a Taurus Millenuim PT 145 from Mid America Arms in St. Louis, Missouri. It was used and they don't test fire used weapons. I paid 3 bills for it. After I bought this, pistol I took it out to the range
    and it malfunctioned, consistently failing to feed. So I paid 50 dollars to have it shipped back to Taurus for repair. They had the pistol for 5 weeks. So when I got it back I took to the range and it malfunctioned again the same problem. Failure to feed. Now I'm out $350.00 dollars for basically what is a parts gun. Maybe I could go some more magazines for this money pit. I will never buy another gun from Mid America Arms or another Taurus.
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    send it back until they get it right.

    two questions:

    does it FTF with different mags
    does it FTF with different ammo

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    Please check you magazine springs. As long as the gun is ejecting spent rounds then it could be crappy mag springs. Been there...done that. You should also try several types of ammo. My Taurus would not work with HP ammo at all. However...I could run FMJ round nose through it all day. Semi wad cutters worked 98% of the time as well.

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    Faulty Mags are my first thought. Perhaps the follower is faulty as well. I'd recommend purchasing one new mag and a couple of diffrent boxes of ammo (diffrent types, HP's, FMJ's, etc.) and run it next rang trip. If that works' the problem solved and your good to go. If not, get rid of it.

    I with you on being frustrated with it. I owned a Sig P229 (.40) that wouldn't feed anything after 7 to 10 rounds. Sigs are known for reliability but after sending it back ,had a local gunsmith work on it' and did some work on it myself......... still had the same problem (had two diffrent buddies shot it with the same outcome) I got rid of it and won't own another Sig.
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    Okay, let me tell you the deal on this. I had a PT145 for about a year and went through the same thing.

    The bottom line is that Taurus ships the wrong magazines with the PT145.

    Go back and read that again. I'll wait. I'm totally serious about this.

    Look at your mag followers. These aren't the greatest pics, but:





    At the time I got mine, I joined TaurusArmed.net to get some info on this jam-o-matic. I learned over there that the magazines were....TADA!....backordered.

    So rather than wait for Taurus to replace my mags "whenever they felt like it," I went to Gander Mountain and bought a factory PT145 mag. Guess what? The gun actually ran with it.

    So I went back and bought another one. Same result. It would still jam about every third mag or so, but this was a great improvement.

    So in short, the mags with the "sharp" edge on the followers work. The mags that ship with the gun don't.

    As of two weeks ago, I looked at a brand new PT145 and guess what? They're still shipping it with the mags that jam.

    I went through the entire spring snipping drudgery, packing grease removal, you name it. Routine maintenance is one thing; having to be a gunsmith is another.

    So if you get the chance, compare your mag followers with a new factory mag sold separately. I'm willing to bet that they're completely different.

    Keep us posted, okay?
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    Do you know round count? A little Fluff & Buff Might help ; ) JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    A little Fluff & Buff Might help
    Not if he has the mags as described above.
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    just sell it and get a non-Taurus gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan23 View Post
    just sell it and get a non-Taurus gun
    That was my solution!

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    MY PT145 works perfectly with the mags that came with it. Just sayin'.
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    It's a Taurus what do you expect? Just kidding.....

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    Are the rounds nose diving? If so I agree with everyone saying it's the mags. I had the same problem with mine. Also, if you already paid shipping to them once and they didn't fix the problem I would call customer service and demand a shipping label to ship it back to them.
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    I made an account here after fixing my PT145. The FTF problem with mine was that the slide lock lever internal to the polymer grip extruded too far. As ammunition rises from the magazine, the bullet tip contacts the lever and engages the slide lock. Next time you get a FTF, look and see if the slide lock is engaged. If so, you may have the same problem I had. I first tried filing it, but my jewler's files would't make a dent. I used my Dremel with a stone bit to take some metal off that lever, and now it feeds flawlessly. There's still plenty of lever left to meet the mag follower and engage the slide lock with an empty mag. Hope this helps, Good luck!

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    I almost bought a PT145 a couple months ago. I'm glad i bought the Glock 30 instead.
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    Peace on Taurus

    What a stupid thing for them to do if its true.
    Keep shipping the same mags that keep giving everyone trouble.
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