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    Firing Pin Drang marks?

    Is this something I should fret over?

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    What weapon are they from?
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    Looks like the standard Glock pin impression to me, but I'm no expert. I've reloaded thousands of cases with this firing pin mark, with no problems.

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    I would. That is not normal on any weapon I am familiar with and it is showing obvious side pressure/stress on the firing pin. That could lead to the firing pin breaking at an inopportune time
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    My Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro does the exact same thing. I asked about it once, and I was told that it was normal (for that gun, at least)!

    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...7783.msg326945

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    Firing pin dragging as case is ejected?
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    That drag mark is a bit extreme. At most I get from my 9mm is a slight tear drop, not as in your case where it's all most touching the case. Perhaps a slide take down and rebuild??

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    A friend has a PF9 that tends to do this. I've heard them called 'tadpole tails', and believe them to be a by-product of a short-barreled semi-auto where the timing is slightly off. But they are just slight drag marks.

    THAT however is a serious groove. I'd be wondering when the firing pin is going to break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tseabourn View Post
    My Taurus PT145 Millennium Pro does the exact same thing. I asked about it once, and I was told that it was normal (for that gun, at least)!

    http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...7783.msg326945

    Hope this helps,
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    Yeah, it's a Taurus PT145 Mil Pro, so I guess it's normal then eh? Well that's a relief.
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    I get the same marks on cases fired in my Taurus PT111 in 9mm. I've seen the same behavior to a lesser extent on a couple of my other guns. It's all a function of timing - how fast does the slide kick back, where in the slide stroke does the ejector contact the case, and how fast does the firing pin retract after firing. Spring rates and ammo choice enter into the equation as well.
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