I got a screw loose

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    I got a screw loose

    Yesterday I had a little bit of free time because a soccer game got rained out, so I decided to get in a little bit of shooting. I was pocket carrying my Taurus 605 and was going to shoot my normal 25 round drill.

    I normally carry 2 speedloaders and 2 speed strips plus the 5 rounds in the gun. I fire the five rounds do a fast reload with a speedloader, fire 2-3 rounds and then do a tacitcal reload with a speed strip. I reholster and do this again.

    The second time I draw and fire the first 5 rounds and when I go to reload my cylinder falls off and hits the ground. After a brief pause to let what happen sink in, I picked up the cylinder and examined it and my pistol. The yoke screw had backed out and this allowed the cylinder the fall off. Since it was dark in a misting rain and I was shooting in my back field, I didn’t even bother to look for the little tiny yoke screw in the tall grass and just resigned myself to placing an order with Numrich.

    Now before you start bashing Taurus I have owned this pistol for 12 years and it has had a steady diet of at least 25 rounds (of .357 or .38+P) a month for those 12 years. About 10 years ago while I was shooting 158gr Hydrashoks out of it the thumb piece screw worked loose. I applied some locktite to it and have never had a problem.

    Last night I was shooting some handloaded .357’s 110gr JHP (Winchester) with 7.2 gr of RedDot. Even though this is a mild load for the .357 (I can get back on target with it fast) apparently it caused the yoke screw to back out.

    Well I packed up and headed back to the house feeling sorry for myself and when I pulled my pocket holster out of my pocket lo and behold the little yoke screw was in it. I cleaned my pistol applied some locktite and tried it out just to make sure that everything worked, it did.

    I have confirmed my preference for pins over screws and learned that my revolver will still fire without the yoke screw, it just makes reloading a bit of a challenge.
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    I read about just as many pin-backing-out problems as I do about loose screws. Lucky day for you that the screw fell into the holster. A bit of the silver lining at work.
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    I was expecting a whole different topic for sure ........................Well i really got a screw loose
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    Thumbs up

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I read about just as many pin-backing-out problems as I do about loose screws. Lucky day for you that the screw fell into the holster. A bit of the silver lining at work.

    Yeah it was a great stroke of luck that the screw had fallen off in my pocket.
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    Yeah I have a screw loose on the seat in my car------it's me
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    Awesome luck. There is a very good chance you could have been screwed up for the rest of your life. I like hanging out with lucky people.
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    Not bashing taurus but it is kind of funny thinking about it:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Not bashing taurus but it is kind of funny thinking about it:)
    I imagine the the look on my face when the cylinder went plop was pretty funny
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    I think the real point is, that any weapon can fail, even a revolver. I am glad it happened when you were practicing, and not if you really needed it..Thanks for sharing....
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    My nephew a couple of years ago was trying to help his GF decide what/which type of handgun to choose.
    He used his dads M&P 9c, and my wifes Taurus 85.
    While shooting the Taurus, the screw for the cylinder thumb latch release worked its way out. Can't believe he found the thing, and we screwed it back in and its been OK.
    Pistol has only seen about 500 rounds since new in 1990

    I hate when that happens.
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    At least it happened while practicing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    At least it happened while practicing.

    That was my thought, and as Harryball said, even revolvers can fail
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    You're just figuring that out now ?

    Glad you found it. I know how you feel - just like when the ejector broke on my P11. Dropped the mag, racked the slide ... and there I stood with a round of 9mm locked to the breech face seemingly hanging in mid air.

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    I guess the moral of the story would be to occasionally give your EDC a visual and tactile inspection. Tactile. Sorry, I just had to say it again.
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