well ill introduce myself first, my name is Jay, i am a Former Marine, and have been using firearms for about 14 years. i have attended frontsight school and over 8 other firearms training courses outside of the USMC.
A few months back i purchased a used Taurus PT-92 9mm in brushed steel finish from a very reputable retailer here in New England for about $325.00 . I purchased the pistol to use as a duty weapon for my civilian job in armed security.
I took the pistol home, broke it down, cleaned and lubed it and went to the range. I loaded the stock 15rnd mag into the pistol , pulled the slide backwards, chambered a round and than aimed down range. the hammer was in the cocked positon and i squeezed the trigger once.
Apon doing so the weapon fired off two rounds consecutively like a automatic. , This obviously was not normal behavior of a double action pistol. so i took it home, i noticed a small burr on the hammer lock so i removed the piece and sanded it with very fine paper. took it back to the range and tried it again. no problems.
Two days later i loaded 15 rounds into the mag, and put one in the chamber getting ready to go on duty, i depressed the slide release with my finger off the trigger and the slide slammed shut as it should.
Heres where it hits the fan......before i could even wrap my thumb around the hammer then depress the trigger to *de-cock* the weapon......the hammer dropped and fired a 128g HPJ from the weapon.
now my question is.........has ANYONE who has worked with either Taurus or beretta firearms EVER seen the hammer locks on a 92 style weapon fail and cause the hammer to prematurely drop?
im still trying to figure out exactly how this incident happened and just cant seem to grasp how a weapon can go off without depression of the trigger.
any and all advice would be severely appreciated.