New to the forum with model PT709 question....
Hey all, new to the Handgunsfourms.net and looking for some advice on the 709 slim.
I bought one today, after much deliberation and internet research, from a local shop. After getting home I ran two magazines of ball through it without any of the dreaded three F`s. Ok, it worked fine even with the globs of protective shipping lube that I knew from the net research was in it. I then disassembled the gun as per instructions and gave her a good cleaning followed by light lubbing with Breakfree. Assambally went fine. The problem arose when I went to chamber a round and the slide would not go all the way forward into battery. The slide stops 3/8" from the front of the frame. With the slide locked open there is a lot of barrel movement while the slide spring assy. has no play or movement.
Attempting to disassemble the gun so far has proven impossible. Wile going through the disassembly proceedure everything goes as per instructions exccept the trigger canot be pulled.
This is what I think is going on. The trigger will not engage because the slide is not forward enough and the slide is not forward enough because I THINK that the slide spring assy. has moved from its postion on the bottom of the barrel. Does this make sence? If this is the case what can I do?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. While this is my first Taurus semi auto ( I have two revolers ) this is not my first semi. I have taken my XD down many times w/o a hitch.
FWIW taking the gun back to shop would be pointless since they only sell and do not service, and with the warranty I wouldnt let them anyway.
BTW the two mags that I shot were great function was flawless and accuracy was ok. I really like the size of the slim and hope it will fill the intended nitch for cc.
I hate to introduce myself to a new forum with problems but??
Thanks for any help.