Possible solution to the famous Taurus TCP FTF problems.
I happened across this solution completely by accident after having the problem myself. I documented the original problem with a youtube video that is pretty short and to the point. You can see it here.
Long story short, I knew I wasn't comfortable with the action of the gun but had nothing to compare it to. My wife bought one for herself and hers was perfect. So I sent mine back to the factory for repair. When I got it back 5 weeks later it was worse than when I sent it in. The work order simply stated "replaced" but didn't specify what had been replaced. I suspect nothing.
I called Taurus and spoke with customer service. When I inquired about the mags not fitting universally he said there had been a "design change" and so any given mag couldn't be expected to fit any given gun. When asked how I could be sure that any mag I purchase in the future would be compatible with my pistol he said I would have to order directly from the factory. There is no marking on the mag itself to designate the new design from the old. The difference is VERY subtle but can be seen in the shape of the mag itself. The problem is if you didn't know exactly what to look for, you would never see it. Total crap. Additionally he had no insight into the "replaced" comment on the work order. He eluded to the fact that there had been some design changes overall in the gun and that I had gotten an older model (purchased in Oct '10). My wifes was apparently the newer model.
So I decided to switch barrels from my wifes TCP to mine. Guess what, problem solved. Inspection of the barrels shows exactly why. Look and see the difference for yourself. The barrel on the left works, the barrel on the right jams. It appears that one of the design changes involved changing the taper on the feed ramp and decreasing the extreme angle the round must travel up at to properly feed into the chamber.
The obvious question is this. If you changed a design you must have done so because of problems that had been reported, right? Then if you get a gun back that is reported to have those problems, why don't you go straight to the barrel and replace it? That is quite obviously the issue and I can't believe I am the only one having it.
As of right now I sent just the barrel back and am awaiting a "new version" replacement.
Also shopping for a larger caliber pistol and not considering anything with the name Taurus stamped into it!
Sorry for such a long post but hopefully this helps someone else having the same problem!
Maybe a fix for misfeeds!!!
I bought my wife the same pistol and was having the same problem with one of the mags causing the slide to remain locked open after firing each round. After looking at both maga in comparison i found a distinct problem with the mag feed. The feed is plastic and needed shaved down a 1/16" where it engages the slide lock. This fixed the problem but Taurus should have seen this from the factory. Not sure if this will fix everyones misfeeds but thought i would share here.
Originally Posted by kyroguy