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    Thumbs down PT 145 Jamming Problem

    I recently purchased a PT 145 Millennium Pro. The other day I put 100 rounds through it to break it in, and 2 rounds jammed. My friend said that it's quite common for a brand new gun to jam once or twice. When I got home I stripped, cleaned and oiled it.

    Today I put another 100 through it and it jammed about 7 times. All the jams are the same. After I fire a round it seems like the slide doesn't slide back enough to allow the next round to chamber. If I pull the slide back just a bit more it chambers the next round.

    Both times I used WWB ammo.

    Has anyone ever had this problem? Anyone ever have a problem with the ammo and this particular gun? I'm thinking of sending it to Taurus to be looked at.

    I bought this gun for the sole purpose of carry. If this were to happen in an emergency I would be in serious trouble.

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    DJ just clean it good and try some Remminton Ball ammo it and see if it does the same thing. I think you will find out that it's the mag springs. You will know when you try the different ammo. Get some from Wolff. Here's a link.
    http://www.gunsprings.com/SemiAuto/1ndex_menu2NOF.html

    Best Baldy..

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    Thanks, Baldy. I'll give that a shot

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    Make sure you're holding it tight and not letting the pistol flip up as much. I've shot mine holding it with one hand and it sometimes won't feed right.

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    Yeah, I'll go with propellerhead on this one. Sounds like you're limpwristing it.
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    Thinking about it, I may have been a little loose with the recoil. Being new to all of this, I wasn't aware that having a limp wrist could cause a jam. I will try the same ammo but stiffer hold.

    Thanks for the advice, I will let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    Thinking about it, I may have been a little loose with the recoil. Being new to all of this, I wasn't aware that having a limp wrist could cause a jam. I will try the same ammo but stiffer hold.
    Yes, polymer frame autos can be somewhat sensitive to hold. If you don't give the frame a firm surface to recoil against, it gets a running start and the slide has a hard time "catching up" to it. Thus, the short slide stroking you described.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    Yes, polymer frame autos can be somewhat sensitive to hold. If you don't give the frame a firm surface to recoil against, it gets a running start and the slide has a hard time "catching up" to it. Thus, the short slide stroking you described.
    You were dead on! I took your advice and held with a more firm grip. Ran 200 rounds of the same ammo (WWB), with not one jam. Thanks!

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