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guitarngunguru 03-30-2013 06:19 AM

Taurus TCP 738 bullet feed jam
 
Am I the only one who notices a jam when i feed my 380 pt 738? The only certain way for it to fully feed is for me to give it some effort and push the slide forward after i cock it instead of letting just the slides spring do the work. Is this bad, do i need to oil it more? Thanks.

Sniper03 03-31-2013 07:14 PM

The explanation as to exactly what you do is a little vague.
But here are some things that might cause a similar problem.

1. All Semi Auto Pistols should be properly lubed.
2. Some are more temperamental when it comes to your ammunition selection. As I will explain my experience with my Kahr P-380. When loading it with Federal Hydra-Shok ammunition I must lock the slide to the rear with the pistol's slide lock. And then using my thumb push the slide lock down allowing the Slide to go forward with the full force of the slide and spring. It will chamber the round everytime. If I pull the slide back by hand and then let it go the round will not go all the way forward and the round is not totally in the chamber and locked into battery! If I push on the rear of the slide it will lock up! Although after the first round is in the chamber it will fire every round in the magazine without a problem until empty! I went to the New Hornady Critical Defense 380 ammunition with the Red Tip and I can pull it back by hand and release it and it will chamber every time. So your ammunition selection could very well be your problem. The Bullet configuration makes a lot of difference as to if it will feed or not. You should never ride the slide forward when loading any semi auto pistol or other semi auto weapon.
3. When firing the pistol Limp Wristing can cause the semi auto to not lock up after the shot or jam during the shooting process causing stove pipes and failures to feed or extract. In the smaller semi auto pistols which have less recoil force to the rear it is very critical that you grip them firm and do not allow your wrist and hand to move to the rear when they are fired. When the slide moves to the rear it must have enough forward resistance against the frame to allow the slide to travel completely to the rear.
Just a few ideas. If you could give us more details that would be great as to what you are exactly doing and what is happening. Or try the ammunition recommendation and be sure to lube the pistol.:)

03

guitarngunguru 03-31-2013 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sniper03
The explanation as to exactly what you do is a little vague.
But here are some things that might cause a similar problem.

1. All Semi Auto Pistols should be properly lubed.
2. Some are more temperamental when it comes to your ammunition selection. As I will explain my experience with my Kahr P-380. When loading it with Federal Hydra-Shok ammunition I must lock the slide to the rear with the pistol's slide lock. And then using my thumb push the slide lock down allowing the Slide to go forward with the full force of the slide and spring. It will chamber the round everytime. If I pull the slide back by hand and then let it go the round will not go all the way forward and the round is not totally in the chamber and locked into battery! If I push on the rear of the slide it will lock up! Although after the first round is in the chamber it will fire every round in the magazine without a problem until empty! I went to the New Hornady Critical Defense 380 ammunition with the Red Tip and I can pull it back by hand and release it and it will chamber every time. So your ammunition selection could very well be your problem. The Bullet configuration makes a lot of difference as to if it will feed or not. You should never ride the slide forward when loading any semi auto pistol or other semi auto weapon.
3. When firing the pistol Limp Wristing can cause the semi auto to not lock up after the shot or jam during the shooting process causing stove pipes and failures to feed or extract. In the smaller semi auto pistols which have less recoil force to the rear it is very critical that you grip them firm and do not allow your wrist and hand to move to the rear when they are fired. When the slide moves to the rear it must have enough forward resistance against the frame to allow the slide to travel completely to the rear.
Just a few ideas. If you could give us more details that would be great as to what you are exactly doing and what is happening. Or try the ammunition recommendation and be sure to lube the pistol.:)

03

Yes to be honest i havent even gotten a chance to shoot it, this just plain chamber testing and yes i have the red plastic tipped bullets and maybe that itself is sticking to the feed from a weird angle, or i should just oil it.

MrPEZO 04-05-2013 03:25 AM

It's a common issue with the TCP. I have one and it does it at least once every time I go to the range. I have about 700 rounds through it. They also have double feed and stove pipe issues. I am going to send mine back to Taurus. I have heard that once they work on it the issues seem to go away.

Devin556 04-05-2013 03:46 AM

I have a TCP and had the same problems when I first got it. After trying a couple different ammos I found that Winchester pdxi ammo feeds better than most others but it still had issues. Now before I say what I did I'm going to tell you that I do not recommend anyone doing their own gunsmith work unless you either don't care if the gun is useless afterwards or you know what your doing. I took some fine grit emery cloth and polished up the feed ramp and haven't had a problem since. I didn't hit the bottom that much bit from halfway up the ramp to the top where it enters the chamber I polished down a good bit. Once again, I am not saying for anyone to do this though. If you don't know what you are doing or aren't careful you could ruin your gun.

Mongo 04-05-2013 04:59 AM

Typical Taurus

guitarngunguru 04-09-2013 04:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devin556
I have a TCP and had the same problems when I first got it. After trying a couple different ammos I found that Winchester pdxi ammo feeds better than most others but it still had issues. Now before I say what I did I'm going to tell you that I do not recommend anyone doing their own gunsmith work unless you either don't care if the gun is useless afterwards or you know what your doing. I took some fine grit emery cloth and polished up the feed ramp and haven't had a problem since. I didn't hit the bottom that much bit from halfway up the ramp to the top where it enters the chamber I polished down a good bit. Once again, I am not saying for anyone to do this though. If you don't know what you are doing or aren't careful you could ruin your gun.

Thanks i saw some youtube vids explaining that method and i just might..carefully.. Try it.

guitarngunguru 04-09-2013 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrPEZO
It's a common issue with the TCP. I have one and it does it at least once every time I go to the range. I have about 700 rounds through it. They also have double feed and stove pipe issues. I am going to send mine back to Taurus. I have heard that once they work on it the issues seem to go away.

Ive heard the same though im not sure if get a lifetime warranty if its a used gun..i hope! They say it goes with the gun not the owner!

MrPEZO 04-11-2013 03:05 AM

My gun was bought new. Also the warranty is for the life of the gun not the owner!


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