Taurus PT-145 failure to fire

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by griz45acp, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. griz45acp

    griz45acp New Member

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    Had/have a Taurus PT-145. Wanted a sub-compact .45acp polymer pistol with at least 10 rounds. It's 10+1 and has a great grip and feel. The major down fall is that the first new one I got didn't have a strong enough spring on the firing pin or spring on the striker. Even though it has double strike capability, i could pull the trigger on the same round 2 or 3 times before it would go off and sometimes not at all. So, at this point i sold the gun. I reported the problem and could have sent it back to the factory but i was too pissed at the time. Well, i decided to try another one. This PT-145 has a super strong firing pin striker, as it leaves a vertical gouge in the primer of the spent cases as they are ejected, now i wonder how long it will be until the tip of the firing pin breaks. Hope it doesn't. Has anyone had a similar issue like this? I use this pistol for carry conceal at least until Springfield Armory comes out with an XD Sub-Compact .45 acp.

    Thx, Chip
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't have to worry about your firing pin breaking. Using snap caps will prevent the firing pin breaking when you dry fire it. It'll get better as it breaks in. How many rounds do you have through your new gun (PT145)?
     
  4. griz45acp

    griz45acp New Member

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    just about 100 rounds. thx for your input. Chip
     
  5. ruger250659

    ruger250659 New Member

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    I am sending my PT145 after a call to Tarus USA and cleaning firing pin and slide again it still NOT firing.This was my carry gun and I don't think I will ever trust it as I need it for a 4 foot snake that I walked up on 3 trigger pulls and still didn't fire ejected and chambered another round 3 trigger pull and didn't fire,I even primed up some empty with different heights still wouldn't fire PS the primer was struck on every round.
     
  6. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Yep^^ what he said.
     
  7. twobadazbrothers

    twobadazbrothers New Member

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    pt145 are the most problematic weapon i have ever encounterd :mad:
     
  8. ruger250659

    ruger250659 New Member

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    I will never use my PT145 as a carry gun again.I am now looking for a new carry gun.