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Seems my boundless praise of the PT1911 may have hit a snag. Sunday I took the Taurus out and ran 100 rounds through it,once again with no problems. The pistol feeds,extracts and ejects every time. I finally cleaned it last night,and found this. :eek:



Funny thing is,it still works with the bent ejector,but I'm funny about that kinda stuff so a call to Brownells is in order.
 

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Well it might be bad or not

Nighthawk is famous for this on their guns also


But here is the Question if it works should you change it
 

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I would to Vic i was just commenting
 
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Taurus is infamous for ejector problems. If I ever got one I'd change out the hammer (ILS component) and ejector first thing. These things just let go of the frame, bend or snap far too often. I'd replace it. Good luck!
 

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Zero can you get a pic of the Hammer so i can see the Key lock ?
 

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I would also replace it, I wouldn't consider it their downfall though. In other words I usually take replacing a few parts, usually because I don't like them, on any 1911.
 

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NO,Jerry,it is their downfall. All Tauruses (Tauri?) are junk forevermore because of one little part. :tongue:

Bud,what did you mean about Nighthawk? They have ejector issues? And the key lock is visible in the pic,at the very bottom. I'll see if I can get a better pic later,the missus is gone now and she has the camera.
 

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No Night hawk is good for bent Ejectors like that and CLaiming its normal and OK ..


that hole is the Lock on the inside of the hammer? please try a better pic when ya get a chance i didn't check it out on the taurus when i handled one ..
 

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NO,Jerry,it is their downfall. All Tauruses (Tauri?) are junk forevermore because of one little part. :tongue:
Some people do believe all tauruses are junk and use stuff like that to back up their opinion.
 

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Not just Taurus,people can do that with any brand of any product. Some people have a vendetta against Product X for whatever reason.

You're right about replacing parts on a new 1911,I already replaced the slide stop with a Fusion part. In fact most of my guns have a few aftermarket parts in 'em.
 

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Once you find out what needs to be replaced just do it. All guns will need replacement parts over the years. Your pistols ejector will cause you problem, while it isn't order a new one, just to be safe.
 

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Get a Fusion with some other parts ya know you will need..
 

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I've got plenty of spare parts,but not an ejector so I hafta get one. I really thought about gutting the whole thing, but I only bought it because it was so affordable to start with. I bought it cheap,and I'm gonna keep it cheap.
 

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No Night hawk is good for bent Ejectors like that and CLaiming its normal and OK ..
NH has taken to bending the ejectors on their commander and smaller guns in an attempt to cure serious ejection problems. My best guess is they are trying to kick the round out a little sooner so as to clear the front of the ejection port. By all reports, it hasn't worked.

Zero,

I didnt see where you stated actual problems with ejection. Agreed, a bent ejector nose is certainly a red flag, but unless you're having trouble with it, or it's showing signs of odd wear, I'd leave it alone and buy a back-up ejector just to hedge my bets. As long as the present ejector is doing its assigned job and not causing wear to either the channel, or the nose, run it.

There are reasons why I wouldnt carry a Taurus, but as a shooter, and for the price, I think they're great guns.
 

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I'd send it back to Taurus to let them fix it. Take advantage of their lifetime warranty. That ain't supposed to be like that. If you've never changed an ejector, its not the easiest part to change on a 1911.
 

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Shipping is $50. Even if I don't do it myself, I think I can get someone local to do it for $50 plus the price of a good ejector.

Besides,I just got it back! It was at Gemini Customs for a while getting a trigger job. I don't want to send it off again!
 

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you can get a ejector for about 20 and fit it yourself for free
 

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Yep, do it yourself for nothing.



Not just Taurus,people can do that with any brand of any product. Some people have a vendetta against Product X for whatever reason.

You're right about replacing parts on a new 1911,I already replaced the slide stop with a Fusion part. In fact most of my guns have a few aftermarket parts in 'em.
You have to understand though that taurus DID go through a period of being kind of a joke. Even the pt145, of which I have ownd 2, took till the 3rd generation until they were dependable. Not to mention back there a ways. My dad had a taurus revolver way back there when they were considered pretty much a joke company.

So even tough they are getting worlds better than they were and the pt1911 is getting a lot of (deserved) praise there are still a lot of people out there that got raw deals in the past from taurus. This is not a knock on the pt1911 and I have carried taurus products but you have to understand. No matter how good of a product they put out now it will take a while to get past their past. They have been spotty in the warrranty service in the past also, they may be stellar now. I don't know. The point is that a number of the people that don't like taurus do so because of their past. You can't rise from where they started and have been to contender without doing a lot of convincing a lot of sceptics. What if charter arms all of a sudden made a 1911, dependable or not?

Here is an example. You, and every one else, probably knows that honda has a great reputation in the car department. I remember the early honda's here were considered a joke and it took them a while to get past that when they were improving. They weren't always thought of the way they are, not by a long shot. The moral is it takes time to overcome one's past.

Again I think taurus makes some good products and have owned their products, probably will in the future, but there are a lot of people still out there that had bad experiences with them. The good side is that if they didn't have that to overcome their 1911's would probably cost more and already dealers are going up on their prices. They would probably be closer to the sa's which are also made in brazil.
 
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