Ger a Ruger Mk series 22, problem solved!
Congratulations, you report a pleasurable experience totally 180 degrees out of synch with my own. The PT1911 my son bought, suffered from every imaginable failure including rusting and pitting of their 'stainless' model, before he got it out of the box, 3 weeks after purchase. It took 8 trips to the range before stuff quit falling off. Even Taurus Themselves didn't want it back. It took the skills of a 40-year in business-Old-School real gunsmith to get it running. On the other hand, the Kimber Custom Target I bought in 1995 has remained 100% reliable and is consistently the most accurate 1911 in my ever morphing collection.. It has scored better than Colt Gold Cup, Sig 1911, Dan Wesson CBob, and Springfield, among others. "Vive la difference".The latest addition has been the PT-1911, and, so far anyway, it has been a joy. Unlike the Kimber Custom 1911
yes, there is a point that concern all of us.it is what the factory does AFTER they get caught is what I am concerned about.
I already have several of them. I'll never part with my original Standard that I've had since the '80s, at least until I give it to one of my kids some day. The Standard pistol, later to become the Mark 1 and so forth, was Ruger's first firearm, loosely patterned after the Japanese "Baby" Nambu pistol. They first sold in 1949 for a price of $37.50.Ger a Ruger Mk series 22, problem solved!
Just for kicks have you tried to see if a 22 rimfire round will fit down the barrel as if something happened and the barrel was over bore? Or was there any lead fouling? Just asking because I have a m&p40 compact and got a storm lake 357 sig barrel and couldn’t hit squat found out I could drop a 9mm bullet all the way down the barrel out the other end. Ended up being a 40 cal barrel and chambered it for 357 sig and I have the worst luck getting stuff like this. Just a thought and something to look at.I wasn't ready to pass judgement before, but now I am. This barrel is junk. I just got back from the range, shot several different types of ammo, at 15 and 25 yards. Lots of unstable bullets and evidence of tumbling, poor accuracy. I'm going to call Taurus on Monday, see what they say.
Here's what my Ruger Standard does at 25 yards. I'm not particularly proud of this group; I've done better with it. I'm not a great shot but I can hold my own most of the time.
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For kicks, here's a 6-shot group through the old 1937 S&W Brazilian army contract .45 acp.
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And sadly, the new TX22. Several of the shots didn't even hit the paper at 25 yards. At 15 yards there was a lot of oblong, torn bullet holes.
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Nope, it seems fine. Good idea though!Just for kicks have you tried to see if a 22 rimfire round will fit down the barrel as if something happened and the barrel was over bore?
That would be nice!Hopefully they will send you just a new barrel....
let us know what they end up doing if you are able to talk to them. I am just curious what they will say/ do if you don’t mind sharing.I appreciate the offer, and I'm always up for a range visit and meeting someone new who likes to shoot, but at this point I'm going to call Taurus in the morning and see what they say. I've kind of lost interest in much further troubleshooting. It's frustrating just how much defective stuff makes it to the gun store shelves.
If you ever make it over this way and want to meet up at the range though, let me know. I'm a member at CVSC
Thanks again for the offer.