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Thread: New Taurus 1911 Jamming

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    New Taurus 1911 Jamming

    I had just bought the gun Sunday at the Fayetteville Gun Show. Brought it home took it apart and cleaned it. I filled up the 2 mags with Remington UMC green box and started shooting. I probably shot 45 rounds with out a problem. Then it started not ejecting. I cleared the jams and started using GI mags that I had. It jammed on them also. I got on the computer and found out about the extractor problems this gun is plagued with. I took out the extractor and there it was. Right in the middle of the extractor was a nick or gouged out place. I said alright I will try some steel cased Wolf ammo. The Wolf shot every time with no problem. I put in some brass cased ammo and it shot one time and jammed. Is it that the steel cases don't expand as much as the brass cases? I ordered a Wilson Heavy Duty extractor in series 80. Maybe this will cure this Brazilian 1911!! I have had Colt, Glock and even a Norinko 45's without any problems. But this is a brand new gun. Maybe these should be classified as a Saturday Night Special and be sold for $50 instead of $600. Brand New piece of junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Call up Taurus to get a tag to have it shipped back to Taurus. It will take some time to get to your gun but it will be fixed. They will put a new extractor in it for you and it will be at no charge. We had 3 that had bad extractors at the shop and we test fired them with 438 rounds of ball and hp ammo.

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    Thank you for your reply. I will call them tomorrow.

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    Call Taurus and see if they will send you a new extractor. May save you some time. Same things happen on other 1911s also. I have seen where extractors from other vendors had issues in a Taurus like the series 80 firing pin block plunger falling out.

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    I called Taurus and they said that the extractor was a prohibited part and they couldn't send me one. I could send the pistol in and they would fix it or I could have a gunshop in my area to fix it. I told them that I would get a gunshop around here to fix it. I've already spent $47 for parts from Brownell's. So if the new parts don't work then I will send it to Taurus.

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    "A prohibited part"? Did they explain that any further?

    Could it mean that they'd rather do the work themselves, to see that it is fitted properly?
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Generally the new extractors, in gun or out, need to be modified somewhat to make them work well. Ask your gunsmith how he does it.

    I did mine when I got the gun, along with some other stuff, and have had no problem with it whatsoever.

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    I received my new extractor from Brownell's yesterday and put it in last night. I haven't shot it to see if it works OK. I will check it out today or tomorrow and post the outcome. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetodd
    I called Taurus and they said that the extractor was a prohibited part and they couldn't send me one. I could send the pistol in and they would fix it or I could have a gunshop in my area to fix it. I told them that I would get a gunshop around here to fix it. I've already spent $47 for parts from Brownell's. So if the new parts don't work then I will send it to Taurus.
    Your local shop can't fix it ... unless Taurus will send him the part.

    A couple of months back, the owner of the range where I shoot called and asked me if I had any series 80 extractors. I did. He said he had a Taurus 1911 in the shop with a broken extractor, so I told him I'd bring the extractor and fix it on my next visit.

    I did so, and everything looked good to go. A week later he said the first time he took the pistol down to the range to test it, after a couple of shots the firing pin safety plunger dropped down and hung up the slide. That should be impossible. But I remembered that I had a lot of trouble with the Taurus extractor, because it didn't want to release the firing pin safety plunger the way a normal extractor would.

    Turns out Taurus does NOT use a standard 1911 (Series 80) extractor. It's proprietary, and if you replace it with a standard 1911 (Series 80) extractor -- it won't work.

    As we proved conclusively.

    Send the gun to Taurus and have them fix it.
    Hawkmoon
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    Last edited by Hawkmoon; 8th February 2013 at 13:14.


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    A Series 70 or 80 will work if you throw all the series 80 type safety junk in the trash.

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