This installment of the PT1911 torture test has me putting another 264 rounds through the gun, bringing the total to 1,070. There were no more failures to extract, and magazines dropped free pretty easily. The only two issues encountered during this session were two failures to fire, light primer hits on Fiocchi 124gr FMJ. I’m not going to count those against the gun, as Fiocchi is known for having hard primers. One of the light primer hits is captured on the video.
I wanted to shoot a video that demonstrates one of the things I genuinely like about the Taurus – how easy it is to shoot well. I did a serious of 5 shot strings shooting strong hand and weak hand only, and I only started dropping rounds out of the down zero when I pushed the target to 15 yards WHO. This gun is astonishingly easy to shoot well, and as I get more practice and trigger time with it, my ability to run it to its ragged performance edge is only going to improve.
Up next, I’m going to detail strip the slide and attempt to re-tension the extractor. I’m not going to detail strip the frame, because the gun’s a Series 80, and I don’t really want to fiddle around with Series 80s guts unless something breaks, you know? In the vein of my extremely popular Ruger GP100 trigger job video, I will get the detail strip on tape and post to youtube on Monday.