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Anyone have/shoot one? Thoughts on this gun just for plinking and messing around at the range?
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I have a PT92AR in 9mm that I like
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I heard very good things about it and was thinking of getting one. I have put thousands of rounds through my old 92 without a hiccup.

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I bought one when they first came out: Daily reliability overall has been pretty good, but I have had a few issues. I've had a ton of ammo through it, probably 4-5k rounds or more (sometimes 5-700 in a weekend). Accuracy is still very good (as far as my skills can show) and most people who try it say that its really easy to shoot.

Downsides: Just this year BOTH magazines that came with it developed small cracks at the top which will sooner than later render them both useless. After a while a small chunk got taken out of the slide catch which made the catch feature of it stop working. Then strangely enough recently after a round of shooting a bunch of different kinds of very hot ammunition my friend flipped up the safety and the bar connecting the two (ambidextrous) sides snapped.

Both parts were not hard to replace and would have been under warranty, but I have also done other things like change the hammer and mainspring housing and didn't feel like changing it back and sending it out.

Most people think very positively about it and like it when they try it. I'm not sure if I've had problems just because I got one early in the production run or what. You are welcome to try it out some time. Just bring some ammo, stuffs getting too expensive to go through 3-500 rounds at a time.

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Not a label whore, but not a Taurus fan either. I've seen their Beretta 92 knock-offs and was less than impressed. How does a new gun feel sloppier than a freakin service pistol wit a bajillion rounds through it?

Can't say I've fired them before though. I've never fired a hi-point or a lorcin befire either. Wouldn't buy either, though.

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm also considering a Springfield loaded.

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm also considering a Springfield loaded.
bravo, you wont be disappointed.



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My PT92 was my first semiauto, and I've never had a problem with it. It came with two 17rd. mags, but it will also take the ubiquitous Beretta 92 mags.

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bravo, you wont be disappointed.
+1 My next 1911 will be a Springfield. People who own both say the Taurus shoots almost as well, but you don't have the questionable metal and you get 100% reliability.

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+1 My next 1911 will be a Springfield. People who own both say the Taurus shoots almost as well, but you don't have the questionable metal and you get 100% reliability.
You get what you pay for the Springfield is 2xs as much.

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No really, what do you think?

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The frame and slide of the Springfield are made in Brazil....so is Taurus. Low $$ Springers are also put together down there.

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The frame and slide of the Springfield are made in Brazil....so is Taurus. Low $$ Springers are also put together down there.

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Is the loaded built in Brazil?

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