The testing of the Taurus PT-111 G2 9mm continues with rounds 461 through 660. The goal of this project is to track the reliability and performance of the G2 through 2,000 rounds. No cleaning will be done however lubrication will take place each shooting session. Should the G2 begin to experience reliability issues with ammunition previously proven reliable then I will go ahead and clean it.
For this segment 200 rounds of “freedom seeds” was sent down range. No cleaning has been done so far, however, a couple drops of Rem-Oil were placed on the rails. A single failure was experienced. What occurred was in the midst of firing I pulled the trigger – there was a click – and nothing. I pulled the trigger again due to the G2’s double-strike capability – and the round(Winchester white box) did not fire. I ejected the round and the primer hit looked good. The round was then placed in another pistol and it did indeed fire.
Beyond this issue which I deem ammunition related – the Taurus has remained 100% reliable. No failures to feed. No ejection issues.
So – here’s the data through 660 rounds:
300 rounds Winchester White Box 115-grain FMJ bulk pack
160 rounds Independence 115-grain Aluminum case
50 rounds LAWMAN 115-grain TMJ
50 rounds Blazer 115-grain FMJ aluminum cased
100 rounds Blazer Brass 115-grain FMJ
There is a decent amount of buildup on the feed ramp and the chamber. Difficult to photograph I gave it a shot and you can take a look at the pictures below. Once I start to experience failures I will give it a thorough cleaning.
1340 rounds to go…..