General Safety, Operating Instructions and Limited Warranty
READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR FIREARM
Important: Keep this manual with your firearm. The information contained in this manual is useful, both for beginners and experienced shooters. In addition to important information about functioning, cleaning and care of the gun, the manual contains instructions that may be very helpful in shooting properly. The most important rule of safe gun handling is always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction!!!
The safety warnings in this booklet are important. By understanding the dangers inherent in the use of any firearm, and by taking the precautions described herein, you can enjoy complete safety in the use of your Taurus revolver or pistol. Failure to heed any of these warnings may result in serious injury to you or others, as well as severe damage to the firearm or other property.
REVOLVERS and PISTOLS are classified as FIREARMS or DANGEROUS WEAPONS and are sold by us with the specific understanding that we are not responsible in any manner whatsoever for their improper or negligent handling or resale under local laws and regulations. TAURUS shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for malfunctioning of the firearm, or for physical injury or property damage, resulting in whole or in part from (1) criminal or negligent discharge, (2) improper or careless handling, (3) unauthorized modifications, (4) defective, improper hand-loaded, or reloaded ammunition, (5) neglect, or (6) other influences beyond our direct and immediate control. This limitation applies regardless of whether liability is asserted on the basis of contract, negligence or strict liability (including any failure to warn). Under no circumstance shall Taurus be liable for incidental or consequential damages, such as loss of use of property, commercial loss and loss of earnings or profits.
TAURUS SECURITY SYSTEM™
Insert the key into the mechanism and turn clockwise until a click is felt or heard. The mechanism now partially protrudes above the surface of the backstrap of the grip (or slide on the PT111, PT138, PT140, PT145, PT157). The action is locked in place and cannot function.
To place the pistol in a firing condition, insert the key into the mechanism and turn it counterclockwise. The mechanism is now virtually flush with the backstrap of the grip (or slide on the PT111, PT138, PT140, PT145, PT157). The pistol can now be fired.
NOT JUST FOR BEGINNERS
Regardless of your familiarity or experience with firearms, don’t assume that you have no need to study this manual. The safe handling of firearms requires specialized training, discipline and caution. Firearms, by their nature and intended function, are deadly instruments. Accidental death or serious injury can result if they are handled improperly or carelessly. Firearms rarely cause accidents. Firearms accidents almost always are caused by a failure to obey the basic rules of gun safety. Unfortunately, experienced shooters are found to violate these rules as frequently as beginners. Thus the basics of safe firearms handling cannot be repeated too often. Read, re-read and memorize the basic principles of firearms safety until they become second nature: habits that you don’t forget. If you have any question about your knowledge or ability to use this or any other firearm with complete safety you should seek supervised instruction. Personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers, gun clubs, state hunter safety programs or police departments in the United States. If none of these sources is accessible, write to the National Rifle Association, Washington, D.C. 20036. THEY WILL ASSIST YOU. A person with a gun in his possession has a full-time responsibility. He must KNOW how to keep and use his firearm safely, and then must always TAKE the precautions necessary -all of them. He cannot guess; he cannot forget. This responsibility is his alone. It cannot be passed off to someone else. Remember: no gun can be made accident-proof. A gun is just a machine, with no judgement of its own. It responds to your actions, whether wise or foolish. The only truly effective safety device is the mind of a cautious shooter who never forgets that a moment’s carelessness can produce permanent tragedy.
Store guns and ammunition separately beyond the reach of children.
10. Educate yourself on the characteristics and operation of your particular firearm before attempting to handle it. as with any other weapon. 7. Never leave a loaded gun unattended.
. The safety is only a mechanical device. Don’t test the safety by pulling the trigger while the safety is on unless you are absolutely sure the gun is empty and you are pointing away from everyone. and in the location and function of various controls. If you do not. they differ widely in design and operation. 9. 6. 8. Most manufacturers will gladly send you one free. write the manufacturer and obtain one. Always treat every gun as if it were loaded. Many books have been published which contain detailed information on obsolete or discontinued firearms. Always empty guns before entering a place where there are people. However. Study this manual thoroughly. If for any reason a manual is not available.
The Taurus handgun was designed and is made to offer the maximum of safety when correctly used.GUNS ARE NOT ALIKE
Many makes and models of firearms might LOOK nearly the same. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are actually aiming at the target ready to shoot. 4. not a substitute for common sense. it is not foolproof. never-ever point any gun. 2. and may become very dangerous if the following basic recommendations are not RIGIDLY observed:
WARNING: Securing your firearm may inhibit access to it in a defense situation and result in injury or death.unless they also have done so. Never. WARNING: Failure to properly secure a firearm may result in injury or death. 3. Get instruction from a competent firearms instructor before using any gun. Do not permit others to handle it . at anything you do not intend to shoot. Be certain the gun is unloaded before cleaning. Your knowledge can prevent injuries. You should have an instruction manual for every firearm you own. 5. However. visit your public library. loaded or unloaded.
23. 25. even if you saw it done previously. Write to us concerning any items or circumstances which might relate to your safety and the operation of our products. 12. Never shoot at hard flat surfaces or water. 18. If a gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled. Revolvers: Open cylinder to check if it is empty). 26.11. Use a pistol case or proper holster with safety flap or strap. 22. whether the hammer block is engaged or not. WHILE HANDLING ANY FIREARM. 17. Old or reloaded ammunition may be dangerous. When receiving a gun always check that it is unloaded (Pistols: Remove magazine and open slide to check if chamber is empty. 29. because alteration of trigger pull usually affects sear engagement and may cause accidental discharge. immediately unload the firearm and look through the bore. If there is any reason to suspect that a bullet is obstructing the barrel. Sometimes slow primer ignition will cause a “hang” fire and the cartridge will go off after a short pause. keep it pointed at the target for at least 30 seconds. and that it is not dented. We recommend against using it. Guns and alcohol or drugs don’t mix. EVEN IF AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OCCURS. NEVER ALLOW IT TO POINT AT ANY PART OF YOUR BODY OR AT ANOTHER PERSON. Use a proper holster and draw only if you intend to shoot. 28. 20. 19. 21. 27. 16.. 24. Never cock the gun until you are ready to shoot. Don’t climb a tree or cross a fence with a loaded gun. Load and unload with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 15. Dry firing is bad for this gun. Be sure of your target and backstop before you shoot. Don’t try to change your gun’s trigger pull. bullet may ricochet. Never pull a gun towards you by the muzzle.. purse or waist-band.
. Never carry any handgun in your pocket. It is not sufficient to merely look in the chamber. 13. 14. Treat this gun as a precision instrument. NO HARM SHOULD RESULT IF YOU OBEY THIS RULE. Check ammunition to be sure it is the right size and caliber. Never put your hand over the muzzle of a gun.
lubricant. Without ear protection. Never point a loaded pistol at anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot. Unprotected eyes may be injured by powder. gas. Putting a gun together wrong or with modified parts can result in a damaged gun. 6
. carbon residue. Your gun is a complex tool with many parts that must relate correctly to other parts. permanent hearing loss. danger and injury or death to you and others through malfunction. metallic particles or similar debris which may emanate occasionally from any firearm in normal use. take any other reasonable steps to limit the possibility of theft. repeated exposure to shooting noise may lead to cumulative.WARNING
Taurus pistols were manufactured to perform properly with the original parts as designed. uncocked and securely locked. Always have a qualified gunsmith work on your gun.
To prevent injury or death. with ammunition in a separate location.
This pistol will fire with the magazine removed. it is imperative that you must keep your gun unloaded. In addition.
PROTECT YOUR EYES AND EARS
Always wear adequate shooting glasses and ear plugs or “ear muff” type protectors whenever you are shooting. Always make certain that persons close to you are similarly protected. Injury or death may result. accident or suicide. It is your duty to make sure any parts you buy are installed correctly and that neither replacements nor originals are altered or changed.
factory-manufactured ammunition. wet. chambering a cartridge. or damaged cartridge can lead to a burst cartridge case and consequent damage to the firearm and personal injury from the sudden escape of high-pressure propellant gas within the firearm’s mechanism. In such cases it is possible that a bullet is lodged part way down the barrel. bent or damaged. or by the use of incorrect cartridges or defectively assembled cartridges. hand-loaded. Severe damage to the firearm and serious injury to the shooter or to others may result. Lubricant or other foreign matter on cartridges can cause potentially dangerous ammunition malfunctions. Do not oil cartridges. Use only ammunition of the caliber for which your firearm is chambered. corroded. or • Unburned grains of propellant powder are discovered spilled in mechanism.AMMUNITION
1. or other nonstandard ammunition voids all warranties. 4. the use of a dirty. Do not use cartridges that are dirty. preservatives. 3. of the United States. Always use ammunition that complies with the industry performance standards established by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute. In addition. or • A shot sounds weak or abnormal. Immediately stop shooting and check the barrel for a possible obstruction whenever: • You have difficulty in. or • A cartridge misfires (does not go off).
. Improperly loaded ammunition can be extremely dangerous. Firing a subsequent bullet into the obstructed barrel can wreck the firearm and cause serious injury to the shooter or to bystanders. original. The proper caliber is permanently engraved on your firearm. Do not spray aerosol-type lubricants. propellant powder overloads. “remanufactured”. or cleaners directly onto cartridges or where excess spray may flow into contact with cartridges. Use only high quality. Improperly loaded ammunition voids all warranties. never attempt to use ammunition of any other caliber. or feel unusual resistance in.. or • The mechanism fails to extract a fired cartridge case. 2. Excessive pressure can be caused by obstructions in the barrel. Firearms may be severely damaged and serious injury to the shooter or to others may result from any condition causing excessive pressure inside the chamber or barrel during firing. (SAAMI) or the equivalent from other countries. corroded. The use of reloaded. Inc.
chamber. When such a cartridge is extracted from the chamber without being fired. take the firearm to a gunsmith. the bullet may be left behind in the bore at the point where the rifling begins. 6. SUCH TECHNIQUES CAN GENERATE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE. Oil interferes with the friction between cartridge case and chamber wall that is necessary for safe functioning. OR BY BLOWING IT OUT WITH A BLANK OR ONE FROM WHICH THE BULLET HAS BEEN REMOVED. A bullet may be lodged some distance down the barrel where it can not easily be seen. on firing. If only the primer ignites. Avoid excessive spraying of any aerosol gun care product. immediately unload the firearm and look through the bore. and be sure to wipe the chamber clean of any oil or preservative before commencing to shoot.5. or if the powder fails to ignite (Ignition of the cartridge primer alone will push the bullet out the cartridge case. It is not sufficient to merely look in the chamber. Use lubricants sparingly on the moving parts of your firearm. If the bullet cannot be dislodged by tapping it with a cleaning rod. IF A BULLET IS IN THE BORE. If there is any reason to suspect that a bullet is obstructing the barrel. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SHOOT IT OUT BY USING ANOTHER CARTRIDGE. and mechanism before resuming shooting. WRECK THE FIREARM AND CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY. or other foreign matter on a cartridge can impede complete chambering and may cause the cartridge case to burst upon firing. Do not oil cartridges. but usually does not generate sufficient energy to expel the bullet completely from the barrel). there is danger that the bullet may become lodged in the barrel.Bullets can become lodged in the barrel. 7. Subsequent chambering of another cartridge may push the first bullet further into the bore. • If the cartridge has been improperly loaded without propellant powder. The same is true of cartridges which are damaged or deformed. corrosion. the powder may not ignite. All lubricants and aerosol spray lubricants in particular.
. Some highly penetrative lubricants can also migrate inside cartridge cases and cause deterioration of the propellant powder. Dirt. can penetrate cartridge primers and cause misfires. 9. 8. If the bullet can be removed with a cleaning rod. clean any unburned powder grains from the bore. especially where it may get on ammunition. • If the bullet is not properly seated tightly in the cartridge case. and subjects the firearm to stress similar to that imposed by excessive pressure.
...............180 GR FMJ 45 ACP ...................... Because of the widely differing specifications of such other ammunition............... ......125 GR FMJ ..... Have adequate ventilation at all times....
...... “PIus-P-Plus” or other ultra or high velocity ammunition generates pressures significantly in excess of the pressures associated with standard ammunition. reproductive harm....... and other serious physical injury...... BULLET WEIGHT MUZZLE VELOCITY 1350 FPS 1000 FPS 1225 FPS 985 FPS 900 FPS
357 SIG .....225 GR FMJ GR = grains FMJ = Full metal jacketed bullet FPS = Feet per second
“Plus-P’...............................380 ACP ............
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas..................... or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects..................... such ammunition should be thoroughly tested by the user before relying on it..... Other cartridges of various types or bullet weights may or may not function acceptably............. Taurus cannot be responsible for malfunctions resulting from its use..... Wash hands thoroughly after exposure........124 GR FMJ 40 S&W ............ Such pressures may affect the useful life of the firearm or exceed the margin of safety built into many pistols and could therefore be DANGEROUS........................Taurus pistols were designed to use cartridges loaded to the limits shown below....... cleaning firearms.....95 GR FMJ 9MMPARA..............
When raising the sight the point of impact rises. Keep your feet 1 ft.
. When you are in a correct position.
ADJUSTING THE SIGHTS
Adjustable Sight Models Only To raise the rear sight. to 1-1/2 ft. Turn the windage adjusting screw clockwise to move the notch to right side.
Align the rear and front sights carefully. and counter-clockwise to move the notch to left side. Press slowly and carefully. The pressure should be applied between the tip and the first joint of the finger. The bullseye should rest on the top of the sights. More speed will be gained with practice. The rear sight can also be adjusted for windage. aim the gun and squeeze the trigger. the point is lowered. so to have a good sight picture. Your head should be turned as needed. The top of the front sight must be leveled with the top of the rear sight and set in the middle of the rear sight notch. If the trigger is jerked. the target will possibly be missed due to the movement of the gun. Lowering the sight. turn the elevation adjusting screw counterclockwise. keeping sight aligned with the target. apart. To lower the rear sight turn the screw clockwise.
SQUEEZE OF THE TRIGGER
Squeeze the trigger very carefully with index-finger.POSITION FOR TARGET SHOOTING
Take such stance that your body faces the target at a 90 degree angle. Raise your arm so that it lines up naturally with the target.
In order to keep a gun in perfect condition it must be kept clean and covered with a slight film of good quality oil to prevent corrosion. E. Reassemble in reverse order. If magazine becomes dirty. such as repairs. use a punch to press in on magazine spring seat where it protrudes into the hole in the magazine floorplate. F. Once cleaned. H. C. Withdraw magazine spring plate and magazine spring from magazine body. Do not keep handguns in contact with materials that attract moisture or possess a certain degree of acidity. For normal cleaning of handgun not used or kept in storage for some time. Turn magazine upside down and remove magazine follower. They can cause the pistol to malfunction. using an appropriate brush. In the same way proceed with the bore of the barrel. In special conditions. which usually happens after 200 shots. extreme care should be taken with metal surfaces. Avoid the use of holsters of cloth or of any other material except natural leather appropriately cured. drenched with oil. clean brush. To do so. taking care to prevent the forcible ejection of the magazine spring seat and compressed magazine spring. The excess of oil must be removed. B. it is recommended the gun be returned to the factory or sent to a competent gunsmith or to the importer. but a thin protecting film should remain. G. The gun may be cleaned and lubricated under normal conditions without the need of any disassembly. If particles of lead are detected in barrel they must be scrubbed with a brass brush. it should be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. This is specially necessary after use. when disassembling is necessary. Slide the magazine floorplate toward the front of the magazine. For cleaning after shooting.
. or in environments with great variation of temperature or of humidity. If the weapon is to be stored for a long period of time. lubrication should be done as above described. D. in order to protect them against corrosion.CARE AND MAINTENANCE
A. it is necessary to rub it with a lightly oiled cloth. it is of special importance that all residues of powder be removed from barrel and other adjacent areas subject to such deposits. Also the dust should be removed from all crevices with a small. WARNING: Damaged or improperly assembled magazines should not be used.
Florida at 1-305-624-1115 or in writing to: 16175 NW. and imported by Taurus International Manufacturing. This product is sold “as is” and has no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. cosmetic defects after one year. How Do I Get Service? To simplify repair and service Forjas Taurus and Taurus International products are serviced and repaired by Taurus International. Inc.TAURUS LIMITED WARRANTY
What Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers any service and repair needed by any product manufactured by Forjas Taurus SA. or manufactured in the United States by Taurus International Manufacturing. There are no warranties which extend beyond the description on the face hereof. How Long Does Coverage Last? This warranty is of unlimited duration.
. accessories. This express limited warranty is the only warranty on this product. What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty does not cover grips. sights. 49th Avenue Miami. Inc. What Will We Do? Taurus will service and/or repair all covered products free of charge.. or damage caused by customer abuse at any time. Questions regarding the products of either company can be directed to Taurus International in Miami. Florida 33014 in care of the Consumer Affairs Department.
How Does State Law Apply? This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Then.In order to obtain warranty service or repair you must first complete and return the enclosed warranty registration card within 10 days of the date of purchase. describe the problem in writing and send the firearm to Taurus International at the above address. if a problem should arise. We will ship guns serviced because of defect in materials or workmanship insured and pre-paid. We will ship guns repaired out of warranty COD. There will. insured and pre-paid with the written description of the problem enclosed. be no charge for parts or labor if the repair work performed is covered by this express warranty.
. of course. Within 4 business days of our receipt of your firearm our Customer Service Department will contact you in writing advising you of when to expect your gun back.
building or other confined space (except a properly constructed shooting range). Never attempt to load or unload any firearm inside a vehicle. Always make sure the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction. if an accidental discharge occurs. Before loading. Enclosed areas frequently do not offer a completely safe direction to point the firearm. 3. 2. always clean all grease and oil from the bore and chamber. and check to be certain that no obstruction is in the barrel. and could cause serious injury to the shooter or to others.LOADING
1. Any foreign matter in the barrel could result in a bulged or burst barrel or other damage to the firearm.
. there is a great risk of injury or property damage.
Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your finger away from the trigger when cocking any firearm. It may be dangerous to continue. When cocked. An accidental discharge could easily result if you fall or drop the firearm. The jammed cartridge or case now can be removed by shaking it out or by picking it out. or if the report on firing does not sound quite right. Both the ejection of empty cartridge cases and the movement of the slide (or bolt) are part of the normal operating cycle of semi-automatic firearms. your firearm develops ANY mechanical malfunction or binding. 5. 2. The case is hot. UNLOAD THE FIREARM. it will fire from slight pressure on the trigger. STOP SHOOTING IMMEDIATELY. 3. then pull back the slide (or bolt) and hold or lock it to the rear. 6. or if the firearm is struck or disturbed by someone or something. Never fire any semi-automatic firearm with your finger. gas. WHILE KEEPING THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION: remove the magazine. an unfired cartridge case may occasionally become jammed between the slide (or bolt) and the barrel. While shooting any semi-automatic firearm. Never carry. Never allow other persons to stand beside you where they might be struck by an ejected cartridge case. 4. or “spits” powder. face.FIRING
1. Remember. the case may bounce off a hard object nearby and strike you or someone else. or other part of your body over or adjacent to the ejection port. handle or leave unattended any firearm which is cocked and ready to fire. unobstructed path for safe ejection of the fired case.
. DO NOT try “one more shot”. and pose no safety hazard to the shooter if the firearm is held in a normal grip and fired at arm’s length (in the case of a handgun) as intended by its design. Take the firearm and ammunition to a gunsmith for examination. hand. If while shooting. and may be ejected with sufficient force to cause a burn or cut or injury to an unprotected eye. Clear the jam as follows. Make certain there is a clear. or in any position where you may be struck by reciprocating movement of the slide (or bolt). or if a cartridge primer is punctured or a cartridge case is bulged or ruptured.
The “half cock” or intercept notch serves only to prevent unintended firing in case of internal malfunction or in case your thumb slips off the hammer during manual cocking or decocking. 2. always lower the hammer to the uncocked position. If you MUST carry a semi-automatic pistol with a cartridge in the chamber. hand. if your pistol is equipped with a manual safety. TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE. NEVER LET IT SNAP DOWN. When uncocking the hammer. Malfunctions which allow the pistol to fire without the trigger being pulled when the slide snaps closed are rare but can happen. no matter how safely designed. By far the safest procedure when carrying a loaded pistol is to leave the chamber empty. is carried with a cartridge in the chamber. 3. NEVER CARRY THE PISTOL IN THE COCKED OR HALF COCKED POSITION AT ANYTIME. 5. THIS PRACTICE IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND MAY BE JUSTIFIED ONLY IN CIRCUMSTANCE OF CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER WHEN THE PISTOL MAY IMMEDIATELY HAVE TO BE USED IN SELF-DEFENSE. Risk of an accident is greatly increased when any semi-automatic pistol. 4. It is not designed or suitable for that purpose. and other parts of your body are BEHIND the pistol and your finger is off of the trigger. elbow. AS THIS MAY CAUSE THE PISTOL TO FIRE ACCIDENTALLY.SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS
1. This position is the intercept notch. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction when manually operating the slide to load the first cartridge from the magazine into the chamber.
. always EASE the hammer down. In addition. DO NOT USE THIS INTERCEPT NOTCH OR HALF COCK POSITION AS A SAFETY DEVICE. On some semi-automatic pistols it is possible to lower the hammer to a “half-cock” position. Always grip the slide so that your fingers. DO NOT CARRY THE GUN AT ANYTIME IN THE HALF COCK POSITION. never carry the pistol with a cartridge in the chamber unless the safe is “on” until you are ready to shoot and the firearm is pointed at the target. it is absolutely essential to USE THE MANUAL SAFETY.
decock the gun immediately by moving the safety downward and push the safety lever in the up (on) position. Insert the MAGAZINE into the pistol until it is held by the MAGAZINE CATCH. the SLIDE will recoil from gas pressure and will eject the empty cartridge case and feed another cartridge into the chamber.TAURUS PISTOLS OPERATION
(PT58 S-D. They will fire the round in the chamber with the magazine removed. After firing. PT908. The pistol is now cocked and ready to fire by pulling the TRIGGER. 3. the SLIDE will remain in the open position held by the SLIDE CATCH. After the last round. PT940. press the SLIDE CATCH just above the LEFT GRIP. PT100 AF-D. Hold the pistol with one hand keeping your finger away from the TRIGGER. PT101 AF-D. with your thumb.
. located near the TRIGGER GUARD. 2. The pistol will be ready to fire again. PT92 C-D. 5. If you want to stop shooting before firing the last cartridge of a magazine. PT92 AF-D. and the SLIDE will go forward under RECOIL SPRING pressure and will insert one cartridge in the chamber. PT911. You may depress the SLIDE CATCH. PT945 and PT957) 1. To remove the magazine press the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON. 4. With the other hand pull the SLIDE to its limit and release it. PT99 AF-D. pressing them down and to the rear. Hold the MAGAZINE with one of your hands and with the other one insert the cartridges one at a time. PT938.
WARNING: These Taurus pistols do not have a magazine disconnect (safety). In order to make it return to its rest position.
. PT14O. PT138. After the last round. press the SLIDE CATCH downward just above the LEFT GRIP. push the safety lever in the up (on) position. 4. 5. Hold the pistol with one hand keeping your finger away from the TRIGGER. 3. The pistol will be ready to fire again. the SLIDE will remain in the open position held by the SLIDE CATCH. pressing them down and to the rear. Hold the MAGAZINE with one of your hands and with the other one insert the cartridges one at a time. the SLIDE will recoil from gas pressure and will eject the empty cartridge case and feed another cartridge into the chamber. 2. If you want to stop shooting before firing the last cartridge of a magazine. and the SLIDE will go forward under RECOIL SPRING pressure and will insert one cartridge in the chamber. To remove the magazine press the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON. Insert the MAGAZINE into the pistol until it is held by the MAGAZINE CATCH. In order to make it return to its rest position. You may depress the SLIDE CATCH. PT145 & PT157
1. The pistol is now ready to fire by pulling the TRIGGER. WARNING: These Taurus pistols do not have a magazine disconnect (safety).OPERATION OF TAURUS PT111. They will fire the round in the chamber with the magazine removed. With the other hand pull the SLIDE to its limit and release it. with your thumb. located near the TRIGGER GUARD. After firing.
(The only exceptions are double-action revolvers and some double-action pistols which have automatic internal safeties and which are not equipped with manual safeties. No harm will result if you obey this rule. so long as a cartridge is loaded in the chamber. when the safety is fully “on”. On some firearms a red warning dot is located beside the safety. NEVER RELY COMPLETELY ON ANY SAFETY MECHANISM. For maximum safety never carry a firearm with a cartridge in the chamber.
. Always keep your finger off the trigger and point the muzzle in a safe direction when turning the safety “on” or “off”. 4. be certain to move it fully into position. Always remember. the pistol should be checked by a competent gunsmith to ensure that no internal damage has occurred which may impair its safety or reliability.
USE OF SAFETY
1. such as by severe impact on a hard surface. Leave the safety “on” until you are ready to shoot and the firearm is pointed at the target. 5. Your firearm comes equipped with an effective. HOWEVER. 3. Never carry any firearm with a cartridge in the chamber without placing the safety “on”. When applying the safety. BUT THE MANUAL SAFETY MUST BE “ON” TO FULFILL ITS FUNCTION. In the event of a severe drop. While handling any firearm. the red dot should be completely covered. well designed safety device. It is important to recognize that it is impossible to make any small firearm absolutely foolproof against drop firing under all circumstances. A user who neglects to apply the manual safety runs a greater risk of accidental firing. 6. 2. The risk is virtually eliminated by the simple precaution of leaving the chamber empty until you are ready to shoot.SAFETY AGAINST ACCIDENTAL FIRING FROM DROPPING
Like any other precision instrument of small size.) 7. the manual safety and automatic safety together provide double strong resistance against accidental firing caused by such impact. this pistol can be damaged or broken by unusual abuse. If dropped from a height at which the pistol is normally used. The best safety mechanism is your own common sense: USE IT! Always handle your firearm as though you expect the safety NOT to work. never allow it to point at any part of your body or at another person. even if an accidental discharge occurs. “Halfsafe” is NOT SAFE.
however positive or welldesigned.8. the firearm should be dismantled for complete and thorough cleaning. LOADED CHAMBER INDICATOR is in the extractor which protrudes on the right side of the slide. when one of the safety levers is turned fully down. PT111. It is “ON” when the lever is turned fully up to cover the RED dot. incorrect assembly. improper adjustment or repair. PT145 & PT157 pistols are equipped with the following safety features: A. PT145 and PT157 SAFETY FEATURES . should be totally trusted. the safety lever will disengage the hammer and sear simultaneously. PT138. Failure to keep your firearm clean and in proper working order can lead to a potentially dangerous condition. When there is a round in the chamber.The PT111. Mechanism that allows the hammer to be lowered safely. PT138. or “horseplay”. the safety is subject to breakage or malfunction and can be adversely affected by wear. AUTOMATIC FIRING PIN BLOCK SAFETY built-in safety that blocks the firing pin from movement until the trigger is pulled completely to the rear as part of the firing sequence. abuse. By itself it is not a complete safety system. dirt.
NEVER RELY COMPLETELY ON ANY SAFETY MECHANISM. Manual safety lever on the left side of the frame above the left-hand grip. PT140. or other foreign matter enters the internal mechanism. Automatic firing pin block safety is built in and blocks the firing pin from forward movement until the trigger is pulled completely to the rear. PT140. B. the Safety Lever will prevent the trigger from being pulled to the rear.
. near the ejection port. Like all mechanical devices. If water. The automatic safety can provide only partial protection against mishaps. NO safety. carelessness. Hammer and firing pin are kept apart. or lack of maintenance. sand. a red line is visible in daylight or may be felt in poor light 9. It is NOT a substitute for cautious gun handling. corrosion. Most TAURUS pistols are equipped with the following: THE AMBIDEXTROUS MANUAL SAFETY . there is no such thing as a safety which is “childproof” or which can completely prevent accidental discharge from improper usage. AMBIDEXTROUS MANUAL HAMMER DROP SAFETY. When turned ON (up). and pistol is now in double action condition. Moreover.levers on the left and right side of the slide. To prevent accidents. it is absolutely essential to consistently and correctly use the manual safety lever also. When turned on.
CAUTION . PT100 AF-D.
. FIRING PIN BLOCK LEVER (3) and FIRING PIN BLOCK(4). PT945 and PT957) 1. PT911. PT92 AF-D. To determine if chamber is loaded. PT101 AF-D. The FIRING PIN BLOCK (4) is permanently locked preventing the FIRING PIN (5) from going forward which could cause accidental discharge should the pistol be dropped. PT908. PT92 C-D. The FIRING PIN BLOCK (4) is only released at the TRIGGER (1) final stage position.Your Taurus Models PT111.SAFETY DEVICES
(PT58 S-D. 945. 908. 99. The SAFETY was designed to allow AMBIDEXTROUS use and it enables a rapid change from safe to fire position. PT940 and PT957 do NOT contain a loaded chamber indicator. pull slide to rear and visually inspect the chamber. 92C. TRIGGER BAR (2). 938.By moving the SAFETY upward you will disengage the hammer and sear simultaneously. PT940. 911. PT938. 3. 100. When a cartridge is loaded in the chamber the EXTRACTOR end protrudes and its red colored surface can be easily seen or felt without the need of moving back the SLIDE. 2. 957. PT938. PT140. allowing the FIRING PIN (5) to advance as soon as it receives the HAMMER (6) impact energy. PT99 AF-D.
PT92. 58. 101. The release is done through the following movement series: TRIGGER (1).
Pull forward the SLIDE-BARREL assembly. By moving safety (3) downward you will lower the hammer (5) and disengage the trigger bar (2) so that the connection between trigger (1) and sear (4) will be interrupted. Remove the MAGAZINE by pressing the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON. PT908. PT92 AF-D. Slightly press the RECOIL SPRING GUIDE. 100. With the left forefinger press the DISASSEMBLY LATCH RELEASE and with the left thumb rotate the DISASSEMBLY LATCH clockwise until it stops.
4. 957.4. PT911.and PT957) 1. 945. 2.
PT92. PT100 AF-D. 92C. 911. PT92 C-D. 940. 101. 58. PT940. 938. PT101 AF-D. be sure that the chamber is EMPTY. PT99 AF-D.
3. The hammer (5) forward motion will be stopped by the hammer catch (6). Lift and remove it carefully. 908. 99. PT945. PT938.
On Models 111. Pull SLIDE fully to the rear and push up the SLIDE CATCH LEVER
3. With left thumb. 938.140. PT-100 AF-D AND PT101 AF-D)
6. ATTENTION: No further disassembly is recommended unless done by a skilled gunsmith. Remove the MAGAZINE by pressing the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON.5.
FIELD STRIPPING PT111. be sure that the chamber is EMPTY. 908.138. PT-92AF-D. rotate SLIDE DISASSEMBLY LATCH clockwise until it stops. 145. PT-99 AF-D. PT145 & PT157
. PT138. PT14O. Remove spring and guide and then barrel from slide. Press LOCKING BLOCK PLUNGER (PT-92 C-D. 157.
2. Remove the BARREL from the SLIDE. 911. 957 and 58 there is no locking block. 945. 940.
and with SLIDE under full control. With left hand.
7. pull SLIDE forward off of frame.4.
6. pull SLIDE DISASSEMBLY LATCH out of frame. Remove BARREL from SLIDE by pulling to the rear and up. Carefully release SLIDE CATCH.
. Carefully remove SLIDE SPRING and GUIDE from its position on the bottom of the BARREL.
ATTENTION: No further disassembly is recommended unless done by a skilled gunsmith.
5. SPRING is under compression so it must be kept under control until removed.
must be perfectly aligned to the rear of the FRAME. PT145. PT140. PT111. PT1O1 AF-D PT911. PT138.
ASSEMBLY FOR LEFT HAND USE
TAURUS pistols (except models PT22. PT908 and PT945) can be adjusted to be used by left handed people by following the instructions below: 1. Using a pin punch press in the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON unscrewing the MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON at the same time. PT100 AF-D. PT157.
. Reassemble with MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON at the right side of the gun. PT99 AF-D.ASSEMBLY (PT58 S-D. 2. PT938. PT92 AF-D. PT92 C-D. The FIRING PIN BLOCK LEVER 2. PT25. PT940. PT945 and PT957) 1.PT908. Before turning the must be lowered while assembling DISASSEMBLY LATCH the SLIDE the SLIDE in the FRAME.
On PT938 pistols it is necessary to press slightly down on the barrel while assembling the slide on the frame.
PT14O.ASSEMBLY OF PT111.
3. to insure that the barrel/slide/frame relationship is correct. PT145 AND PT157
In order to reassemble the pistol. it is inserted into the frame with the lever pointing rearward and the horizontal round portion of the latch must engage the mating surface on the bottom of the BARREL. When reinstalling the SLIDE DISASSEMBLY LATCH. proceed by reversing the disassembling procedure while observing the following details: 1. with no magazine inserted and no rounds in the chamber. PT138. the SLIDE should be reassembled on the frame and pulled fully to the rear and the SLIDE CATCH must be moved upward to hold the SLIDE to the rear. Once you have assembled the SLIDE RECOIL SPRING onto the SPRING GUIDE and reinserted same into the SLIDE/BARREL ASSEMBLY.
2. You should cycle the SLIDE several times. The SLIDE CATCH then can be depressed which allows the SLIDE to go forward.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to be absolutely certain that any parts ordered from Taurus are of the correct type and are properly fitted and installed by a competent person. the purchaser and/or installer of parts must accept full responsibility for the correct adjustment of and function of the firearm after such installation has been made or attempted. Should your firearm ever require service. training and ability to make the necessary repairs to your firearm. do NOT continue to use the firearm. even if it seems to be working well. since breakage. unauthorized adjustments or parts replacement can void your warranty. improper functioning. Even though most gunsmiths have the knowledge. Have your firearm checked by a competent gunsmith annually. we strongly recommend that you return it to Taurus.PARTS
All firearms require periodic maintenance and inspection which may reveal a need for adjustment or repair. Follow the instructions outlined below. DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM.
. Remember. undue wear. UNLOAD the firearm and take it to a competent gunsmith immediately. the skill and workmanship of any particular gunsmith is totally beyond our control. or corrosion of some components may not be apparent from external examination. Therefore. If you notice ANY mechanical malfunction. THIS FIREARM IS A PRECISION MECHANISM AND THE IMPROPER FITTING OF PARTS OR IMPROPER MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENT MAY RESULT IN A DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION. Our Service Department maintains a full complement of replacement parts for our firearms of current manufacture. AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR TO OTHERS.
not an estimate.
. Merely stating “defective” or “repair as necessary” is inadequate information. 3. Federal law permits you to return your firearm to the manufacturer for service via common carriers such as United Parcel Service (UPS). 5. you should consult your local prosecuting attorney regarding any restrictive laws in your jurisdiction regarding your shipment or receipt of firearms.TAURUS SERVICE POLICY
Before shipment. custom grips. Be sure to enclose a letter stating your name. Also state nature of trouble experienced or work required. you will be so advised and will be given instructions for the most expeditious handling of your shipment. With the above in mind. we strongly recommend that you return it to Taurus for factory service. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT COLLECT SHIPMENTS. or other accessories with any firearm shipped to us. DO NOT include telescopic sights. your firearm was carefully inspected and test fired in order to ensure that it conformed to our specifications and standards. If there is any question regarding the performance of your firearm. caliber and barrel length of your firearm. Should your firearm require adjustment or repair. Be specific and enclose copies of any previous correspondence. 2. holsters. we are required by law to notify the Federal authorities. FIREARMS MUST BE SHIPPED UNLOADED. state and local firearms laws vary greatly. All firearms must be shipped to us prepaid. Double check the chamber of your firearm before shipping. address and telephone number. and evaluate the problem(s) specified in your letter. and no work will be done without your expressed approval.00. If the work required is not covered under the terms of our Warranty (when applicable) you will receive an actual cost quotation. However. Please follow these suggestions to expedite service in the United States of America to return any firearm to us for adjustment or repair. Any repair work must be authorized by you. If our Service Department makes the determination that your firearm requires factory service. Our Service Department will give your firearm a complete inspection. 1. If firearms are sent to Taurus in a loaded condition. 4. it is strongly recommended that any firearm sent to us for repair be sent through a Federally licensed dealer. please write to our Service Department fully describing all circumstances and conditions involved. serial number. Work (other than warranty repair) will bear minimum labor charge of $ 10.
9 mm PARA.
33 1/2 oz.
34 oz. Integral with slide
Square Notch. PT100 AF-D AND PT101 AF-D.
PT92 C-D Caliber Number of shots Barrel Total Length Weight Front Sight Rear Sight
PT99 AF-D 9 mm PARA.40 S&W 10+1
9 mm PARA. dovetailed to slide
Micrometer click. PT92 AF-D. dovetailed to slide
Micrometer click. adjustable for windage and elevation
PT100 AF-D .
Square. 10+1 10+1
4 1/4” 8”
5” 8 1/2”
5” 8 1/2”
5” 8 1/2”
5” 8 1/2”
32 oz. PT99 AF-D. adjustable for windage and elevation Rubber Blue or Stainless
Square notch.EXPLODED VIEW OF MODELS PT92 C-D.
33 1/2 oz.40 S&W 10+1
PT101 AF-D .
4 1/4” 8”
32 oz.EXPLODED VIEW OF MODEL PT 58 S-D
PT58 S-D Caliber Number of shots Barrel Total Length Weight Front Sight Rear Sight Grips Finish 9 mm PARA. dovetailed to slide
Rubber Blue or Stainless
. Integral with slide
40 S&W 10+1
PT945 .380 ACP 10+1
30 oz. dovetailed to slide
28 oz.45 ACP 8+1
3. PT945 AND PT957
PT911 Caliber Number of shots Barrel Total Length Weight Front Sight Rear Sight Grips Finish 9 mm PARA.45”
3.8 oz.86” 7. PT940.7” 6. PT938.25” 7.
30 oz.357 SIG 10+1
3. dovetailed to slide
Santoprene Blue or Stainless
PT938 .EXPLODED VIEW OF MODEL PT911.
30 oz.88” 7.
PT138.45 ACP 10+1
22.357 SIG 10+1
21 oz.30” 6.00”
3.40 S&W 10+1
PT145 .30” 6. PT140.
Square.4 oz.30” 6. dovetailed to slide
Polymer Blue or Stainless
3.EXPLODED VIEW OF MODELS PT111.00”
19 oz. dovetailed to slide
Square notch.30” 6.
3. PT145 & PT157
PT111 Caliber Number of shots Barrel Total Length Weight Front Sight Rear Sight Grips Finish 9 mm 10+1
PT138 .380 ACP 10+1
PT140 .30” 6.
PISTOLS PART LIST
ITEM 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 NAME Barrel Locking block Locking block plunger Locking block plunger pin Slide Recoil spring Recoil spring guide Extractor Extractor pin Extractor spring Rear sight Firing pin Firing pin spring Frame Disassembly latch Disassembly latch release Disassembly latch release spring Slide catch Slide catch spring Trigger Trigger pin Trigger spring Trigger bar Trigger bar spring Safety Safety elastic pin Safety plunger Safety plunger spring Ejector Ejector pin Hammer bushing Hammer Right safety latch Hammer spring guide Hammer spring Hammer spring support Hammer spring support pin Sear pin Sear spring ITEM 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 NAME Sear Magazine release Magazine release spring Magazine release button Magazine release case Grip bushing Grip screw Left grip Right grip Magazine box Magazine follower Magazine spring Magazine plate Magazine bottom Firing pin block lever Firing pin block Firing pin block spring Firing pin block pin Magazine release case pin Rear sight assembly Rear sight pin Left grip upper bushing Hammer catch Hammer catch plunger Hammer catch plunger spring Front sight Central support Magazine release pin Safety spring
PT145 & PT157 PART LIST
ITEM 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
NAME SLIDE ASSEMBLY (Include parts #2 to #16) SLIDE FRONT SIGHT EXTRACTOR PIN EXTRACTOR EXTRACTOR SPRING REAR SIGHT SCREW INTERNAL RECOIL SPRING REAR SIGHT FIRING PIN SPRING STOP FIRING PIN FIRING PIN SPRING FIRING PIN SPRING GUIDE TRIGGER BAR RAMP TRIGGER BAR RAMP PIN FIRING PIN RETAINER INTERNAL RECOIL SPRING GUIDE EJECTOR TRIGGER BAR SLIDE CATCH SPRING TRIGGER PIN DISASSEMBLING LATCH SLIDE CATCH TRIGGER BAR PIN TRIGGER SPRING TRIGGER EJECTOR PIN SAFETY FRAME BARREL RECOIL SPRING MAGAZINE RELEASE SPRING RECOIL SPRING GUIDE
ITEM 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53
NAME GRIP GRIP PIN MAGAZINE RELEASE GRIP BOTTOM MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY (Include parts #39 to #43) FOLLOWER MAGAZINE SPRING MAGAZINE SPRING PLATE MAGAZINE BOTTOM MAGAZINE BODY SAFETY SPRING SAFETY SPRING BALL SLIDE RETAINER SLIDE RETAINER SPRING FIRING PIN SAFETY FIRING PIN SAFETY PIN FIRING PIN SAFETY SPRING FIRING PIN SAFETY PLATE FIRING PIN SAFETY SCREW FIRING PIN SPRING RETURN
. PT138. PT140.PT111.
. UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.A WORD TO THE WISE
MOST GUN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN BECAUSE THE SHOOTER CARELESSLY VIOLATES THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF SAFE GUN HANDLING: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION!
DO NOT DISCARD
KEEP THIS MANUAL WITH YOUR FIREARM.3075 91360-000 .A Av. S.Telegr. Florida 33014 Telephone: (305)624.Fax: (305)624.1115 . 511 .: “Forja” Fone: (051)347. Postal 44 . do Forte. Inc.RS .Porto Alegre .
Forjas Taurus. TRANSFER THIS MANUAL WITH THE FIREARM.4000 .Brasil
Taurus International Manufacturung.Fax: (051)347. 16175 NW 49 Avenue Miami.