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by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Commercial Vendor Bargains and Deal
Topic: Academy firearms on sale 11/25/18 - 12/1/18.
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Academy firearms on sale 11/25/18 - 12/1/18.

My first carry piece was a PT111, 9MM, 10 + 1, made about 2008. I put about 3,500 rounds through it without any problems.
Then the striker went bad, probably due to my non-cleaning of the gun since new. When it finally got cleaned, the insides kind of looked like chocolate pudding. My bad. I'm a much better gun cleaner now!

I sent it back to Taurus, they installed a new striker, and it continued to fire well. But then the lawsuit happened, due to problems with the manual safety allowing the gun to fire when it should not. I immediately stopped using it, and bought other handguns.

The PT111 G2 has been out since 2013, but as one of the above links stated, the new Taurus owners realized they had to clean up their act with regard to real and perceived quality problems. So I guess about 2015-2016 or so, they upped the quality and moved a lot of G2's due to the "value pricing."

I would think the new G2's would be a solid value, go bang every time, plus they are now 12 + 1 in 9MM, instead of the original PT111's 10 + 1 capacity.
Whenever I get around to doing the red tape required, Taurus owes me a free G2. I want it to be FDE (Flat Dark Earth). They have another shade of brown available, but I want the FDE with a black slide. Even with the better quality, Taurus would not be my first brand choice for a pistol, but hey, I will not mind a bit getting a free pistol. I'm kind of funny that way. :-)

YMMV.

SIA
by surprise_i'm_armed
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Commercial Vendor Bargains and Deal
Topic: Academy firearms on sale 11/25/18 - 12/1/18.
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Academy firearms on sale 11/25/18 - 12/1/18.

https://www.academy.com/shop/store/WeeklyAd

The above link is to the Academy Sports and Outdoors weekly ad, covering the dates of 11/25/18 to 12/1/18.

Long guns are on page 11.

Handguns are on page 12.

Happy shopping shootists.

SIA

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