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af240z
07-20-2010, 2:55 PM
I picked up a used PT92 from a calgunner a few weeks ago, and need to get more ammo. Are there any concerns running steel case ammo through this gun? (wolf, brown bear, cci blazer, etc)

DKlaw
07-20-2010, 3:07 PM
The only thing I know for sure is that some places, Targetmasters in Milpitas to be precise, insist on only brass casings and request to inspect your ammo before before they let you onto the range. I think they don't want to be bothered with sorting the brass from the steel.
I've heard some folks express concern over excessive ejector wear with steel cases but I have no experience with this.

af240z
07-20-2010, 3:14 PM
Ah, well, I'm more concerned with longevity of the gun than what ranges allow or not. Usually I go to Los Altos or metcalf, and I don't recall them having any preferences. I know Reed's doesn't allow steel cased ammo

FeuerFrei
07-20-2010, 3:38 PM
I have shot steel cased ammo in my 9's without excessive wear or FTE, FTF issues whatsoever.
You should be okay with your pistol. Ranges all have their own prefs on ammo.:rolleyes:
Steel = cheap. Not match ammo, but is still good for practice etc..

af240z
07-20-2010, 3:48 PM
yeah, primarily for practice, maybe home defense. Thanks for the heads up

GŁnter
07-20-2010, 9:05 PM
Come on, its a Taurus, not a $2000+ antique war veteran or a collector grade 1911 with all the blings. Steel cased rounds are just fine, the PT92 is a copy of a military proven handgun (Beretta 92) in which that was based off a WWII pistol (P38) which many were issued and shot with steel cased ammo. Even if the continued use of steel cased rounds reduce its life expectancy, you will probably not get the chance to shoot it until the gun dies, Beretta 92s can live up to shoot 30,000+ rounds with proper maintnance. Doesn't Taurus provide lifetime warrenty with their products anyway?

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/6326/pt92ar5cs.jpg

tpuig
07-21-2010, 9:57 AM
I've got a very early Taurus (euro style mag release on bottom of grip) and have put tons of rounds through of all types. No problems whatsoever.

luckygunner
07-21-2010, 11:29 AM
The amount of money you save with purchasing steel cased ammo over copper (if you don't reload) will pay for any ejector replacements you may never need to make after 300 rounds or so. After 5000-10000 rounds you can pay to replace you firearm with the savings.

Steven@LG

af240z
07-21-2010, 3:30 PM
haha, valid points! I forgot about taurus's lifetime warranty. Cheap dirty russian ammo it is!