Anyone who shoots a 1911 knows what hammer follow is. When the hammer falls on recoil of the gun and not on having the trigger pulled. This can lead to catostrophic hammer follow where the hammer falls the whole way and strikes the primer setting off the round in the chamber. And in real bad cases it repeats this process til the mag is empty.
I had a REAL bad case of it.
I have had the PT1911 for a couple of years or so, maybe shot 500rnds through it. Never an issue. Shoots what ever I put through it without problem.
Today on the second mag I had the hammer fall to the half cock. Didn't realize it at the time thought it was a dud primer, recocked and fired fine. Fired the rest of the mag without incident.
On the next mag fired the first shot. Then the mag was emptied all 8 round without my aid. Damn good thing I had a good hold on it.
Sufficive to say the range is pissed off. I let their smith look at it. and it is completely stock without any obvious issues. I have three things going fo me.
1. I am a member in good standing
2. I was more then happy to have them inspect it
3. I was obviously freaked out by the incident.
The judgement, get it fixed immeadiately, send it in to taurus. If it happens again it will be reported to authorities as a possible class 3 manufactured weapon, by the original manufacture.
Taurus will be called in the AM pronto. I have lost all confidence in the gun I had had 100% confidence in it before this. I'd like it fixed cause it is so super accurate. 50yds for fun with it. But it scares me now, that really hurt like hell when it happened.