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I just purchased a Taurus, 9mm, semi-auto. I recently

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I just purchased a...

I just purchased a Taurus, 9mm, semi-auto

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I recently purchased a Taurus 9mm semi-auto pistol which is stronger than I am (not a surprise). I can pull the trigger and change clips. But I cannot load a clip, pull back the slide, or anything else because the gun is so tight.

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Can the gun be loosend up yet still function properly. Chances of me getting much stronger are low (age is 79, in a wheel chair - left leg amputated). However, I think I am one of the strongest 79 year olds in Dallas. Gun Model G2c. Can this work be done by a regular gunsmith at a reasonable price (ballpark).

Submitted: 28 days ago.Category: Firearms
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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 28 days ago
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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 28 days ago

Has the slide been properly lubricated recently?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
gun is new from factory so I would say yes.
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 27 days ago

OK, well new from the factory could also mean that it was sitting on a dealer's shelf for 6 months. Semi-automatic handguns need to be properly lubricated per your owner's manual instructions about every 30 days. Can you try that first and then tell me if that makes a difference?

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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
L will do that. how do I contact you with results?
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 27 days ago

This question will remain open. You can just reply back then like you have been doing now.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago

I was unable to remove the slide, as you asked. In fact I was not even able to move the slide removal button. While I appreciate you trying to help me, I don't think I have a gun problem, I think I have a strength problem. So I plan to return this pistol and exchange it for a revolver. You did not answer my question so please return all of my money charged and consider this question closed. Thanks, Karl *

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