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How to Remove the Firing Pin in a Taurus PT92

by Jeremiah Blanchard

The Taurus PT92 is a semi-automatic pistol that fires 9 mm Parabellum cartridge. This weapon is a reproduction of the Beretta 92, or the Beretta M9 which is issued to U.S. military personnel. As with all firearms, periodic maintenance is essential for optimal weapon performance. Over time, the Taurus PT92 firing pin may need to be replaced or cleaned. Removing the firing pin for replacement or cleaning requires field-stripping the weapon.

Remove the magazine. Pull the slide fully to the rear. Visually inspect the chamber to ensure that no live ammunition is present.

Depress the disassembly latch release with your left forefinger. Simultaneously, rotate the disassembly latch clockwise until it stops completely. Pull the slide forward and off the weapon frame.

Flip the slide over. Depress, then lift out the recoil spring guide. This is the large spring-wrapped pin visible when you turn the slide over. Pull the barrel upward and out of the slide.

Secure the slide into a padded gun vise. Remove the two rear sight screws with a small screwdriver, but only if your PT92 model has adjustable rear sights.

Tap the rear sight off the weapon using a plastic or nylon hammer. Depress the small detent pin on the bottom of the slide, directly under the rear sight. Rotate and remove the firing pin lock carefully.

Tilt the slide upward with the rear sight base facing the ground. Pull out the extractor lever and the firing pin will slide out. Take care to use caution when removing the pin. As the pin slides out, it will be followed by a small spring.

Items you will need

  • Padded gun vise
  • Nylon or plastic hammer
  • Small screwdriver

Tip

  • Clean your weapon thoroughly after each shooting session. This will ensure that your firearm is clean and will not become corroded with powder residue.

Warnings

  • Never attempt maintenance on a loaded firearm.
  • Never point the Taurus PT92 at anything that you do not intend to shoot or kill.