My first issue occured about 1 month or so after I got it. What happened was that the right rail/prong thing on part #320 had snapped off. At the time, I didn't think much of it at all, let alone knew where it came from. Without that snapped off piece, my M9 PTP held up well until my 2nd issue (which I'll get into soon). Despite the unhindered performance of the blowback action, and basic operation of firing it, I did start to notice that the de-cocking feature often times didn't work. I now realize that problem resulted from the right rail/prong thing being snapped off.
Now, my second and most recent issue caused my M9 PTP to be KIA. And still, part #320 was the culprit. So this time, the left rail/prong thing snapped off. This inevitably left part #312, or the External Cylinder, without much structural support. Therefore, part #312 began getting locked forward when the slide was pulled back, and never worked with a mag in because it got caught up on the magazine lip. I tried to field strip my M9 PTP but because of the issue, I had to use semi-brutal force to get the slide off.
Aside from part #320 breaking, I realize that it may have been more of my fault than anything else. When I first got it, I remember mindlessly putting it on safety and pulling the slide back. I now realize how stupid that was. And recently, I haven't gotten around to lubing it much, so due to my careless actions, both issues may have been avoided.
On to finding a solution, after all I've been through with my M9 PTP (and the fact that I got a BLACKHAWK! SERPA for Christmas), I honestly wouldn't mind buying a brand new one. However, if parts can be replaced for cheaper, how would I go about doing that?
Thank you very much for your time, and happy holidays!
Edited by MonsterMan795, 27 December 2011 - 09:38 PM.