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I just got a taurus pt145. I took it to the range and put around 100 rounds through it. I cleaned it after, of course (although now I know it should be done around every 500+rnds). Anyway, I got it together great after that session. I wanted to practice taking it apart last night, so i can be more profficient at it, so i did just that. This is when I encountered the problem of the takedown pin being fully seated with the slide back, but when i hit the slide release (instead of just pulling it back and riding it forward manually like i should have) it slammed 3/4's of the way forward...on the pin maybe? I did this twice and was very persistent in successfully disassembling the weapon and reassembling the weapon so I took it apart many, many times after that and put it together (successfully about half the time). I want to say I probably took it apart and put it back together about 30-40 times before I discovered the barrel has to be seated all the way forward out of the slide before you can put the pin in right. Now, there is slight play in the slide (as expected). Did I screw myself? How much life did i actually take out of this pistol in last nights breakdown session? How many people out there own pistols with play in the slide (you shake it and hear a little jiggle)? I know this kind of thing affects rifles, but will my compact pistol still shoot accurately (with laser)? Opinions please....thanks.