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The other day my friend who is deploying for Iraq gave me his FIE Titan .25 pistol. I am new to owning guns and am fairly lost. First thing is the gun does work. The magazine isn't working, it only can hold 4 bullets, if I try to put any more in they all pop out. Should I buy a new mag? If so where? Also, the gun is a little rusty. How do I go about cleaning the gun? At the end of the barrel it has what looks like something can be screwed on at the end such as a silencer .. is that what that is for? And my biggest problem .. the safety doesn't work. He said he once dropped it on the ground uncocked and the gun discharged. Is there any way I can get this fixed? Thank you very much guys I appreciate all the help you give me!
 

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Freebird, there's good news and bad news.

The good news is it's free.

The bad news is it's worth about what you paid for it.

These guns were not expensive when new and were made with a limited lifetime. Two or three boxes of ammo and it's worn out. You'll find the sights are vague, the trigger pull awkward, loading and unloading difficult and the magazine doesn't work right.

Play with it at the range, but don't try to carry it or depend on it as a defensive weapon.

Cleaning the gun. A small bottle of Hoppe's Number 9 and a shop rag will scrub most of the rust off. Possibly the finish as well. You might find a magazine on line, but it will probably be used - like the one you already have. The threads on the barrel are the end where it's screwed onto the frame, if my memory serves. The safety... well, it may never have worked properly. A gunsmith will probably not work on it; his labor would exceed the value of the gun.

Sorry to be the bearer of such news.
 

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MUCH APPRECIATED. LIKE YOU SAID IT WAS FREE SO ITS NO BIGGIE. MORE THAN ANYTHING I JUST WANT TO GET A DECENT MAG
 

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Re: re: Questions about my FIE Titan .25

matmac said:
Everytime I try to dump the clip (empty the gun as fast as possible) it jams how do I fix this?
Don't shoot it too fast. That should resolve your problem.
 

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If you have a good arm, throwing the gun at an adversary might be more effective than shooting it at him. :lol:
 
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I have owned a Titian .25, Italian made, since 1979.
I have nothing but PRAISE for my little buddy.Accuracy is suprising for this type of weapon. They are not target pistols, but at 25 or 30 feet mine does very well on pop cans and the like.

NO feed problems, no jams after HUNDREDS of rounds.

Fits a pocket perfect, no snag problem. After all these years, most of them spent IN my pocket, the finish is still about 85-90% intact.

Your magazine problem of not holding all the rounds can be fixed (as long as feed lips are still all there ) by very slighty increasing the bend in towards the bullets so as to give a firmer grip on things, also, carefull with the angle as it will affect feed and stove piping.

You said yours had a screw thread barrel, this , to my knowledge, is not a factory option, so part of the problem with your gun may be that is has been "worked on".

If you get tired of it ,. let me know.

Hope this can cure some of your problems. AC556K
 

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I just bought a new mag for my old Titan from Triple K online for $22.
Most people who own these pistols really like them.
They were designed in Italy and imported under another name till the 1968 Gun Control Act banned the import of small pistols, then they were made in Florida as the FIE Titan.

They are well made and very accurate for such a small gun.
They are ususally very reliable with good ammo and mags.

It's possible you need a new recoil spring, but try cleaning it thoroughly and maybe a new mag.

Enjoy-it's a very good little pistol.

mark
 

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I have one of these little FIE Titan .25 ACPs. I picked it up at a gunshow for $15. It's a great little gun and very accurate out to about 15 feet. I have probably put 1000 rounds through mine and it was used when I bought it. It has never jammed or stove-piped once.

It is definitely not a good self defense gun. :roll: I just bought it because it was cheap and cheap to shoot. Its a good plinker but that is about all.

You want a 9mm or a compact .45 for concealed carry and self defense.

If anyone has a manual for this gun, I'd appreciate a copy. I can't figure out how to get the slide off of it to clean it good. I have been just dropping it in my wife's jewelry cleaner, letting it vibrate for an hour or so, then rinsing it off with clear water and hanging it up to dry. Once it dries, I oil it good, wipe it down and she's good to go for another 3 or 4 hundred rounds.

I know these are supposedly cheap, junk guns but I think I got a darn good one.

If anyone has that manual or instructions on how to remove the slide, I'd appreciate it.
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I have one of these little FIE Titan .25 ACPs. I picked it up at a gunshow for $15. It's a great little gun and very accurate out to about 15 feet. I have probably put 1000 rounds through mine and it was used when I bought it. It has never jammed or stove-piped once.

It is definitely not a good self defense gun. :roll: I just bought it because it was cheap and cheap to shoot. Its a good plinker but that is about all.

You want a 9mm or a compact .45 for concealed carry and self defense.

If anyone has a manual for this gun, I'd appreciate a copy. I can't figure out how to get the slide off of it to clean it good. I have been just dropping it in my wife's jewelry cleaner, letting it vibrate for an hour or so, then rinsing it off with clear water and hanging it up to dry. Once it dries, I oil it good, wipe it down and she's good to go for another 3 or 4 hundred rounds.

I know these are supposedly cheap, junk guns but I think I got a darn good one.

If anyone has that manual or instructions on how to remove the slide, I'd appreciate it.
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The username comes from a nickname I had when I was a kid. I had that southern drawl then being from Georgia and when I said "That's right" my friends said it sounded like assrot. So they nicknamed me Assrot.

I kind of like it. It has a certain charm to it and reminds me of the good old days.

Joe
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I just got one of these today and am looking forward to shooting it. To get the slide off, I flipped the safety on(forward) and pull the slide all the way back and lift up.

Good Luck!
 
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Re: re: Questions about my FIE Titan .25

If anyone has that manual or instructions on how to remove the slide, I'd appreciate it.
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How to break down the TITAN .25

Make sure the gun is unloaded. Drop the Magazine, pull the hammer back (or cock it), put the safety on towards the front, then pull the slide back ALL THE WAY BACK and then lift up on the slide, then slide the slide forward.
Be careful as to watch how the recoil spring comes out and then the safety will aslo come out.
Pretty simple.
If you want to thoroughly clean it, then use good ol' "Goo Gone". I get mine from the dollar store, only a buck. I use it on ALL my weapons, rifles Pistols, Glocks, XD's, everything.
Then to lubricate it, use REMOIL, nothing but the best, and it's cheap also.
Hope this helps
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You may notice a big improvement after you clean it - they pick up a lot of dirt and grease and many owners don't bother to clean them. If you clean the mag, you may nitice an improvement there as well.
They have a reputation as one of the better guns of this type for carry - thay are accurate, solid little guns and actually work very well.
Enjoy it.

mark
 
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