Good point, Philco. Hadn't really looked at it that way, but it makes a lot of sense.
I hope you're right and the QC isn't going to hell as badly as it appears in these forums.
You can save money on some things in life. Firearms are not a thing I would try to save money on. Buy the best you can afford and you will be happy more often than not.
Taurus is handing these out with every purchase now. I guess they now realize their product is crap and will probably let you down at the most inconvenientof times. LOL! I heard the new motto is "When it fails to go bang, just start slashing" :)
I own 2 taurus semi autos... Both have been perfect since day one... I wouldnt hesitate to buy more....I also own ruger, glock and s&w....All manufacturers have problems thats why they all have a customer service departments.
Im not such a gun elitist that i would deny myself a good weapon at a good price....
Like any new gun, all have a warranty. If you bought and it failed the first time, I would have sent it back with a piece of my mind about their product at least.
Poor Taurus, just can't get a break.:watching:
This is one of many forums highlighting the problems with the Taurus brand. When people, through their own experiences, tell me that something is a piece of crap, I tend to listen. What do they have to gain by lying? Caveat Emptor. If you have been one of the lucky, good for you.
I own one heck of a lot of firearms and to be honest do not have a problem with any of them. This includes, S&W, Colt, Ruger, Glock, Hipoint carbine, Kreigoff shotgun and yes Taurus. Also I shoot all of them...Lots. I maintain them and they treat me well, and I return the favor.
Lets be realistic here. If Taurus was as bad as many of these posters claim, they would not be in business.
Also tired of hearing those people say...save up and get a better one. As if costing more is the god of all answers. If so Glock should not be that great of a gun as they are not a top of the line cost. Of course we have a lot of Glock haters also. I guess that is why they make vanilla and chocolate ice cream...different people like different things.
Oh well this is my first post here.
Hi Guys and ladies too, just wanted to say you folks that think Taurus is crap need to watch Jesse Duff shoot in completion with her Taurus, not only does she shoot round after blazing round without a malfuntion, she is also the world champion, I watched her on American shooter yesterday, she competed with a bunch of swat officers, not only did she and her Taurus win, but she was through shooting all her targets before the guys were half way through there's, I really got a kick out of watching her shoot, she uses a Taurus 1911, and she and her gun are bad to the bone. marvin1
I'm sure she's not using an off the shelf Taurus either...
I wonder how she would do on a SWAT entry team in a drug house with real threats hiding around corners instead of paper targets?
One of the downsides to buying a Taurus is, it'll never be worth more than the exact moment you pay for it.
In other words, they do not appreciate in value. That speaks volumes, whether you like them or not. I've bought and sold lots of firearms over the years. I buy quality and know that down the road, if I should decide to sell, I'll at least get my money back. But, 99 times out of 100, I make money.
And, I know that I would never carry any Taurus for self-protection. There are other brands and it tends to be a short list.
When I was first looking to purchase a handgun I was looking at taurus because the price. The guy at the gun store said I'm better off buying a rock. Ended up getting a Beretta and love it. Glad he told me that reading this now
I own several handguns and shoot them all. I have a Tarus TCP 380 and a 24/7 G2 compact in 9mm and both are excellent handguns. The 24/7 g2 compact has been shot a fair amount and is very accurate. The trigger had a bit of creep but no stacking initially. The more I've shot it, the smoother the trigger pulls. The magazine release required more pressure than I generally need to apply to drop the magazine initially and this also has improved with use. I have had some issues with adjusting the sights as I've wanted to lower my point of impact and I've adjusted the rear sight but I get very little change in he point of impact. I've shot it out to 25 yds and as long as I have a 6 o'clock hold, the gun stays on target and groups well. These two plus a tracker revolver is my extent of exposure with Tarus and I thus far have been pleased. Tarus also has a lifetime warranty which I like.
I sold Taurus guns for several years at a big box. It seemed like you had about a 50/50 chance on them. Even revolvers came back but mostly the small semi autos. I won't buy another new one. I would buy a used 92 if I could shoot it first.
Gee, it's funny how you can take the word "Taurus" and remove it and add in the word "Glock" or if your on a Glock forum add the word "1911" and that's everyone's opinion too.
As a proud owner of 3 Taurus handguns, 2 SA revolvers and a semi-auto I have to disagree with the OP's story.
I just bought a PT809 and really like it.It shoots good and hits what I aim it at.I really like the trigger on the 24/7 also.The PT92 or 24/7 will be my next purchase.