PT99, PT 745 and my first handgun was a Taurus 66 revolver. I mostly carry the 99.
I have a Taurus 24/7 Pro C Compact .45acp. I know a Taurus is not the highest priced handgun available. But I carry mine as my primary CCW pistol. Does anybody here trust their Taurus that much? I appreciate all comments, Thanks.
PT99, PT 745 and my first handgun was a Taurus 66 revolver. I mostly carry the 99.
I would trust my PT100 with my life.
My 24/7 has never gave me a problem with the 1000 round I've put through it so I would definitely trust mine
My PT 92 is my nightstand gun. The short answer is......YES.
I have my pt 101 equipped with tac light and laser on the nightstand. PREPARED!!
So the answer is yes.
I have examined a lot of Taurus guns and fired a few, but have never owned one. As near as I can tell, about half (or more) of all Taurus guns function properly, and about half of all Taurus owners swear by them. This is just my personal experience in my one little part of the world, but it is the best evidence I have available to me for forming an opinion.
50%, or 60%, or even 85% is just not very reassuring to me, for something to bet my life on. Sure, any gun can fail, and even the very best ones have failed, but when you carry a concealed weapon, you are basically just adding another level of insurance to protect yourself and your family from unforeseen events. I like cheap rates for insurance, but I don't buy it from companies that are known for trying to skirt their obligations.
A company that has not taken care of its reputation, for decades, simply does not appeal to me, when deciding whose product will help me protect my life. I might feel differently about an individual gun, if I put several hundred rounds through it, and it still passed inspection when field stripped. But, at present, I would rather pay a hundred dollars more for something with a better track record.
Had some experience with an early taurus revolver.Best defense would have been to throw it at the bad guy and hope it knocked him out.Sold it and have never looked at a taurus again.
I wouldn't trust my life with mine.
I have a 24/7 in .45ACP and am not the least bit satisfied with it. It's probably the most comfortable handgun I've ever held, but quite frankly, I think I have a better chance taking a BG out by throwing it at them than I do by actually shooting at them. I do keep it on my nightstand with one in the chamber, I know that one is gonna go where I want it. Any round after that...no idea what it's gonna do.
I've tried different mags, different ammo, different shooters. Nothing works...Once I find a decent deal on something else I want, this one's getting traded in. And I guarantee, I will never own another Taurus.
The worst part...When I bought the gun I was told it came with a lifetime warranty, regardless of who owned it, or how many people it passed along to. Sounds great, right?
Well let me tell you, I've talked to no less than a dozen people over there at Taurus. What a joke. Everybody I've talked to sounds like a bunch of highschool kids. Extremely unprofessional highschool kids, no less. I have explained in extreme detail the problems I have been having with my gun. The best response I have heard yet.."oh yea, I've heard about that, dude. I dunno, I guess you can send it to us...Maybe we can try to fix it or something."
I love the guns I own, and figure the bigger collection, the better. This one however, I truely wish i had never wasted my hard earned money on. The $350 I wasted on this turd could've went towards ammo for some of my guns that actually enjoy going "BANG" when you pull the trigger. Something my 24/7 knows nothing about.Is that where the name came from? Being a piece of shit 24/7?
On the other hand, I have heard from many Taurus owners that are very satisfied wih theirs. Good luck with yours.
Sorry for the long and whiney response, just needed to vent.
Thanks for all your opinions and thoughts. It really has made me to re-think using this as my CCW gun. I have 2 Taurus revolvers, a .44 mag and the .17 hmr. Those pistols have never given me one single problem. The 24/7 reviews have been very helpful, Thanks to all!
Only Taurus I own is a 1911...I've bought two of them. They have work well above expectations. I've had a few revolvers over the years. They worked well enough but they moved o n in trades etc. I would trust my life with either of the 1911's without a second thought.
I enjoy my 24/7 Pro DS quite a lot. However, I would echo Bisley's comments on this subject. Taurus is good, but it's not great......
I know there are those that have never had issues with their Taurus guns, and for those I am happy and hope their luck holds up.
But I am not one of those lucky ones.
Years ago I bought a 24/7 and shortly after I bought two more Taurus revolvers.
In the first two weeks of having bought the revolvers, one broke and I had to send it back for repairs, never even getting to shoot one bullet out of this gun. It cost me 50.00 shipping and insurance to send it back to Taurus. It was out 5 weeks for repairs. Before it came back the second revolver dropped a frame screw while I was shooting it at the range. It was lucky that I saw the screw drop, because when that screw came out the alignment between the cylinder and the barrel was far enough off that if I had pulled the trigger again the gun probably would have come apart in my hand.
Now the second revolver had to be sent back for repairs. Both inside the first month of buying them, another 50.00 for shipping and insurance and another 5 weeks.
Ten weeks total between the two, 100.00 additional for shipping and insurance and the fact that one started coming apart while I was shooting it caused me to lose all faith in the brand. I paid almost 800.00 for the pistols, another 100.00 shipping back to the factory for repairs and lost more than two hundred selling the guns back to the FFL.
No longer having any faith in the brand I also sold the 24/7 and took a loss on it. I must add that I never experienced any problems with this gun in the short time I had it. But after the experience with the other two?
I have never had this happen with any other brand of guns in all my years of buying, and have never bought another Taurus since. I doubt I ever will. Taurus quality control may be much better now, and their product may be dependable, but I will never trust it again.
Just knowing that if I had pulled the trigger just one more time (had I not seen the screw fall) I could have been seriously injured (the pistol was a 357 and I was shooting 357 rounds, BIG BAD AH BOOM) has left me with a lasting bad impression and I warn people away from them because of my experience and what might have happened.
All I can say to people that have them is use at your own risk, and I wish all the best and hope for your safety.
I would trust any gun I've shot enough and feel it has proven itself. It depends on which one comes out of the safe that day.
I have 4 Taurus Semi Autos and one revolver and they have all been great guns. I would and do trust my life to any of them. Why???? Because they just go bang every time I pull the trigger. They are accurate and I have never have one of them break.
Model 415 Stainless Revolver in 41mag.
As long as the gun I was using had no problem issues, I would trust my life with it.
I would. I have a PT145 Millenium that I use as my CCW
my moms got a compact 9mm taurus and we put 200 rounds through that one day when I was on leave awhile back, for a gun so tiny the magazine just barely had enough lip for me to half rest my pinky on, it wasn't bad. polymer frame, so a bit top heavy, quite a bit of snap for a 9mm, but it was accurate enough and never produced a stoppage. I'm currently pushing her to get a concealed weapons carry permit, she'll be using that gun for it.
I've got a 24/7 OSS DS 45 and its got over 600 rounds thru it with zero problems. My buddy has the exact same pistol with about 400 rounds thru his and he hasnt had one problem either. Persoanlly, I love that pistol, fits great in my hand, accurate, easy to break down. Really dont have one complaint about the gun. I would trust mine anytime anywhere. I know there are lots of people out there that dont like them, I just happen to be one out there that do like them. Also, these two pistols were bought about 6 months ago. I dont know but maybe there quality has been improved recently. Anyway, my 2cents.