With all the input I have received.... 75-80% going towards the Glock....... I have desided to go with the Glock
Half of those had both guns and the Glock was a better gun for self-defence
I'm a satisfied Taurus semiautomatic pistol owner. My wife and I have never experienced reliability issues with our 24/7 DAO and DA/SA PT99 pistols. And my experience with their CS associates has been positive.
I've never owned a Glock, even though I once considered purchasing a G34. But since I reload and shoot both jacketed and cast bullets, I would need to buy an aftermarket barrel for it. Unsupported chambers make me nervous, and polygonal rifling nixes the use of cast bullets.
I took my Glock to the gun range to test fire and while I was getting set up to go into the range I noticed a PT145 that could be rented
They had just received it and it had only 30 rounds through it , so I rented the gun to compare
I fired the Glock first and noticed after the first two rounds it has one fouth to one third less kick then my 1911 and I put all ten rounds in an area of five inchs..It fired smooth and good
Then came the Taurus....like the Glock, ten round mag....after the first two rounds I can say it kicks more then the Glock, but just under my 1911
The next five rounds were bad... jam, jam, stove pipe, jam, stove pipe...the last three went out clean
It's a new gun so I fired it again and this volly was worst....clean, jam, jam, clean, jam, stove pipe, jam, clean, jam,clean
I used the last 20 rounds in my Glock with one jam coming on the 19th round
Paying the extra $200 for the Glock was a good idea
I told the lady at the counter what the Taurus did and the first person that fired it said the same thing and different ammo was used
The Glock is a better gun
How many here really own a glock or a taurus ?I know of one taurus basher here who always joins in every chance to bash the taurus brand I do believe the glocks fit and finish are better but everyone might not want to put that much money out that does not make the other brands junk.
Go read the Taurus Quality thread - I have links to tons of stories. And, I;ve been collecting more since I posted that.
Sorry - but I say get a Ruger P95 or a Stoeger Cougar, if that is all you can afford. Those guns are much better quality than Taurus. I have owned both of them too. I can get a blue P95 for under $300, and a stainless one for $310-$320. Cheapest gun I'd buy to defend my life.
I have used both guns and would prefer a glock over a taurus. Get the glock, Its battle tested.
Not worth a reply a am finished here!
Last edited by RICK54; 06-20-2011 at 05:06 PM. Reason: CHANGED MY MIND
I guess a die-hard Taurus fan would consider me a "Taurus Basher," too, although I have nothing against them as a practice gun, or for anything else that does not involve self-defense.
It is purely a matter of playing the percentages. The overall odds have always been overwhelmingly in favor of a person never having to use a gun for self defense, but the fact remains that a person who has made the decision to carry a lethal weapon has some reason to believe that doing so might save him or his loved ones from suffering at the hands of some evil or misguided assailant. That is a grave decision, when you think about it, and requires a huge commitment to quality, in both training and equipment selection.
That person is basically saying that he is willing to take a another life, in defense of something he holds very dear, like his own life or someone else's. So, when he has finally arrived at that decision - to prepare himself for that single moment in his life, when he may live or die, based on his equipment and personal ability...why would he even consider using a product that has been crafted by a company who is well documented to not have that same level of commitment?
Taurus has been rolling defective equipment off the assembly line for years, not because they necessarily have poor designs, or because they use cheaper parts (almost every manufacturer has increased their use of plastic and MIM parts), but because they let the 'borderline' quality guns go into the marketplace. The manufacturers who have better reputations have them because they cull the borderline items and run them back through the process until they meet minimum standards. A few slip by, but not enough to ruin their reputations - that actually takes quite a few mistakes to do.
Taurus's answer to that has been, for many years, to simply say 'send it back and we will fix it.' That's a good thing, when they actually do it, but it doesn't help the guy much, who bought a gun for that single moment in his life when he needed to believe his gun was going to save his life, or someone else's. It's all about confidence, and when there is documented evidence of poor quality control, over a period of decades, a prudent person will have doubts, and that is a bad thing when a person is under severe stress.
If you can't understand and accept the above argument, maybe you should re-think your own level of commitment to using lethal force in defense of the things you hold dear.
If you don't know your gun shoot it a lot make sure you don't see any problems after many rounds maybe you should not be carrying, any new gun untested can misfire if you don't like taurus does not make you a basher its just some take it a little over board.
yeah, i would definitely go with the glock. i have the taurus pt145 and an glock 33 and the quality and overall performance of the glock is much better. the glock costs more but you will be alot happier with it.
I don't believe Taurus is anywhere near Glock at this point, at least not in their duty pistols. Look at Glock assessories, inexpensive factory mags, reputation. However, you might find a Taurus that works, fits you well and you can shoot it well. You might not like the feel of a Glock and possibly won't shoot it as well? But, I doubt it. Really, it's unfair to make comparisons between these two at this point, besides, Glocks can go for $200 to $300 more depending on what model you choose. Taurus vs. Ruger would be a closer comparison and this is coming from a biased Beretta guy.
Skip both... Get a S&W M&P45 Compact.
You get Glock-reliability, in an American made gun, and you keep $50-100 in your pocket for ammo.
I have already bought the Glock....when I took it to the gun range to shoot I noticed they had a Taurus for rent
I rented it and did a side by side test and the Glock won by a long shot
I own both and hands down the Glock is the better of the two.
I have heard, on a steady basis, that Taurus owners either love or hate the quality of their pistols. On the other hand, I have never really heard of a Glock owner complaining about the quality of their Glocks.