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    My two cents worth on taurus

    I wanted a 22 revolver for some inexpensive range and backyard target shooting fun. I decided to go with Taurus in spite of the many negative experiences I read about. As an owner of sw revolvers and colt 1911 and a couple of cz's, I know what quality feels and looks like. I figured what the heck, maybe I would be lucky. From moment I opened the case the gun oozed cheapness. I released the cylinder and couldn't get it bac in. The ejector rod had not been tightened and slid part ways out so as not to fit back into slot. I got out some pliers and fixed that problem. I decided to check all screws and a plate screw was barely holding on until I tightened that. Finally after this maintenance on the brand new gun, I took it to the range and it shot like crap. Single action trigger pull was stiffer than double action pull on my sw's. I will sell this gun at first opportunity and never by a Taurus product again. I know thre are some out here who have had okay experiences with this mfg, but my advice.....don't take the chance you get one of the good ones. Save your money until you can buy better quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deskjockey12 View Post
    Single action trigger pull was stiffer than double action pull on my sw's.
    Wow. I know the factory DA on S&W's is far from light, very smooth however. I've been tempted a time or two to buy Taurus, but always passed. I've heard the P92"s and the Beretta clones are good.
    Last edited by denner; 01-15-2013 at 09:22 PM.

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    What a suprise......

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    Friends don't let friends buy Taurus.

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    Didn't you inspect the gun before you bought it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LePetomane View Post
    Didn't you inspect the gun before you bought it?
    purchased gun online factory new and picked up from a transfer dealer...i figured it was my gun at that point and any dealings would be at that point with the mfg

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    Sorry for your bad experience, hopefully others on here can learn from it ...

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    That's good to know. I was considering a Taurus PT1911 stainless that was for sale used for $500. Now I know why it's for sale. Screw it. I'll put the money in a jar and save for something better.

    Thank-you. You just save me half a G-note.

    Cannon

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    DJ 12, I believe you'r right on the Money. I to have never bought a Taurus gun before, till just recently, A complete POS, Shoot 2 or 3 times and the cylinder won't turn, shoot 3 or 4 more time's and the cylinder shows cracks through it. Never again! will I waste my money on another Taurus product................Like the old sayin goe's...........ya get what ya pay for....

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    I have mixed reviews. I bought a new Taurus .22 stainless. It did have a very heavy trigger pull but was accurate enough. The hammer spur was two short and deeply grooved to use in single action and for me too small of a grip. I sold it. On the other hand I bought a PT92 stainless which I could not like any better. Great looks and accurate. Put a Pachmayr Tactical Grip Sleeve on it and it is perfect for my long fingers. I don't expect to ever get rid of it.

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum, but just wanted to say I have 3 Taurus handguns and none of them has ever had any kind of problem, I have a Taurus Tracker 44 mag, a 38 special, and a PT-809 the 809 is the newest addition and I have shot over a 100 rds through it with no ftf or fte, it's a great gun that is very accurate, easy to clean and very, very dependable, it came wuth 2 17rd mags, 3 back straps, an easyloader, and a cleaning brush for $349.00 I absoludely love it and my other guns as well. Marvin1.

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    I have a TCP 380 and have never had a single problem with it. Because of the small size I don't shoot it a lot but I do use it on every trip to the range and have put several hundred rounds through it without a single issue. Did you even bother talking to factory service about your problems?

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    If you have a good Taurus, good for you. If you are considering buying a Taurus, good luck. I think I'll pass.

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    Re: My two cents worth on taurus

    Not a fan of Taurus autos... worst trigger pull I've used and not as accurate as other firearms.

    New gun users tend to like Taurus autos because they look nice and cost is much less than similar firearms. Once you try a gun with a smooth (no creep) trigger that breaks like glass you'll never go back.

    just my 2 cents after being a former Taurus owner... revolvers are great though.

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    Never met a Taurus I could like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAPnRACK View Post
    Not a fan of Taurus autos... worst trigger pull I've used and not as accurate as other firearms.

    New gun users tend to like Taurus autos because they look nice and cost is much less than similar firearms. Once you try a gun with a smooth (no creep) trigger that breaks like glass you'll never go back.

    just my 2 cents after being a former Taurus owner... revolvers are great though.
    If you don't like Taurus--That's Fine-- but I'm not sure you've ever even shot one, the trigger on my Taurus 809 is one of the smoothest I've ever seen on any gun I've shot, and I've shot most of them, I just could'nt ask for a better trigger pull, maybe the pre years before Taurus bought out Beretta was different but right now they make somereally nice guns.

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    There are two kinds of Taurus owners - the ones who have a good one, and the ones who have had a bad one. There seems to be an equal amount of both types.

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    Re: My two cents worth on taurus

    Taurus dosen't own Beretta... they simply bought the a factory in Brazil that used to manufacture 92's... along with a licensing agreement.

    I was simply giving my 2 cents since that is the title of the thread. If your enjoying your Taurus firearms thats all that matters... different strokes for different folks.

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    Poor Taurus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridaowner View Post
    I have a TCP 380 and have never had a single problem with it. Because of the small size I don't shoot it a lot but I do use it on every trip to the range and have put several hundred rounds through it without a single issue. Did you even bother talking to factory service about your problems?
    I already wasted $ and don't plan to waste my time too. Nothing will sway me in favor of this mfg. but I know many seem to be good with their products so it appears to be a roll of dice. What makes a FOrd guy versus a Chevy guy? There is room for everyone in this world so great for those with a good Taurus experience. But anyone sthinking of buying one should be prepared to be disappointed because it appears a bad outcome is more likely with this mfg than any other gun maker out there.

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    I have ten Taurus® revolvers.
    • Mdl 85B2CH 38 Special - 1994
    • Mdl 669SS4CP 357 Magnum - 1996
    • Mdl 85B2 38 Special - 1997
    • Mdl 617SS2 357 Magnum - 2003
    • Mdl 605SS3 357 Magnum - 2006
    • Mdl 85SS2UL 38 Special - 2007
    • Mdl 605SS2 357 Magnum - 2010
    • Mdl 605SS2 357 Magnum - 2012
    • Mdl 85SS2UL 38 Special - 2012
    • Mdl 425SS2 41 Magnum - 2012

    All have performed superbly and I continue to shoot them all almost every week.

    I have only encountered these problems.........
    • Mdl 85B2CH broke a firing pin (part# 19) after 11,000+ rounds. I replaced the firing pin & it's still going strong.
    • Mdl 85SS2UL had the cylinder stop (part# 44) wear down after 10,000 rounds. Called Taurus® and they shipped the part right away. Installed new cylinder stop and now the gun works fine.

    Any time I had to send a gun in they fixed and returned it when they said they would. Specifically.....................
    • Mdl 617 developed excessive cylinder to forcing cone gap (.011") after almost 6,000 rounds. I sent it to Taurus® and they replaced the cylinder (part# 8) and adjusted the yoke (part# 9) *I've since put 3,000+ rounds through it and it's still going strong.
    • Mdl 605SS2 locked up after 5,500+ rounds. Sent the gun in and Taurus® said the problem was not repairable. Taurus®in turn sent me a new gun.


    I will not hesitate to buy additional Taurus® revolvers. They are an outstanding value.
    Here is a wealth of Taurus® information..........

    Taurus Firearms Forum - TaurusArmed.net

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    Have any semi auto's?????????
    Quote Originally Posted by badge851 View Post
    I have ten Taurus® revolvers.
    • Mdl 85B2CH 38 Special - 1994
    • Mdl 669SS4CP 357 Magnum - 1996
    • Mdl 85B2 38 Special - 1997
    • Mdl 617SS2 357 Magnum - 2003
    • Mdl 605SS3 357 Magnum - 2006
    • Mdl 85SS2UL 38 Special - 2007
    • Mdl 605SS2 357 Magnum - 2010
    • Mdl 605SS2 357 Magnum - 2012
    • Mdl 85SS2UL 38 Special - 2012
    • Mdl 425SS2 41 Magnum - 2012

    All have performed superbly and I continue to shoot them all almost every week.

    I have only encountered these problems.........
    • Mdl 85B2CH broke a firing pin (part# 19) after 11,000+ rounds. I replaced the firing pin & it's still going strong.
    • Mdl 85SS2UL had the cylinder stop (part# 44) wear down after 10,000 rounds. Called Taurus® and they shipped the part right away. Installed new cylinder stop and now the gun works fine.

    Any time I had to send a gun in they fixed and returned it when they said they would. Specifically.....................
    • Mdl 617 developed excessive cylinder to forcing cone gap (.011") after almost 6,000 rounds. I sent it to Taurus® and they replaced the cylinder (part# 8) and adjusted the yoke (part# 9) *I've since put 3,000+ rounds through it and it's still going strong.
    • Mdl 605SS2 locked up after 5,500+ rounds. Sent the gun in and Taurus said the problem was not repairable. Taurus®in turn sent me a new gun.


    I will not hesitate to buy additional Taurus® revolvers. They are an outstanding value.
    Here is a wealth of Taurus® information..........

    Taurus Firearms Forum - TaurusArmed.net

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    No Sir. Semi autos just aren't my cup of tea.

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    The only Taurus I've ever owned, an elderly Model 65 (tells you how old it was) .357 was rough-looking but quite reliable and had a fairly decent trigger. Thirty years ago I lived for a couple of years with a girlfriend who had been urged to buy a Taurus 85. I thought it was quite a nice little snubby---not the equal of a Smith J-frame, but smooth and solidly built. But I just recently started visiting gun forums again after some years, and it distresses me to read so many reports of erratic current Taurus quality. To my even greater dismay, I'm reading stories of spotty QC in Ruger and even S&W guns. Makes me damn glad my few remaining guns are older and first-class quality.

    What's the problem here? Cost-cutting? Automated manufacture? Some of the stuff I've read about Ruger lately must have Bill Sr. twirling.

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    I think a part of the problem is that now, with the internet, one unhappy customer can post his complaints for thousands of others to read. In pre-internet days his sphere of influence would have been more limited, say to the good ole boys at the local gun shop or shooting range. Now he can impact the thinking of thousands of potential gun buyers witha few keystrokes. If two or three or more dissatisfied buyers find each other on a gun forum, you have what now appears to be a wave of faulty products hitting the market. I really do believe this creates a perception that quality control is lacking, but I suspect, in this day of litigation at the drop of a hat, quite the opposite is more likely true. I'm not saying a dud doesn't get out the door now and then, but I do think the impact of those duds is greatly magnified now.
    I have not one shread of evidence or data to support this theory but when did that stop anyone from posting an idea on an online forum. LOL

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