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    Taurus Fires CEO Mark Kresser

    This is the guts that was supposed to turn the company around:

    Breaking: Taurus Manufacturing fires CEO Mark Kresser | Gun Nuts Media

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    They needed to! Taurus really started to take a good turn in the late 90s early 2000s, but they have squandered that. I would not buy a Taurus for anything now. Well, maybe their 92fs knockoff, but that's probably about it. Actually no, if I wanted the 92fs I'd just buy the Beretta.

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    I say they neede to b/c they have not progressed. Rather, they have digressed under his charge, so he needed to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I say they neede to b/c they have not progressed. Rather, they have digressed under his charge, so he needed to go.
    I think that's debatable, I don't think they've ever gotten better in order to digress.

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    LOL!!! You're probably right.

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    A couple things they could do to improve the bottom line:

    get rid of their stupid restricted parts list (they won't sell certain parts to the general public because we are too stupid to figure out how to install them in a gun)
    make better guns (only Taurus I ever bought the firing pin broke after 200 rounds and they won't sell me a new one because it's a restricted part)
    improve their customer service. (I've called called customer service multiple times in the past and never could get anybody on the phone.)

    Other than that, no big changes need to be made to make them profitable (lol)

    Pretty soon their guns will be able to be in the corporate hall of fame, along with products like the Edsel, Corvair, and so many other wonderful manufactured pieces of s*it

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    They are trying to capture a market that does not want to pay the prices to get top quality work; however, they are making junk.

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    If you buy junk and have to depend on it in a life and death situation, you won't have to worry about buying more junk. I've been through my share of junk guns. I wouldn't rely on a Taurus in a life and death situation. Just my personal experience and opinion. I have only one Taurus and it's non functional, but will make a good paperweight if I ever get a desk to use again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK3369 View Post
    If you buy junk and have to depend on it in a life and death situation, you won't have to worry about buying more junk. I've been through my share of junk guns. I wouldn't rely on a Taurus in a life and death situation. Just my personal experience and opinion. I have only one Taurus and it's non functional, but will make a good paperweight if I ever get a desk to use again.
    Yes - but the Taurus fans will debate you to the end of the world that you are a "hater." No matter how many people tell the same stories... I've made my feelings about their products known many times....
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    I really doubt Taurus will ever be synonymous with 'quality'... 'affordability' maybe, but not 'quality'. Taurus fills a certain niche in the firearms market. I'm good with that... the industry needs manufacturers like Taurus and Bersa too... different strokes for different folks.

    The world needs "Saturday Night Specials" as well as high quality, dependable firearms.

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    I think folks read too much into articles like this. For all we know, not being part of any board of director's privy information, that Taurus just wanted to go in a different direction. Or they wanted stock shares to climb. Or they wanted to put their own people in place. Or they wanted .... <<fill in your blank here>>. Taurus has it's ups-and-downs just like any other company. Every company or brand has it's haters and detractors and it's lovers and supporters. For what it's worth, I own three Taurus handguns and all three of them are accurate, well-designed (considering they use mostly old Beretta designs) and as reliable as any other handgun that I own. The key is good cleaning and lubrication, good ammo, and good trigger habits.

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    some people like Fords, others Chevies. Some of the worst cars I've ever owned have been Fords and as a result, I wouldn't buy another one ever again. That said, I've also had problems with Chevies and am not prone to buying those now either. Best results I've had overall have been with Toyota and I've bought several of those over the past 15 years or so. Same with guns, I suppose. Bad experience with a Taurus, burn me once, that's the last time. I've had problem with a few other brands also (SCCY and Bersa) but those folks have sent me the parts to fix those issues, unlike Taurus because of their company policies. Because of after sale service, I would probably buy another Bersa although I am not sure it would be my top choice. Future purchases will probably be from what I perceive to be higher quality guns to begin with where price won't be the primary deciding factor.

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    There is a market in the industry for Taurus. If there wasn't, they wouldn't still be selling guns.

    I now have two Taurus models in my collection. Both are revolvers and are stainless steel. I suppose I'll just hang on to hem for a while. At least, until I know for sure what I want to do with them.

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    I recently acquired a Taurus model 82. It is SS, has a 3" ribbed heavy-barrel, full-length extractor, and wood checkered grips. It has a low-profile front sight, and a groove rear sight.

    It came with it's OEM box and all paperwork. It's a six-shot .38 special. It's only been fired a total of 12 times and is in perfect condition.

    I've looked it over carefully, and it feels very good in my hand, and fit / finish is quite good. Trigger pull is heavy in DA model as I expected.

    The price was great. It was free! My FIL gave it to me, as he no longer wants it.

    I've done a search for this particular model on the net, and I can't find it anywhere. I do know that it hasn't been produced for some time.

    You know......I just might have to reconsider my overall opinion of Taurus's. Naw.......ain't gonna happen.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper View Post
    I've done a search for this particular model on the net, and I can't find it anywhere. I do know that it hasn't been produced for some time.
    Taurus 82? Can't find info? They still make and offer the blued version. Taurus 82B4 Revolver | .38 SPL 6 Rounds Blue Finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion8 View Post
    Taurus 82? Can't find info? They still make and offer the blued version. Taurus 82B4 Revolver | .38 SPL 6 Rounds Blue Finish

    Try finding a SS version with a 3" barrel.

    I'm not up to speed with the Taurus model numbering system. The OEM box says Model 2-820039-82.

    This is about all that I could find. It's obviously blue, and the SS version is even harder to find. http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/ta...eing-made.html

    Finally found a pic of it. This one has the rubber grips, and mine has the checkered wood grips. http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/x.../TaurusM82.jpg

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