Dude, 4 post on 4 different threads, all bitching about the same gun and a couple of post, are even almost word for word.
For one, if you chose ANY .22 mouse gun to be a reliable self/home defense weapon I would encourage you to go to something center fire, .380 and larger tend to be MUCH more reliable. No one makes a truly reliable pocket auto in .22. Once in a while you will come across one that is truly reliable but I would never stake my life on one. They are fun for plinking but that is it. I had a Pt-22 a few years ago and it was more dependable than most, I gave it to my Father-in-law and he has had it hiccup only a few times in several hundred rounds.
No matter what maker you buy a gun from, when you send it in for warranty work, if the gun can be fixed that is what they will do unless it is beyond repair, or cheaper for them to replace it. Five to 6 weeks is more common than not for warranty repair. There are firearm makers with faster customer service, some of the best are S&W, Glock, Springfield, there are others.
Taurus will fix your gun but you should never expect stellar reliability out of a pocket .22.
I see that you tried different brands of ammo, but did you field-strip, and clean it before shooting it. No one else seems to have asked this obvious solution. From what I've read, most .22 auto types will have some that are problematic. I was going to buy a Sig, but I've even seen problems listed with them. I'll be getting a revolver, instead.
Last edited by drummin man 627; 05-28-2007 at 04:30 PM. Reason: I dunt spel gud.
the taurus pt92 is a licensed reproduction of the baretta 92,take that for what you will
I have a Taurus Model 66B4, .357mag and yes, I do trust my life with this weapon. It is a robust, accurate and dependable firearm. A good value in a revolver that doesn't break the bank.
If you are gonna stake your life on a rimfire then you must not care about yourself or family. I would never buy a rimfire and expect top notch performance.
As for the original poster of this topic I would have to agree with what some of the other people have said. If your weapon of choice has ever failed you then yes you have the right to ditch it. From what you said you barely have any experience with it. Why would you trade something you have hardly even shot. When I was looking at revolvers for hunting I kept going back to the Taurus Tracker line. Ended up getting a used Super Redhawk from somewhere else but thats beside the point. You should get out and shoot it, then decide. Never let anyone else tell you what to do but you could follow their advice to see what happens.
My ccw's are an 851 in .357 and a kimber Ultra carry stainless. I trust my life to either one. Obviously the Kimber outranks the Taurus in both capacity and reload, but when I need a slightly smaller weapon for concealment purposes the 851 is my go to. I have a tracker 627 stainless I carry as my backpack/snake gun.
I have a PT1911 that's my primary home defense gun. So far I have fired 650 rds thru it with NO malfunctions of any type. Love that gun!!
NO. But you know what. I would love to have one for plinking. Anyone who carries for concealment knows TAURUS is JUNK!
i have the pt22 in my pocket right now..i also have an berreta sub compact..
its an excellent gun.. but for dependable service ,,the taurus has it beat as it will fire the cheap walmart 22lr.. the berreta has enuff sense to insist on a quality lr bullet.. which i recommend..,
the cheap stuff is just dirty ammo.. in my opinion..
That's bad luck for you powertec. Surely will I entrust my life on my PT92. I've tried it once on an actual encounter and it serves me well. Lucky enough for me I was not carrying my 1911.
Absolutely. Every time I squeeze the trigger each and every one goes *bang*.
TAURUS IS JUNK????? Mine has not yet not go BANG when it was suposed to. Trust my life to it? You bet. If I didn't trust it, I wouldn't still own it. I just wish I could find a PT 908 for CCW.
I'm not a "striker" kind of guy, so all those models, all brands, just don't interest me.
Presently, both my CC handguns are Taurus: a PT145 and a snubby 650 357 mag. Both are surprising accurate and 100% predictable: pull the trigger and it fires! With the 650, I prefer to practice with 38, because shooting 357 mag in it is painful. But I won't care about a little pain in my aging right wrist if I HAVE to pull the trigger on one or more rounds of 357 in defense. The PT145 is plenty powerful against 2-legged aggression, and it is painless and controllable. Yes, it jumps, but not so much that it doesn't come back on target quickly.
I also have a Ruger in 357 mag, a S&W in 45, and a new Glock in 10mm. Also a little H&R in 32 and a bigger one in 22 - both oldies. That's a collection of very different guns, but I likes em all! Time for a 9mm! I'd be glad to buy a Taurus PT111, in fact!
The answer is YES. I own a PT92 with at least 10 ten thousand rounds through it, and it is 100% reliable. I've worn out three sets of rubber Pakmyrs on that gun and it never let me down!
well i am a new owner of a PT 24/7 9mm and have been to the range 6 times, my weapon has yet to not give me the blessed "crack"! and each time ive gone ive burned through 200 rounds, single and rapid. Key IS cleaning! so i trust mine till it gives me a reason not to!(which i dont foresee happening)
Most peoples bias to a Taurus is the fact that they are made in Brazil. I have had people tell methat they would never own one due to that reasin alone while shooting a Springfield that if they looked was also made there. I have a Springer 1911 9mm stainless that says it. I would rather have a Taurus than several other brands that some people just think are the cats ass. Bottom line is they are making a few really good guns these days. and that PT1911 is really nice. my stainless pt1911 out shoots many other "H- Dollar" guns every time I pull it out of the box. Look at what they are putting in them. I'll take it over the Smith in a heartbeat. It shoots as well as my Springfield 1911. Match trigger, match barrel, the fit slide to frame is better than most colts and even a lot of Kimbers I've seen. They usually come with some but ugly plastic grips but that is easilly delt with. My Colt did too..lol
I'd trust my live to this one
Those are buckeye burl grips by the way..pretty cool looking I thought
Some of you guys sound as though you think that a Jennings is better than a Taurus. I wish ya'll would grow up. True, Taurus is not a Yuk(Glock) or Kimber, or HK, or Khar, BUT, as it has been said before, there will be problems with ANY brand from time to time. PLEASE, PLEASE, grow up! Your's is not the best just because you have one and all the rest is junk. In my opinion, Taurus is a fine, reliable, gun and yes I would trust my life to one. I had a MilPro 140 and screwed up and sold it to buy something I ended up not liking and sold also. The MilPro never failed me. I read somewhere, "Trust the gun you have, It's better than the one you don't!"
SOme of you guys act like Brazil is a third world country and they're churning these guns out over a wood burning fire and an anvil. Brazil is a modern industrial nation and probably has a lot more pride in their production than the US does today.
As per the original question----probably--but it would be the PT-1911!
Give it a rest. The one you own is always better than the others. And remember, just because it costs more doesn't make itr better. I would like to see a you buy any other brand of 1911 with the out of the box features of the PT1911 for what a Taurus costs...and there aren't many if any that would out shoot it or prove more reliable out of the box. Give me a cheap reliable Taurus over a high priced "jam-o-matic" anyday.