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    Would you trust your life with a Taurus ?

    I have heard more people bad mouth Taurus guns than praise them. I own a 850 not had a chance to shoot it much. I carry it as a ccw. I am starting to have my doubts. Thinking of trading it for a Smith.

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    I have, do, and will always trust my life to my Taurus Pistols. Taurus makes some of the finest quality firearms on the market, and all the biased BS you hear on the internet or gun rags (which rarely mention Taurus) is just that... BS.

    Has you firearms not functioned properly or given you some other reason to not trust it? Or has someone been telling you their weapon is better because of whatever reason?

    Most firearms made today are of good quality and yes everyone once in awhile, someone does get a bad one, no matter what brand. And bad news always travels faster then good...

    If your truely not happy with your weapon then by all means try something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eckmann View Post
    I have heard more people bad mouth Taurus guns than praise them. I own a 850 not had a chance to shoot it much. I carry it as a ccw. I am starting to have my doubts. Thinking of trading it for a Smith.
    Shooting a gun has more to do with the shooter than the brand of gun. You need to pratice and practice some more untill that gun is like reaching out and shaking hands with somebody. It's like anything else you want to be good at. It has to be a natural reaction and not a forced one or you will loose when the chips are down. Good luck.

    Best Baldy..

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    Yes, I would trust my life to a Taurus - some days I do - a PT140, or an 85UL, or a PT917cs. In the past a 24/7 in .40SW or a PT940 in .40SW. Yes, I would trust my life to a Taurus.

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    Sorry - but I would never buy another Taurus. Their quality just isn't up to par with other brands. This comes from personal experience of looking at a lot of Taurus guns at gunshows. And, say what U will about people on the net - but I have read tons of nearly identical stories on all the forums. Brand new gun. Some problem that needs immediate fixing that they discover when they get it home. They send it in, and get super crappy customer service from Taurus. Some of these stories piss me off just reading them.

    Taurus also has a somewhat checkered history - prev semi-autos they have made have had cracked frames and other issues.

    I wouldn't buy one.

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    I'd trust a Taurus revolver of recent manufacture.

    I once had a PT99 that worked great. I would have trusted that, but the PT92/99 series is the only Taurus auto I'd stake my life on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Shooting a gun has more to do with the shooter than the brand of gun. You need to pratice and practice some more untill that gun is like reaching out and shaking hands with somebody. It's like anything else you want to be good at. It has to be a natural reaction and not a forced one or you will loose when the chips are down. Good luck.

    Best Baldy..
    +1 on this comment Baldy. Brand names and warranties do not matter as much as skill. Any brand of gun has had problems. Make sure your personal gun works for you and practice with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Shooting a gun has more to do with the shooter than the brand of gun. You need to pratice and practice some more untill that gun is like reaching out and shaking hands with somebody. It's like anything else you want to be good at. It has to be a natural reaction and not a forced one or you will loose when the chips are down. Good luck.

    Best Baldy..


    +1 again. Too many people want to bash a brand name. No matter what brand you choose you could end up with a lemon. Just make sure YOUR gun runs good and works for you.

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    Have a Taurus 85 5 shot on my ankle everyday. It's just like anything I had to send a ruger sp-101 back twice before it was repaired to my satisfaction. Every company has a lemon now and then. That's why when I do trades or purchases it has to be face to face. As long as you get something your comfortable handling, practice with enough to be accurate and keep it maintained (cleaned, lubed). The only ones I would not trust; Anything with names like Bryco, Raven, Arminus, Jennings, Davis.

    I think Taurus should sponsor a few regional matches with the only requirement being stock weapon taurus only. They would increase their acceptability leel. Not everyone can afford a kimber or wilson custom. Affordable protection for the average person. Even the NEW Rossi's are not that bad. Old ones are in the Saturday Night Special Range

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    I have no experience with their pistols, but I would trust their newer revolvers without hesitation.

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    Never had a bad Taurus, been shooting them since the first hit the market. But please... buy something YOU like, not what others like you to have...





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    I own an 851 that is flat out awesome!! my avatar shows one of my two 669's which are both great. The only dud I had was a 905 ( 9mm revolver ) - and the flaw with it had to do with the moon clips... Fire your 850 more and decide for yourself!

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    I'm quite sure they are not some of the finest quality guns on the market. Save praise like that for H&K, S&W, Ruger, etc. I have some experience with a Millennium Pro 9mm. I found the slide release to be extremely tough to operate and did not like the sights. However, by most accounts they are a good value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman View Post
    I'm quite sure they are not some of the finest quality guns on the market. Save praise like that for H&K, S&W, Ruger, etc.
    Praise like this ( from the high road):

    Q.) Why is Ruger so... slow...
    "I sent a Ruger GP100 of mine back for service about a month ago, and apparently nobody has even looked it yet other than to log it into their system and send me a receipt.

    The person I talked to yesterday said 8 week turnaround times were typical.

    Be glad your Rugers are stoutly built. Because if they DO break, you won't be getting them back anytime soon"

    A.) "Maybe because so many are being sent back to the factory for repair?

    I like Rugers (I own more of them than any other brand), but since 2000 I have had more problem NIB Rugers than any other brand that I own."

    thread here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=271508
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    Like I have already said, every gun maker has had problems with one or more of their firearms at some point, especially when it is a totally new design. Kimber, H&K, Ruger, S&W, Glocks, Colt, etc all have had their lemons. Remember the S&W Sigma, the MP is a glorified Sigma... Look around the web and you will see people with problems from every make & model

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAEGER View Post
    Like I have already said, every gun maker has had problems with one or more of their firearms at some point
    +1 & Amen!

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    I have and will trust my life to Taurus. Well sort of. I won't trust their poly guns enough to buy one no matter the price, but would trust my life and my familys with a PT92.

    I trust the PT92 so much, I'd loan it my car keys after it's had one to many.

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    i would trust my life with any gun that will shoot consistently and accurately. the dead bad guy really doesnt care if a taurus, glock, sig, or s&w killed him.

    if you practice like you should with any gun, you will know whether or not the gun is reliable for yourself. then you dont have to worry about the manufacturer.

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    Looking back over this thread I forgot to answer your question point blank and that is I would trust my life to a Taurus. For that matter any gun I can get in my hands at the moment of turth.

    Best, Baldy..

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    Would you trust your life with a Taurus ?
    I see no reason not to. In my experience, they do what they're supposed to do.

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    My only experience with Taurus was a PT92 i traded last year for a Walther. With it I ran about 1k worth of rounds through it, and never had a FTF or FTE, so I'd say that I'd trust my life to a PT92. I havent had any experience with any other taurus firearm, but the 92 did leave a good impression on me. I forgot to mention it was also an incredibly accurate weapon, proving itself to be more accurate at ranges past 25 meters than either my glock 17 or walther p99. Looking back I regret trading it.

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    Would you trust your life with a Taurus ?
    Yes.


    I just picked up a new CCW gun, a Mill. Pro 9mm, and Im very happy with it so far. Ive only had it a couple weeks, but Ive already put 500 rounds through it without a single malfunction. And with the new Wilson Combat sights, its even better. Its accurate and easy to shoot, comfortable to carry, and seems to be built as well as any other gun I have/had.

    It did come with one bad magazine (wouldnt feed JHP), but Taurus is sending a new one. Kinda annoying, but its not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtM3 View Post
    My only experience with Taurus was a PT92 i traded last year for a Walther. With it I ran about 1k worth of rounds through it, and never had a FTF or FTE, so I'd say that I'd trust my life to a PT92. I havent had any experience with any other taurus firearm, but the 92 did leave a good impression on me. I forgot to mention it was also an incredibly accurate weapon, proving itself to be more accurate at ranges past 25 meters than either my glock 17 or walther p99. Looking back I regret trading it.
    Couple of us at the range sometimes hang a tennis ball from a string on the 100yd range and shoot it with handguns. So far the Taurus PT92 has been the most accurate at that distance or any really. Funny to shoo that range with a 45cal., you can almost shoot and holster before it hits the target

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    I trust mine. but no matter what you buy put hundreds and hundreds of rounds through it before you make that decision. Carry what you are comfortable with if its a taurus or a sig. Every gun is different and every manufacturer can slip out a bad one from time to time.

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    No I would not trust my life with a Taurus!

    I bought a brand new PT-22 as a birthday gift for my wife. We took it out to fire it and found that the firing pin would not strike the cartridge with enough force to cause detonation about 30% of the time. We tried different brand bullets with the same result. We also had a jam.

    I returned the gun to Taurus and called a week later to check the status and was told that all repairs take 5-6 weeks. This is an outrage! Repair would be fine but this gun was defective right out of the box and should be replaced immediately.

    Obviously I will never buy another Taurus! They are junk!

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