Got my M44 back. Test drive tomorrow.
I've never experienced any problems with any of my Taurus handguns. I've got a model 85 .38 special, model 66 .357 magnum, &a Tracker .44 magnum. They all perform wonderfully, I've put quite a few rounds through them all, I'd buy another Taurus product in a second Smooth actions, comfortable in the hand. A family member of mine has an older Taurus 38 special (not sure on the model, it's a 6-shot, blued, 4 in. barrel), it was my Grandfathers when he was a security guard in the late 60's, and that shoots nice as well, I put a bunch of rounds through that about a year or so ago &it never skipped a beat &was very accurate. From my experiences with them, Taurus makes good handguns. I've got a couple Smiths, as well as a Colt, and I like them all the same.
Got my M44 back. Test drive tomorrow.
All is well runs better than ever.
I've got a Raging Bull in .454 and haven't had any problems with it other then after I drop the first Buck every other one in the county leave the area. Loud as can be but a great revolver. Built like a tank, double lockup, nice stock grip, can't go wrong!
I've had a PT 99F for years and years. Never had a problem with it. Bought a .22 ultralite revolver, not real good. I've only put 80 rounds through it. The trigger binds, the cylinder locks up, it failed to pop the rounds out when I popped on the ejector rod. I'm looking to send it back and see if they'll fix it.
I miswrote. It failed to pop the fired casings out when I pushed the ejector rod. I had to extract each of the 9 casings manually. I also had to manually move the cylinder to get it to move again when it bound after 36 rounds.
I purchased a stainless steel Taurus 605 last April, immediately I noticed the cylinder had a tendency to bind.
I thought it might need a period of time at the gun range to be broken in, to cycle properly.
I struggled with it and found it would only work with PMC ammo, with difficulty. To make a long story short, the cylinder jammed shut, loaded. The trigger mechanism was stripped, and I really don't see how this gun made it to the retail counter. This gun was junk in my opinion from the start. I also have a Taurus model 607 bought a few years ago that no longer operates as a double action revolver. I can't comment on the companies ability or willingness to rectify this situation, as I am now preparing to send these guns back.
That's my experience to this point.
I just purchased a M44, 6.5 inch. Today was the day I went out and tried it out. Got 6 shots off no problem, but when I reloaded, it would'nt fire and I can't open the cyliner again. I didn't think revolvers could jam! I was told that Taurus was just as good as a S&W, just a little cheaper. I now I have my doubts. I paid a lot of money for this pig. Now I've got to pay someone to get it open to I can take the bullets out for shipping back to Taurus. I'm not impressed!
I would wager that you have an ammo issue. Empty the cylinder and see if it will revolve with the hammer and trigger.
A lot of times rounds that are not seated properly will bind up the cylinder. It only takes one round to bind up the cylinder.
all i can say is i trust taurus, good warentee *although it takes month on a product service* , i've been the proud owner of the new Judge for about 8 weeks now, full size, fires great, acepts the .410 with no problem, at 10 yards its deffinately a stopping force to be respected.
but with any revolver, check it out when ya buy it, make sure the cyl is not loose , make sure it lines up well with the barrel, all the usual stuff, can bet my dollar youll like taurus firearms.
I have 2 Taurus hand guns, a 709 slim pistol that has been great, and I love it. I also have a Taurus 94 revolver that is total junk. The 94 cylinder would always bind and it would spray gun powder out the left side. After 200 rounds the cylinder completly fell out of the gun. I'm getting ready to send it back to taurus for repairs. I understand stuff happens and Im giving them a chance to make it right before I judge them on their products. I've never been a revolver guy, so maybe that's half the problem. I like those simi-autos.
I own a 85 UL in blued no problems yet very accurate for the short barrel does have a hard trigger pull tho!
See my post on 12/05/2009
I just bought a Taurus Tracker .357 Model 627 (6" barrel) yesterday. Kinda hard to pass judgment on it since it's so new and I've only fired a few rounds through it, but... I have one little gripe, the cheesy orange sticker on the front sight just peeled right off as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Now I'm debating on whether to glue this back on (cheesy), living with the sight as is, or getting a different front sight altogether. I was so anxious to shoot it when I got home that I didn't put any targets up. I sighted in on an old cob of corn hanging from a squirrel feeder that was ~80ft away. I cut it in half first shot! My wife shot it a few times with .38s and the giggles ensued. She's normally kinda timid when shooting but this thing is a real pussycat with .38s given the weight. Anyway, enough of my banter. Any suggestions for aftermarket sights?
I just got a 905, gun is great, very smooth trigger. the only problem is the moonclips don't hold the the 9mm rounds very well. They seem to loosen up after using just a few times. But the gun is great.
After reading all the defects you guys have wrote,it sounds awful.
Then again a lot of the faults sound like human error.Not all of course.
I have 3 Taurus weapons.A .44 Mag Tracker,a Judge,and the Millinium Pro.
I have nothing but good things to say about them.The .44 Mag can lock
up if the bullets are too long.If the bullets are extending out the end of the cylinder?They're too long.Re-loaders have to watch this.Some factory ammo is also too long for the .44 Mag.I never dry fire
my weapons.This may or may not be a quality issue.I just don't do it.
The cylinders on these revolvers have to be brass brushed and cleaned
when new out of the box.They come with a little gunk coating in them.
If not the bullets won't go all the way in causing cylinder jams.The casings will also be hard to eject,due to no room for expansion.Brass or nylon brushes have to be a part of your
gun cleaning vocabulary if you own these particular weapons.Proper care,and a little common sense.Of course they are man made,so anything can break,but I think they have a long life if taken care of.My opinion.
The title of the thread is Taurus revolver problems ....I want details.
He was asking for people to telling him bad stuiff about Taurus reveolvers. I am not a fan of threads that ask for bad reviews. But thats just me .
My wife is the handgunner in the family. She owns both a 357 revolver and a 380 auto. The revolver has been a dream, it shoots and functions flawlessly. Four inch ported barrel eight shot. The auto is another story, it has not worked from the start. It will only chamber Rem ammo, all others fail to chamber and even have to be pried from the barrel! The factory states this will go away after about 200 rounds! I'm skeptical about that. And why doesn't it work right from the start?
I have heard from gunsmiths that Taurus revolvers are o.k. but the autos are problems. I guess they are right.
I only own the one simi-auto.The Millinium Pro Pt-111 9M.M.
I'm super satisfied with it.I carry it on occasion.They make
a much thiner,lighter version now.It's a great shooting pistol.
As far as the .380 ?I have the Ruger LCP .380.Sweet little
carry pistol.I may someday write some bad news on my Taurus revolvers .
As of now?No news is good news.
Since this old thread was resurected i will reply (again??). I have had a model 94 for over 20 years with NO problems. I bought a model 605 (used) last year. no problems... until recently. Now let me finish. This has become one of my 2 main carry guns, in a (self made) kydex tuckable holster. All last fall winfter carried over tank top, under short sleeve, tucked. No Problems. Carried in to june/july (when i went to P3AT in pocket)...but not with tank top.
Wiped pistol down and put it in drawer.
pulled it back out. carried.. sweated. got pinched by hammer on bare skin. Bought new hammer to bob. Decided to re shape hammer (smaller spur, rounded, even with sides of hammer) and install it. Did so. started having cylinder rotation problems. Looked at it over next few months (and retired it from carrying until i figured it out). Was ready to replace original hammer, when the light bulb went off. The cylinder wouldnt rotate after reloading.... unless i closed it with some force, then it worked every time (only a temporary hic-cough otherwise on 2 cylinders, but NOT ok in a carry gun for me).
I finally cleaned and lubed a number of parts (again). cylinder release pin (not thumb release, inside shroud), the spring loaded part at back of spawl (sorry no tech name on this for me). Better but not good.
then I removed the cylinder release latch, and discovered... (remember that sweated and stuck in drawer) sweat crud and slight rusting UNDER the release latch (internal). cleaned/ lubed. tested. tested some more, repeat above till no failures in 100-150 repeats (remember open close pull.. each cylinder.. 100-150 times). Problem fixxed.
Problem. My fault... i didnt clean it well enough at a point wher i KNEW it was exposed to sweat and dust etc. (yess mine is SS, irrelevant on the internal part)
Solution, do what i should have done, clean and lube.
Result.. my favorite (2nd favorite, changes sometimes depending on wardrobe) carry arm is back out of retirement.
My buddy and I just today each bought a Taurus 990SS6 Tracker 6.5" .22 LR. I have a couple other Taurus revolvers (model 85 and model 941) which operate reliably. Both of these Trackers are junk and will be going back to the dealer tomorrow, hopefully for a refund, or at least shipped back to Taurus for repair (though I don't hold my breath about actually repairing them... we'll take our loss and trade them off at first chance). Both have the cylinder lock up in either DA or SA mode after firing a few rounds. Not sure what's causing it. The front cylinder gap is large (by most standards but pretty usual for Taurus) at .007" so it probably isn't binding up on the front. It appears to be a head-gap problem to me. It makes the guns totally useless in my opinion. I won't fight them on the target range. I'll give the problem to someone else that liked Taurus. I used to be a Taurus fan (having owned many of their rifles) until today. But getting two identical guns with the same problem leads one to believe all new Taurus revolvers are JUNK. Also, they do misfire a lot (using brand new ammo, two different brands). I was thinking about getting a Judge, but after researching the internet, I've found a lot of other people with the same cylinder lock-up problem on the .22s that I'm having and also a lot of people with Judge problems. My advice is pay more money for a S&W, and stay away from Taurus revolvers
spidie-I bought a few of my guns from a place that I can't return them to.
I have to send them back to the manufacturer for repairs if they need repair.
I'd certainly send them back and get them right.New revolvers right out of the box
should work.As far as the Judge review?I have one and love it.I shoot the
Federal handgun 000 Buckshot through it.All I can say is "awesome".
I recently purchased a brand new 44 tracker. The Gun arrived with several defects. The worst being the hammer rubbing a grove into the frame (top-right). The grip was torn, not once, not twice, but 9 times all the way through to the inside.
I called them immediately. They were real polite and sent a Fedex guy to my house the next day. The gun left with a detailed letter describing the problems. I received the gun back today in worse shape than when it left. The grip was not replaced, same grip with all the tears. They left a noticeable mark in the hammer trying to center it, but it looks like they went the wrong way and made the rubbing even worse. Oh yah.... it came back with greasy and dirty finger prints all over the grip barrel, and frame :eek:.
I'm afraid to send it off again for fear of it getting worse!!!
I love my target 22 Tracker 6.5", it has been a great handgun, the very reason I purchased this one. The finish, action, and tolerances, were nothing like this 44, having the same frame, grip, and cylinder. They sure went down hill the last 10 years.
I once defended Taurus, but I now see the light and grieve with all the others who have purchased these piles of crap. Where the heck do they get their gun smiths. I'm madder than an old red hen, and I better quite before I get censored.