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    Any Taurus revolver problems? I want details!

    I'm considering a blued model 605. Have any of you who actually own a taurus firearm had problems? What kind of problems?

    I've heard too many "I heard this about them" kind of rumors going around. Please do not post unless you have reliable, close-at-hand experience. I don't want to start a big stupid argument absed on rumors and trends.

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    I have had Taurus revolvers in the past and never had any trouble with them. I beleive that the craftmanship is a lot better in the big three and I know the service is. I would buy one if I wanted it for sure as they will get the job done. I been thinking about the Judge myself for awhile.

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    Over at TaurusArmed.net, one guy had a problem with the cylinder binding after a bunch of rounds. It seems the gap was only .004. Now he cleans it more often.
    Another guy had a free-wheeling cylinder, but I forget the specifics.
    Check the site. Try both the Revolver section, and the Complaints section.

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    I purchased a M605 2" for my wife today. we took it to our usual mountainside and cranked 100 rounds of .38 special and a few 357 Mag's through it this afternoon.

    Looking it over it exhibited superb workmanship. There were zero visible flaws.

    Being a snubby we were not trying for distance or fine accuracy on this first outing but towards the end I decided to shoot at a fist sized rock around 35 yards out. To my amazement the rock split in two and went flying on the first shot.

    I wasn't certain I wanted to fire full power 357's in such a light gun but was again amazed at how much recoil was absorbed by the rubber grips.

    I am positively impressed by this example of Taurus product.

    This is our first Taurus but will probably not be our last.

    PanaDP, I reccomend that you take the plunge.

    Enjoy

    Last edited by TOF; 09-08-2007 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Correct Model No. from 602 to 605

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    well my dad has had trubble, well not with the gun, he bought a 7 shot .357 revolver and he cant seem to find a speed loader becuse the gun is so new the shops around here arn't selling the speed loaders for it.

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    I have a 617 7 shot .357, a 445 ultralite in .44 Special and a 8 shot .17HMR. All have been nothing but reliable and I trust my life to them.

    FYI- Midway USA or Cheaper than Dirt have 7 shot speed loaders. I picked mine up 3 yrs ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmySays View Post
    I have a 617 7 shot .357, a 445 ultralite in .44 Special and a 8 shot .17HMR. All have been nothing but reliable and I trust my life to them.

    FYI- Midway USA or Cheaper than Dirt have 7 shot speed loaders. I picked mine up 3 yrs ago.
    Jimmy, sounds like you are familiar with Taurus. I have a PT-100 .40 S&W and the 85B2 .38 special snub nose. I am vary pleased with Taurus quality. I have been doing some research on the "Judge" and wonder if you know anything about it. Do you think it can handle a hotter .45 colt load for deer hunting?

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    Follow up:

    I have had my model 605 for a little over a month now and have cycled a few hundred rounds through it. I am still 100% satisfied. Shot off sandbags at 15 yards a couple of weeks back and was quite surprised to achieve 3/4 inch 5 shot groups. No problem hitting 12x16" steel at 40 yds. either. I didn't expect that from a snubby so was quite pleased.

    Have you decided to buy one yet PanaDP?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jnlsn View Post
    Jimmy, sounds like you are familiar with Taurus. I have a PT-100 .40 S&W and the 85B2 .38 special snub nose. I am vary pleased with Taurus quality. I have been doing some research on the "Judge" and wonder if you know anything about it. Do you think it can handle a hotter .45 colt load for deer hunting?
    I am not sure what it would handle in .45 LC. I probably would and still might get one but I wish it would take a 3" .410 shell. Limiting it to the 2 1/2" cuts in on your firepower.
    I would proceed with caution on the hotter hand loads for know. You might give it some time and learn from other peoples mistakes and successes handloading before making your purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmySays View Post
    I am not sure what it would handle in .45 LC. I probably would and still might get one but I wish it would take a 3" .410 shell. Limiting it to the 2 1/2" cuts in on your firepower.
    I would proceed with caution on the hotter hand loads for know. You might give it some time and learn from other peoples mistakes and successes handloading before making your purchase.
    They are coming out with a 3" and calling it the 4510. I am not sure when, or it might be out now (or another rumor). I'll try to dig up where I read it and let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmySays View Post
    I am not sure what it would handle in .45 LC. I probably would and still might get one but I wish it would take a 3" .410 shell. Limiting it to the 2 1/2" cuts in on your firepower.
    I would proceed with caution on the hotter hand loads for know. You might give it some time and learn from other peoples mistakes and successes handloading before making your purchase.
    I am going to hold off on the Judge for now. I just picked up a Taurus .357 model 607 with the 6 1/2" barrel. It's on the low end for deer hunting cal. but it should do the trick. It's blued and I wanted a stainless but for $200 in mint condition, I can't go wrong. It's a dream to shot too, good balance and weight with less recoil than my .38 snob nose. I'm getting an 8" pattern at 40 yards free standing with the iron sights but I want to put an optical sight on it. Do you know where to get the Taurus scope mount and what is a good red dot for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmySays View Post
    I am not sure what it would handle in .45 LC. I probably would and still might get one but I wish it would take a 3" .410 shell. Limiting it to the 2 1/2" cuts in on your firepower.
    I would proceed with caution on the hotter hand loads for know. You might give it some time and learn from other peoples mistakes and successes handloading before making your purchase.
    Jimmy

    Just talked with my local gun dealer and he confirmed the 3" Judge. It's not out yet but it's coming.

    Had one minor problem with the ejector rod coming loose on the 607 but nothing a little loctite can't handle. Other wise it shots like a dream just like the rest of my Taurus's.

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    I bought a used 605 with a problem I was aware of when I got it. The return spring for the firing pin would not bring the firing pin back into the frame, after firing a round. So after a shot, the pin would stick out, and not allow the cylinder to rotate. I thought I could fix this myself. Called Taurus and explained the problem. They sent new parts free. Got them in about a week. Turns out I could not fix myself, and had to send gun to Taurus. I called several times over the next several weeks to check up on progress. Phone folks were always polite, but could never give me any details. Got gun back in just under 6 weeks. Have put only a couple hundred rounds ( 38s & 357s ) through it since the return. Problem seems to be fixed. Not especially impressed by the accuracy. But that's not the type of gun this is. It is plenty accurate for self defense, which is what I bought it for.

    Tuckerdog1

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    I have a S&W 460 that's a pile of junk think I'll buy a Taurus next time

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    The lifetime warranty on Taurus is great but I have heard the service takes a long time. I have had no major problems with any of my Taurus handguns and I hope it stays that way.

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    Angry Judge Ultrlite problems

    I bought a Taurus Judge Ultralite on 9-10 and had to send it back to Taurus on the 9-13. Not a single round fired. Bullets would not seat in two of the cylinders. It took several phone calls to get reimbursement for me paying to ship it back for repair (still haven't seen the check) Haven't seen the firearm either been 6 weeks. I called today (10-26) and the best they could muster was an I'm sorry. I am very disappointed in the customer service I received. I had to argue just to get reimbursed for shipping. They can't seem to understand that this firearm came out of their factory defective. I own 2 other taurus automatics PT 25, PT 99 and a Taurus .357 revolver. Never had a problem. But the customer service I recieved over my $600 Judge has been the Judge, Jury, and Executioner with me and Taurus

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    Sorry to here about you're Judge. With all I have heard about Taurus taking so long with repairs, it makes you wonder how many defective guns they have to repair. I personally have not had any major problems and I have 3 Taurus handguns. I decided against the Judge because I picked up a 607 .357 mag for dirt cheap. It's on the small end for hunting whitetails, but it should do the trick. Now I'm looking for a 24/7 OSS in .40 cal. but it's a pretty new gun. Anyone have any info on (or problems with) the OSS?

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    the 650

    I have a Taurus 650 - that's the shrouded hammer 357 mag snubby. I love it. It is a handful when firing a full-power 357 round. Ouch. Practicing with 38 spec, though, is great fun, and the little thing is surprisingly accurate.

    I also own a PT145 Mil Pro. Wonderful handgun! As long as you avoid Wolf and similar cheap, dirty ammo. At least that's my experience.
    http://www.galleryofguns.com/shootin...es.asp?ID=3682

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    taurus m44

    I've had an m44 6 inch in stainless since September of last year and shot approx. 300 rds through it before my first problem. The hammer and cylinder boound up about half way through the cycle of cocking it the other day. So I took the grips and side plate off disassebled everything cleaned and oiled it up. Problem gone, It's wierd b\c I clean it after every outing anyways on the exterior,bore, and cylinder. It's never been that dirty. May be a fluke, trash or burr that got snagged some where? Other than that I love it.

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    I have a polished stainless Taurus .38 Special. sorry, i dont know the model number. but i have shot approximately 600 rounds thru it and have not had any issues. a pleasure to shoot, carry, and is very accurate for a 2 inch barrel. i have the rubber grips on it.

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