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Old 01-30-2020, 02:17 AM
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I have a Spectrum 380, G2 9mm, G2C's in 9mm and 40 S&W. Two 357 revolvers, 605 Snubby and model 66 4' seven shooter.

I like all mine, would carry the Spectrum if I was to carry a 380, I do carry the G2C in 40
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:00 AM
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I own and have owned PT-92,99 and 100's and they've never given me any problems.

Friends and students who have their other semi-auto models have had nothing but headaches with them.
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:55 AM
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My G2C has been trouble free and it’s my EDC. A great value for $180 IMO!
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:44 AM
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I bought a model 66 back in the mid 80's and had it for about 20 years, not one issue and most of that was a not very well cared for truck gun. Not sure what I traded it for and now wish I didn't, good gun and fun to shoot.

I currently have a PT1911 that I got for cheap as a range toy. Was very surprised at the features on the gun, and it didn't have that giant billboard on the side to boot. No issues at all, runs great and is accurate. Was going to proactively change the thumb safety, but decided to wait to see if it failed. A couple of thousand rounds later it hasn't.

My guess is once Taurus figured out you have to actually maintain the production machinery, quality goes up. Couple of guys I know that are more knowledgeable than I said every one they saw with issues you could see machine markings and such meaning they weren't changing the milling out soon enough. That might explain why one works great and another runs like crap, depends on where in the maintenance cycle they were produced.
You see, this is all that anyone is saying. They are not all bad. The problem is that most people that have them in working condition think that they are as good as the major players. They are not. They are in a sub category and resale says so. The other factor ignored is the rate of returns and problems. Fit and finish? Címon....lay it next to a Colt or Smith.....stop lying to yourself.......
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:56 AM
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I've seen lots of positive reviews of the Taurus 1911s, but again, they are working with a proven design.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:12 AM
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The using proven designs is true. Then, they attempt to cut corners and deliver a clone for much cheaper than the original that is NOT the same quality. Argue if you will, they are in a sub category, period.
As far as reviews go, you have to keep it relative. Even 10% of negative sucks. Might not seem bad for windshield wipers or shoes, but thats one of ten firearms off the line. Pretty bad reputation.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:38 AM
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You see, this is all that anyone is saying. They are not all bad. The problem is that most people that have them in working condition think that they are as good as the major players. They are not. They are in a sub category and resale says so. The other factor ignored is the rate of returns and problems. Fit and finish? Címon....lay it next to a Colt or Smith.....stop lying to yourself.......
Doesn't matter, both of mine work(ed) great. For half the price, I'll take it. And I think that pisses off a lot of people that paid a lot more for the name. It puts a round downrange as reliably and accurately as any other off the shelf 1911. Will it be doing the same after 50,000 rounds? Probably not, but I won't ever put that many through it. And given what is in most ads, most people won't either. I didn't get a diesel in my truck because it lasts a million miles, because I won't drive the truck a million miles. And even Colt had a recall on their thumb safeties.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:38 AM
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I have a TCP and a 709 Slim. Never had any issues with either, no problems what so ever. I must have the unicorns?
I also have a TCP 380 and a 709 Slim, plus a 24/7 Pro 9mm and all of these guns have performed flawlessly. I would have no problem buying another Taurus.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:51 AM
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This thread is like watching a tennis match.

Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, 3days later Taurus sucks-Mine work fine.............
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:49 AM
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This thread is like watching a tennis match.

Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, Taurus sucks-Mine work fine, 3days later Taurus sucks-Mine work fine.............
HA! You hit the X!! 😄
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:58 AM
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Model 72 - 22 magnum rifle. I realize this thread is about Taurus handguns but thought I would share my recent experience. I purchased used Model 72 22 magnum Stainless Steel pump action rifle that bad been rode hard and put away wet. The safety located on the bolt was frozen in "fire" position. Taurus offered a lifetime warranty on this rifle. I sent to them for repair at my expense. After 12 weeks they notified me that they did not have parts to repair and offered to allow me a small credit on any handgun they currently offer at full MSRP. They no longer offer any rifles of any kind. I declined and they returned rifle with non working safety and letter stating it was unsafe. They did however replace missing magazine tube. I knew rifle condition when purchased but expected Taurus to honor warranty. Fortunately has half cock hammer safety that still works or would just be a wall hanger or parts gun. Disappointing and surprised they could not repair to original condition especially being a safety issue.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:20 AM
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I'm sure that somewhere on the planet, there's a police or military unit equipped with Taurus sidearms.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:28 AM
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I'm sure that somewhere on the planet, there's a police or military unit equipped with Taurus sidearms.
Countries in South America.

https://www.all4shooters.com/en/shoo...products-2014/
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:02 PM
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A lot of people buy Taurus because they are less expensive. I bought a 738 and sold it. Wanted something different. Got 2 used PT 111’s Gen 1. Loved the triggers. Got caught up in the legal hassle over the guns misfiring after being dropped. Got one replaced before the lawyers got in charged. After that I got promises. Traded it for a CZ 75. A few months later, the LGS called me to say my gun came in from Taurus? Told them it was their gun now! He laughed and sold it. I blame the CEO. On the Taurus chat site a guy from S Florida said the CEO showed up for his CHL class with a Glock. Just sayin. 😳 my complaint is poor customer service. It’s like trying to explain a mechanical problem to a cook. Or a cooking problem to an engineer. Ain’t happening. Still have one PT111 G2. Wife likes it. She likes my old Astra A80 better. Currently have a lever action .38/.357 from them. Seems ok.
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:05 PM
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From the link:

"Many operators of the Brazilian military and Police still have to forget the mistakes made by Taurus in the past, ranging from defective pistols (some lots of PT-24/7 acquired by the Brazilian Military Police were found to be prone to discharge if shaken!) to less-than-astounding quality of some license-manufactured TAURUS-FAMAE sub-machine guns and .30-M1 caliber sub-carbines − not to mention the licensing agreement between Taurus and IWI (Israel Weapon Industries, Ltd.) for the local manufacture of the Tavor bull-pup assault rifle series that was, reportedly, abruptly terminated with no explaination provided to the public opinion."

Looks like the 24/7 model had some serious issues.
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:10 PM
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For anyone familiar with both, what are the differences between the Taurus 809 and the newer TH-9?
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:01 PM
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What's wrong with this picture?

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Old 01-31-2020, 06:32 AM
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Kinda makes you wonder what else is done wrong if they canít spell........
That I do not need in my collection.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:33 AM
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The old .38 snubbie ( model 85 I believe) my brother owns, has a beautiful deep blued finish, and is a really good, reliable, performer. However, the newer models I've seen don't compare. In the price range, Charter Arms is, without question, the best bang-for-the-buck on the planet.
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Old 01-31-2020, 08:57 AM
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Kinda makes you wonder what else is done wrong if they canít spell........
That I do not need in my collection.
Spelling aside, the thought of touching off a .357 mag in a Taurus snubbie sends chills down my spine.
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:11 AM
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What's wrong with this picture?

Barrel is too small to finish the word
Magnum.

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Old 02-01-2020, 05:56 PM
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I'm in the "mine work fine " camp.
I have a model 66 and a 24/7 pro 9mm.
Both shoot well, are accurate and fun to shoot.

I didn't buy them thinking I was getting the Rolls Royce of handguns.

I got them to use at the range and if they proved to be reliable (they are) they would make a good nightstand gun. God forbid, if I ever had to use it I would likely not get it back from the police dept. I wouldn't have to lose my Colt.

Ok, now you can bash me and mock my stupidity and ignorance. 🙂
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:38 AM
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Quite the contrary...you ďget itĒ.
You used the phrase ďmine work fineĒ and you donít care if it is seized. You understand it is not a Rolls Royce and doesnít compare to a Colt. You have put it in its place and are not living in fairy tale land. The guys that own 2 guns, a Taurus and a Glock are probably on some type of medication!
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:55 AM
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The best way to describe Taurus is mediocre handguns with low quality control standards. If you get one that was made on a good day you'll be fine, but you'll be hating life if you get one built on a bad day. Taurus just seems to have quite a few "bad days."
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:53 PM
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God forbid, if I ever had to use it I would likely not get it back from the police dept. I wouldn't have to lose my Colt.
Not to be a debbie downer here, but if you live in an unenlightened state, they'll probably confiscate that Colt too while they're at it.

That's why voting in elections are important. This kind of crap will be the nationwide standard if the wrong candidate gets elected.



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