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Old 02-02-2020, 07:41 PM
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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."
Yeah heaven forbid youd have bought a fine upstanding revolver from smith and Wesson with one of the canted barrels, don't mean "front sight tipped to one side" but the damn barrel itself not lined up with the frame.

Yeah I guess that's some sort of high end upgrade option these days..

Sheesh I bet you look down upon anyone who uses shaving SOAP instead of that **** in a can you use...

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Old 02-03-2020, 06:21 AM
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Here’s the deal....
Nearly all gun makers turn out a turd from time to time. Sure, Smith will let one slide every now and again and they will take care of it. Taurus isn’t the worst either, but they have been known to have “common” hit and miss results. As I mentioned earlier, my friend used to carry them in his store. After being accused of “intentionally selling a sh*tty gun to make money”, along with numerous accounts of returns, he bailed on the brand and dumped them. If you have one that works that’s great, I’m sure it will be fine. Please don’t use the Glock perfection misnomer as the descriptive though.
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:51 PM
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Wasn't there an era when Taurus was substantially better? 1980s? 1990s? Anyone?
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Old 02-03-2020, 04:34 PM
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People have been questioning Taurus quality since at least the 1980s, when I got serious about shooting.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:15 PM
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Wasn't there an era when Taurus was substantially better? 1980s? 1990s? Anyone?
Not sure if that was even a thing, but if it was, its not the practice today.
The lawsuit covered 9 models from 97-2013. That's 16 years folks!! They recalled 1 million weapons and paid out $239M in damage. The guns were deemed as "Unsafe". Yeah, Ive seen the new ones, im not convinced that there was a revelation at the top and they all of a sudden started churning out quality weapons at the same price.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:42 PM
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Had a friend that bought a 92 beretta clone in 87. It was a nice gun with no issues.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:23 PM
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Took the Taurus 66 with me to the range.
I'm not a great shooter. I have a tendency to PULL the trigger instead of squeezing, hence the 2 shots in the white.
This was 7 yards, one-handed.

Shoots pretty well. The trigger works well for me.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:49 PM
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I had a Tracker .44 mag for a couple years. It was a fine gun. Yet another I wish I hadn't sold.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:41 AM
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Even a Ford Fiesta will have cars that “run”. Doesn’t mean they are any good, and they kept selling for cheap. Ranked one of the most problematic cars of the decade, and some people got a few that ran OK.
TAURUS. 9 models recalled. 16 years of unsafe weaponry. First hand knowledge of store owner being fed up.

Yeah, not me, I have better things to spend my money on. I don’t buy crappy cars either.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:10 PM
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I am curious if Taurus handguns are returned to the manufacturer more or less than Colts? I read a lot of bad reports about both. Seems like it is more often Colt. But they probably sell more handguns.

I have had decent luck with the one Taurus that I have owned. Maybe I will try a Colt handgun someday. But Colt's 1911s do not interest me at all. I do love the looks of the SAA and the Python but I just don't see paying the asking prices for them.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:34 PM
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I've always liked their guns from the early '90s. Back in those days they seem to of had better press. I still buy their revolvers from the period when I find them. Their fit, finish and bluing was very nice back then. Below are two of mine. A model 82 and a model 66 from 1994.



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Old 02-04-2020, 09:36 PM
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I am curious if Taurus handguns are returned to the manufacturer more or less than Colts? I read a lot of bad reports about both. Seems like it is more often Colt. But they probably sell more handguns.

I have had decent luck with the one Taurus that I have owned. Maybe I will try a Colt handgun someday. But Colt's 1911s do not interest me at all. I do love the looks of the SAA and the Python but I just don't see paying the asking prices for them.
To be truthful with you from what I have seen, a lot of Colts get returned for ridiculous reasons. They go back for things that even a relatively new enthusiast would simply fix in a few minutes that her than send back. For an example, the thread will have the title “help! My Colt is falling apart!!” Then you open it and they are a first time buyer and their month old pistol had the paint pop out of one of the three dot sights. And inevitably some other rookie is telling them “it’s under warranty, I would contact them right away for a return shipping tag” I have seen some where they have already called Colt and Colt is sending them one already. There are other things should not leave the factory like a mushy thumb safety but I know Taurus issues have seemed to be a bit more serious.
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:45 AM
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And we’ll leave it at that.....
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:58 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 02-05-2020, 09:10 AM
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:18 PM
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Hey, when yer RIGHT, yer right - couldn't agree more.
Easy there...his head is swelled enough already! 😆
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:59 AM
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:03 AM
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Dive regulator made in China anyone??
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:39 PM
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I've always liked their guns from the early '90s. Back in those days they seem to of had better press. I still buy their revolvers from the period when I find them. Their fit, finish and bluing was very nice back then. Below are two of mine. A model 82 and a model 66 from 1994...
Sharp looking revolvers. Any advice on where to look for an older Taurus in good shape?
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:53 PM
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Sharp looking revolvers. Any advice on where to look for an older Taurus in good shape?
I find them at the used counters at local gunstores and at gunshows.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:10 PM
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@Captain H: Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:35 PM
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Barrel is too small to finish the word
Magnum.

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Went and looked at mine and it is spelled correctly. It is a 2002 model.
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:05 AM
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Well the Taurus guns that seem worth a damn are the PT92s, Raging/Tracker line and the Rossi Cyclops(Rossi owns Taurus).
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:31 AM
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Not sure if that was even a thing, but if it was, its not the practice today.
The lawsuit covered 9 models from 97-2013. That's 16 years folks!! They recalled 1 million weapons and paid out $239M in damage. The guns were deemed as "Unsafe". Yeah, Ive seen the new ones, im not convinced that there was a revelation at the top and they all of a sudden started churning out quality weapons at the same price.
apparently you didn't understand the scope of the actual lawsuit. The guns were only recalled because of perhaps 300 guns out of a total of 1,000,000,000 having a problem that could actually be considered a manufacturing defect.

Also consider this, just about all of the gun models that got recalled were DISCONTINUED at the time of the recall and Taurus couldn't or wouldn't attempt to fix the supposed defect. SO they simply trashed the guns and issued replacements of whatever current production semi auto was ahead of production.

if you ever get bored head over to the Taurus forums. Youll see a lot of threads by people who had guns with no issues, that they sent in for recall warranty work just to have Taurus trash their guns.

Also AFTER the recall was over, large amounts of those recalled models, that had been in storage in brazil in shipping containers somehow started appearing in surplus style gun dealers in the states
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:47 AM
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There are way to many better guns out there so why in the world would I buy a gun from a manufacturer with such a spotty reputation. As far as I know and I could be wrong but aren't they known for producing the cheaper solution? I may not always be able to afford the very best but I'm certainly never in the market for the cheapest crap one can buy either. I have no desire to get just another gun so I can say I have one more and especially from a manufacturer with such a spotty reputation.

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