Lightly used Taurus 94 SS Ultra-Lite 9 .22 LR


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rcellis
August 25, 2006, 09:27 PM
Just bought this sweet little revolver - first revolver I've bought since a Ruger Blackhawk some 20 years ago. I usually shoot .40 S&W and 9mm; .22 LR is *so* much fun.

I put 54 rounds through it as a first test - accurate, smooth in both double action and single action - and of course no serious recoil to deal with.

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telomerase
August 25, 2006, 10:12 PM
smooth in both double action and single action

That's great. You don't happen to have a milk scale handy to measure the DA pull weight? (Used to have a 94 with about a 25-lb pull...)

weregunner
August 26, 2006, 03:42 AM
Enjoy your purchase.Had a 94 for 12 years and sold it.10lb.DA trigger pull. 5lb. for SA.Sold it:banghead: My son and I enjoy shooting the newer model with 5 inch barrel.But the trigger pulls are:cuss: tough. We will put snap caps in the cylinder and dry fire 1000 times or so to lighten the trigger pull.

Master Blaster
August 26, 2006, 04:03 PM
Every time someone brings up theTaurus 94 or its derrivatives, I hear at least one or two folks who chime in and say that the Taurus they owned (94 in particular), had a rough extremely heavy trigger pull. I only own two Taurus revolvers the 94 and a .45 revolver. Both of my Taurus have excellent trigger pulls, in both double or single action, and I have both Smiths and Rugers to compare them to. My 94 is tenn years and 10,000+ rounds old and has functioned flawlessly.

Its funny when someone says they have a good trigger on their Taurus, and another member CHALLENGES them to produce a trigger pull gauge, and prove IT.:p :neener: ;)

Congrats on your new revolver, they are lots of fun, and very accurate at least my 4" is, Mine likes the copper plated federal bulk pack and also federal Champion high velocity. If you haven't owned a .22lr revolver before, one thing to remember is that since .22lr are heeled bullets (hang out over the edge of the cartridge, rather than sit inside it like a jacketed round), you need to take a brush to the cylinders every 300 or 400 rounds or so. The reason is that the residue from the bullets will keep the rounds from seating against the rim. This will cause the gun to have misfires, when the hammer has to seat the round because of the gunk. They usually fire on the second hit when this happens, so clean the cylinder.

I hate to say it but hopefully everyone puts a couple drops of good oil on their revolvers in the right spots. Running a revolver dry could cause a heavy rough pull, especially in a stainless gun where it could lead to galling.

JMHO YMMV

rcellis
August 26, 2006, 05:01 PM
Its funny when someone says they have a good trigger on their Taurus, and another member CHALLENGES them to produce a trigger pull gauge, and prove IT.

I've noticed the same thing. The DA is heavier than, say, the DA on my HK USPc, but it's well within my comfort zone - on a revolver, a heavier DA pull is just a safety margin.

This is a .22 pistol - not likely to be used in a defense situation, and at the range I'll shoot it SA anyway. Besides, under stress, that heavier pull is not going to be noticed.

Notice that I said "smooth", I didn't say "light". Guessing I'd say it's perhaps a 10 to 15 lb pull; I had a Ruger P93 with a similiar pull and I could hit things with that Ruger without problems. Same for the 94.

mainmech48
August 26, 2006, 05:04 PM
I also have a 4" SS M-94 that I've owned for at least fifteen years. I long ago lost count of the number of rounds it's seen, but it's still tight and well-timed and has only gotten smoother with the use.

Compared to the S&W M-63 I used to own, the action was a bit "heavier" feeling when I got it. But then again, the 94 was brand new and the Smith had several years of use on it. After I'd put a few hundred rounds through it I bought a spring kit from Brownell's for it. I ended up using the new lighter hammer spring and the heavier of the two rebound springs, as the lighter one gave me some problems with sluggish trigger return. The difference is remarkable, and reliability has been absolute. Inexpensive, not tough to DIY if you're handy and have the right tools plus some patience, and highly recommended.

Fine little kit/plinking/knock-around revolvers, IMO. I think you'll grow to be very fond of it.

telomerase
August 26, 2006, 05:36 PM
Its funny when someone says they have a good trigger on their Taurus, and another member CHALLENGES them to produce a trigger pull gauge

You misunderstand my concern. I'm sure that the happy owner likes the pull, I was just trying to determine whether someone else with less grip strength would. Maybe you like a 50-lb pull for safety, like the NYC PD lawyers...

rcellis
August 26, 2006, 05:50 PM
You misunderstand my concern. I'm sure that the happy owner likes the pull, I was just trying to determine whether someone else with less grip strength would. Maybe you like a 50-lb pull for safety, like the NYC PD lawyers...

I didn't take any offense - your question was a reasonable "just talk'n guns" comment. But there are some fellows out there that just can't abide the Taurus 94 and get really focused on finding fault with them. Of course, the word "Taurus" by itself is enough to set some guys off.

About my 94 - If my daughter (who likes to shoot rifle) was to shoot it, she wouldn't be able to handle the DA pull, but then she would be shooting for target accuracy, and that's an SA job.

tuckerdog1
August 26, 2006, 07:07 PM
Like my 94 a lot. Have seen several post mention the screws on the rear sight coming loose. My did & lost 'em.
Check them for tightness.

Tuckerdog1

shooter429
August 26, 2006, 07:33 PM
After many years of avoiding the Taurus brand from bad experiences, I broke down and bought a new SS 94 to replace a boken pellet gun, on advise from a trusted dealer. It might sound odd to replace an airgun with a .22, but I discovered a little-known brand of imported ammo called Aguila and their powderless .22 ammo, Super Colibri, which fires a lead pellet at airgun velocities from a .22 LR rimfire gun.

To make a long story short, the gun is working great so far and has a very nice SA pull. My only complaint is the DA pull, which is twice as heavy as any other wheelgun I own/ed. If anyone has had success lightening one up, I would love top hear from you.

So, I got a nice, inexpensive plinker that shoots very well. I don't even miss my airgun anymore :)

Shooter429

Master Blaster
August 26, 2006, 09:13 PM
Just out of curiosity, do any of you folks who think the 94 has an unusually heavy double action pull own a J-frame revolver, or an sp101 to compare it to??

The reason I ask is because the smaller revolvers like the Jframe do tend to have a heavier trigger pull. Now I also have a model 43 smith (.22lr airweight j-frame) and a couple other jframes. They all have similar trigger pulls, heavier then a K or N frame, because a heavy coil spring is used rather than a leaf spring, and because there is less mechanical leverage in a small revolver and with a less massive hammer a heavier spring is needed to ensure reliable ignition.

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