Hi! My name is Mike and I am addicted to Taurus


September 16, 2007, 07:30 AM
Hi! My name is Mike and I am addicted to Taurus hand guns

Taurus guns my wife and I currently own

24/7Pro 45 2006 model (range beast)
24/7Pro 45 2007 model CCW
PT25 stainless with ivory grips
PT22 Stainless with ivory grips
PT22 stainless with Pink grips
M85 ultra lite 38 special
Raging Bull 500 Magnum with the 10"barrel in stainless

Next on the list of must haves

PT1911 in stainless
24/7 Pro 9mm
PT111 pink frame with the stainless slide
24/7 OSS in 45

I would have to say my favorites are my 24/7's followed very closely by the 1911 and the 500mag.

I own many other firearms aswell but I must say that Taurus has taken over my safe and they are starting to bully the others around :p

For my money I feel I get the most out of Taurus products. I have had great service from all of my Taurus guns and I see no reason why that will change in my lifetime. Every one of my large caliber Taurus guns work flawless. The only issue I run into once in awile is with the one PT22 (my wifes pink griped one) which seems to be ammo picky. I had the same problem with the other one and it was sent back to Taurus for repair about 2 years ago and it has worked great every since.

All in all I am proud to say I own so many Taurus guns. I am proud to say my wife and I carry one every day and trust our lives with them. I know so many people who feel the same way. Just thought I would share something positive about Taurus instead of the bashing that seems to go on a lot.

No I do not work for Taurus :rolleyes: I wish I did, maybe I would get a discount :D

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September 16, 2007, 07:42 AM
My PT1911 (not stainless) goes bang every time and shoots better than I do.

September 16, 2007, 08:02 AM
I have a question about the PT1911. The fit and finish is very nicely done, and I've been thinking about one for awhile now.

At a local shop the PT1911 that I've handled does something curious. It does not let go of the hammer every time I try to "de-cock" it. Sometimes it gets hung up and requires multiple pulls of the trigger. Is this common with the Taurus? Will it "wear out"?

September 16, 2007, 09:33 AM
one dose of thier usual customer service will cure you...

September 16, 2007, 11:26 AM

Good source of info and/or just a conversation about Taurus without brand bashers and Smith and Wesson snobs butting in. :D

Joe Meyer
September 16, 2007, 07:15 PM
Hi, My name is Joe, and I'm addicted to Ruger handguns.


September 16, 2007, 07:22 PM
one dose of thier usual customer service will cure you...

With some guns the quality of the customer service is not that important.

September 16, 2007, 07:38 PM
Hi! My name is Mike and I am addicted to Taurus hand guns

We all have problems , the one you have can be cured like a ham .......

PT25 stainless with ivory grips
PT22 Stainless with ivory grips
PT22 stainless with Pink grips

WWWeeeeellllllllll maybe not .................pink grips , sad , real sad ...

September 16, 2007, 08:44 PM
A Taurus brotherer in arms here also.

Models 65,66,85CH, and 94 in revolvers. PT22 and PT111 Mil/pro in pistols.

Have had sterling service form all these. 3 of the revolvers are 20 years old.All still going strong.

Own 2 Ruger 95DCs and a P97DC. One Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, 1 Winchester 1200 for hunting and home defense. Came with two barrels to make this possible.
2 Bulgarian Makarovs
1 H&R 649
Marlin 99C
Ruger Mini-14
1 Ruger MKIII
Alll these guns operate well, are well made, dureable, and accurate as they need to be.
All of these have been on the hit list of the bashers at one time or another.

So I figure the bottom feeders will show up if they haven't already. One needs not chum the waters for the bottom feeders to show up. They'll try to eat anything.
Hard to ignore a creature though who rants,raves,insults people and their choices( disrespectful don't you know,but that doesn't stop them), uses "unconventional wisdom" and uses so called "witty repartee" as an attack pattern.

The sign said," Don't feed the trolls". But here we are.

Kiiler bees operate in the same way, Doesn't mean they're useful.

XD-40 Shooter
September 16, 2007, 08:52 PM
I have (2) Taurus guns and they are both excellent. The PT-140 Mil-Pro has been outstanding, its a very nice compact pistol, I really like it. Its been 100% reliable approaching 3000 rounds. My Taurus Tracker 357 is awesome, it will drill one ragged hole with my reloads, it fits me great, the barrel ports really tame the recoil, its a very nice revolver. Also, the lock-up is very tight and the finish is first rate.

September 16, 2007, 09:09 PM
I have the MillPro PT111 (3G) and like it, though the the grip is too small. The slip-on helps, but it still feels like I'm holding a pencil. Good gun, though. I have a real problem with the 24/7's looks, but love the feel of the grip - very ambivalent. The value, though, is very hard to beat.

What about the Taurus wheelguns? Is the timing good? Finish (I hear they are rough compared to SW)?

September 16, 2007, 09:24 PM

There are support groups for this. :neener:

Heh, I like their revolvers, but their autos suck eggs IMHO.

Seriously, impressive collection. :D

lee n. field
September 16, 2007, 09:40 PM
Hi! My name is Mike and I am addicted to Taurus

So, is this a 12 step program?

"I'm Mike, and I have a problem."

one dose of thier usual customer service will cure you...

Like, charging my card for a part ordered, then completely loosing all record of the order? (This was years back. The SNAFU kept me from using that gun for a class. Said gun has since been traded off on a more worthy firearm. Sic transit...)

September 17, 2007, 07:43 AM
You hear both good and bad about Taurus but the good ones are sorta like stepchildren. You can come to love them.:p


Baba Louie
September 17, 2007, 07:54 AM
Sounds like a lot of bull to me Mike. :D

What? No rifles? (I know this is the Handguns: General Discussion forum and all... but, come on.)

We need to read some Range Reports on each of your little bulls, see some photos, targets, ammo likes/dislikes, leather that fits. Got to hear the good, the bad and the... well, we have all read the horror stories about some of Taurus' customer service, so it would be good to hear positive tidbits along those lines.

PINK? Did you say PINK? :rolleyes: Pink grips? Sure. Why not? Ladies seem to love them (and maybe one or two of the opposite gender... nothing wrong with that... I guess) A pink framed PT 111? Couldn't find it on Taurus webpage however (Thank you O Father of Firesticks in the Great Range in the Sky for saving my eyesight for another day).

I've got a little bull or two myself. Ranging from an old 5-screw 82 (or is it an 83?) up to a PT-99 with a couple of 85's, a 605, 945, 431 and a 3" 82 as well, but they're all blue and wood/rubber ('cept for one stainless 85). That makes 8 total with nary a problem to date, all reliable as the day is long.

But no pink ones... yet. ;)

September 17, 2007, 08:00 AM
I have several Taurus pistols and The last one I had a problem. The costermer service made darn sure that it will be the last one in my collection. I sent two guns back for repair and I got back 2 non shooters. I really suspect that there is a language problem. They didn't read my complaint. They were going to send me back a gun with a bad cylinder. BUT they did replace the cylinder on the gun that didn't need it. (Now a very inaccurate gun). The Raging BEE- The gun is reamed at the factory so that the brass shot from the gun can not be reloaded:banghead:. This is not in any add or article I have read about this gun. AFTER purching the gun and sending it back for repair they send a letter saying If this bothers you we sugest you do not buy the gun.:fire: TOO LATE! NOTHING in the owners manual about this as well.
I have had several other brands sell me less that perfect firearms but all wanted to do rite by me. Taurus doese not follow this thinking.:cuss:There costermer service stinks!!!! J.Michael

September 17, 2007, 08:50 AM
It's nice to see someone say something positive about Taurus finally. My husband and I have six between the two of us. I've never had any problem and don't mind paying a little less for them either. http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s166/joshfan77/DSC00840.jpg

September 17, 2007, 09:11 AM
My PT1911 (not stainless) goes bang every time and shoots better than I do.

That one always gets me. How do we know? If we're shooting it, that's how good it is. If it "shoots better" with someone else, I would think that would be because of that person's skill level, not a sudden improvement in the gun. :p

September 17, 2007, 10:10 AM
I am sorry. Maybe you can channel that addiction to something else.

September 17, 2007, 10:52 AM
That one always gets me. How do we know? If we're shooting it, that's how good it is. If it "shoots better" with someone else, I would think that would be because of that person's skill level, not a sudden improvement in the gun.

Ever hear of sand bags? How 'bout a ransom rest if you're really serious? Oh, I forgot, all the gurus here say there's no ransom rests in a gun fight, so why use one. Well, the world is full of such ignorance I guess. First thing I do with a new handgun is fire it off sandbags (can't afford a ransom rest and all the inserts) for accuracy and to sight it in. I know from years of experience that about the best I can shoot any iron sighted handgun is 1" at 25 yards. If the gun will do that, it's shoots AS GOOD as I do. If it won't, I shoot better than the gun I guess. I won't get 1" groups off hand at 25, though, so in effect, with some of my guns, they shoot better than I do. With a really accurate gun, if I can hold a 3" five shot group at 25 yards, I'm really feelin' my oats that day. :D

BTW, to stay on topic, my 4" Taurus M66 shoots a LOT better'n I do. I get consistant groups of 1" at 25 yards with it using my 148 WC .38 load. With my 140 JHP .357 hot load, I get about 1.5". That's very good for a 4" .357. I've owned three others, a M19, a Security Six, and a Rossi 971 that didn't come too close to that. That Taurus is my favorite hiking, general outdoor use .357.

September 17, 2007, 04:44 PM
More power to you! We all have our faves & if Taurus is yours, I say congrats on that growing Taurus collection! ;)

September 17, 2007, 05:06 PM
Over the years, I've accumulated more Taurus guns than might be reasonable, but never had a problem with any of them. IMHO you are missing the best they make PT-92/99 9mm Beretta 92 "clone" that does clocked and locked and its .40S&W cousin the PT-100/101. Price sure helped me have as many as I have.


September 17, 2007, 05:17 PM
I'm not an addict, more of a satisfied repeat customer.

I bought a Taurus Tracker model 970 in .22lr and loved it; everything about it has been great. I then had a need for a snubby .357 and picked up a new Tarus 651. It's been great in the 150 or so rounds I've put through it.

September 17, 2007, 05:57 PM
Impressive collection MPanova. Only have two Tauri now, but their reliable and accurate enough that I switch them for concealed carry. I used to be a brand snob, but not anymore.;)

September 17, 2007, 06:53 PM
just to clarify.......

ive owned Taurus revolvers before, and i never had a problem with any of them.

my dig is at thier piss poor customer service that ive witnessed vicariously from one co-worker and one neighbor.

September 17, 2007, 07:29 PM
MCgunner, thank you for an excellent explanation. I appreciate it immensely.

September 17, 2007, 08:25 PM
I have a model 85 in blue steel. The fit and finish are very nice. It shoots well. I can see myself buying another Taurus. The question is which one. I see several that I like a lot...

September 17, 2007, 11:54 PM
I have a couple too. They are excellent pistols!

September 18, 2007, 12:45 AM
wally...I picked up my PT92 a while back and it is a great gun! My uncle has it now since his only gun broke and he can not afford a new one, so I let him use my PT92 for his house gun.

September 18, 2007, 08:19 PM
What's up with the "PINK" grips? :neener:


September 18, 2007, 11:09 PM
They are my wifes

September 18, 2007, 11:12 PM
I only have 2 Tauri now , a 669CP in atainless and a 85CH . I've owned a 669 and a PT99AF for a total of 4 , in the years all have worked flawlessly .

September 19, 2007, 08:07 PM
I got a taurus titanium revolver and the gun would sieze up sometimes after closing the cylinder. This happened right after I got it home from the gun shop. They gun shop guy sent it back to taurus for me. I got it back with an extra crappy trigger and a letter telling me what they did. The problem was still there however.

I called them and they asked me if I had shot it yet, I hadn't and did't want to shoot a malfunctioning gun. After going back and forth I sent it back. It came back with a really nice trigger and another letter of more stuff they did. It felt different and I was confident the problem was fixed so off shooting I went.

It did it again when shooting. I traded it for a keltec sub2000. I have a taurus .357 snubbie that shoots great but I don't think I will chance another taurus.

I wanted to believe.

Elm Creek Smith
September 19, 2007, 09:41 PM
I bought a Taurus Model 66 .357 Magnum back in the days when the right recoil shield was part of the side plate. It was a dandy gun, but I traded it off after I got a S&W M629.

My brother bought a Taurus PT111 when they were new and still carries it when his Kimber Pro Carry II weighs him down or is too bulky.

I just bought another Taurus 87UL in stainless (a guy traded it in on a bigger Ruger .357) at my local gun store for a terrific price. I only hope this one is as good as the last one I bought and foolishly traded away for the "9mm of the month" (also long gone). The 85UL will be my backup for my 3 inch S&W M13. The KelTec will be relegated to my backup's backup. (Yes, I will carry three guns on occasion.)


September 19, 2007, 10:09 PM
I own a PT145 and carry it as well - and it rests next to me at night - just in case I need to answer the door at night :scrutiny:

September 19, 2007, 10:10 PM
YIKES - double post.

Where's the delete button for us trigger happy folks?

XD-40 Shooter
September 19, 2007, 10:11 PM
It seem's like the ultra light and titanium guns in the Taurus line are the most trouble prone. I think they're all steel guns are good for the most part.

September 20, 2007, 08:09 AM
I have the Gaucho in 45 colt with 5 1/2 bbl. It is the only Taurus that I own but it has been an excellent gun. Really like the cowboy looks and feel'

September 20, 2007, 09:33 AM
I too own quite a few Taurus handguns:
605 2" stainless
PT145 millinium stainless
450 ultralite
PT1911 blue w/factory rosewood grip panels
Also, 3 silohettes (12" barrel)
17 hmr, 22 lr, and 357 mag
Would like to find them in 22 mag and 44 mag to finish out the series.
I have heard that they also made these in 218 Bee, but have not been able to confirm this.

Am very pleased with all of the above. Would not hesitate to purchase more in the future.

Since I have not had any problems, I have not had any dealings with Customer Service/No Service, but will pass on a letter to the editor I read in a gun rag a few years ago.

The guy had purchased a PT92 at a flea market. Everything worked properly, except that he could not adjust the rear sight. He contacted the factory and sent them the gun back. 4-6 weeks later, he got a package from the factory. Seems that they could not fix the problem, so they sent him a brand new gun. Not a bad deal for a lifetime warranty on a gun that they knew he bought secondhand.

September 20, 2007, 09:49 AM
Mike, how does the 500 mag shoot? I own the S&W 4". Have shot the 8-3/8. Nite and day recoil wise. Curious as to how the Taurus compares.

September 20, 2007, 10:07 AM
I own three: a 605, a Tracker 357 6", and a 24/7 DAO in 9mm. The latter has been flawless with ~2K rounds through it. My one experience with customer service -- involved a problem with the 605 that was more a reflection on me, than than the gun (I lost a spring) -- was okay; it took a couple of weeks longer than expected, but otherwise went well.

September 20, 2007, 03:10 PM
I have a Taurus and like it and Rugers, Smiths, Colts and Keltecs I haven't found a firearm I dislike yet , I have a real problem.

September 20, 2007, 04:06 PM
I had a second gen PT145 that I broke the screw off of that holds the rear sight while trying to install night sights. I took it to my gunsmith who couldn't find a tap the right size and even if he could he didn't have a screw that size, yada, yada, yada. Sent it to Taurus. Taurus fixed it, threw in a spare magazine for free, sent it back in less than two weeks and they charged me nothing. I have no reason to buy any other make except that they don't have a 10mm semi auto. I traded in my second gen PT145 last Sunday at a gunshow for a third gen PT145. I prefer the new trigger and Tuesday night at the indoor range at seven yards offhand shot a ten round single ragged hole in a target. It shoots to the poa also.:)

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