Taurus has new pistols coming out


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Autopistola
March 18, 2009, 05:05 AM
Just read in in American Rifleman. It caught my attention because Taurus had several new models and sometimes they come out with something innovative.

Here's the 8045:
http://www.arcimboldeb.com/img/eventi/armi4/86.jpg
Looks to be a pretty blatant ripoff of an M&P with a glock trigger safety. Kinda ugly IMO. Doesn't seem to offer much over a 24/7 DAO.

The 24/7 PLS
I have no idea about this, but I'm guessing the PLS is an extra capacity model kinda like the XD(M) with a 5" bbl. Not available in .45ACP

1911 High Capacity
I imagine this to compete with the Para Ordnance, only it will likely have a slimmer grip due to the 12rd. mag.

Plus their coming out with some carry guns I care nothing about, a .22, and carry version of the judge.

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noob_shooter
March 18, 2009, 05:19 AM
wonder if people will call it junk..

71Commander
March 18, 2009, 08:13 AM
Looks more like a Ruger than a M&P.

maksim
March 18, 2009, 04:21 PM
taurus just came out with the 800 series, now this? heh, well at least they are coming out with stuff.

did read it in the rag yesterday... figured they were talking about the 800 series.

glove
March 18, 2009, 09:40 PM
It look's more like 2045 to me. Or that is what the slide has on it.
Dave Z

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 19, 2009, 12:18 AM
They're always innovating over there at Taurus, I'll give them that - some are flops, some are home runs, but they're always interesting. I'm starting to really like my PT 24/7 OSS DS Tactical in .45 acp - neat pistol. I'll give an honest gander to the new offerings - the SLIM pistol looks good - don't suppose it's Rohrbaugh-sized, is it?

Autopistola
March 19, 2009, 01:41 AM
+1 on Taurus innovation. At least they're churning out guns that are different and trying new combinations of features. I'm enjoying my 24/7Pro in .45acp; hope it keeps working well. I wish more manufacturers would make their pistols with single action triggers and lever safety +decocker.

benzuncle
March 19, 2009, 03:59 PM
It's gonna be junk, just like my PT-145 with over 1200 trouble-free rounds through it! :what:

The comments about Taurus attempting to innovate seems to be pretty accurate. I just wish they could update their online site more than once a decade. It is woeful. :cuss: TAURUS Are you readin' this thread?

Omaha-BeenGlockin
March 19, 2009, 04:06 PM
OK--I'll say it---Taurus:barf:

indoorsoccerfrea
March 19, 2009, 04:10 PM
i like the looks of it...is it out now? or not for a while...

jocko
March 19, 2009, 05:31 PM
there little 380 will knock the socks off of kel-tec and give Ruger a run for their money to. Size and weight and features..

blo0dyhatchet
March 19, 2009, 05:54 PM
Taurus makes great weapons as far as I am concerned. I have never had any problems out of any of them that I have owned. I can't stand Glocks, but I don't go around bashing them. Just because you do not like it, or have had a random lemon, its not reason to shun a company that makes quality products and will back them up.

priler
March 19, 2009, 06:48 PM
i would not bash taurus either if i owned one but here's the thing.imo,taurus should concentrate more on QC and CS and better turn around time instead of trying to be so "innovative".

they now seem to be more about bringing new products out quickly and trying to attract more people.how many brand new guns do they have now?..3?...4?...what about teething problems with all of these now?UPS and FEDEX are sure going to be happy.:rolleyes:

don't get me wrong,i don't have a problem with taurus and i actually like some of them.i would buy one if i were on a budget and they actually did the above..... with my luck the one i would get would probably work just fine...or i could make it so.

makarovnik
March 19, 2009, 09:47 PM
I like the slim single action 9mm that is already out. It got a really good review in Handguns magazine. Good sights, accurate as all get out and perfect for carry.

Taurus_9mm
March 19, 2009, 09:52 PM
Taurus makes great weapons as far as I am concerned. I have never had any problems out of any of them that I have owned. I can't stand Glocks, but I don't go around bashing them. Just because you do not like it, or have had a random lemon, its not reason to shun a company that makes quality products and will back them up.

+1

www.taurusarmed.net

PT1911
March 19, 2009, 09:59 PM
I greatly look forward to their new offerings... I own several taurus guns and cannot imagine getting rid of a single one of them.

Autopistola
March 19, 2009, 11:17 PM
I have to agree with priler. They should focus more on QC, CS, and sticking with a model long enough to correct teething problems. The Millenium pro and 24/7 series had some teething problems that didn't get fixed until the 3rd generation. I'm sure this is common with some other guns, but you never hear about it because everybody is so busy hating on taurus.

The reason Taurus caught my attention in American Rifleman is because they actually had new models to offer, unlike most of the other manufacturers who seem to rest on their laurels and bring out a model in a slightly different configuration.

INMY01TA
May 19, 2009, 03:09 AM
I like the looks of their new line up.

noob_shooter
May 19, 2009, 05:28 AM
i may actually try one out for kicks..

memphisjim
May 19, 2009, 05:47 AM
yeah that slim 9 looked alright

Kind of Blued
May 19, 2009, 06:08 AM
I don't have a vendetta against them like some people do, but Taurus seems to put out so many products so quickly that NOTHING they make ever gets a chance to become "tried and true", or if it does, that never becomes common knowledge.

I'm sure they have something I'd be interested in, but with a million models, esoteris model numbering/naming systems, and their HORRID website, I couldn't find that "something" even if I tried.

RUT
May 19, 2009, 08:22 AM
>>I like the slim single action 9mm that is already out.<<

Have you actually seen anyone selling it? It was supposed to make its debut in December, but was never heard from again. :confused:

DrDyno
May 20, 2009, 03:19 PM
I've owned two Taurus pistols, a PT99 and a a 941 in polished SS (4", 8-shot, 22-Mag.). I've had minor problems with both of them.

The PT99 started to intermittently drop the magazine when fired. It was probably a problem with the magazine release pin. I had someone who had wanted to buy it from me so I just sold it to him.

The 941 was one of my favorites. However, it started to experience intermittent failures to fire (22-Mag is a rim-fire cartridge). Because I liked the gun so much, I decided to send it back to Taurus for their "lifetime" warranty. BIG mistake!!

First off, they didn't even look at it for a full six weeks. They had nothing to tell me except that it was "received." When they finally sent it back, it had a rip in the seam of the grip right behind the trigger guard, they had replaced a perfectly good, highly polished hammer with a "new" unpolished, machine-marked hammer, and (although not mentioned on the repair receipt) they had changed out the main spring for one that practically requires two fingers to pull! The gun also appears to have some scratches on its polished surface that weren't there before.

I wrote them an appropriately nasty letter and took the gun to a local gunsmith. The first thing he noticed was a chip in the firing pin. So much for Taurus "gunsmiths!" They probably came from some Brazilian motor pool! They took one of my favorite shooters and turned it into an embarrassment.

I will NEVER purchase another Taurus product!

Dimis
May 20, 2009, 04:18 PM
the only taurus i own is my 3 inch judge that i got more for novelty than anything but it works and i love it
ive been looking into the 24/7 tactical in .45 and may get one of those
i have no problem with buying a taurus i have enough firearms that i can trust that the taurus models are back ups to backups at this point
i am intersted in seeing the carry version of the judge tho id like to see how on earth they make that big monster concealable in any way

i hope they keep inovating and pushing in new directions because at there price point new shooters can afford to get hooked to what all of us love

gmh1013
May 20, 2009, 05:34 PM
My 92 has over 5k rounds through it was only one FTF on some 9mm reloads.
I have a new 917c and about 750 rounds through it and no problems.
If you want to talk junk say KIMBER
most expensive piece of crap I ever bought.....after sending it back 4 times and everytime they returned it
another problem. Traded for a SP101
...best trade of my life.

JR47
May 20, 2009, 11:45 PM
Taurus has no more models than S&W. They actually seem comparable to them as far as new models goes. Really, just HOW MANY versions of the J-frame are the people at S&W going to make?

S&W has also been running into problems with parts proprietary to their various models.

RX-178
May 21, 2009, 04:35 AM
Now, I haven't seen that particular new model before, and am genuinely curious about it.

That being said, when I first saw the title of the thread, my thought was:

When has Taurus ever been without a 'new pistol coming out'?

VTChuck
May 21, 2009, 12:20 PM
I have never owned a Taurus and probably never will, but for the people bashing them, consider this: do you have unreasonably high expectations for them? The old saying "You get what you pay for" probably holds true here.
When you pay for a $300-400 piece, don't expect it to perform like a Sig or HK.

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