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

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MPanova, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. MPanova

    MPanova Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Houston TX
    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
  2. Hoffy

    Hoffy New Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Fredericksburg, VA
    My PT1911 (not stainless) goes bang every time and shoots better than I do.
  3. HM2PAC

    HM2PAC Active Member

    Jul 21, 2007
    Maine, USA
    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"?
  4. JERRY

    JERRY Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    one dose of thier usual customer service will cure you...
  5. MCgunner

    MCgunner Senior Elder

    Dec 3, 2005
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
  6. Joe Meyer

    Joe Meyer New Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Southwest MO
    Hi, My name is Joe, and I'm addicted to Ruger handguns.

  7. MaterDei

    MaterDei Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    With some guns the quality of the customer service is not that important.
  8. rosco22

    rosco22 member

    May 6, 2007
    We all have problems , the one you have can be cured like a ham .......

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

    weregunner Participating Member

    Aug 12, 2006
    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.
  10. XD-40 Shooter

    XD-40 Shooter Active Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    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.
  11. brashboy

    brashboy New Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    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)?
  12. tinygnat219

    tinygnat219 Senior Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    The Land of Northern Hospitality and Southern Effi

    There are support groups for this. :neener:

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

    Seriously, impressive collection. :D
  13. lee n. field

    lee n. field Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    So, is this a 12 step program?

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

    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...)
  14. bakert

    bakert Participating Member

    May 1, 2005
    You hear both good and bad about Taurus but the good ones are sorta like stepchildren. You can come to love them.:p

  15. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    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. ;)
  16. uncowboy

    uncowboy New Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    New Jersey
    I am with Jerry on this one

    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
  17. Gunbabe

    Gunbabe New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    Canton, Ohio
    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. [​IMG]
  18. Steelharp

    Steelharp Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Gallatin, TN
    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
  19. atblis

    atblis Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Neither here nor there
    I am sorry. Maybe you can channel that addiction to something else.
  20. MCgunner

    MCgunner Senior Elder

    Dec 3, 2005
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    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.

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