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Taurus model 941--good or bad?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tbeb, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. tbeb

    tbeb Well-Known Member

    If you own one, or if you have owned one, then what good things and/or bad things do you have to say about it? One specific question I have is: Has your cylinder ever bound up after, say, 50 rounds or less? (I heard that the unburned powder from a .22 magnum fired in a handgun can cause this.) Thanks.
  2. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    i had two, still have one.

    2" 941 stainless. thats alot of unburned powder since the barrel is 2" but, ive never had it bind up at all.

    ive had my gp100 3" get hard to pull the trigger because of some nasty a$$ reloads that caked the cylinder face........

    but never my 941. its alomost a perfect bug. and a perfect tackle box or woods gun.

    i really like it for just plain old cracking the whip sounds it makes.!!! WOW.
    plus its a nice gun for the ladies who are recoil shy.

    it sits in the safe mostly since my wife carries a .38 ti now, but i dust it off every now and then at the n.r.a. range.
  3. Drakejake

    Drakejake Well-Known Member

    I have had a stainless with four inch barrel and a light weight snubby. No problem with either and both seem to be well made and nicely finished. But the double action triggers are stiff.

  4. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    Have 4"

    Go to gunblast.com and click on archives to see a rave test and review from Jeff Quinn. Unbelievable accuracy. I have the 4" which I've topped with a small JPoint red dot. It is a tack driver. I use it for small game and varmints. The SA trigger pull is smooth and crisp at 2.7 lbs. The 22 wmr is dirty and things do get grungy and sticky after about 100 rnds. I've never had a lockup however.
  5. chaim

    chaim Well-Known Member

    While I don't have that particular model, and thus can't comment on any potential .22mag binding issues, I will say something about the quality of Taurus small framed revolvers.

    I have had two small framed Taurus revolvers. I had a 605 (.357mag snub) that was a great gun. I shot just over 500 rounds through it before selling it (the recoil of the .357mag was too much in such a small gun, and I didn't want the extra weight if I was to only shoot .38s). Currently I have a Taurus 85CH which I'll keep forever. Both have been 100% reliable, both have had great DA triggers, the 605 had a great SA pull as well (the 85CH is DAO), the 85 is certainly more than reasonably accurate.

    My current plan is to get a .22lr snub as one of my next two or three handguns (a compact 1911 or other compact auto and a SA revolver are the other two on the list). The only reason that the Taurus 94 isn't definately it, and that I may consider the S&W, is that Taurus puts adjustable sights on the 94 and 941. I want the 94 as essentially a trainer for my 85 which has fixed sights. Still, I'm strongly considering it since I love Taurus small framed autos (maybe more than comparable S&W J-frames). Also, I've heard (but don't know for a fact) that Taurus is selling them now with fixed sights too. If true, that will put it over.

    Now, if I ever decided I wanted a defensive gun in less than .38spl my two choices would be the 941 or Taurus 731 (.32H&R Mag) and I probably will get the 941 just for the heck of it eventually (in a few years).

    Certainly if you are considering the 941 my advice would be "go for it".
  6. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    i'll second that!!!!

    id take the .22mag over the .32 mag due to ammo avalabilty, and 2 more shots in the same sized gun....

    you can go into wal-mart or anywhere and get .22mag ammo. how about .32mag ammo? uh hum.;)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2004
  7. Richard99

    Richard99 New Member

    I've got a 941 with a 4" barrel. Nice gun, but the adjustable sight system is of a very poor design.

    Took it out of the box, shot it twice, adjusted the rear blade and shot twice again. When I went to re-adjust there was no rear blade. Seems it isn't like the S&W system; it's a push-pull arrangement and if you don't adjust both screws, well, you lose your rear blade.

    And don't expect Taurus to sell you just the blade - you pay $45 bux for an entire rear sight assembly. One could easily machine a replacement, if one could get a look at "one". :banghead:

    But for the four shots that I actually got to pull off, it's a nice gun. :mad:
  8. Steelcore

    Steelcore member

    I have a 4 inch 94 and it will bind up after 100rds.
  9. gbran

    gbran Well-Known Member

    I have a JPoint red dot on my 941. It's good for minute of squirrel to 50yds (from a rested position) and a few lucky shots even further. At 25 yds, it's a real tack driver. My cylinder binds up also after about 50 rounds. It don't take much to clean it and keep on shhoting. This is the only Taurus I own and I'm really happy with it. I've had it for at least 4 years.

  10. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Well-Known Member

    This thread is a year and a half old why was it rejuvinated?????
  11. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Well, Master Blaster, some things just get better with age, I guess... lol
  12. hoek48

    hoek48 Active Member

    I had the 5 inch stainless 94. It was very accurate and I had no problems with it. I just did not like how heavy the DA trigger pull was. Overall for the price it was a good gun.

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