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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Doc Holliday45, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Trunk Monkey

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    It's more like there's not enough difference between the two to make a difference.

    That said, Ruger is a better quality gun. I can't conceive of circumstances that would cause me to choose a Taurus over (really anything) a Ruger
     
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  2. D.B. Cooper

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    You just won the internet.

    I can't find 9mm anywhere, but 40 and 10mm are all over. (Along with 6.5 Creedmoor IDK what all that's about.) Don't trade, buy. If you have ammo for your 40, definitely don't part with it. If 9mm is in short supply in your area, and yo have ammo for your 40, keep the 40 and try to find more ammo or magazines for it.
     
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  3. ms6852

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    I base my remark on Taurus to as an owner as well and everyone tells me that its because mine were purchase decades ago when manufacturing and qc was better. Who knows it that is true or maybe I am plain lucky and get the good ones. On the same token, there are die-hard fans that love the Colt python and describe their action as buttery smooth and yet I have both a python and a S&W 686 no dash and prefer the action of the 686, but am not trashing colt either. That is why Doc should shoot the ruger and compare it to the Taurus and he can personally find out which gun he prefers to shoot and instead of making a decision based on personal opinion.

    Incidentally while talking about Pythons I've heard that the new ones have a lot of issues with the cylinders locking up as well so, crap happens.
     
  4. FL-NC

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    I would.
     
  5. FFGColorado

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    I had a Ruger LC9S and couldn't sell it/trade it fast enough. Jam-o-matic plus a PITA to shoot, recoil wise...
     
  6. Trunk Monkey

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    That's weird to me. I have an LC9 and it is smooth as butter
     
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    I just bought a lc9s for $199 from a local feed store, I’d trade it for a more valuable Taurus, instantly. Then go buy another.

    9mm vs 40, I have them both for different jobs, for some they are interchangeable.
     
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  8. CDW4ME

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    At first sight I thought this is easy, 40 > 9mm
    But, Ruger > Taurus
    Despite my preference for 40 over 9mm I'd have to take the Ruger.

    In before anyone posted the beaten and illogical term "caliber war" (no such thing) its a caliber discussion.
     
  9. daniel craig

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    And this is one reason the 9mm shield became so popular.
     
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  10. daniel craig

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    SGAmmo.
     
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    Is the Taurus a PT100? Or PT101? If so, I'd keep it and cram ammo into every empty crevice of your abode.
     
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  12. Bennj

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    I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but has your Taurus been reliable and shoots well? Do you have a decent amount of .40 rounds? If yes, I would keep it. I am well aware of financial constraints, but if your friend will take cash and it's a fair price, I would suggest trying to scrape together the money if possible. Someone once told me, two is one, and one is none.
     
  13. Doc Holliday45

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    The Taurus I have is the Taurus TH40 model.
     
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    I buy .40 s&w ammo online whenever I can find it and currently have three boxes of hollow points but I have no 9mm ammo because I don’t have a handgun chambered in 9mm. But the guy that is wanting to trade said that he has 100 rounds of 9mm ammo but it’s all fmj but now I can’t find any .40 s&w nor 9mm on either of the websites that buy ammo from because they are sold out.
     
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    I buy .40 s&w ammo online whenever I can find it and currently have three boxes of hollow points but I have no 9mm ammo because I don’t have a handgun chambered in 9mm. But the guy that is wanting to trade said that he has 100 rounds of 9mm ammo but it’s all fmj but now I can’t find any .40 s&w nor 9mm on either of the websites that buy ammo from because they are sold out.
     
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    Is there some reason you want to get rid of the Taurus?
     
  17. LiveLife

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    Grass always appears greener on the other side of the fence.
     
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    As others have said, you need to shoot both if you haven't. Your TH40 is a full sized gun, the Ruger LC9S is a smaller framed gun made for concealed carry. Even though the LC9 is 9mm, it most likely has more felt recoil since it has less mass. If you're not an experienced shooter you may not like shooting the LC9s.
     
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    While I think the .40 is for sure better than the 9mm, I'd take Ruger over a Taurus any day.
     
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    Use Ammoseek and scroll down list of vendors , ammo sells quick seen it sold out before before clicking the buy button. .
     
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    I'm more of a Ruger guy than a Taurus guy, but if the Taurus shot well and I didn't need CCW, I'd keep the Taurus. I much prefer the 40S&W over the 9mm any day (except for a carry caliber).
     
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    Or this one (BTW, made in USA) - https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-taurus-738-tcp/

    10,000 round range renter use without breakage is pretty good for 380Auto. I will not trade my TCP 738 with stainless slide with smoothest and lightest DAO trigger I have shot that is pretty accurate too - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/380auto-x-treme-100-gr-rnfp-range-test.748320/
     
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  24. Styx

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    I carried a TCP for years. I liked it much better and chose it over the old Ruger LCP with no hold open. It's a decent pistol.
     
  25. Trunk Monkey

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    What's a "hold open"?
     
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