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Is Taurus still having problems?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Glockedout17, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. Glockedout17

    Glockedout17 Member

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    I have been looking at some of these new Taurus revolvers that have been coming for the past year or so and they seem to have some nice designs. I'm really considering the model 605 or the model 85. I want to know if these are good revolvers and if not, what's the best concealable revolver that Taurus has to offer? I would like to hear some positive feedback for a change, I know they can't be all that bad (they would've been out of business already).
     
  2. GWARGHOUL

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    Oh man, you just unleashed the lions..

    Taurus makes a good gun. Just inspect it upon purchase. QA is the only area they have a real weakness compared to anyone else.
     
  3. mnrivrat

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    Taurus guns are of generaly good design and good material. If there is a problem, it generaly comes from poor workmanship. This does seem to happen more often with Taurus, but they are far from being the junk some would have you believe. ( I own and shoot 5 Taurus guns)

    Customer service problems seems to be another complaint, but I have sent a few back to Taurus from the shop I work in and have had only one that created a problem.
     
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    .357 out of a little snub nose with your pinky hanging of the grip is not a plinker gun. Fun with.38s but brutal with the mags.
     
  5. JR47

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    Generally Taurus firearms are no better or worse that other manufacturers. They have their share of lemons, and it appears that many buyers are first timers, and incapable of examining a purchase prior to paying for it.
     
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    Mine aren't having problems, been shooting 'em for years. :D

    A .357 carry is a belt gun due o weight, no matter then barrel length. Now, one can fit a full handed grip to any revolver. My faves are the round butt profile Hogues. The little 5 shooters are great on a belt as they're light weight, yet capable. I do prefer a 3" barrel, though, since it ain't going into a pocket.

    I have a 3" M66 (K frame sized) that rides on a belt or in a fanny pack from time to time. Here is is with my 4" nickel 66. I have a Hogue on it now days, though.

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    Here's my 4" 66 with my 85SSUL I carry the 85 mostly pocket carry. .38 is enough.

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    These are quality and ACCURATE revolvers. They go bang every time. The little 85 has an unbelievably good trigger right out of the box.

    I'd say, any of the 5 shot .357s is a belt gun, go with the 3" barrel. The ultralight .38s are pocketable and .38 doesn't require the extra barrel length to perform, faster powders. If you wanna pocket carry, consider one of the .38s, concealed hammer might be best, but I like an exposed hammer even in a pocket gun.
     
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    I think most of their issues are with SAs. My old 85 is flawless.
     
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    Check the gap between the cylinder and forcing cone to be sure you have .002" at least. Friend bought one and had to open up the gap because as the gun heated up it would expand and bind. It was a recent purchase current production.
     
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    I've only owned 94s in .22 and an 85 and a 605 "carry pack".

    I don't own any of them anymore, but they all worked.

    The original 85, in particular, is a great gun by and large.

    So far as bashing Taurus, I'll just invite folks to list the prominent revolver gunsmiths who advertise that they still work on them, and let it go at that.

    I'd have no problem with buying an 85 that passed the checkout sticky, and I sure wouldn't want anyone shooting at me with a Taurus revolver, but I won't take them over a used gun from the big 3 common American brands.

    Clean 431 possibly exempted (since there is no analogous gun from Smith or Ruger)

    JMO.
     
  10. Glockedout17

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I'm more confident with getting a Taurus now. It's not that I wouldn't buy a used Ruger or Smith, but I just want something new and affordable, let's not forget dependable. I already have a Taurus 606 .357 magnum. So I might just go with a .38spl. What's the most I should pay for a 85ssul or a 605ss new?
     
  11. MCgunner

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    The 85s are a tick over 300 now days, i think. Academy has the best prices around HERE and I always check 'em if I know they carry the model. I think it's www.academy.com or something like that.
     
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    Based on the recurrent discussions of Taurus, I'd say they mostly have a PR problem.
     
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    Yup. I have a few (see other Taurus thread). They generally work fine.
     
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    I'm thinking that the biggest single problem facing Taurus USA is how to meet the demand for their products. They are at 100% production capacity and have waiting lists turning into back orders. With the world economy what it is they are like most other manufacturers, hesitant to invest money in more production capacity. JMHO!!!!
     
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