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Stop me before I buy a Taurus... Must resist...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mrcpu, Apr 8, 2007.

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  1. mrcpu

    mrcpu Member

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    I have a couple 1911's, really like 'em. I have been eyeballing an XD in 9, or an M&P in 9. The M&P was out of the running until I found out how to change the backstrap, and now, it fits really, really, really good.

    I was standing out the counter, XD and M&P out, playing away, when I look down and there's a stack of black taurus boxes sitting there, like 20 or 30 of them, and the dealer was busy entering them in "the book". (Whatever that means).

    He didn't have time to run-down what was in the pile, so I left.

    Went back today, and there was this 24/7 pro in 9 sitting there, and so I asked to look at it. And I have to say, it felt Good. That rubber grippy stuff on the front, ooh la la...

    And so I am in a quandary. Rational thought says get the XD, proven. If not the XD, then the M&P, fits great, reputable company, will probably be proven. But the grip on that taurus... pushes all rational thought from my brain.

    SO I have decided aversion therapy is needed. I need horror storiese of Taurus 24/7 Pro's blowing up, jamming, and basically being the worst POS's, and I will print them and read them out looud at the store while holding it, and hopefully my fingers will stop getting all tingly...
     
  2. Texfire

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    Life is too short, get what makes your fingers itch. :)

    Worst case you can be the one to tell us that it's a piece of junk and you'll return it for a refund, best case you can be the new acolyte of the church of 24/7. ;)

    Tex

    ps- Sorry, you wanted me to talk you out of it? Don't. Stop. Resist.
     
  3. LoadedDrum

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    I have a 24/7 pro long slide 9mm and I really like it. That said you can't go wrong with the XD and mag availability is better and they are cheaper too.
     
  4. ARTiger

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    1. M&P
    2. XD
    3. Long list of other guns
    4. 24/7
     
  5. axeman_g

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    same issue

    different gun.

    I have an original series PT92, SA cocked and locked safety, no decock. I bought the gun in 89, and it is still great. Needs new nights though. Anyway, I was out shopping the other day and picked up the new Taurus PT1911. I am far from a 1911 expert, but it stacked up very nice for the $500 asking price. Nice build quality, not perfect but good and comparable. GREAT features for the price and the trigger was good, not great but good+. About like a Springer's trigger.

    I am now trying to resist.
     
  6. 4fingermick

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    You wanna be talked out of buying a gun:confused: ? Boy! You are talking to the wrong people :D We will not only NOT talk you out of it, but will probably try and get ou into a more expensive better quality piece:evil: .
     
  7. varoadking

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    We can try...
     
  8. Sigdude

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    Do what i did.....

    save your lunch,beer,and entertainment money and by an overpriced,[ BUT WORTH IT ! ], Sig.
    You won't regret buying the highest quility gun.Remember,this is something that you may be defending your life with.And isn't your life worth it !;)
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Well, mrcpu, I am not going to try to talk you out of it. Get it. If you have any trouble with the lockable hammer swap it out with a good trigger group. I don't care for the feel of the 9 and .40 24/7's, but I love the way the 24/7 .45 feels.:)

    EGW - Theres is nice
    Cylinder & Slide - Check them all out.
     
  10. wally

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    I've both the XD9 and the 24/7-PRO. I'd say overall I like the XD9 a bit better but XDs now are costing $100+ more than the 24/7, I don't think they are that much better.

    At CDNN Taurus 24/7 mags will cost you $29.99, XD mags run $19.99-29.99 depending on the model.

    The M&P models seem to be splitting the difference is price around here. CDNN lists M&P mags for $34.99.

    I suggest trying to shoot a sample of each if possible before buying as what feels best in the store in not necessarily what shoots the best for you. Beretta/Taurus 92 is my poster child for this, they feel awkward in my hand but are probably the non-1911 I shoot the best (single action).

    --wally.
     
  11. PX15

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    If you wish a reason to NOT buy a Taurus check out the various firearm forums and see how many complaints you find about Tauri's crappy customer service...

    From what I read the "lifetime warranty" means you can send your firearm back for free repair forever, but they might keep it for the rest of YOUR life.. Or, send it back in the same condition you sent it IN to be fixed.

    In my personal experience the worst firearms customer service I've ever had a problem with was Beretta... Yikes they were bad. Consequently I pass on Beretta's now and forevermore.

    Just reading the nightmares of folks who tried to get the "lifetime warranty" work done from Taurus reminds me of Beretta, and that "ain't" good..

    But.

    Your Taurus firearm might never need repair. Every firearms manufacturer has a small percentage of lemons, just cross your fingers you don't get one of them.. :D

    I was interested in the new 1911 released recently, but I just don't want to deal with another crappy customer service company so I passed.

    But, it's your money and time, buy what you want, and I wish you well..


    J. Pomeroy
     
  12. GRIZ22

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    I have 5 guns made by Taurus bought new between 1988 and 2007. The only problems I had were:

    1. 669- after about 10 years I had the rear sight come off because the screw (similar to SW sights) holding it to the topstrap came loose while blowing off magnums. Sent to Taurus, turnaround time 10 days.

    2. 9mm with adjustable sights-rar sight leaf broke after about 12 years (I carried this on duty for about 6 years until policy changed). Sent to Taurus and back in 2 weeks.

    I've seen problems with new Glocks, Sigs, H&Ks, S&W, Colts, Springfields, etc. Never saw a bad Ruger and only know of one that had to be sent for service. Mag release spring broke and I finished qualifying by holding the mag in with my weak hand. Turnaround was sent Monday Fedx o'nite back Wednesday AM! That's hard to beat! Along with Taurus they are all good. Contrary to what some say Taurus hasn't built up business as they have by selling junk. Buy what you like.
     
  13. mrcpu

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    Can't do sig. I know they're great guns, but they just look stupid to me. I think all the guns that taper down to the barrel look dumb. CZ, beretta M9, it's like they started out with a real gun, then by the time the bullet exits the barrel, it's been wussified...

    I think that's why I like the 1911's. Even a 1911 in 22 looks manly from the backstrap to the end of the barrel... :)

    The 24/7 Pro's got that rail up front. Keeps it looking manly.

    My local dealer is fairly particular about what he stocks, he tries to stay away from troublesome brands, and he says he doesnt' get much griping at all about the taurus. So it could just be the good ones are all out shooting, and the broken ones bitching. Hard to say. I must ponder.
     
  14. KINGMAX

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    I like a TARUS myself

    I have owned 3 Tarus pistols and one rifle.

    a). Tarus PT92 in 9mm (cannot remember the first jam)
    b). Tarus 85
    c). Tarus 5-shot 38 spl. hammerless type (my Dad took it for his CCW)
    d). Tarus Lighting Rifle - 14 shot pump in .45 Long Colt (use for SASS)

    Have had no problem w/ any of them.
     
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    Go to " HandgunReview.com "......

    and read the Taurus postings from actual owners.
    They either love them,[ 5 stars ],or they loath them ,[ 1 star ].
    Just about all of them do say that their Customer Service Department should be exiled to a deep,deep,and very,very,cold Gulag cocentration camp somewhere in Siberia.:barf:

    Get a Ruger P345 in Stainless with no safety but with the decocker only.
    $440.:cool:
     
  17. RH822

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    Sorry, can't talk you out of it. I own 5 Taurus handguns and have never had a single problem with any of them, including my 24/7 .40 cal that I carry quite often. Very accurate and reliable.

    RH
     
  18. Sigdude

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    B.T.W. mrcpu.....

    My Sig P220 st does NOT taper down toward the end of the barrel.
    I.M.H.O.,the P220 is sheer perfection.
    [ and the price reflects this too ! ] ;)
     
  19. 10-Ring

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    I'm not a Taurus fan. I've owned one of their wheelguns for years & I've shot 10000's of rounds through it but, it has the grittiest, heaviest, down right nastiest tirgger in my collection! Plus, the sights are tiny & leave ALOT to be desired :rolleyes:
    If it were me, I'd get a G19 & start getting dirty -- of your choices, I guess I'd get the M&P ;)
     
  20. glove

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    Taurus

    Buy it you will like it.:)
    I have the 24/7 .40 cal. and the PT-140 Mil. Pro. and like them both.:)
    Dave Z
     
  21. Ala Dan

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    Don't step over an XD too buy a 24/7~! ;)

    Use your own judgement but I say rent the XD, M&P, and the 24/7
    and see what works best for you; as looks can be deceiving. :D
     
  22. fattsgalore

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    Don't fear the Taurus.

    If your eyeing the 24/7 most people say go with the 40. The 45 has had issues and the 9mm isn't bad but have read a few post but nothing about the 40.
    Now when it comes to Taurus look into the PT92 literally the best Taurus, not opinion, ask anyone who's owned one or two. That thing would shoot rocks if you could chamber them.(exaggeration, but heck I believe it)

    I really like Taurus, but I'm not in love with there poly guns they need a bit more refinement.
     
  23. jeepmor

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    I dig the two milpros I have. They have both outperformed many higher dollar more coveted guns like Kimber and a Sig without any issues when shooting factory ammo. I've had some weak action cycles on some target handloads, but they were so soft recoiling the brass landed on your feet. Not the guns fault.

    But Taurus does have a lousy reputation for customer service. I just don't think I'll ever need it for these two pistols, the PT145 and PT111.

    Regardless, I bought these first thinking they be a good way to get my feet wet into the handgun hobby and I've seen them outperform the other brands so well that I'm becoming loyal to them and considering their 1911 simply because of price point and my experience with these two milpros.

    If you are that bent against Taurus simply for price point, then you are just being a snob about it. No biggie, the gunshop wants you to buy a more expensive gun anyway.:rolleyes:
     
  24. galatins220

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    I am also looking for an excuse to NOT buy a taurus... The reviews are good. All I hear are complaints about customer service. Its either This or a Ruger... Who knows!:banghead:

    It looks nice, definatly affordable and it just has the word good deal written all over it.
     
  25. possum

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    the videos on taurus usa by Dick metcalf has a lot of great things to say about them, i would go xd but i think the taurus andguns are nice and are a great value overall.
     
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