The yay/nay Taurus poll

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by craig_o, Oct 23, 2007.

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Taurus revolvers/autos: what do you think?

  1. Mine's great and the problems other people have are overstated.

    128 vote(s)
    43.5%
  2. Mine's great though I find their reputation troubling.

    77 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. I've experienced a bad Tauri, but I like to keep an open mind.

    33 vote(s)
    11.2%
  4. You couldn't pay me to own one due to negative personal experience.

    56 vote(s)
    19.0%
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  1. craig_o

    craig_o Member

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    I personally counsel people against Tauri from what I've read and heard. I have NO experience with Taurus itself, so I figure I'd get it straight from you in numerical form.

    Comment below if you like.
     
  2. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Member

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    Every Taurus I have EVER handled has been a POS. Just had one in the shop last week that we have to send back to the factory, because it isn't locking up. NIB and POS. What are the odds?
     
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    As I said earlier, "I've NEVER owned a Tauri firearm, and probably NEVER will~!;)
     
  4. glockman19

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    I have known people who owned them, shot them and I swear I'll never own one.
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  5. mavracer

    mavracer Member

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    you don't have a catagory for yourself.I don't know anything myself but I heard it on the Internet so it must be true.
     
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

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    some counsel is worth what you pay for it. at least you admit you don't have any experience with it before running it down.

    my raging bull in .480Ruger has survived a couple hundred rounds and I have no complaints.
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    I've never actually shot one oddly. I don't recommend for or against. If a newbie asks, I will admit that I have no personal experience, but that they have a very hit or miss reputation based on what I have heard on the internet, but that i can neither verify nor undermine the rumor, and it may or may not be true.
    But I have no reservations recommending Ruger and S&W fully and with vigor.
     
  8. meef

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    I too try not to shoot oddly.

    :D
     
  9. Gustav

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    NAY!

    I will pass when I was younger and did not know better a few crossed my path the quality can not compare to a well made Colt Smith & Wesson Ruger or Dan Wesson in revolvers
    In semi autos I would go with Sig H&K Walther Beretta CZ Colt Springfield STI Les Baer IMI Steyr or Glock over any Taurus.

    Allot of people swear by them while a few swear at them at this point I find its better to pass on them and get something better after all who will spend the money you save if and when your defensive handgun fails and you get injured or killed?:banghead::cuss:

    As good as really isn't equal to
    No one will say its better than leading brand X Y Z
    What I often hear is how affordable they are or how good a deal it was.:banghead:
     
  10. rockinrussky

    rockinrussky Member

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    satisfied with 1911

    I'm quite fine with my Taurus 1911. Paid half the price of an american made 1911 (back when they were that cheap) with all the same bells and whistles and never had any problems. Well ok, to be fair when I first bought it the slide was a little harder to rack at first, so you could say it had a 'breaking in' period. After that, its been zero problems on this end. I've also shot a really old beat up 357 mag at the range and had no problems or complaints either. They used to have a lot more quality-control problems back in the day from what I hear.

    Also, keep in mind brand new Tauri (sp?) do come with a lifetime warranty.
     
  11. GRIZ22

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    I have 3 revolvers and two semi auto Taurus handguns and no problems.
     
  12. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Member

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    I have owned three Taurus guns. Two revolvers and one autopistol. I must say that their revolver quality far outweighs their autopistol quality. I had a part break within the first two months of ownership. I put less than 200 rounds through the gun and it broke! The revolvers never broke and gave me a better peace of mind. That's my $0.02
     
  13. Koos Custodiet

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    (*) My Model 66 is great and I have no opinion on other people's experiences.
     
  14. jimmyraythomason

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    Yay

    I have owned 3 taurus revolvers and have been very satisfied with them. The first was a model 68 w/4" barrel bought new in 1973 shot GREAT! A .38 cal snubbie,again no problems. My current Taurus is a model 44 in .44 Rem.magnum w/6" ported and ribbed barrel. So far it is reliable and very accurate (and VERY LOUD!!). I have no problem recommending them to my friends.
     
  15. Gator

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    If you get a good one and like it that's fine, but I have one and will never buy another.
     
  16. BigO01

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    I own a 669 I bought used and a PT 940 I bought new , both are or have been 100% reliable .

    I think perhaps some of the negative comments are from those simply mimicking what they have heard or even folks with multiple names on forums but all of the reported problems can't be from that .
     
  17. ArchAngelCD

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    My son's PT-111 Pro has been totally reliable over the past 2 years. It was bought used and has had over 3,000 rounds fires through it since.
     
  18. Euclidean

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    I have considered purchasing a Taurus several times, but every time, something about their competition's features or unique circumstances has sent me to someone else. I always consider the option, but have yet to choose Taurus.
     
  19. AZ_Rebel

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    PT1911 - 12,000 Rds + .... 0 Malfunctions, 0 Breaks...
     
  20. jeepmor

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    My two Mil pros (9mm and 45acp) have run flawlessly. They are 3rd generation models. While I've seen Sigs and Kimbers hiccup, go figure. The others were not mine, but they had issues with UMC ball where these Taurus guns did not. All were sparkly clean at the beginning of the range session.

    If I had issues, sure, I'd move up. But seeing pistols twice their price range jam, well, hard to think spending more is somehow better.

    Oops, just saw this is revolvers, sorry, no experience in that arena, I was talking autos.
     
  21. Old Dog

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    Good for you. Gotta respect a man for understanding that personal experience is way overrated.

    At any rate, although my most favored handguns seem to be really expensive pistols of the 1911 variety ... in the past 20 years, I've owned three or four Taurus pistols and two Taurus revolvers, each of which has been 100% reliable and more than adequate in the accuracy department, with very good fit and finish. And golly gee, even had a positive experience with Taurus' much-maligned customer service. Perhaps I should pick up a few MegaMillions lotto tickets this weekend, too?
     
  22. Gunner4h1r3

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    I've shot a good number of Taurus pistols and revolvers and had no problems, with the excpetion of the Millenium .40 S&W. Trigger was a bit "spongy."

    Revolvers I have had no problem with, personal favorite is a model 66 7-shot. shoots great, especially with cor-bon loads.

    They're pretty good guns although if I was handloading, I would use a Ruger.

    Gunner
     
  23. Ghost Tracker

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    Tried two Taurus autoloaders; PT145 & a 945. First was dreadful both in reliability & durability. Second was a fine pistol. Taurus "Lifetime Waranty" means you'll be dealing with them...for the REST of your life!

    They'll not get another dime of my gun budget, EVER!
     
  24. MCgunner

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    All my taurus experiences have been FANTASTIC. Of course, I actually look at, handle, and check out guns before I buy them. My favorite of favorites medium frame 4" .357 revolvers is a Taurus 66, much more accurate and better gun than my old M19 Smith, stronger gun, too. It's not as strongly built as my old Security Six, but it's one HELL of a lot more accurate with .38 special. I love that thing.
     
  25. Old John

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    Yay, Here!

    I've had 4 revolvers, 2 bought new, 2 picked up in trades.
    I bought a Model 85, .38 Special, snubbie.
    I loved it, let a Dear lady Friend talk me out of it.
    I figured she needed it, No qualms about selling it to her.

    I picked up another Model 85, in trade, & I let dear Brother talk me out
    of that one. I made $10 on it.

    I picked up a SS, Model 450, .45 Colt, ported Snubbie. It ROARS!
    I love it. Just too Fat to use for CCW. But, I would not part with it.
    Cost me $250, on the Trade. Worth every penny.

    I recently bought a new SS, Model 94, .22lr. 4", 9 shot.
    I Love it. It's a fun little gun. My Dear Grandkids Love it too.

    In all of these, over about 15 years, I've never had a Problem.
    Not even one. I'd buy another,Today. Taurus is Good!

    All that being said.....I also have more'n a half a dozen Ruger Revolvers.
    Ruger is Solid. But cost more. I buy whatever I want, or Trade for it.
     
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