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Why not many Taurus pistols for sale?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by glenns, May 6, 2012.

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  1. glenns

    glenns Member

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    I follow our local gun trader website closely (OK - daily). Lot of glocks, springfields, sigs, etc. for sale. With all the Taurus bashing why are there not more used Taurus pistols for sale? (would love to buy a used Taurus 1911)
     
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  2. Steel185

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    I can say I'm a big fan of the Taurus PT1911. My brother has one and i thought it was a "good" gun, until i was able to shoot my uncle's Wilson combat 1911 in one hand and the PT1911 in the other. I was shocked to not be able to feel a difference when they were fired. The feel of the trigger, recoil, solidness, the entire thing was like i was shooting copies of each other. I thought it was a nice compliment for the PT1911, since it seemed on par with a gun that costs 3 times more.

    After that, my guess would be the reason they are hard to find is they are "under-rated" and people actually like them, hince less on the "market".

    Good luck, its a great gun in my opinion. I would like to get one too, and i already have a Kimber gold match.
     
  3. bds

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    I think some people buy pistols based on hype and have very high expectations when they first range test the pistols. When the performance of pistols don't live up to the anticipations, they often end up as used guns for sale.

    I see a lot of "higher end" pistols come on the used gun counter at the range and they have very little wear on them. When I inquire, the range staff often say, "Yeah, the seller just bought the pistol but didn't like the way it shot".

    Typically, they are priced $100-$150 below new pistols and when $350-$400 Taurus pistols get marked down to $250-$300, they move a lot faster. Also, I think the reviews/sentiment for Taurus have improved in recent years.
     
  4. JDGray

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    A used Taurus is simply not fit for resale!!:D

    Think about it though, what could you buy with the procedes? They are already one of the most affordable guns, take some off for being used, not much left to buy another.... So people just keep them:)
     
  5. bds

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    Taurus' "unlimited" life-time warranty applies regardless whether you are the original owner or not. Perhaps that's helping move used pistols? (If anything goes wrong with the used gun, they can send it to Taurus for repair. ;)) - http://www.taurususa.com/repair-policy.cfm
     
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    Proud you said it and I didn't have to...but it is the truth.IMO
     
  7. bikerdoc

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    Got 3 Tauri, all work fine, sold a Ruger last month, Mint 1972 service six got it from a collector and could not bring mysellf to shoot it or carry it, all my guns are users.
     
  8. Walking Dead

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    Good question but I have never had any interest in Taurus autos. The 809 seems appealing but why take the chance on Taurus quality when you can buy so many good guns for very close to the same price.
     
  9. ritepath

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    I don't want to rip anyone off by selling my 2yo pt145 mill pro.
     
  10. glenns

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    You think people bash Taurus (they still do) but don't want to admit they own one and they are really reliable?
     
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    I have owned many Taurus guns. Never had any problems. Miss some, still have some. Want more!
     
  12. JDGray

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    My first comment was a joke, hence the:D, but the second part is still true.... They sell butt ugly semi autos with ribbed grips that I dont like, their revolvers are ok but prefer Ruger. They dont last long on the market because they're so inexpensive new and really cheap used, or people like them sooooo much, they never sell:)
     
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    I've been actually looking for one of those.
     
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    I run a 20 year old pt92 9mm in USPSA matches. I hear all the time that I should get a new gun, but other than new springs a few years ago, she has run beautiful through many thousands of rounds. Aint gonna sell her anytime soon.
     
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    I think that the one post was right because Taurus are so very affordable people tend to keep them. I personally own two of them a PT 145 PRO and an 85s. They both work fine both a very accurate and then did'nt cost a lot. So why would I sell or trade them? I think that this is the sentiment among Taurus owners.
     
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    Own a pt99 and a tcp. Both are great guns that fulfill their purpose. I can't speak to any other models.
     
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    As with anything, blanket statements by an OP, based on their limited perspective, don't really count for much. It most likely depends on where you are and on timing. My local gun store has a nice variety of many different brands of firearms, including Taurus, S&W, and Ruger (to name but a few).
     
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    I own a good stash of Taurus AL's and revolvers and have never had any complaints about the reliability or function. And being a reloader, I put a bunch of full house loads through all of them. They aren't Springfield or S&W quality, but they also don't cost an arm and a leg. And the last time I checked, a bullet from a Taurus, is just as deadly as one from a Springfield. Bling isn't my thing!

    GS
     
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    My buddy carries a Taurus 1911 45acp on duty (LE) everyday. He loves it.

    Late last summer I bought a Taurus PT740 Slim on impulse at a LGS. It came out of the box with an amazing trigger and is very accurate for such a small pistol.
    I took it to the NRA PPC Nationals to shoot in the off duty match. (3.5 inch barrel or less) I caught a few snickers during the pre-match inspection- "You're gonna shoot that"? Most of these guys are pretty serious shooting custom baby 1911 type pistols that cost big bucks. Well I took 3rd place with the Slim and I actually do carry it off duty and as a back-up on duty unlike most of the custom guns used by the competition. My score was only a few points less than what I shot with my full size tricked out competition Glock in the duty pistol match.

    You won't ever see my Taurus for sale.
     
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    I see new and used Tauri for sale all over the place. The comment about the resale value is true. Take a Taurus to your local LGS and see what they offer you. You'll probably be walking out with your pistol.
     
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    What's not to love? Like others have said, if you take the used value, you don't get much for it so it's not worth selling. Mine is perfect and I'd have no desire to sell it for $250. What could I get for that $250 that does what this does?

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    I guess I'm missing something...
     
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    If you publicly advertise that you're selling a Taurus, it requires that you also publicly announce that you purchased a Taurus and many people aren't willing to do that. :D
     
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    I think the only Tauri I've seen at the local shops have been the Judge.
     
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    It's because they have little resale value. Might as well hang onto it or gift it.

    I sold off my PT845 because it wasn't woth spending $100 onsights to fix a $350 gun. Even in new condition without a scratch I couldn't pull more than $250 back out of it.
     
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    Because people are completely satisfied with them, if not you would be seeing more in the used market.
    SHHHHh quite they are the best kept secret.:neener: :neener:
     
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