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Old September 6, 2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Taurus 990 vs 94. And where to buy? Need Help!

I am wanting to get a 9 shot 22 revolver and apparently the Taurus is my only option so now the question is the 5" barrel 94 or the 6.5" barrel 990. I am gonna just be using it for a plinker/ camp gun. I originally wanted a 6" barrel but a 5" or a 6.5 inch will do. I'm not particular picky and am willing to spend a little more to get the 990 if it's a better gun. I know the 94 is known for having a heavy trigger but like I said it's just gonna be a camp gun. I know the 94 is smaller and lighter and I don't wanna have a heavy gun if it's in nessecary but I don't wanna have a light gun if a heavier one would be better. I have read that they are both accurate. So which would be better for what I want? Thanks!

Also I am looking at buying from wholesale hunter.com has anyone ever ordered anything or know anything about them? And does it workout with the Taurus lifetime warranty?
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Old September 6, 2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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just found this so is this site good and work out with the warranty?

http://www.onpointsupply.com/cart.ph...534&substring=
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Old September 6, 2010, 11:15 PM   #3
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I also was interested in a 990 Taurus until I did much research on this forum, and others. It appears that the Taurus revolver is a gamble. A 50/50 shot that you will get a good one. If you don't, it is warrantied for life, but by the accounts of many it may take a lifetime of returning it to get it right. I have decided instead for a Smith & Wesson 617 10 shot 22 RF revolver. My quest for a new rimfire has been delayed due to a plastic gun from Austria! A Glock 20 I just had to have. I will keep the Smith on the short list. I did find a used one in excellent condition for $650. A lot more than a Taurus, but a hundred or so less than new. I'm not a lucky person, even with a 50/50 chance, so I'll have to just keep saving for the 617.
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Old September 7, 2010, 08:22 AM   #4
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I own a 990 Tracker,,,

as well as a 970 Tracker.

The 970 has a 6" barrel,,,
The 990 has a 4" barrel,,,
The 990 has been trouble free,,,
The 970 was bad out of the box,,,
Two trips back to Taurus and it's still not right.

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It appears that the Taurus revolver is a gamble. A 50/50 shot that you will get a good one. If you don't, it is warrantied for life, but by the accounts of many it may take a lifetime of returning it to get it right.
This seems to be the situation with Taurus,,,
It's a roll of the dice buying one.

I bought the 990 only after my dealer told me he would give me a full refund if it wasn't a good gun,,,
It turned out to be just fine and is a nice performer so I kept it.

My dealer will not stock or order the Model 94 any more,,,
He said more than half of a years worth had to go back for cylinder gap problems and/or bad triggers.

The 6" 970 is barrel heavy,,,
I feel this is due to the full lug barrel,,,
I would peddle this gun to someone except for the guilt,,,
I keep it as a knock-around pistol that lives in my pickup tool box.

The 4" 990 has nice balance,,,
It is heavier than a Model 94 but not much.

But by my experience and all accounts I have read,,,
It's a much superior revolver to the Model 94.

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Old September 7, 2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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I have a 970 Tracker and a stainless 94 5". Both work well. There is a modification for the trigger return on the 94 that can be done to reduce the double action trigger pull. It involves replacing the return spring with a lighter spring.

I prefer the longer sight radius and sights of the 970 which is only a 7 shot pistol as well as the larger grips. My wife prefers the 94 so things work out well. I have read about more problems with the 990 then I have read about 970.

I don't know about the blued versions of these pistols. Mine are both stainless. BTW the 970 has a 6.5" barrel.
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Old September 7, 2010, 10:37 AM   #6
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Had a 94, cylinder seized up - don't have it anymore.

Got a Ruger Bearcat SS for plinking and a Buckmark for the same.

SW has new 22s coming out - some with longer barrels - like the 63 with a 5 inch.
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Old September 7, 2010, 11:51 AM   #7
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I would advise against the 94. Full disclosure, I have never owned one. But, I have spent a lot of time with my buddies 4" blued one and a 4" rental... Both had awful triggers and both would get very gritty after 50 or so rounds. I dont put too much stock into the rental because it.. a rental. However it had severe lock up problems and one or two cylinders HAD to be shot in single action. The range staff said it had been to Taurus 3 times
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