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Old May 25, 2013, 08:23 AM   #26
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I have a Taurus 66 and an 85. Both revolvers are great. I've had more problems with Ruger autoloaders than anything else. Maybe I'm lucky with Taurus and unlucky with Ruger. Those two Rugers are gone where as the Taurus's are still here.
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Old May 25, 2013, 11:33 AM   #27
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This sounds a little like an AA speech, but I confess I have owned FOURTEEN Tauruses,
My name is Mosin44az and I am a Tauraholic...

But, on a more serious note, I have owned only one Taurus, a Model 415 snubbie. On the one hand, I really like the revolver and have found it to be well-made and finished, reliable and accurate. On the other hand, I have shot only about 200 rounds or so through it at this point in time (.41 Magnum ammunition can get pretty expensive if you're not reloading for it) and the jury is still out, so to speak, in terms of determining its long-term durability and reliability. We'll see.
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Old May 25, 2013, 11:52 AM   #28
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I have owned two Taurus, my first one was PT92FS, a great shooting pistol. No problem at all with it, except the design. Unfortunately getting to the firing pin to clean it was a nightmare. So I sold it.

Last December I decided to add a 9mm stainless to my 1911 collection. I looked around for a Kimber, Springer or Colt but none were available. I looked in the used market and found a guy selling a Taurus, he said it was only a few months old and it was, but I suspected something was wrong. I offered him $500 if he took then I knew something was wrong. He accepted and I bought it.

When I got home I found that the firing pin block was frozen in place. After a good whack with a hammer I got it out. I put the firing block on a polishing stone, rubbed back and forth for a minute or two and it dropped in perfectly. The pistol is now a favorite and one I won't ever sell. I even pimped it out with some new Army grips last week.

Having said all of the above, the firing pin was improperly forced in at the factory, so there is a problem there.

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Old May 27, 2013, 03:53 PM   #29
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Having shot and worked on a number of Taurus guns I think Hit or miss is an apt way to look at it. And a hit simply means that one has a working gun, nothing more.

I have to admit I really like some of the concepts that Taurus comes up with, say their 5 shot large bore guns. Sadly looking closely at and working on friend's Taurus guns has me cured of any real desire to own one unless it was at an utter giveaway price.

Removing the side plate or a Taurus gun does not inspire one, instead poorly fit, poorly finished and machined parts abound. Some of these things will affect performance, others are simply indicative of the craftsmanship involved in making the product however I would venture to guess most gun folks would expect a higher degree of craftsmanship especially at the prices some Taurus go for new.
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Old May 29, 2013, 11:20 PM   #30
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Re: Taurus Quality

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Having shot and worked on a number of Taurus guns I think Hit or miss is an apt way to look at it. And a hit simply means that one has a working gun, nothing more.

I have to admit I really like some of the concepts that Taurus comes up with, say their 5 shot large bore guns. Sadly looking closely at and working on friend's Taurus guns has me cured of any real desire to own one unless it was at an utter giveaway price.

Removing the side plate or a Taurus gun does not inspire one, instead poorly fit, poorly finished and machined parts abound. Some of these things will affect performance, others are simply indicative of the craftsmanship involved in making the product however I would venture to guess most gun folks would expect a higher degree of craftsmanship especially at the prices some Taurus go for new.
And....

Once again. You get what you pay for. Usually.
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