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Old November 3, 2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Taurus Gaucho .357

This is my new to me 2006 Taurus Gaucho .357 in matte stainless with 4 5/8" barrel.



This was from 10 yards, two handed, firing 158 gr .38 Specials.
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Old November 4, 2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Weren't big sellers

Don't know if it was prejudice against Taurus or quality issues. I tried to buy one from CDNN but they wouldn't ship to California(despite single actions being exempt from the dreaded safety testing list).
How has this one been for you?
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Old November 4, 2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Pretty sure it was quality issues, just based on the problems I've had.

Tad, I hope you got a good one and enjoy it. Even if it is a good one you might want to replace the base pin with a hardened one from Belt Mountain. Their Colt SAA pin is an almost drop-in replacement. You just have to grind a *little* off the end to allow for the transfer bar. That fixed a lot of problems with mine, and the pins are pretty cheap.

OTOH if you only shoot .38 Specials, the soft original base pin might not cause any problems for ya.
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Old November 5, 2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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Those were the first six rounds I fired from it. I fired the rest of that box and a box of 158 gr .357's out of it with no issues.

I had heard of the Gaucho but this was the first one I had ever seen in real life.

When I saw the condition it was in and the price I could get it for, I decided right there that I was getting it.

I own several Tauri and have never had a problem with any of them, so I wasn't scared of it.

It is accurate.

I think it is a good looking six-shooter.

I like it.
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