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Old June 7, 2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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Tell me about your Taurus Tracker 692.

I sold my EAA Windicator and am shopping for a new 357. Would like to have something with a longer barrel. I was looking at a used GP 100 but am reading not good things about the seven shot capacity.

I've had Taurus revolvers before and had little trouble. Anyone out there with a Taurus Tracker 692 with the longer barrel want to tell me about it?

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Old June 8, 2019, 02:56 PM   #2
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Wait . . . never mind . . . .

So I searched Taurus Tracker in the revolver forum and . . . .I've already asked this question some time ago.

Bottom line for Taurus is one of inconsistent quality.

Ah well . . . .

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PS. I still need (okay, want) a long barreled 357. Suggestions are welcome.
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Old June 8, 2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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It's on the 627 compact frame and not the 66 medium frame. It has TRACKER on the left side. It is ported without expansion. The moon clips are flimsy.

I don't know. I want one too...just not sure I want a 627, let a lone a 100 dollar more expensive 627 just to shoot 9mm.

I know I'm not thrilled it's a 3" with ports or the 6".

I would have much preferred on the 66 medium frame and with a 4" barrel.
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Old June 8, 2019, 11:57 PM   #4
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I had a Taurus Model 66 in .357 years ago. It ate everything and was accurate for me. It was a 6" model, blued. I bought it because I didn't have the money for the gun I wanted the most at the time, the Ruger GP100. I'd guess that I put 10,000 rounds through it.
I eventually traded in the Taurus and got a blued GP100 6 shot. I put about 20,000 rounds through that thing and traded that in when I'd wore it out. What did I get? Another GP100 6 shot in Stainless. That gun only has a couple thousand through it right now and it is one of my favorite guns.
I've no experience with the 7 shot Ruger but I have a buddy that won a 4" Taurus Tracker in .357. I have made loads for it and I've shot it. I liked it but it can't replace my GP. It handles magnum loads well though.

My point? If you are not comfortable with the 7 shot, seriously consider the 6 shot Ruger GP100. It is a sexy looking tank of a gun.
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Old June 9, 2019, 12:50 PM   #5
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If you're going to shoot lots of .357 through it (which is something I won't be doing when I get my 692) don't get the Taurus. If it's mostly going to be .38 or 9mm, get the Taurus.

The good thing about the 7 shot GP100 is that because it exists, the used 6 shot GP's will drop in price due to decreased demand. In 5 years we'll probably see those GP's going for $400 used.
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Old June 9, 2019, 09:58 PM   #6
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Interestingly, the 7 shot with better grips, sight, and an extra round has done nothing to the price of the 6 shot, crap grips, and huge sighted 1705.

Nearly the exact same price.
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