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Old June 12, 2012, 03:14 PM   #51
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Have any of you guys ever considered publishing your own magazine that didn't accept advertising? You could call it: "Gunsumer Reports."
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Old June 12, 2012, 03:27 PM   #52
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No, I rely on honest reports from reputable magazines that are supposed to be "UN BIASED" in their reporting. Not pet dogs for their advertisers Now I come to forums like this to get honest reports about firearms.
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Old June 12, 2012, 03:34 PM   #53
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Seriously now......I truly believe that there is enough hands on practical experience threads of actual Taurus usage to formulate an opinion that it's a brand to stay away from.

If you do happen to get a good one...okay, good for you. But to try to throw blame on gun mag reviews when it's well known that their just shills for advertising dollars so how objective could they possibly be?
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Old June 12, 2012, 03:44 PM   #54
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Paper bounder, you are correct. I suppose they have to make a living , too. Just go to forums like this for HONEST feed back.
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Old June 12, 2012, 03:56 PM   #55
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Paper bounder, you are correct. I suppose they have to make a living , too. Just go to forums like this for HONEST feed back.

Yessir....if your serious on doing gun research you pick up trends on this and other sites regarding particular gun makes and models. Doing a little weeding out of the fan boys and the haters and an accurate picture emerges.
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Old June 13, 2012, 12:50 PM   #56
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i had a similar experience with my new judge, it locked up shooting 410 shells, and the accuracy shooting 45's was terrible. I have some good luck and some bad luck with taurus's
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Old October 25, 2012, 07:20 PM   #57
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My friend and I took his brand new Judge to the range today. We shot 10 rounds of 45LC and 10 rounds of Remington 2 1/2" 410s. On the 10th 410, the top strap blew apart at the barrel bending the barrel downwards. This bent the ejector rod as well. The RO said he has seen this several times before.
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Old October 26, 2012, 11:42 AM   #58
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There are a lot of problems with Taurus guns but people keep buying them.
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Old October 26, 2012, 11:46 AM   #59
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It was very fortunate that this happened on the last round. I only noticed it because I had to reload. Had it happened on any other round, the gun would have still been at arms length and I probably would not have noticed it.
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Old October 26, 2012, 05:31 PM   #60
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On the 10th 410, the top strap blew apart at the barrel bending the barrel downwards. This bent the ejector rod as well.
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It was very fortunate that this happened on the last round. I only noticed it because I had to reload. Had it happened on any other round, the gun would have still been at arms length and I probably would not have noticed it.
You would have not noticed the top strap blown apart, and the barrel bending down?

Sounds like a B.S. Taurus basher post!!! No credibility what so ever!

Not to say that there haven't been substantiated problems with Taurus. But no need to make them up! Especially something as unbelievable as a top strap blowing apart without being noticed.
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Old October 26, 2012, 05:45 PM   #61
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I said I probably would not have noticed.

So you were saying hotshot?
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Old October 26, 2012, 05:52 PM   #62
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I went to the range this morning and the RSO told me they had another Taurus blow up. It was a Judge and the first shot blew it apart. Brand new gun.

I have learned enough from this forum and my friend who has one, to stay away from them.
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Old October 26, 2012, 05:55 PM   #63
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Geetarman, I see you are in Arizona. You wouldn't have happened to have been at Rio Salado this morning, were you?

Because if you were, and I suspect you were, the RO was talking about me. It happened yesterday.
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:05 PM   #64
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I said I probably would not have noticed.

So you were saying hotshot?
Yikes! Nasty damage. Not feeling bad about avoiding Taurus.
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:13 PM   #65
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Sorry, the pics would have substantiated the story in the first place. Just hard to believe that it would not have been noticed immediately. Was there any feeling of more recoil on the last shot?
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:22 PM   #66
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There was so much recoil on each of those 410s that I did not notice a difference. I was just busy holding on. The last shot is what blew it apart. So immediately after the last shot, I oriented the revolver to release the ejector rod. This pointed the top strap away from me. The first thing I noticed was the bent ejector rod. My friend, who owns the gun, is the one that noticed the top strap.

Like I said, it is very fortunate that it happened on the last shot.
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:33 PM   #67
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Were the 45 LC rounds jacketed, or lead. I notice significant leading with Cowboy Action lead bullets in my PD poly. Just wondering if a wad from the next to the last 410 round got stuck in the bore?
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:37 PM   #68
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We first shot 10 rounds of factory jacketed ammo. then the came the 410s.
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:42 PM   #69
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I did a small CCW class today and one of the students has a 24/7 in .40 caliber. He was an old ex-mil competition shooter and he would have shot well with a blow-pipe and marbles... but that darn thing impressed me. I liked the trigger, grip angle and the feel of it. It ran and shot real well for him.
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Old October 26, 2012, 07:10 PM   #70
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Geetarman, I see you are in Arizona. You wouldn't have happened to have been at Rio Salado this morning, were you?

Because if you were, and I suspect you were, the RO was talking about me. It happened yesterday.
Indeed I was there. Shooting a P229 and a P226 as well as a Buckmark and LR308.

The Colonel told me about it. I thought he said it was the first shot but from the posts above that appears to be not so.

I am glad you are ok.

I usually make it on Friday morning and get set up on 17. If you are ever there, don't be a stranger. I am usually out of there around 9-9:30.

A lady I shoot with has a Taurus .357 that has been to the factory once and is about due for another trip.

While some have reported really good experiences with them, the stories are outweighed by those who have really had problems.

I think I will stay away from them.
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Old October 26, 2012, 07:15 PM   #71
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Sounds like a B.S. Taurus basher post!!! No credibility what so ever!
Cheapshooter,

You are flat out wrong on this.


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I said I probably would not have noticed.

So you were saying hotshot?
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Well played.

Hope to meet you at the range. I will always be there early and usually at table 17-18. I have a gate key so I go in early and am set up before 0700.
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Old October 26, 2012, 07:29 PM   #72
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We were talking with him too. Great guy. He was the first RO on the scene after it happened.

Thanks for the good wishes. I get up there about 2 or 3 times a week. With all the snow birds (sun birds?) coming back, it's getting real crowded on the weekends.

I'll look for you. I'm the one with the dark green carry-on that I use for my stuff and a white/purple Igloo MiniMate I use for my ammo. I know, kind of a weird combo, but I used what I had on hand.
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Old October 26, 2012, 08:01 PM   #73
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Poly Taurus anything is crap. I have owned 4 Tauri and two were crap and the other two are my favorite to shoot. A PT-99 and a M85. Both are flawless operators. I would buy either again. But never a poly auto or revolver. Their classic models are good. The new stuff stay away from.
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Old October 26, 2012, 11:20 PM   #74
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I'm still astonished that my Taurus judge mechanically failed to fire the very First time I shot it.
Alot of former Taurus owners on this end are not. Hope everything works out for you.
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Old October 27, 2012, 08:58 AM   #75
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I thought about a 5 shot 44 or 45 Taurus till I saw one heading back with a big chunk of the barrel gone between the ports.

Sorry but that is scary bad metallurgy to have failures like that.
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