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Old August 18, 2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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What's the best Taurus revolver?

What do you guys think is the best/most durable revolver made by Taurus?
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Old August 18, 2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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From My Experience And From All I Have Seen,

They haven't made that one yet.
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Old August 18, 2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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i second that
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Old August 18, 2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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I'll call and up you 10!!!
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Old August 18, 2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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you guys are brutal :barf:
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Old August 18, 2005, 03:36 PM   #7
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the best taurus revolver is the one you trade in for a ruger.
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Old August 18, 2005, 03:38 PM   #8
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and now i'd like to see some real replies



I guess I should've said; THIS IS NOT A TAURUS BASHING THREAD!!!
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Old August 18, 2005, 04:25 PM   #9
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I have had several FTF's with Winchester White Box .357 in my Taurus 66 6-shot. It also has a tendancy to let rounds slip under the ejector star when ejecting brass. I am unimpressed with reliability.
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Old August 18, 2005, 04:47 PM   #10
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I've seen many M85s that have run from day one. I bought a 3 incher over 10 years ago that has many rounds down the tube. I gave it to my son and now it's shot as much or more than when I first bought it.
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Old August 18, 2005, 05:08 PM   #11
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OK! I have had a Taurus M85 UL since April and it handles +p ammo just fine. I probably will not keep it very long because I recently purchased a SW M34 and a (NIB) SW M66 (2 1/2" Brl.) I also owned a 627 that I liked but didn't keep very long.

Seriously, I think the first reply is kinda right. Unlike the Colts and the SW's from the 60's, 70's & 80's, Taurus doesn't have that kind of history for durability. Perhaps they would if they would stay with a model for more than a year or two.

The one Taurus with a very nice history is the PT-92/99. I still own one, and it's one of my best auto shooters, but it ain't a wheelie

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Old August 18, 2005, 05:40 PM   #12
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Geez, I swear. Some people get up in the morning and log onto TFL just hoping that there's a new Taurus thread to bash. For some it's the simple things in life that make it worth living.
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Old August 18, 2005, 05:44 PM   #13
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Tj

I have been a defender of Taurus more than my share on TFL. My first remarks and possibly some others was just funnen!!!
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Old August 18, 2005, 06:21 PM   #14
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Aww heck, I know..

But whenever I see a new Taurus thread.....I let out a big sympathetic sigh.
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Old August 18, 2005, 06:23 PM   #15
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the best taurus revolver is the one you trade in for a ruger.
and I just wanted to add: or S&W.
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Old August 18, 2005, 06:46 PM   #16
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Taurus' best revolver is the RagingBull hands down.
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Old August 18, 2005, 09:06 PM   #17
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M605.

Had to put some Loc-Tite on a screw that had backed out.
It's been solid ever since!!
Also, unlike my PT-145, I now have enough rounds through it to smooth out the trigger!! It's pretty decent now!!
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Old August 18, 2005, 09:20 PM   #18
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and now i'd like to see some real replies



I guess I should've said; THIS IS NOT A TAURUS BASHING THREAD!!!




Sir,
Be carefull what you asked for..... you are seeing "real" replies. You've asked the forum which Taurus revolver is the best / most durable. Quite honesty, the replies you are seeing aren't a bashing... they are a reality.
Simply put, a revolver is a tool. If a tool can't be found to be reliable, then you could make an educated guess that if the tool were needed, it may let you down... therefore the tool shouldn't be trusted.
If we are talking about a Craftsman ratchet breaking, it's no big deal... You run down to Sears and relace it for a new one. Now... if we are talking about a firearm, one that may be owned for the sole purpose of self defense, and it fails, you won't have but a split second (just before you realize that you've been shot) to come to the conclusion that you shouldn't have trusted that tool. The wonderful Taurus warranty policy won't be of much help to you if this situation were to occur. There are many good intentioned people here telling you that Taurus pistols ARE NOT reliable... I personally have owned three Taurus pistols, and not one of them was reliable enough to trust my life to. All Taurus revolvers are prone to cylinder lock up. Please take the warnings you've read serious. And ... no sarcasm intended, but in the future, you may want to consider posting your own replies to your question... at least then you'll be able to read responses that you really wish to hear.... Good luck

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Old August 18, 2005, 09:23 PM   #19
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Since the mid 80's I have owned a 6" Model 66 a m 83 or was it 84, a 3" M85 a 2" 85 and a CH 85 and a 445.

I have only had two problems with any of them the firing pin spring broke on the CH after a few years and my father took my 2" 85 away from me cause he wanted it.

I am considering both the 92 or whatever their Beretta 9mm knockoff is I just got to get over the whole 9MM thing, and the Raging Bull 454 if I can verify that .45 Colt can be shot through it .

It wouldn't hurt my feelings to own nothing but Taurus and used Norinco guns
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Old August 18, 2005, 09:29 PM   #20
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Based on what I personally own:

The Model 66 is a solid full-sized .357 magnum. Never had a failure to fire or a problem with extraction. Mine is an earlier model 6-shot. I've heard nothing bad about the 7-shot variety. I didn't go looking for this one, it caught my eye as a bargain in the used section of my local shop one day. I've considered trading it towards a Ruger GP100 but if I never do I'll feel quite comfortable keeping this one.

The model 617 is an equally solid and reliable .357 built on their compact frame. I find full house .357 too painful for more than a few shots through it but it eats .38+P's beautifully.

The model 94 is a decent .22lr revolver. Heavy DA trigger, good SA trigger, accurate and reliable.

If I had to pick one of the three to keep it would be the 617 because my wife likes it and it makes a great nightstand gun.
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Old August 18, 2005, 10:21 PM   #21
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Thanks guys,

This thread is a little wobbly, so I’ll just ask this;

would you guys agree that Raging Bull is the most durable revolver made by Taurus?


I been wanting to get one for a while, So I wanted to see what if anyone will vote for it without me mentioning it...
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Old August 18, 2005, 10:36 PM   #22
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I have a newer M65 4" .357 magnum that has a great action. About same as M66 except this has fixed sites. I have put alot of rounds of almost every type and it has held up superbly. The M65 Reminds me of my 80's S&W 686.Davidson's has some good prices on the 65. I also have a Ruger SP101 snub 38+P and a GP100 3" heavy barrel .357 SS
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Old August 18, 2005, 11:35 PM   #23
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My wife has an old blue Taurus M85 that hasn't let her down yet.
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Old August 19, 2005, 03:50 AM   #24
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save yourself alot of gunsmithing and trouble and just get a ruger...or S&W...youll be alot happier with the longevity of the piece in the end...my experience taurus are garbage...and the gunsmiths around here wont touch them do to soft and crappy parts.
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Old August 19, 2005, 08:54 AM   #25
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Taurus 5-shot .44 Spcl, Mod #?

Got one used about 4 years ago, couldn't find a model number on it. Four inch underlugged barrel, adjustable sights, small factory grips. I've put at least 600-700 rounds through it. Never had a problem and used it as a carry gun, before I got a 3-in Model 24 S&W.

This is the only Taurus I own, but if they were all like this, I'd have no complaints.
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