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Old June 11, 2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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Would you consider buying Taurus?

Would consider buying Taurus .375 or .44 Magnum instead of SW, Colt or Ruger, or other makes? Budget and availabliliy is not considered.
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Old June 11, 2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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Yes. I own (2) Taurii, (3) S&W, and (2) Ruger Bisley SAs. When I bought my last revolver it was a Taurus, a 44SS4 .44 Mag.

Taurus makes some innovative products you can't get from other manufacturers, as well as being a good value compared to S&W, imo. I did have one bad experience with a Taurus, an M94 .22 revolver. Horrid trigger and adjustable sights that would not stay put, and it could not be made better. Others have complained about the same things on the same gun. It's almost as if these .22s are made in a different factory with different QC goals.

The above is my opinion on their revolvers only. I'm not a big fan of their semi autos by any means. I've never handled one that didn't feel cheap and chintzy.

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P.S. Edited to add, this is always a lively topic. You might search around and see what others have said. It's never going to change. Some people love them, some hate them.
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Old June 11, 2007, 11:58 AM   #3
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If you were talking semi-auto's I would have voted "yes" in a heartbeat, but I've been VERY dissapointed in the Taurus revolvers I've owned. Maybe it's just me but I've had had 2 Taurus .44mags that wore out / got so loose in somewhere around 1,000 rounds or less that I was afraid to shoot them.

Get a Ruger .44mag and it will last you a lifetime and still have plenty of life left when you hand it down to your kids.
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Old June 11, 2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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I realy want a tuarus 608 4inch,
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Old June 11, 2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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I would agree with YosemiteSam357's assessment of the Taurus M94. It sound's like he was describing the one I have. Because of my experience with the M94, I never find myself looking at Taurus as an option when shopping for a new or used revolver or pistol. I still don't rule out the possibility of owning another Taurus but there are just soooo many other choices.

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Old June 11, 2007, 12:27 PM   #6
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No, I would never buy a sidearm with an internal lock unless it was strictly optional. Don't buy one unless they offer a non-internal lock model. If you want an internal lock, fine by long as they give you a choice in the matter. Otherwise [unnecessary stuff redacted -Tam] and join the anti-gun libs because your purchase only serves as a vote for the liberal left.
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Old June 11, 2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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Ruger or S&W

If money is not the issue go for the better quality and value. If you decide to sell the gun down the road you have a much better chance of getting your money back.
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Old June 11, 2007, 01:13 PM   #8
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Friends donmt let friends buy Taurus.

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Old June 11, 2007, 01:28 PM   #9
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YES! Their guns work perfectly fine.
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Old June 11, 2007, 01:57 PM   #10
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Old June 11, 2007, 02:00 PM   #11
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I think the raging bull is an attractive gun. I chose a ruger redhawk when i was in the market for one and dont regret it. But someday maby I will have a raging bull as well. The one I shot was pretty decent.
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Old June 11, 2007, 03:20 PM   #12
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I've owned a couple of Taurus's in my day. The last one I bought was a compact 45. After my experience with that last one I would not buy another Taurus. I still look at them from time to time but when it comes to dropping the coin I'll spend a little more for the better craftsmanship of some of the other makes.
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Old June 11, 2007, 03:31 PM   #13
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I own several Taurus handguns and each performs quite well. I own Rugers and Smiths also.

My most accurate revolver MIGHT be my Taurus 970 .22 LR or it MIGHT be my Ruger Redhawk .45 Colt. They're extremely close in accuracy. Accurate enough that I wouldn't hesitate to take a head shot on a groundhog at 50 yards with either gun. I wouldn't do that with any of the other revolvers I own.

I'm headed up to Winchester Kentucky tomorrow on business. When I finish up there I'm gonna make a run up to Bud's gunshop in Paris and by me another Taurus revolver.
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Old June 11, 2007, 03:37 PM   #14
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With so many high quality firearms to choose from and money a consideration or not. I would opt for a S&W, Colt, Ruger in revolvers and Springfield, Kimber, Walther, BHP in semi auto's. It's a personel preference only and has nothing to do with the quality of the Taurus line.

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Old June 11, 2007, 03:45 PM   #15
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For the revolver, I said no b/c I love Rugers, and no internal lock is a big plus for me.
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Old June 11, 2007, 03:59 PM   #16
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Cost not being an issue, I'd probably buy one of the others. But I'd give Taurus a fair look.

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Old June 11, 2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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I currently own 2 Taurus revolvers and my father has 2 and I would not hesitate to buy another. They are very well made and reliable. If there is a difference in quality, it sure is not enough of a difference to justify the price difference.
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Old June 11, 2007, 07:01 PM   #18
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Of course. I'm a Taurus (and Ruger) fan.
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Old June 11, 2007, 07:08 PM   #19
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Yes, I own both and cannot say anything bad about Taurus....Even more than that, I dont see any difference in quality or performance.
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Old June 11, 2007, 07:18 PM   #20
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My wife had one and it worked fine. I would consider it, I don't know if I would though.

BTW: Are you going for some kind of world record for the highest number of polls started by a single person in a year?
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Old June 11, 2007, 07:36 PM   #21
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Would consider buying Taurus .375 or .44 Magnum instead of SW
I voted YES, because I bought a Raging Bull (.44) after handling S&W 629
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Old June 11, 2007, 07:53 PM   #22
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A Taurus over a Colt, surely, you
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Old June 11, 2007, 08:20 PM   #23
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No, unless there were absulutley no other options.
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Old June 11, 2007, 08:23 PM   #24
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Taurus steel is barazilian made and is softer steel than the american counterparts, thats why i prefer american made
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Old June 11, 2007, 09:48 PM   #25
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No, no, no, no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no,no, no NO

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