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Old March 21, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Planning to buy Taurus 9mm

I was looking forward to buy Taurus 24/7 in .45 caliber, but was advised against it due to unreliability. Now I'm considering to buy it in 9mm caliber....would welcome all the advice with specific good / bad things about the gun
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:05 PM   #2
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Bypass Taurus all together.

1 M&P
2 GLOCK
3 XD
4 SIG
5 HK


All much better choices...even used.
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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can't say much for the 45cal. heared the same rumors, i had one in the 40 sw. and never had any trouble with it at all used it for carry and to carry for cyotes on 4-wheeler it took a beating on 4-wheeler in saddle bag. my only complaint was the trigger pull being doa it was long and hard, just traded for pt101 with the hammer it is sa-or do which is nice but is also heavier and 1 or1 1/2 inches longer.only my opinion but i'm a satisfied customer. bought a sigma sw hated it thats why i got the 24-7.
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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was looking forward to buy Taurus 24/7 in .45 caliber, but was advised against it due to unreliability.
When considering a Taurus 9mm, I would think the unreliable issue is gun, not the caliber. I would take a look at Glock or Springfield before I bought a Taurus.
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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not sure about the 24/7 but i have 2 pt-92's that i love. never a problem, not even 1, works everytime all the time and is accurate too. only auto i ever had that worked 100% straight from the box with no break in required.
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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Best 9mm I've shot. And I've shot alot. Don't let Taurus bashers fool you - the PT92 is fantastic. 24/7, not so much.
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Old March 21, 2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Yeah, I think that if I were going to buy a 9mm Taurus, I'd buy the PT 92. They've been making that gun for years and years, it has a proven design, and I dig the frame mounted safety.
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Old March 21, 2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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Old March 21, 2008, 05:53 PM   #9
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Since this is a specific brand and make of gun why not go to the source for that? Getting it form the horses mouth is better than from a donkey's behind.

Members here are members at this other forum. Let the facts speak for themselves.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/in...p?topic=1814.0

These first links go to the boards for each type. PT92s are the Other Taurus pistols board.

http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?board=26.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?board=27.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?board=5.0

Since somebody had to try and trash Taurus here we go.
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=250992
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=256574
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=251264
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=201102
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=248950
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=250771
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=255187
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=269446
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=270456
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=259598
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=284933
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=285376
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=285129
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=275952

Not saying Taurus hasn't had some problems.

However after reading threads and posts on a host of problems the other brands,makes, and models have these all are having their own troubles frequently enough to make one wonder who's fooling whom.

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Old March 21, 2008, 05:56 PM   #10
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I would pass on the Taurus and Go Glock or XD in your chosen caliber.
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Old March 21, 2008, 06:08 PM   #11
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Somebody is blowing off the links somebody is.
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Old March 21, 2008, 06:18 PM   #12
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Officer's Match-please post the EXACT MODEL of that pistol you posted the picture for.

That is simply the finest example of the Taurus /Beretta clone pistol I have ever seen.

I may buy one-if it looks like that.I already know that particular model pistol is an outstanding one.

And I'm sure it's stone accurate as well,is'nt it.

I notice it also has a wide trigger on it.Did that come with the pistol or did you have that added later?

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 21, 2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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Thats a later model PT92. Mine shown below is an old PT92 (circa 1988) before they went to the decocker...


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Old March 21, 2008, 06:46 PM   #14
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NGIB,thanks for that info.

Both your and Officer's Match pistols have finishes that are very closely matched between the frame and the slide.

All the new stainless models I'm seeing advertised show way different finish styles between the different parts of the gun.

Looks much worse than the guns both of you own.

The reason this particular pistol appeals to me is that it is simply super reliable,accurate and very well designed and built.

They have an excellent service history as well.

Couple that with such a great looking stainless finish,that's a hard combination to beat.
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Old March 21, 2008, 06:46 PM   #15
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Yeah, I think I'd rather pull my own head off than buy a Taurus. Buy any gun but a Taurus, my wife ran off with a Taurus sales rep and I'll never forgive them. Buy a High Point, but don't buy a Taurus. My Taurus Blew up in my hand and now they call me "Lefty". I ran 5000 rounds of +p+++ ammo thru my Taurus and now it shoots loose.

Come on guys, Where does all this stuff come from? Honestly, this gun bigotry serves no purpose but to propagate internet rumors and wives tales.

My Taurus guns run fine. Period. I'm really thinking about a 24/7 in 45acp. You know why? They make a good gun for the money. And they guarantee it for life. I usually don't answer these threads anymore but I couldn't let this one pass.
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:31 PM   #16
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BNR,
It's a pre-lock, pre-rail, PT92AFS. I'd probably sell most of my Colt's before I'd let go of that one. Yes it's really accurate, or at least I'm near my most accurate with it in my hands, and the trigger, like the rest of it is all stock. For point shooting, it is hands down the best my hands can do. And thanks for the compliments - we all enjoy hearing nice things said 'bout our babies.
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:37 PM   #17
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And yes BNR, thanks for the kind words. I actually got mine on a trade this week and I've only put about 50 rounds thru it. I just thought it was a very elegant looking pistol and it's like new in condition...
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:42 PM   #18
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That is a really good looking 92, NGIB, particularly the grips. I had a blued 92 like yours that shot just as good as the stainless one I have now. Should've kept her.
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Old March 21, 2008, 07:42 PM   #19
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Thanks,Officer's Match and NGIB for the information.

Your PT's say it all.

The stainless PT-92 just got on my must buy list.
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Old March 21, 2008, 09:12 PM   #20
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The PT-111 is a fine pistol contrary to what some would lead you to believe.

As for the PT92, I can't sing their praises enough. They're rugged, reliable and accurate pistols and can generally be had for under $400 NIB.

My PT92 is my favorite handgun, period.

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Old March 21, 2008, 09:16 PM   #21
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Turning into a PT92 lovefest 'round here.





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Old March 21, 2008, 10:44 PM   #22
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I like that. And the Taurus gets to be on top!
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:52 PM   #23
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Best 9mm I've shot. And I've shot alot. Don't let Taurus bashers fool you - the PT92 is fantastic.
Thats because its not really a Taurus.
I seem to recall a small Italian company they bought the tooling from.
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:58 PM   #24
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Hey, at least the cheap Brazilian knockoff knows where the safety/decocker belongs.
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Old March 22, 2008, 06:37 AM   #25
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Thank you all for your advise and opinions....I guess i'll have to do some research myself...
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