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Old October 12, 2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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Taurus 10 shot .22

Saw one of these yesterday at a gun shop, was black, about a 7 inch or so barrrel, 10 shot, I believe, maybe 8, and had interchangeable cylinder with simply the push of a button to fire magnum rounds. Seemed like a great gun honestly. Can anybody further elaborate on this Taurus, if it's new, their experience with this gun, etc.? It was listed at $550.
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Old October 12, 2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Here come the Taurus comments,,, again,,,,,

First off let's talk about interchangeable cylinder revolvers.

.22 magnum and .22 LR are not the same diameter,,,
The magnum round is a teeny bit larger in diameter than the LR bullet.

So, the barrel is made for the larger bullet,,,
Some people say this causes a perceptible loss in accuracy when shooting .22 LR cartridges.

I honestly do not know how much accuracy (if any) is lost,,,
Could be an internet myth or could be solid truth,,,
But it at least worth knowing the back story.

Now about that Taurus in specific.

Taurus has a very hit or miss reputation in this forum,,,
Having had two Taurus revolvers that were bad,,,
I feel I can discuss the guns calmly.

The problem with Taurus isn't in the design,,,
It's in the lack of quality control from their factory,,,
They do have a lifetime warranty so you can always send it in for repair.

Now here's the real poop on their guns,,,
If you get a good one from the factory it will probably be good forever,,,
If however, you get one that has problems it's a crap shoot whether it will ever be fixed correctly.

For example I purchased a Model 970 Tracker in .22 LR,,,
The gun was bad out of the box in that the cylinder would spin freely with the hammer back.

I sent it in and in 5 weeks they fixed that timing problem,,,
But now when I tried to shot it the cylinder would jam after about 25 shots,,,
The cylinder gap was way too small and powder fouling would cause it to bind up quickly.

Back to Taurus it went,,,
They will pay shipping both ways for the first year,,,
When I received the gun back about 7 weeks later the cylinder gap was HUGE,,,
And now the barrel was so crooked to the frame I could not adjust the rear sight to get it to hit paper at 25 yards.

I sent it back again, this time after a telephone shouting match with their customer service representative who called me "too picky",,,
When I got it back this time I peddled it to a person who liked to tinker with broken/inoperative guns.

My Other Taurus was a Model; 990 Tracker in .22 LR,,,
Now this gun was good out of the box,,,
It had a terribly hard/gritty trigger,,,
But it worked and fired just fine,,,
I sold it out of general distrust.

There are many many thousands of Taurus owners who love their guns,,,
They have gotten years of good service out of the taurus products,,,
Unfortunately there are too many who have bad experiences,,,
I happened to be one of the latter people.

So in my not-so-humble opinion,,,
Buying a Taurus revolver is a crap shoot,,,
You might get a good one or you might get a bad one.

There's just no way to tell in advance.

Are you a gambler?


P.S. I also own a Taurus .22 PLY and a .25 PLY,,,
In this case I got good ones out of the box,,,
The .22 PLY my friend has, sucks.

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