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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:44 am

cmgee67 wrote:I prob won't sell it when I get it back due to the fear of it messing up in the future on somebody else. I guess it will just be a good safe anchor. I told Taurus personally the reason they have a lifetime warrantee is because you will end up using it. They didn't have much to say back but I'm sorry you feel that way

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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby cmgee67 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:22 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
cmgee67 wrote:I prob won't sell it when I get it back due to the fear of it messing up in the future on somebody else. I guess it will just be a good safe anchor. I told Taurus personally the reason they have a lifetime warrantee is because you will end up using it. They didn't have much to say back but I'm sorry you feel that way

Did you ever get this gun back?


Yessir I did. Took 8 weeks and they did fix the problem.
They never did tell me why it was having the issue. I guess if I cared enough I could call and find out but, it’s not pressing on my mind.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby dlh » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:42 pm

Taurus tends to be a "mixed bag" like Remington and some other manufacturers.

I have two Taurus firearms both well-made. One is a stainless-steel snubby Smith and Wesson knockoff I think made in the eighties. It is sturdy as a little tank. The other is a Taurus "long judge" Rifle/Revolver. Very dependable and I love the "true-glow" or whatever sights on it. Have killed several rattlesnakes with it.

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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby bmwrdr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:58 pm

Wow, thanks for sharing. A buddy of mine has one of those and I shot a few rounds at the range with it. Who would have thought there is a safety feature and who actually verifies if its functioning.
I wwill surely check my HK's if it works and will tell my buddy as well.
Quiet frankly, I have never tested any built in safety lock on my guns and have to find out if any of it besides the HK's have one.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby pbwalker » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:04 pm

I've had a Taurus PT92, PT111, 709, and one of their revolvers (I can't recall which one). I don't own any of them anymore. My opinion, Taurus makes garbage. I'm sure results vary by user, but their triggers were absolute trash. They made a S&W Sigma trigger feel like a Gissele. Fit & finish left something to be desired. Maybe I had a string of bad luck, but I will never own another Taurus firearm again.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby Lena » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:51 pm

How many law enforcement agencies do you see carrying Taurus?
Military?
Match shooters? (1 in 35 years) it broke in match.
The list could go on, no need to though.

There is a very valid reason why.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby bmwrdr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:58 pm

Lena wrote:How many law enforcement agencies do you see carrying Taurus?
Military?
Match shooters? (1 in 35 years) it broke in match.
The list could go on, no need to though.

There is a very valid reason why.


The standard sidearm of the military in Brazil is a Taurus PT-92.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_equipment_of_the_Brazilian_Army#Pistols

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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby Lena » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:10 pm

THANK YOU I was not aware of that but makes sense.
I have in many years never seen but 1 in an IDPA or practical match.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby mrvmax » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:51 am

From my limited experiences in selling firearms I have had more problems with Taurus products than any other manufacturer. I have actually seen more problems with their revolvers (both Rossi and Taurus), so much so that I always buy them from Gallery of Guns (since they offer their own lifetime warranty). I had one guy send his pistol in for warranty work and he asked me to receive it when it was fixed. Time passed and I never heard anything, he tracked it down (Taurus would not) and for some unknown reason Taurus sent it to a dealer in Louisiana. The dealer there had no idea who it was for so they just held on to it. Taurus would not let that dealer ship it to me, they made them ship it back to Taurus who then shipped it to me. I have had other issues with Taurus customer service, one other one their customer service manager gave me here personal phone number in case I had any other problems, she felt bad over how they handled an issue for me. A couple weeks later I tried calling her and the number was no good. I actually like some of their products but I avoid them like the plague now.

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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby Lena » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:51 am

In over 20 years in law enforcement I never saw 1 not 1 carried, same in over 25 years shooting all kinds of pistol matches and still do so just 1 and it broke and did not finish the match, the shooter was not a serious shooter but the MD cousin. I would prefer to stay with proven brands, also the resale is not good or worse. I bet you can get a great shooting LE trade in for the cost of a Taurus new or less.
We did have a good collection of them in the secure property rooms taken from arrests and never forget looking at the blue and gold colored ones there.
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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby treadlightly » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:16 am

joe817 wrote:Why doesn't Academy let the people dry fire a pistol they've picked out with a Snap Cap in it? In fact, load 4 or 5 snap caps in the mag and cycle the action to chamber a snap cap round into the chamber to see if it works? I think they'd sell more guns that way(or satisfy customers). Just my opinion. ;-)


Nice thought, and I would be happy if the whole process is under my control, but the guy next to me would have something chambered that I didn't inspect. Nothing in the chamber, that's the only winner for me at the display counter. Dry fire on anything, including a snap cap, should only be done at a controlled firing line, at least in the unwashed public environment of tire kickers at a gun store.

I've seen signs that say "no dry fire," and I've always assumed it was to keep the new state of the stock. There are lots of folks who would be horrified to know I dry fire more than I live fire. If a handgun shows any wear from dry firing, I don't want it. Best to shop where the staff and customer base are both knowledgeable. Rifles in general and any rimfire should not be dry fired.

Dry firing a pistol is fine. What will set my teeth on edge is dropping the slide on an empty chamber. That makes me want to buy the gun out of the hands of the abuser, nurture it, and give it a caring home.


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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby dlh » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:10 am

treadlightly wrote:
joe817 wrote:Why doesn't Academy let the people dry fire a pistol they've picked out with a Snap Cap in it? In fact, load 4 or 5 snap caps in the mag and cycle the action to chamber a snap cap round into the chamber to see if it works? I think they'd sell more guns that way(or satisfy customers). Just my opinion. ;-)


Nice thought, and I would be happy if the whole process is under my control, but the guy next to me would have something chambered that I didn't inspect. Nothing in the chamber, that's the only winner for me at the display counter. Dry fire on anything, including a snap cap, should only be done at a controlled firing line, at least in the unwashed public environment of tire kickers at a gun store.

I've seen signs that say "no dry fire," and I've always assumed it was to keep the new state of the stock. There are lots of folks who would be horrified to know I dry fire more than I live fire. If a handgun shows any wear from dry firing, I don't want it. Best to shop where the staff and customer base are both knowledgeable. Rifles in general and any rimfire should not be dry fired.

Dry firing a pistol is fine. What will set my teeth on edge is dropping the slide on an empty chamber. That makes me want to buy the gun out of the hands of the abuser, nurture it, and give it a caring home.


You will cringe when you see the video linked below. GunBlue490 has a different opinion on dropping the slide on an empty chamber:



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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby treadlightly » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 pm

Now I need a safe space. :shock:

He's right, too. A 1911 will survive that use, but I worry that an alloy, short cycle compact .45 might be less able to stand up to that over time. I think the slide must bang closed faster without the work of feeding a round.

On a fail to lock, the slide is going to do exactly what he demonstrates, and there is certainly plenty of drama when a round goes off. The gun has to stand a lot of stress in normal operation.

But I'm not going to dry cycle the action on my alloy Kimber like that. If it happens with a bad magazine or my thumb impeding the slide lock, it happens - but I won't like it.


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Re: 6 weeks Taurus... 6 weeks

Postby dlh » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:07 pm

I could sit at the feet of GunBlue for hours and learn new things about firearms. Here is one of my favorites--wish I had watched this when I bought my first 1911---now which way do I turn that barrel bushing? :)



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