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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by SoldierEudy, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. SoldierEudy

    SoldierEudy

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    i'll i have ever heard about taurus firearms is that they make crap guns.
     
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  2. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    Well, all I know about it is I have seen lots of articles were people were shot by a judge and survived. Not really a big positive IMO
     

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    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    1. I hate Taurus.
    2. The Judge is a gimmick gun.
     
  4. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I don't hate Taurus but the Judge is a bit silly (as silly as hating a gun company).


    The Taurus 85 series is a fine weapon.
     
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    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    If I ever have to shoot a bad guy, I want him stopped cold......the Judge is very questionable if it will do that with any consistency.

    hog
     
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    There are plenty of bobbed hammer or internal hammer snubbies on the market. You would be well served with a S&W, Ruger, or Taurus. Taurus makes decent mid range guns. They aren't fancy but they do work. I would never buy a Judge. I think it is a ridiculous gimmick that doesn't do anything well. Go with a Smith 642, Roger LCR, or Taurus 850.
     
  7. jhmayhem

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    The Taurus Judge isn't useless but there are much better options out there when it comes to revolvers. Also, I don't know if I read your question correctly but did you ask whether Taurus Judge is a pocket gun? Either way, I'm pretty sure the answer is no.
     
  8. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Arguments about Taurus aside, the phrase "small frame revolver" and the Judge are not exactly synonymous with each other.
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have had several Taurus pistols, including their revolvers.
    They are mostly good enough for carry.
    Meaning carried much, shot little.

    I only have one left, and that being a Model 85 in stainless.
    That's the little J-frame sized gun.
    Lock up is just about a joke.

    You want a quality gun that you can shoot, buy a Smith or Ruger,
     
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    Save an extra $100 and get this a S&W642.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have a Taurus 651 .357/.38 Spec that has been flawless for 600+ rounds. Trigger initially a little heavy but use and polishing by my gunsmith have significantly improved the action. Good carry gun with the shrouded hammer that allows SA but improves draw by lessening chance of a hammer snagging if pocket carried.
     
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    You will never regret buying one of these.
     
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    I know there is a lot of Taurus hate out there (and in here) but I like my Taurus 651 so much, I bought a second one.

    [​IMG]

    I have owned several Taurus revolvers over the years and I have never regretted buying any of them. I can't say the same for the autoloaders they make, but my revolvers have always been workhorses.

    I guess I missed the first post before it was edited... but I don't like the Judge either :rofl:
     
  14. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    I have two Taurus Revolvers, an 82 4-inch and a 617. Both are well-built and function flawlessly. The trigger on the 82 is sweeter and smoother than any Colt or Smith that I have, but it is an older gun.

    Having said that, I've never shot one of their automatic pistols that I even remotely liked or trusted.
     
  15. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    I didn't literally mean that I hate Taurus, I've shot their guns.
    I've even defended Taurus before. Everyone hates their 1911.
    I thought it was a decent gun but a bit over priced.
    I just dislike them because I feel that they make too many clones.
    I didn't mean "I hate Taurus" to be a snotty comment, lol.

    But I still think the Judge is a gimmick and there was a thread around here about it and just about everyone else agreed.
     
  16. SouthpawShootr

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    I have 2 small frame Taurus revolvers. One is a 650 in stainless (similar to S&W's 640-1 Centennial). The second is an 85TI (nice lightweight little guy). Both are serviceable. I don't like the ports on the 85TI. Neither is close to the tightness of the action of my S&W 642 which is my recommendation to anybody looking for a pocket revolver. I have no problem trusting either of my Taurus revolvers. They're just not as well executed as the S&W.

    My advice is, if you want to go with Taurus for a small revolver, get something based on the 85. Best chance for getting a good one is to get a blued or stainless 85. That was my first small revolver and I wish I still had it. It served me well.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    ..is that why they sell so many of them?? !
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    I'd rather have a Ruger or S&W.
     
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    Psychman NRA Patriot Life Member

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    Ruger Sp101. Charter Arms also makes some great guns with some being very light weight.
     
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    I have owned two Taurus revolvers, both the small frame. One Model 85 Titanium Ultra Lite, and one 85 stainless.

    Both were good guns with no issues. But, I didn't shoot them a LOT, maybe 500-700 rounds between the two of them total.

    That said, I have ready many reports of people having to send in guns for issues. Seems that Taurus can be hit or miss. Get a good one, it's good to go.

    But, you could also find a used S&W J-Frame for a good price, or a Ruger SP101, and have a gun with a better reputation.