Should I give Taurus another chance?

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  1. ILannoyed

    ILannoyed

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    I really don't want to as I have had some issues in the past, but can get a decent deal on a 94 in polished stainless. I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive revolver that I don't have to worry about getting beat up. My primary use would be as a plinker for my kids and for something new shooters could learn on. I'd love to go with a 617, but have other expenses that are more pressing. Give them another chance or save for the Smith?
     
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    hk_shootr NRA Life member

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    None for me thanks,..............:wavey:
     

  3. SouthpawShootr

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    I'm sorry but I wouldn't go with a 94. I have one. Not a major disaster, but it's not very good for what I bought it for (plinking). The DA trigger is way, way too heavy and there's no way to lighten it without compromising reliability. The single action trigger isn't so bad. Honestly, I'd go with the Ruger Single Six if I was interested in a .22 revolver. Other than that, you just have to save for a S&W 17 or 617. Maybe an older S&W 63 if you can find one.
     
  4. Baba Louie

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    Definition of insanity and all that, So save up. Buy it right. Buy it once. Last you a lifetime or two. The Smith.

    The Taurus, not so much. YMMV
     
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    Go to GunBroker and buy a nice used Smith.
     
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    The only revolver I've ever seen lock-up where it had to be sent back for service was a Taurus....

    ....oh, I almost forgot, I did see another revolver lock up and had to be returned for factory service...It was a Taurus as well.

    Never had a problem with a Ruger or Smith.
     
  7. ILannoyed

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    Thanks for talking some sense back into me. I don't know what came over me, I'm an avowed Taurus basher.
     
  8. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Wheel gun go Smith............ now if you happen up on a steel frame Pt92/99 without a decocker...... that is a decent Taurus.
     
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    I have owned 6-7 Taurus wheel guns. ALL have been flawless. Their pistols I stay away from.
     
  10. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    I wouldn't. There are too many good firearms out there with excellent customer service to bother with a company that has neither.
     
  11. RonS

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    I would buy a PT92, I can't think of anything else they have that I would want.
     
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    From http://www.taurusarmed.net most seem pretty good - some problems. My PT145 was great - no problems. I gave it as a gift to my future son in law. Some love em some hate em. It'd be great if you could do a test shoot before you buy.
     
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    No. Buy quality once.
     
  14. Bill Lumberg

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    I had a sweet 85 a couple of decades ago. Wish I still had it. Bought an 85UL much more recently for the wife. It crashed and burned before 50 rounds and customer service was cruddy. It's a personal decision. All Taurus guns aren't bad, nowhere near, but you don't get to find out whether you got a good one or a bad one until after the purchase, and there cs is an issue for me.
     
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    have had a model 85,65 revolvers and a model 92 semi auto. still have the 92 and its a great pistol. the revolvers were fine aswell but traded them
     
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    I say no. It's not like there aren't better manufacturers out there with better products and better customer service. No reason to risk your money or a Taurus.
     
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    Nothing wrong with taurus revolvers. The autos on the other hand.........hit or miss.
     
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    i like smith and wesson are ruger revolvers
     
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    Stay on the S&W path.
     
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