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Old 02-15-2002, 10:57 AM   #11
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I was told, 5-shot Tracker style revolver in 45 acp and 45 lc. The barrel lengths will be 5 and 7 inches. I'm just concerned now about the availability of 5 shot full moon clips...hope Taurus makes a ton of'em.
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Old 02-18-2002, 03:41 PM   #12
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That does sound very nice. If I did not have the 41, I would look hard at a 45LC.

Old 02-23-2002, 03:52 PM   #13
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As to their autos, I'd say they have some fair designs that are fairly executed, although I've seen them also run to the poorly/poorly side. I'm pretty familiar now with the PT111 and it is very reliable, but the ergos are about fair, not close to excellent, manufacturing quality is somewhere below fair (sharp edges, things grinding each other away), and the basic design is complex and doesn't appear very durable. The sights were terrible in terms of durability-- molded plastic held on by tiny screws, totally unacceptable.
Old 03-10-2002, 07:12 PM   #14
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I have had 4 Taurus guns..the last were a 605 snubbie and a PT940, alloy s/auto....
I sold the PT only to realize my mistake and find another ASAP. It was one of the two most dependable and nice guns I have ever owned. Shoot well
Old 03-17-2002, 02:33 PM   #15
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I have a Taurus PT-911 semi-auto 9mm. I have had it two years and have had no problems. Easy tear down, good trigger pull, and well made. I have probably run about 5k rounds through it. The only thing that has happened is that the paint in the rear sight dots fell out while out on the range. A toothpick and some model paint fixed it.
Old 04-16-2002, 12:17 PM   #16
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Had a PT111 for about 6 months, the slide disassembley latch broke. Got it back from Taurus after 6 weeks. That was a long time to replace a part in my opinion. Worse was still to come. On inspection they had trashed the rear site, the left side was squashed beyond belief. Called them on Monday and they are sending me a new rear site so I can replace it myself.
The gun itself is very nice but the service leaves a lot to be desired. Only other experinece I had with returning a handgun for repair was to Beretta, I had it back within 3 days, this was a bigger job as well.
Old 06-14-2002, 12:40 PM   #17
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Have a Taurus Model 94 Bright Stainless with a five inch barrel. It worked OK initially, but I agree with the other post; the trigger pull is ultra lousy. I was hoping, to no avail, that the trigger would smooth with time. Also as an aside, the contour of the trigger is very sharp, and was just plain annoying after awhile. After about putting 500 rounds through the weapon, it began to bind heavily in DA shooting. I cleaned it, and it continued to bind. I sent it back to Taurus. Got it back 1 month later. It still binds. Moral of the story, next time I want a .22 revolver I will get a Ruger SP 101 or a Smith 617. I have shot those and picked the Taurus just because of the price and the recommendation of the store owner from where I purchased it. I also owned a Taurus PT 101 in .40 S&W, and I sold it because it was less than I expected.
Old 08-22-2002, 02:42 PM   #18
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Taurus quality

Originally Posted by Jester
Have Tauri revolvers improved in quality? I've been looking at their revolvers and they seem like nice guns. I'm just a little leary because I had purchased a Tuarus once before (10+ years ago) thinking it was a good deal and was sadly disappointed.
I have a model 608 in 357 mag. It binds up after about 75-100 rounds
The cylinder wont turn. The same thing happens on my Tracker 22 mag.
I also have the 22 hornet. I have to use a plastic mallet on the ejector
rod to get the cases out of the cylinder. I also have the raging 44 mag.
I havent had any problems with it. On the 44 I havent shot more than
50 rounds in any one sitting. The guns seem to be ok after I clean them.
I believe the barrel cylinder gap is too tight, which was mentioned on a
earlier post.
Old 08-24-2002, 01:46 PM   #19
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From my friends' experiences w/Taurus, they either are tolerably good pistols and revolvers...or they spend their lives in transit to & from the factory.

This includes the Raging Bull series. I know of one that is accurate and dependable (so far) but I have seen three that were inaccurate and on one of those, something securing the crane failed, and the cylinder fell out! Also MANY light strikes unless an unweildy +power hammer spring is installed.

I'd only buy it if I could try it first...for about a month and 1,000+ rounds.

For me, Glock and Ruger fill the bills!


Old 09-02-2002, 04:54 PM   #20
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Taurus quality

I took my model 608 357mag back to the range after I cleaned it to see
If the cylinder would bind. I am happy to say that I shot 2 boxes of 357
blazers without a hitch. Everything was smooth and accuracy was very
good. Shot under 1" on most groups with a 2x burris scope at 25 yards.
This gun seems to like those blazers.

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