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I want to hear all experiences, good or bad, with Taurus weapons and the Taurus company in general -- but here's the catch -- I only want to hear about your personal experience with a Taurus weapon you have owned yourself. Please, I don't want to hear what you've heard about Taurus from a friend, or the internet, or whatever. I don't care if you stood there and watched your best friend's Taurus blow up in his face. I don't want to hear about that. I don't want to hear about what you read on some other web site. I want to hear about your personal experience with a Taurus weapon you have owned yourself.

BTW, this is not a flame thread. I just want to hear about your experience. I think it's high time we started filtering out the hearsay about Taurus and get down to the straight scoop from real Taurus owners (or ex-owners). There's no reason for people to be getting in each other's faces about this. Just want to give the actual Taurus owners (past and present) a chance to voice their opinion. I'll put my personal Taurus experiences in here a little later, but for now, have at it!
 

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I have had a Taurus PT 145 millinium pro for around 5 years. I love this little gun. It holds 10 rds of 45 acp plus one up the pipe. It is extremely concealable and I trust my life and my family's life to it everytime I carry. It has been ultra reliable. I have fed it every type of 45 bullet I can buy or reload and it just keeps on shooting. I have had 1 single solitary FTF in all that time. Mine is DAO and does have a long trigger pull although its not real heavy. It's easy to clean as well. It's the only Taurus I've ever owned, but I love it.
 
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I have a Taurus Thunderbolt 45 Colt pump rifle. I had an issue with excessive gas leakby when I first got it. Gas escaping into my face was pretty bad and brass was VERY smoked up. I was shooting both Winchester Cowboy and Remington. I called and was given instructions on how to send it to them. When i got it back three weeks later the problem was gone.
 

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I used to own the 24/7 OSS in 40 cal. It was the pistol Taurus designed when the army or whoever was thinking about a new side arm. Originally built as a 45 acp, it was offered in other calibers when it was released to the public when the military abandoned the new pistol idea.

The one I had functioned well. Put about 600 rounds thru it of various manufacturers, never had a problem with feeding or ejecting. Only issue I had was It always shot low and left. Just about 3 inches in the 8 oclock position at about 20 yards. From what I read, that was a common problem with that particular model in all calibers. As far as manufacture and function, I can't say anything bad about it, other than the above.
 

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I have owned several Taurus revolvers and would not hesitate to buy another one. The only reason I got rid of mine was to trade for something else.
 

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I bought a CIA 850 .357. It was a good little revolver. I bought it after another revolver that I had was stolen. About a year later, my stolen gun was recovered so I sold the Taurus.
I never had a single problem with the Taurus and would consider buying another.
 

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My experience with Taurus is limited to the revolvers. I've had two. One was in .357 mag with 4 inch barrel. The other is my CCW which is a model 85 ultralite snubby in .38 special. I would put the Taurus revolvers up against any other wheel gun out there. I can't speak for Taurus auto's but again, their revolvers are great.
 

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I have recently acquired a Taurus PT738 TCP.

If you’ll go to “My New Mousegun” in the Handgun section, I ramble on infinitum ad nauseum about that pistol.

You may get something out of that.
 

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My 1st handgun was a pt945. The rear sight would not stay in place. Had to many ftf,fte to even count. Next was a 8shot revolver, wouldn't fire got a new one sold it. Next was another revolver model 66 that the barrel wasn't screwed all the wall on. SC sucks and they take too long.

This is just mine experience
 

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Had a judge, have a ultralite .38. The judge was a neat gun, but a big gimmick. I love the ultralite .38. And I've personally put about 600 rounds through 2 different pt1911s, and was extremely impressed. But have had no dealings with their CS

from my experience I would highly recommend Taurus to anyone, especially someone looking for a great gun at a fair price.
 

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I have a 85T (.38 all titanium) with a Crimson Trace grip. Love it. Never had any problem.

I have a stainless Taurus .22 LR pump (discontinued). It's OK but you have to make sure you push the front grip forward to close the action. Maybe I just never broke it in.

I would have no reluctance to buy a Taurus. I care more about how a gun is designed and what it's made out of and availability of factory and 3rd party parts than I do about the brand.
 

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Have two Taurus revo's that have yet to miss a lick - I'm very satisfied w/ them both. Have no experience w/ the autoloaders, but given the right circumstances, I would probably not hesitate to buy one.

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Thanks everybody. Keep 'em coming -- good or bad. I appreciate it. Here are my Taurus experiences.

Bought two of the tiny little stainless PT-22's many years ago, and they both were jamming all the time, even with round nose bullets. Called Taurus and it must have been a known issue because they sent me four new mags post haste, and they all worked great. Later on I took the pliers and a dremel to the old mags and got them working too. FWIW both of these always seemed to run 100% for 3 or 4 mags, and then they would start jamming. Clean 'em up and all was good again.

I also own the 24/7 OSS in 40 cal. It was shooting a little low with 155-grain factory loads when brand new. The 180's and 165's are going where I point it though. I have the night sights and maybe they're a little different, or maybe they just got this problem worked out in production? Anyway the gun fits my small hands great and has never had a FTF/FTE (even with my reloads), so no CS experience on this gun.
 

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Of course, Steve you know I've shot your 24/7OSS a few times and can say that it is great shooter..very accurate..very crisp trigger...well balanced...an all around great gun.

I have a PT111 Millenium Pro in 9mm.... great for sticking in the pocket when walking the place, going walking with my wife, going fishing, or carrying in general. Has a thumb safety making me feel better about leaving one in the pipe.... for a small, short gun it is a very good shooter.... thinking back if it's ever FTF or FTE.... don't think it ever has.... Trigger is much better than guns of same price.....

Wife has a Taurus snubby revolver in 22Mag, 8 shot, brite stainless finish... extremely accurate, smooth trigger, long pull double action, short crisp single action....

My personal experience with Taurus is :2tup:
 

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HAD a Taurus Revo in .17HMR with 6" bbl. very accurate pistol and could ding steel at 100yds with no holdover. I traded for another Glock. I might would buy another, but have no urge for one now.
 

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I had a PT92 for several years, sold it to get a S&W 3rd gen in .40. Sweet shooting gun, never failed once. I just picked up a new pair of PT101 p's (with consecutive serial #'s) from Academy Sports back in March. Have put about 200 rds. through each so far, and they have run flawlessly. Taurus guns, from what I have seen, come from the factory jam packed full of preservative, and if you don't strip 'em down and clean 'em good before shooting, they can have some major feeding and ejection issues. They are very good guns, alas much maligned! :2pistol: :thumbup:
 

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I did run into a problem getting a part for my Taurus .22 rifle. The only way to mount a scope is a mount that replaces the rear sight.

It was not available and they could not tell me when it would be available.

I back ordered it and eventually it came.

The lady said that they come from South America and there is no way to know when parts will come into the US.

That is kind of scary.
 

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I have a Judge and a 651 protector revo.

Both function flawless

I'm still leary of taurus semi's...but the revo's seem to be better built than they were in the 80's and 90's when they made sh!t...everyone has computerized manufacturing now so the playing field has leveled out some

Lifetime warranty so what's not to like :idk:
 

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3 issues on Taurus that I have owned. Bought a new 24/7 in 40 cal.. It would misfire about every 10 rounds. Sent it back, then sent it backed "fixed" still would misfire about every 20 rounds..

Also had a Judge. The cylinder was mis aligned and would shave off part of the 45 LC. Sent it back and they fixed this one..

Also had a 9 shot 22. Worked fine for me, but I gave it to my Uncle and he said it would not fire. He sent it back and they apparently fixed it too.

3 guns 3 issues for me.. Won't buy another one.
 
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