You are kidding - these guns can't shot - or can they?

beartrackerbeartracker Senior MemberPosts: 3,116 Senior Member
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  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 776 Senior Member
    Mike, I'm ashamed of you - you stole that guy's gun! :devil: [Good shooting, though]:cool2:
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    Why two keys..................in case /when one breaks...............:tooth:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Congratulations on the new gun. I think.:tooth:
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,450 Senior Member
    Well even a blind squrrel finds a nut every once and awhile........ :tooth:
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,450 Senior Member
    No. Even a bad company can get one right.... every once in awhile.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    Not a price and it shoots. I ain't going to say nothing bad about you, I bought a Hi-Point one time just to see how it works.
    Randy

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,524 Senior Member
    Knew that was going to happen...I had a PT series in .45 ACP for quite awhile...there were around 5K rounds through it before I sold it to a friend in need. Regardless of the lineage it was a shooter - accurate and dependable...not one malfunction in all those rounds. Actually, I think the bull got it right with this line of pistols....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,651 Senior Member
    I shot one like that awhile back, in .45ACP. Once I figured out the crunchy/spongey/creepy trigger, it was a very good shooter. Felt great, pointed naturally, looked cool, but I still don't own one.

    However, for $200 and I get to shoot it first, I'm in.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,962 Senior Member
    I was always very happy with my Taurus guns... until they broke.

    I hope this is a good one, and you have no issues with it. Actually, I hope Taurus turns around and takes their innovation and executes well with perfect quality control. But until they do...
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    I have two taurus pistols and they shoot just fine
    My new Signature
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    I was always very happy with my Taurus guns... until they broke.

    I hope this is a good one, and you have no issues with it. Actually, I hope Taurus turns around and takes their innovation and executes well with perfect quality control. But until they do...

    DITTO!
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I have two taurus pistols and they shoot just fine

    Don't tell me............... one is a .327 Magnum:jester:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    Well if it breaks I will tell you guys first, but for 200.00 and shoot like this one I am not going to worry about that until it happens if it does, and until then I will have some fun with this one.

    Man, that is a great price these days and you got to test fire it first, can't beat that with a stick. I personally would have passed on the deal, just because of my prejudices/experiences with Taurus . I sincerely hope it turns out to be a longtime "Keeper" fer ya. I mean that.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Their autos seem to cause much less grief than their revolvers.
    "There are no victims , only volunteers!"
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    Taurus is like going on a blind date and hoping for a Sophia Loren :love:, then getting a Phyllis Diller :angry:

    OK, my analogy may be a little outdated, but back in the day..........................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    I'd say it is out dated, :yikes: but so are you and me Big Chief :jester:

    I used to love those skits/movies where her (Diller) and Bob hope would go at it and he would try and get away......fast :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,481 Senior Member
    I also hope Taurus got it right with this gun, after all, the technology is mature for polymer guns by now, and it is copied too, My problems were with Taurus revolvers, not their autoloading pistols.........

    My advice is: unlock it, throw away the keys.......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Don't tell me............... one is a .327 Magnum:jester:
    9mm and 10mm short
    My new Signature
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,588 Senior Member
    Don't worry, it is not going to ever be locked.

    The taurus lock works as it should.
    My new Signature
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Not bad Bear, not bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good deal.
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    I have 4 Taurus handguns and have no issues with any of them. I would not keep a handgun that did not operate well.

    My gun vault is the "Brad & Angelina" household of gun vaults. Taurus handguns set right next to my S&W's, Rugers and Colts. A true hodgepodge of lineages.

    Good shooting, BTW!
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,481 Senior Member
    At that price, no one could pass it up, in My case, I do not buy foofy brands, I like stuff that is tried and true, bomb-proof in a sense, hence why sometimes I prefer to buy a used service weapon over a newer foofy one......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,678 Senior Member
    This reminds me of Mercury Outboard Motors. There's a joke about them down here. Why do you need two of em on that small boat? One to go out and one to get you back in!!! LOL! Mercury had such a bad reputation around these parts you could barely give one away. A guy actually gave my dad one once. It never ran. Anyway, then Mercury got sold to another parent company and they put their heads together and figured out the key problems with them. I remember my dad saying the problem was they turned too high RPM and didn't hold up. But I knew this was a crock because they didn't turn that much more RPM more than anything else in stock configuration. They were a little faster, but I don't believe they were shaking themselves apart. There were other reasons for their lack of reliability.

    The new owners identified the few problems with their product and improved on it. This is where the Mariner outboard came from. It is called a Salt Water Mercury. However, it didn't take Mercury long before they incorporated the changes in the Mercury itself.

    The original Mercury had several weak spots. For one, they needed to improve and beef up the water pump design. Johnsons and Evinrudes would almost pump straight mud and the pump would still work fine, while if a Merc got any debris in it the pump would probably be toast. That's not a big problem on a lake or a deeper body of fresh water where you don't drag the lower unit in the mud and shell, but in a shallow salty bay it becomes a big factor in reliability. Secondly, they needed to improve the reliability of both the carburation and ignition. Even though when they were running right, they would out perform about any OMC product, they weren't reliable, not even in fresh water. The basic design of the engine was really sound, in fact they were very tough. The boat racing industry used them because they could turn up the RPM and hold together. They just weren't designed for sustained salt water use. The corrosive properties of salt water can take a toal on every part of an outboard motor if it isn't designed to prevent it.

    OMC who made Johnson-Evinrude in the day, made their motors with this in mind. They were dependable if nothing else. They may not win at the races, but it was almost a sure thing that they would get you back to the dock every time. Nowadays you see Mercury's all over the place around here. They are now reliable and smooth running and start on the first try. But you still hear some people making jokes about them and bad mouthing them. Old opinions die hard.

    I'm not saying Taurus is there yet, but just that they may follow or be following the same course as Mercury Outboards did. If they're smart they will be taking care of business and identifying and improving their product's every perceived weakness.

    You know, thinking about it, you could apply this same story to Savage Arms too.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,481 Senior Member
    To re-cap, I never saw personally problems with the Taurus version of the Beretta 92 for example, however, the revolvers I did have were made of a very soft alloy, and would wear out quickly, also the cylinder stop was made of a bit of bent flat stock instead of a solid machined part.......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,038 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    This reminds me of Mercury Outboard Motors. There's a joke about them down here. Why do you need two of em on that small boat? One to go out and one to get you back in!!! LOL! Mercury had such a bad reputation around these parts you could barely give one away. A guy actually gave my dad one once. It never ran. Anyway, then Mercury got sold to another parent company and they put their heads together and figured out the key problems with them. I remember my dad saying the problem was they turned too high RPM and didn't hold up. But I knew this was a crock because they didn't turn that much more RPM more than anything else in stock configuration. They were a little faster, but I don't believe they were shaking themselves apart. There were other reasons for their lack of reliability.

    The new owners identified the few problems with their product and improved on it. This is where the Mariner outboard came from. It is called a Salt Water Mercury. However, it didn't take Mercury long before they incorporated the changes in the Mercury itself.

    The original Mercury had several weak spots. For one, they needed to improve and beef up the water pump design. Johnsons and Evinrudes would almost pump straight mud and the pump would still work fine, while if a Merc got any debris in it the pump would probably be toast. That's not a big problem on a lake or a deeper body of fresh water where you don't drag the lower unit in the mud and shell, but in a shallow salty bay it becomes a big factor in reliability. Secondly, they needed to improve the reliability of both the carburation and ignition. Even though when they were running right, they would out perform about any OMC product, they weren't reliable, not even in fresh water. The basic design of the engine was really sound, in fact they were very tough. The boat racing industry used them because they could turn up the RPM and hold together. They just weren't designed for sustained salt water use. The corrosive properties of salt water can take a toal on every part of an outboard motor if it isn't designed to prevent it.

    OMC who made Johnson-Evinrude in the day, made their motors with this in mind. They were dependable if nothing else. They may not win at the races, but it was almost a sure thing that they would get you back to the dock every time. Nowadays you see Mercury's all over the place around here. They are now reliable and smooth running and start on the first try. But you still hear some people making jokes about them and bad mouthing them. Old opinions die hard.

    I'm not saying Taurus is there yet, but just that they may follow or be following the same course as Mercury Outboards did. If they're smart they will be taking care of business and identifying and improving their product's every perceived weakness.

    You know, thinking about it, you could apply this same story to Savage Arms too.

    A marriage made in Heaven.............Mercury Motors to get us out in the water and Taurus for anchors when we get there.............:tooth::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!

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