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I own a Taurus. Please forgive me.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 28,077 Senior Member
edited November 2022 in General Firearms #1
But, at least I didn’t BUY it!
Met up with my Mentor this morning to give him some ammo I had for him. He points at a box in the back of his vehicle and says, “You want that?”
I look and it’s a Taurus box. 

”We’re the hell did you get that?!!”
”Doing things for people.  I don’t want it. You want it?”
I almost said no but, free99……..why not?
So, I have a .38 Spl Taurus revolver now.   No clue what I’m going to do with it. 

Shoot it?
Keep it?
Use it for trade fodder?  Hey, $20 is $20!

I don’t know. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,611 Senior Member
    You are weak and have gone to the dark side!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Lonewolf-PeruLonewolf-Peru Member Lima, PeruPosts: 717 Senior Member


    ...should we start calling you "Darth Taurus", instead of Zee?
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,761 Senior Member
    Shoot it and see, can't be any worse that the CA's :p
  • JKPJKP Senior Member North FloridaPosts: 2,681 Senior Member
    Hard to admit it, but I also have a Taurus revolver.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Colorado!Posts: 7,719 Senior Member
    Don’t worry I own a Taurus too. When my wife an I were dating I bought her a Taurus 62 to shoot when we went to the range…. She still loves it. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,077 Senior Member
    Well, it has two strikes. 
    1. It’s a Taurus. 
    2. Not a .38 Spl fan. 

    I’ll swing by the LGS tomorrow and see if there is anything worth trading for. I have a couple guns I don’t really need I could add to the pile. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Denver, COPosts: 4,996 Senior Member
    Anything they've made the last 5 years,  give or take 2 years,  are actually quite reliable now.  They've finished near glock in some torture tests.  And frankly,  I haven't seen a Taurus come across my desk for warranty work in 4 years.  Now what HAS been a frequent offender? S&W and Kimber.  For the right price,  I'd have no issues with a Taurus anymore
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Sometimes a Taurus shoots fine
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member North DakotaPosts: 2,985 Senior Member
    Bought a Taurus Model 441 in 44Spl (4 inch) in 1995 and have not had any problems with it.
    Haven't loaded for it in some time now so don't remember the load other then it was with a 250 gr swc at 1050 fps. 
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,611 Senior Member
    Blasphemy I tell you, Lies.... Blasphemy!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 447 Member
    Elk creek said:
    Don’t worry I own a Taurus too. When my wife an I were dating I bought her a Taurus 62 to shoot when we went to the range…. She still loves it. 
    Absolute Blasphemy!
    Taurus has hijacked The Winchester 62 even down to the model number!
    The first gun I fired then inherited than gave to a favorite nephew to do my small part to maintain the heritage of that piece
  • JKPJKP Senior Member North FloridaPosts: 2,681 Senior Member
    While it's in your possession I'd recommend not letting it get too close to other more deserving guns. 
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,761 Senior Member
    I have a Taurus model C45 pump action in 45 Colt. So far it's running flawlessly. 
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,761 Senior Member
    Speaking of Taurus revolvers, anyone need grips?

    C-I-L BLK on left TR/GP on right. Free for the cost of shipping.
  • JayJay Senior Member New Mexico/TexasPosts: 4,553 Senior Member
    edited November 2022 #16
    I’m pretty sure I remember cheap, POS guns you actually spent money on that had to be sent back for crooked barrels… 🤔 Wanna act like you’re above Taurus now?… 🤪
  • JayJay Senior Member New Mexico/TexasPosts: 4,553 Senior Member
    But, I do agree on 38 spcl. I do not and will not own a revolver chambered for that cartridge.. unless it’s free…
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,077 Senior Member
    edited November 2022 #18
    Jay said:
    I’m pretty sure I remember cheap, POS guns you actually spent money on that had to be sent back for crooked barrels… 🤔 Wanna act like you’re above Taurus now?… 🤪
    Hey, I got some cheap guns. No question. But not skank. 😁

    All joking aside. It’s unfired in the box. If the LGS will give me anything worthwhile in trade value, we will see. If not…….meh, a free gun. I’ll find a place for it. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,225 Senior Member
    edited November 2022 #19
    Big Chief is gonna haunt you! Send it to me - my wife would love it! I'm at least 50% serious, I'm in need of a gun like this.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,766 Senior Member
    edited November 2022 #20
    From what I hear, Taurus quality has gotten a lot better while S&W has gone downhill.  A free .38 Special is better, IMO, than a cheap .38 special Charter Arms you had to spend money and time on.  Hardly anyone else is making revolvers of any quality.  
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayJay Senior Member New Mexico/TexasPosts: 4,553 Senior Member
    Good trading material, no doubt. 👍 Just hackin on ya… 🤪

    I own a Taurus anyway… Raging Bull, 454 Casull that was my dads. It’s actually a really nice shooting gun.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,315 Senior Member
    Eh. Trade it.  
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,709 Senior Member
    No attachments. No commitment.  New in the box.  Yeah, you might do well to turn it into something you want - even if it's just cash for half a tank of gas. :D

    Dunno. . .they're probably making exactly the same gun with a longer chamber in .357, so you could conceivably run +P level stuff in it all day long.  If it's properly assembled and shoots to the sights, it's a free stainless beater.  Montana Bullet Works has gas-checked LFN/WFN's in 150, 160, and 180 grain.  The 160 has the biggest meplat - load it for speed, you could do a lot worse.  Penetration will not be a problem.

    Of course, if you have an existing stash of .357's and .357 brass, this is just a logistical PITA.


    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,662 Senior Member
    From what I've seen in new guns in the last few years?  You could have done worse...  

    Good trade fodder  :D

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,566 Senior Member
    edited November 2022 #25
    A major problem with new Taurus guns, is that you need to shoot it to know if it's one of the good ones. Then it isn't new anymore if you decide to dump it.  I want to try their 605 in  357 but haven't gotten over past experience, and BigChief's memory would never forgive me.  He would rather see his sister........
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,077 Senior Member
    Looks like it’s mine. 
    LGS isn’t taking trades currently. 
    I’ll leave it in the box and throw it in the cave. Save it for a rainy day. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member New Mexico/TexasPosts: 4,553 Senior Member
    How long did it take for them to stop laughing before they told you to get that thing out of their store?...  :D

    Just playing.  Sounds like a good plan.  It ain't gonna hurt anything to stash it aside.  I'm sure it'll be useful for something down the road.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member North FloridaPosts: 2,681 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Looks like it’s mine. 
    LGS isn’t taking trades currently. 
    I’ll leave it in the box and throw it in the cave. Save it for a rainy day. 
    See post #13. 
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,077 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Zee said:
    Looks like it’s mine. 
    LGS isn’t taking trades currently. 
    I’ll leave it in the box and throw it in the cave. Save it for a rainy day. 
    See post #13. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,673 Senior Member
    I have one, wife carries it, get off me gun for her, no problems with it, try some bird shot out of it
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,709 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    JKP said:
    Zee said:
    Looks like it’s mine. 
    LGS isn’t taking trades currently. 
    I’ll leave it in the box and throw it in the cave. Save it for a rainy day. 
    See post #13. 

    Coffee spit! 

    Zee, if you hear what sounds like someone softly singing Eric Carmen's All By Myself, don't be overly concerned.  It's just your Taurus revolver sitting unshot. . .in its box. . .in the dark. . .alone.

    So very alone. 

    You should buy a .270 just so it can have some company. ;)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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