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Sonic2MesoSonic2Meso Posts: 4 New Member
I purchased a new Taurus TX22 (a nice format pistol that fits my mand perfectly) in October of 2019. Fired >300 rounds of .22 LR (CCI MiniMag, Remington Golden Bullet, and Federal American Eagle) ammo, all copper jacketed or plated. Unfortunately, the pistol jams more that 50% of the time. I contacted Taurus Customer Service (CS) about this; I was asked to provide a picture of the recoil spring, and did so. CS responded that they would send a replacement recoil spring. After hearing nothing more for a couple months, contacted them again; was told the item is backordered and there was no info about when a replacement could be provided. Months passed, and I heard nothing more from them. Have tried to contact them since; it has now been more that 9 months. I have received no response to my latest email --- 2 - 3 weeks ago.
Anyone had similar experiences? Anyone know how to get Taurus CS to respond? I'd really like to be able to use this pistol --- but using it as it is would not be feasibe.

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  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 538 Senior Member
    I have no experience with that pistol, but I guarantee I can make it run like its supposed to. Wouldn't take much time either.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    https://www.facebook.com/TaurusUSA/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAKk6_qj4WHgMIWvBUe0wwEZAVkzS6IBwwxeRDAf_pC7KBRI_2iwnI7saE8xCfbAVvGr8WiZKG_ui-O


    Post that same message on their facebook page. Nothing snotty, just the facts. I have had to do that to a different company and they responded quite promptly. Esp since quite a few will see it. 
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  • Sonic2MesoSonic2Meso Posts: 4 New Member
    Thank you, Tugar; just did exactly that. Hopefully some good result --- for both Taurus and me --- will come from it.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,917 Senior Member
    Sure do miss Big Chief...bet he'd have some input on this thread...
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    Taurus is the most frustrating gun company In the world for me.  You have to give them an A+ for innovation and design.  Their new .22 Revolver looks amazing and it has some cool features.  BUT every time I find myself getting weak I read something like this and snap out of it...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    I have to agree GunNut. I really did like that little PT-709, but 3 factory mags and it's fires one round then doesn't feed. Pass. 

    Especially since it was less than 500 round through it. Can't trust it and don't want to wait a year for Taurus to do something. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 538 Senior Member
    I dont mean to derail this individuals thread but figured yall might like to know that a customer brought me a brand new Ruger LCP II yesterday and said it kept double feeding or nose diving rounds above the chamber. The nose diving was the mag feed lips being out of adjustment. The double feed was the thing that astounded me. It was the weakest extractor I've ever felt. Took it apart to find a spring like they use in ballpoint pens. I replaced it with a stronger one and it worked fine. I cant stress enough that the spring literally looked like a cheap clicky pen spring.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
    edited July 26 #9
    There is to CS or QC in the gun industry anymore. I've seen the same problems with new S&W's both revolvers and semi-autos!!
    And don't get me started on Taurus or Chiacrapa!!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    There is to CS or QC in the gun industry anymore. I've seen the same problems with new S&W's both revolvers and semi-autos!!
    And don't get me started on Taurus or Chiacrapa!!
    I agree that stuff just rolls off the factory floor untested.  Hey it’s cheaper to replace than to test.   I think the biggest difference is that folks like Ruger and S&W will jump on a problem and get if fixed while Taurus just ignores you forever until you give up...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Sonic2MesoSonic2Meso Posts: 4 New Member
    I would be very happy if they would just replace the pistol --- but only if the replacement actually works.  Refunding my purchase price would work too.  Has anyone had a good experience with the TX22?
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,906 Senior Member
    I would be very happy if they would just replace the pistol --- but only if the replacement actually works.  Refunding my purchase price would work too.  Has anyone had a good experience with the TX22?
    I hate to say it, but, numerous experiences similar to yours, is why many of us will not or no longer own Taurus guns.  I have owned three over the years, two made two trips to the factory each and were later traded or sold.  The small Baretta clone with the tip up barrel my daughter still has
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    Have you thought about replacing the recoil spring assembly yourself? If it's been 9 months, I'm guessing Taurus won't be getting back to you anytime soon.
    Leave that Facebook post up, maybe it'll get results but in the meantime I think (just me) I would have replaced the recoil assembly myself.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • Sonic2MesoSonic2Meso Posts: 4 New Member
    Thanks to all for commentary, all helpful. I received phone call from Taurus yesterday, should be receiving the replacement part "soon."
    Replacing the spring is not a bad idea, but the replacement spring and guide rod are integrated, and I doubt I'd be able to find a suitable replacement elsewhere.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,728 Senior Member
    edited July 28 #15
    Thanks to all for commentary, all helpful. I received phone call from Taurus yesterday, should be receiving the replacement part "soon."
    Replacing the spring is not a bad idea, but the replacement spring and guide rod are integrated, and I doubt I'd be able to find a suitable replacement elsewhere.
    See the post above your's (#13). There is a link to the assembly in stock. Appears to be an upgrade from stock also.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,690 Senior Member
    What kind of jams? Failures to feed, extract, double feedings, short stroking?

    On almost all the finicky, stubborn semiauto pistols I've seen and tested, most eventually ran with HV 40gr. CCR or lead ammo. Worst were the Erma "Luger" clones that finally worked with that "punchy" stuff although eventually destroyed themselves due to poor materials and excessive wear.

    Have seen others that also needed a magazine lips reconfiguration for proper feeding timing and/or angle; quite common in Sig Mosquitos and Walther P22s.

    Hope the problem is just the recoil spring. Maybe you also need to test it with more brands/types of ammo trying to find if it becomes reliable with a particular one and stick to it. Also might need more firing time to loose it enough for proper working.

    Taurus is a problematic brand at least regarding the models imported here. They are good sellers but mostly to those needing a handgun rather than those wanting one, usually private security guards, cops or people with a tight budget.
    Other than those, have yet to find someone in the recreational shooting community actually owning or using one.

    At least their  Beretta 92 version works decently,  their 1911 clones seem to work and the classic .38 Special 4" revolver is a decent performer (after checking proper adjustment of the cylinder assembly) but the rest are usually plagued with assorted small issues that makes them range bummers.
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