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Shot this today, COULD change my mind about Taurus…

GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
edited February 2021 in General Firearms #1
New TX, 22lr with 16 round mags.  This thing ran pretty darn very well for a brand new rimfire, and was very accurate.  Not sure why the thumb safety, seems superfluous, but it’s there for those that want it.  Cant speak to longevity and the mag lips seem a little thin, but I qualified 25 folks, 20 rounds each with only a handful of FTF on a brand new gun.  Not bad!  Priced well….  IF you can find one.  Not buying one because I don’t need it, I’m flush with Glock 44s but if I needed a service type training gun I would probably take a chance on one.



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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,372 Senior Member
    edited February 2021 #3
    I don’t know about our friend here we may need to do an intervention. Better yet, next rime you need to do a qual roll up with that Single action 45 colt and stare at em’ then say “ I’ll just use this you pansy  **** “. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Big Chief is gonna haunt you!
    -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(
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,360 Senior Member
    Ah.....NO!
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Geez, first you drank the Glock cool-aid now Taurus... your soul is forever lost!
    I know, right?!?!?
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,142 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Big Chief is gonna haunt you!
    My exact thought!!!!
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I'd have to see it detail stripped. Taurus stuff seems to all be smooth on the outside and crunchy on the inside.
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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,036 Senior Member
    I’m not as Taurus scarred as many of you as I’m still a novice pistolero, but I’ve shot the G-2’s and G-3’s and thought they both performed well. I have read where their QC is vastly improved. 
    I’m glad your .22 works well.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    The one thing I'll say for Taurus, is that they're not afraid to innovate. Like it or hate it, the "Curve" for instance was thinking out of the box.
    -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(
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    bellcat said:
    I’m not as Taurus scarred as many of you as I’m still a novice pistolero, but I’ve shot the G-2’s and G-3’s and thought they both performed well. I have read where their QC is vastly improved. 
    I’m glad your .22 works well.
    From the G series I've had the pleasure of shooting lately I have to agree.  They are REALLY popular with new CCW shooters around here because of the relatively good price, lifetime warranty and the fact that new shooters that can’t get their hands of Glocks AND are not jaded agains Taurus.

    This .22 is not mine.  It belongs to the Gun store owner that I work with.  He rotates this and a Ruger Mark IV suppressed as his certification guns on CCE quals.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    The one thing I'll say for Taurus, is that they're not afraid to innovate. Like it or hate it, the "Curve" for instance was thinking out of the box.
    I was playing with one of their new ultralight .22 revolvers and it’s a REALLY NICE little gun!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    I'd have to see it detail stripped. Taurus stuff seems to all be smooth on the outside and crunchy on the inside.
    I will admit I have not detail stripped any new Tauri lately but when you work the action they do mot feel crunchy like he ok’d ones did.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    zorba said:
    Big Chief is gonna haunt you!
    My exact thought!!!!
    I will welcome his visit even if he yells at me.  I miss that guy!!! 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Diver43 said:
    zorba said:
    Big Chief is gonna haunt you!
    My exact thought!!!!
    I will welcome his visit even if he yells at me.  I miss that guy!!! 
    Me too. What a gem he was!
    -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(
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,739 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    sakodude said:
    Geez, first you drank the Glock cool-aid now Taurus... your soul is forever lost!
    I know, right?!?!?
    I always knew you were a gunwriter deep down 🤣🤣

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    They seem to mostly be getting good reviews. Plus, IIRC, they just released one with an optics cut. THAT is what the G44 is missing (although I'm not sure it would even be feasible).
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    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,423 Senior Member
    edited March 2021 #18
    Nope. I will admit to a certain notion that the  692 revolver, 357 and a 9mm spare cylinder is mildly interesting but after getting stung by that PT 709. Pass. 

    Bought the Ruger SR-22 and it came with 3 mags. It's not super accurate but I have a Mark II for that. 

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    Winston Churchill
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Nice pistol; not a Taurus fan too but glad to see they're releasing better products. Won't be buying one soon or ever but will eventually see them around here, so good to already have 1st. hand inputs about its performance.
  • Shoemaker SethShoemaker Seth Member Posts: 139 Member
    My dad wanted a .22 pistol to go with the Ruger 10/22 folder I loaned him. He's not really a gun guy, but appreciates them as tools that may come in handy. I know he likes my .22/45, but it's not particularly light or compact to keep in a 72 hour emergency kit, which is his intended use for it, besides plinking with grandkids. Anyways, after a lot of research, I determined that An SR22 or TX22 would be most likely to fit the bill, and since the TX22 retails for about $100 less and has great reviews, it's what I got him. He loves it, and I was impressed enough with it, I got one as well. 
    Some threads I read for information. Others I read for entertainment value.
  • tapehosertapehoser New Member Posts: 7 New Member
    Bought a Taurus Model 65 (.357 Mag) back in the day. LOVE it.

    Went to the gun store with my son and he asked to hold one of the Taurus semi-autos and the clerk said, "You don't want that gun."

    I got angry. I don't mind Taurus.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    tapehoser said:
    Bought a Taurus Model 65 (.357 Mag) back in the day. LOVE it.

    Went to the gun store with my son and he asked to hold one of the Taurus semi-autos and the clerk said, "You don't want that gun."

    I got angry. I don't mind Taurus.
    As of now I’ve fired several G3s and they have impressed me.  I know they’ve had issues in the past but they just might be behind them.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,423 Senior Member
    For about the same money you can get the Ruger Security 9 or 9 compact. Far better choice. 

    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
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