Taurus Revolver Durability

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  1. SpaceBinks

    SpaceBinks New Member

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    Hello everyone. Have any of you had any experience with Taurus revolvers and their durability or lack of it? I am especially wondering about to M44 but not the tracker or Raging Bull. I have heard that they will go bad after a short amount of time, and i have heard others swear by them. Do any of you have any input?
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    The internals are crude and undersized. Chances are the hand will become worn and the cylinder will fall out of time with the hammer and it will lock the trigger out. Before we even take a taurus in for repair or trade I'll pull the trigger about 20 times as fast as I can. Some do OK some lock out. I know some people swear by them but I wonder how much they are shot. For what its worth, internally they are garbage.
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    Where is the store u work at that you take them in amigo?
    The internals are crude and undersized..... you have the specs?
    I say Bull Poo. What say U?
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    Had this one over 20 years, no problems yet.

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    I completely agree with helixFR. Every taurus i have ever been in has had fitment issues. And thier customer service is lacking to put it nicely. They make mediocre guns for the casual shooter, but as for a durable reliable weapon, there are far better choices in my opinion.
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    Well, I would tend to believe Helix and JLA as they are both gunsmiths and have no reason to make up crap about Taurus. They have probably taken more guns apart than I would have ever even thought about!!

    I have owned Taurus handguns for many years and have never had a problem with any of them and I defend Taurus. But then, I don't shoot thousands of rounds through any of my guns so I will never have one wear out
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    i like taurus , with all the hassles theres always a buck to be made fixing them ;)

    hey i cant help it , i like income and taurus do provide that ...
  9. SpaceBinks

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    I can worry no more about Taurus durability.. I have ordered my first .44 magnum and it is a Ruger Super Redhawk. I dont have to worry about that one dying on me. ;)
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    the ruger will outlast you .. ;)
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    Rugers are outstanding. Built like brick S***houses.
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    Those are both great examples of why I decided to get one. :D
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    While I'm not an FFL holding 'smith, I agree with both Helix and JLA.
    I have owned (or still own) just under a dozen assorted Taurus revolvers and a couple of PT1911s. Helix is correct that the internals are pretty coarsely machined, but most all of em can be worked over to make a pretty decent working gun. I've only had one that would bind up (a mid-90s Model 66). Quality of the current ones have dropped off compared to the late-80s to mid-90s models though.
    Just don't ask the factory service department to do anything above and beyond how it came out of the box.

    For the pricetag, I don't mind them but for not much more you can do better (I.E. Ruger).

    I might also be in the minority but I prefer a Taurus over any of the current Smiths too. Both brands need a good amount of work to make a smooth working pistol but a Smith will costly nearly twice as much as an equivalent Taurus. but...that's just me.


    Enjoy your new Super Redhawk. That is one bulletproof piece of machinery! Pics and a range report are mandatory for all new purchases. :D
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  14. 76Highboy

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    I would have to go with helix and JLA on this one. A co worker had one and when we went out and shot it there were timing issues,,, big time and the gun was fairly new. Taurus customer service was terrible and it still holds that way today. I think the actions are sloppy for the most part. That is not to say that you can't find a good one but IMO i would not waste my time and money on a Taurus.
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    Stop by and I'll show you bossman. Specs compared to what? they are a crude representation of a smith. Open one up and compare it to a smith, ruger or colt. MIM parts that are rough as cast iron. If I get a call and someone says they have a revolver that is locking up or not firing, its a 70 percent chance that its a taurus. the remaining 30 is spread among all other manufacturers still in business or not. When they run, they run but he was asking about durability, its not there. Lifetime warranty? yep and they need it, but your gun does you no good at the manufacturer 8 weeks at a time. The best warranty is the one you never use.
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