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Old 06-11-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Taurus Revolvers

Anyone own one?

I've been across the regular Ruger, S&W, Glock, Sig, etc. I've seen all these at the shops/ranges, etc.

Haven't really seen or heard much about Taurus, but I really like the look of their Revolver (Raging Bull, etc. series)
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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Clone of Smith and Wesson. Except they often used forged parts, smith uses a lot more investment cast parts..
Their small frame revolvers are often considered stronger than S&W.

Every one I've had has been nice out of the box. I've shot probably 2 dozen of them
and never found a issue except their hammer-less ones tend to be stiff triggers.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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Re: Taurus Revolvers

I had one in .357. I sold it to my friend for him to concealed carry. Great gun. It was hammerless, so the trigger was a little heavy but not too bad. I will HIGHLY recommend a hogue grip if you plan on a larger caliber. The trigger guard will bruise your middle finger if you go through a lot of rounds at the range, especially with protection rounds.
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I had .357 that was compensated. Never had any issues with it (before it was stolen.)

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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I've considered one for a carry/truck gun.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #6
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I have been wondering about Taurus too. They look nice but all the gun store guys say they suck. After reading this I think I might go buy one and try it out. I have a couple S&W's and if Taurus really is a stronger copy of them whats not to like.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #7
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Stronger They are improving greatly but there not at S&W levels as of yet.

Taurus got a bad rep when they first started making guns. It was and remained a cheap handgun for a very long time, they were knock offs made in a cast off factory with worn out equipment and a meager work force. Overtime things have changed.

Now, there pretty good for the price and one of the best sellers. It's hard to sell somebody on a nighthawk when a pt1911 does the same thing. There a good gun for the common man who's not going to be running thousands down it.

That said, I have several at the shop right now including SS and polymer judges. However the one I really like is the Raging Bull in .44.
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Ive put several thousand rounds through magnum Taurus revolvers with full pumped loads for Metallic Silhouette Shooting. Accurate and reliable.. what else do you need.

I helped an engineering student years ago do some work on a thesis for manufacturing and engineering. He wangled a tour of the smith factory.. The assembly people have like 7 minutes each to assemble and fit each revolver.. Says a lot for their machining processes.. IN general the Taurus revolvers I've touched had better factory triggers than the S&W guns, but either can be uber smooth and sweet with a little work.. If comparing current to current I maintain nether company has an advantage anymore..

(I have broken 2 smiths due to weak frames... shooting standard store loads.. YMMV)

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