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jeremyc 01-06-2009 02:41 PM

Taurus 9mm with cracked barrel
Got a taurus pt-99, a 92 with adjustable sights. Less than 1,000 rounds through it and the barrel is cracked:mad:, right by the shell extractor. I sent it to the factory, lifetime warranty, it hasn't been returned yet. Glad I got a glock....want at least one reliable gun.

Anybody have any experience with Taurus Warranty repairs:confused:??

I'm guessing that it'll take about three weeks, hopefully not longer.

dunerunner 01-06-2009 04:05 PM

Great pics, keep us posted on the repair. Makes me want to look closer at my 24/7 to see if it has any issues. Thanks!!

Benning Boy 01-06-2009 05:03 PM

Every time I think about getting a Taurus, one of these threads pops up and convinces me otherwise.

SGT-MILLER 01-06-2009 10:24 PM

I can officially cross Taurus off my list.:(

canebrake 01-06-2009 10:51 PM

And your back-up is a Glock? :confused:

Get a Colt!

Just kidding :D (about the Glock, not the Colt)


Dgunsmith 01-07-2009 01:26 AM

Good thing it IS a Taurus.....unusual failure BUT barrel will be replaced under lifetime warranty.

When the Glock barrel fails...and it will be lucky IF it doesnt KB and Glock will tell you to go to hell ! Get an after market barrel for the Glock...and smile when the Taurus comes back with a new barrel.

Expect it to take 4 to 5 weeks. I would not be otherwise concerned about the Taurus !

oldandslow 01-07-2009 01:51 AM

jeremy, 1/7/09

I too have the PT-99 and mine broke its locking block about three years ago at a 3000 round count. I contacted the factory and they said to send the broken part in for replacement. Three months later I had not heard anything so I called up Taurus and had great difficulty getting anyone to answer the phone. Several days later when someone finally answered they told me that they had alreadly sent it out, but unfortunately they sent it to the wrong state. They reshipped it to me and it arrived a short time later. So overall I had a difficult time contacting them to inquire about my replacement part and it was shipped to the wrong address. I have not bought any more Taurus pistols. Good luck.

best wishes- oldandslow

PS- I also had problems with the roll pin holding the rear sight working its way out and then my rear sight would fall off onto the ground.

SGT-MILLER 01-07-2009 02:12 AM

After you get it repaired, trade it off for a Beretta 92FS. You'll be much happier.

Best of luck to you. I'm glad the pistol didn't actually go kB! on you.

hillbilly68 01-07-2009 03:35 AM

Yeah Taurus is cheap for a reason. Their prices have increased, but their quality not so much.
It is heresy, like dating an ugly woman, to praise the Glock. But I will. I hate them, but I have one and it is absolutely reliable. Good choice if you dont want to move up to a Kimber.;)
Good luck my man, I hope they turn her around quick for you.

jeremyc 01-07-2009 01:29 PM

Also had problems with the rear sights coming loose...asked them to repair that as well.

I'm definitely looking at getting something different....would love the Colt of Kimber, but out of my $$ range. Maybe the Beretta or an XD.

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