Taurus Millenium Pro
What do you people think about thoes guns? I was thinking about buying one in .45 auto.
My dislike of Taurus is no secret. Honestly, if someone GAVE me a new Taurus, I would not keep it . One only need look at many guns on the store shelves. The quality on many of them is horrendous. One only also need look on the various forums. A high percentage of them have problems straight out of the box, or on the first range trip.
I realize that human nature is to complain instead of praise... But, the % of complaints (on all the various gun forums) about Taurus against other brands of guns doesn't even compare. And the stories of dealing with their customer service are maddening. Sometimes they send guns back MULTIPLE times without doing ANYTHING. I've seen some threads go for 18 months, where a person goes thru the Taurus "experience" in getting their gun fixed. It's just ridiculous...
I didn't start saving Taurus threads until a few months ago - so, unfortunately, I don't have some of the more depressing stories I have read. But here are a few:
Taurus Customer Service (TCP 738))
New Clarity on Taurus TCP problem.
Taurus Buyer Be Warned - Glock Talk
Taurus Disappointment - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 709 slim fail. help me find a new 9mm carry pistol. - AR15.COM
Another 709 slim fails.. - AR15.COM
Taurus semi-auto Quality Control going to crap? - Glock Talk
Taurus 709- Problems - THR
Bought a Taurus M44, took it home, broken right out of the box! - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Taurus Buyer Be Warned - THR
Taurus Quality: Objective Opinions...? - TheFiringLine Forums
Just bought a Taurus 85 and Im having a problem - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Run-Around - TheFiringLine Forums
taurus repair turnaround time?? anyone.. - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 709 Slim....FTEs galore!...help!! - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Taurus Frustration and Venting
Not a good showing for the Taurus 709 Slim. - TheFiringLine Forums
My Taurus 709 slim review... - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Warranty Work? - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!
Are realy Taurus gun not reliable? - TheFiringLine Forums
Here We Go Again Taurus - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus Question - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 738 - TheFiringLine Forums
Taurus 24/7 Full Size Pistol Reviews Forum and Reference Guide
My3cents.com - Taurus Gun Repair Complaint - Warranty Repair -p Taurus 444 Pistol
Taurus changed my mind
Taurus changed my mind - Page 3 - TheFiringLine Forums (see post #51)
I personally didn't care for the one I had, but I know a guy who likes his a lot.
I have 3 Taurus's 1 revolver a pt1911 and a milenium pro in 40 s&w no problems with any of them. I think there are to many gun snobs in the world. Anyone who likes a glock and hates someone elses plastic gun makes no sense to me. It's all plastic and bad triggers. All the same. I know people with high dollar 1911's that don't function as well as my pt1911 and they sure aren't anymore accurate.
I've seen all manufacturers with problems. Hell I even saw a ruger blackhawk blow up and no it wasn't a hot load. I still like the rugers I own.
Have your own opinion - nothing wrong with that. But, I've seen too many gun newbies get sucked in by taurus and regret it.
I think your life may be worth spending the extra $100 now, instead of rolling the dice and HOPING that you get one of the Taurus guns with no problems.
Shipwreck pretty much covered it. Had one, hated its functioning (or lack thereof) and traded it. I read the complaints before I purchased the gun and figured I might be lucky enough to get a good one; fail.
The reason I was looking at Taurus is because years ago I have one model 66 .357 mag. it was ok I had no problems with it.The price caught my eye 419.99 I also looked at the Springfield xd4 .45 with that one I would get 2 spare mags.&holster for about 100 more and a better rep.This gun is just going to be a back up when I go into the woods you never know what you run into!. Thanks for the feed back guys
The XD is TEN times better, spend the extra $$$. You won't regret it!
Well I can honestly say my two Tauruses have had absolutely no problems but I know others have. My M85 38 Special bought second hand in the early 1990s still gets a fair amount of use and always goes bang.
So does the 9mm PT111 Millennium Pro I bought in 2006. I will say I was worried about Taurus quality when I bought it because of all the negative reviews online. But in the gun shop I field stripped it and couldn't see any obvious problems. The price was right so I went with my gut feeling. To this day that little gun impresses me, it worked from day one with all ammo except some crappy reloads that gave me trouble in other guns. I never use +P+ so can't say if the gun can handle the real hot stuff but does all right with light to pretty warm loads.
My Millennium Pro is basically a poor man's Glock but with a true DAO trigger. I can't say how it would handle 45ACP, that might be a little too much for this little gun, I just don't know. Doesn't sound like you'll be beating it to death though. At $420 you might want to look also at a baby Glock 30 or 36 for a few bucks more. Good luck Lonewolf and let us know how it goes no matter what you get.
I look at Taurus like this:
If you buy a Taurus, there's a pretty good chance that you're going to end up with a good gun at a competitive price.
Unfortunately, there's also an unacceptably high chance that you're going to end up with a lemon. How high is "unacceptably high"? I have no idea on the specifics. Maybe it's 5% and maybe it's 25%. Parlay that with the volume sitting on shelves across the country, and recovering a fair amount of your money can also be difficult should you choose to resell a Taurus.
There are plenty of good Taurii out there, and many Taurus shooters that have good reason to be happy with their guns and the price paid for them. And it's true, there are plenty of "gun snobs" to be found. But Taurus has earned their reputation on their own, and it seems most prevalent among their polymer autoloaders. I know a lot of people have been quite happy with the 1911s and Beretta 92 clones.
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