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Old 01-10-2014, 05:41 AM   #111
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The Taurus Model 66 is not quite an L frame, but it's not far off. The K frame is generally used for 38 special. The L frame is for 357 Mag. The Taurus Model 66 and the S&W Model 686 are similar in size.
The Taurus 66 is a direct copy of the S&W 66- a .357 "K" frame revolver. There were also the model 13 and model 19 S&W "K" frame .357s.
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Great thread!! I have a taurus pt 1911 blued model. I have around 600 rounds threw it an no jams or feeding problem's. The problem is the hammer doesn't always wanna come back after a round is fired. A few times the slide didn't lock back after the gun is empty. Safety fumbling I guess. I'm also good about cleaning an there doesn't seem to be any damaged parts or anything. Please help!!!

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I wasn't going to post until I found the info I needed to back this up but I haven't been able to track it down again.
I had the source on one of my computers that crashed, so I lost it.
Basically, the report said Taurus had about a 40% failure rate, out of the box.
This was across the board, for all guns, and different problems.
That's a huge failure rate for anything.
Now this info goes back to around 2009. I don't know if they've done anything to remedy the situation since then.
I've always liked the look of their revolvers but I'd have to get one heck of a deal to actually purchase one, and I don't think I'd ever trust it as a defensive weapon. I'd just have it for range use.

I'll keep looking for th a info, who knows, I might stumble on it again.

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I wasn't going to post until I found the info I needed to back this up but I haven't been able to track it down again.
I had the source on one of my computers that crashed, so I lost it.
Basically, the report said Taurus had about a 40% failure rate, out of the box.
This was across the board, for all guns, and different problems.
That's a huge failure rate for anything.
Now this info goes back to around 2009. I don't know if they've done anything to remedy the situation since then.
I've always liked the look of their revolvers but I'd have to get one heck of a deal to actually purchase one, and I don't think I'd ever trust it as a defensive weapon. I'd just have it for range use.

I'll keep looking for th a info, who knows, I might stumble on it again.
That doesn't sound right at all. If it was really THAT high, I doubt they'd still be in business. They've put out a few lemons, but the vast majority of their guns work perfectly fine.
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Here is an article that dates to 2012, that includes the WHOLE industry.
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/01/chris-dumm/nssf-shooting-industry-suffers-from-40-returndefect-rate/

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Interesting. How exactly did they come up with that figure, and what is their definition of a "defect"?

These are comments from that story, and they are the reason why I'm asking this question.

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While that number is high, I’ve seen slot of people return perfectly good guns for stupid ass reasons that I can correct in about 5 minutes.
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Some of the reasons that people send a gun back are crazy. Many legit ones, but if your semi auto happens to have a misfire it may be partially to blame for the ammo, shooter, etc. A car may have had poor gas, neglect, abusive driving, and so on.

I’ll bet that 20 or 30% is due to people taking apart, poorly maintaining, or cleaning their guns and breaking them somehow

another 20 or 30% of the returns are due to crappy ammo or improper shooting technique.

The rest would likely be legit….which I’ll admit is still higher than it should be.
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Texas, I was wrong.
Way off!
What I've tracked down this morning is from Gun Test. An industry magazine.
From 1994 to 2010, their tests showed a 13.28% failure rate for Taurus.
Gun stores and dealers claim higher numbers but that can't really be quantified.
A huge difference. I apologise.
The 40% is mentioned in another post above and has nothing to do with Taurus.

If I told you the 2 most recalled gun companies, you'd call me crazy and It would pizz a lot of folks off. Then I'd have to go dig that up.

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Texas, I was wrong.
Way off!
What I've tracked down this morning is from Gun Test. An industry magazine.
From 1994 to 2010, their tests showed a 13.28% failure rate for Taurus.
Gun stores and dealers claim higher numbers but that can't really be quantified.
A huge difference. I apologise.
The 40% is mentioned in another post above and has nothing to do with Taurus.

If I told you the 2 most recalled gun companies, you'd call me crazy and It would pizz a lot of folks off. Then I'd have to go dig that up.
That seems a more realistic, but still a little high. Do you have a link, or are you reading an actual magazine?

I do agree that their quality control needs a little work though. Then again, so does a few other companies'. (not naming names either).
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My bull****ometer is off the scale right now on the 40% gun industry wide defect/return rate. If that statistic is true, then I'm the luckiest man on Earth, because I can only think of 1 gun I've owned that had a serious factory flaw, and I have owned way more than 2 1/2 guns.

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Texas, I was wrong.
Way off!
What I've tracked down this morning is from Gun Test. An industry magazine.
From 1994 to 2010, their tests showed a 13.28% failure rate for Taurus.
I would venture to guess this percentage is in substantial equivalence with most other handgun manufacturers.

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