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Old 03-26-2011, 03:17 AM   #11
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I had a Taurus revolver, a 650 in 357. It shot 38s fine but if you tried to shoot magnums of any kind the cylinder would bind so bad you could barely get it open. I unloaded it.
I've heard good things about the Raging Bull but after that experience I never tried one.

I personally think it's either hit or miss. Some people get one and have a great experience with a good weapon while others have a terrible experience with a weapon that would drive anyone nuts and it's a crap shoot as to which one you're going to get.

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Taurus Model 66 .357 Mag it was my dads fired it since I was 9 never once had a single problem with it firing the only problem I've had was some bad ammo I fired through it bad hand loads.

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Had an M85 Ultralite. Shaved lead right out of the box. I have had two Taurus guns. Both had problems. Won't buy another one.

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I just traded my 605 (which i loved) for a 669. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make in a while. I bought the 605 as a carry gun but still find my self packing my bersa 383 because of size. I was very nervous about making the trade since i know taurus is known to have some bad guns floating around and my 605 was as perfect as any smith or ruger i have ever owned. I have been to the range a few times with the 669 and it just like the 605 shoots perfectly.

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I'd bet the difference is more like 99.5% of Smiths and Rugers come out with no problems (so, 199 out of 200), while more like 97% of Tauri come out good to go. So, while a significant majority of the Taurus weapons come out fine, it is still several times more likely that one will have problems than one from the other two big makers.

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I'm sorry but Taurus is way more likely to be crap than a S&W, in my opinion Taurus is junk. A few weeks I would not have said that but since my 85UL cylinder started free spinning...I'm convinced. I won't even send it back for repairs. It serves as a reminder of money wasted.

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When looking for a light weight snub nose revolver Taurus were found often at a better price than S&W or Ruger. I shot several and IMHO were not the quality expected. I spent two years weighing the pros and cons of pretty much every snub nose light weight pistol I could get my hand on. Came down to the Ruger LCR and the S&W airweight. I chose the S&W, the Ruger was a close second, the Taurus wasn't even in the running. I expect a pistol to work consistanly and Taurus just didn't.

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Taurus revolvers have always been hit or miss. I own one (2" .38) that is very nicely finished, locks up tight and has a great trigger. But it is the rare Taurus, in my experience.

And the PT92/99 series were always great pistols.

I will take the most beat up S&W J/K/L/N frame over any Taurus revolver, any day.

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I will have a model 66 SS next friday. Buying it from a collector friend of mine who keeps all his guns in mint condition. It only has 1 box of ammo fired through it. Getting it for $350.00

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I have a Taurus Model 94 ss .22 lr. It's quite accurate,and has always been reliable. After reading everyones comments on this forum I don't think I'd buy a Taurus centerfire.

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