Originally Posted by ruddy
You actually could basically do this. Several years ago I picked up a Taurus 431 .44 Special that had the barrel turned a little out of alignment. Rather than sending it back, and after determining that it shot well, I clamped the barrel in a very well padded vise and used a hammer handle through the cylinder opening in the frame to turn it into alignment with the barrel. After doing this to my gun, it shot to the point of aim.
This is actually how gunsmiths adjust windage on revolvers with fixed sights.
I debated on that, I could not do it, I did not want to mess it up more then it was already. I did not want to mess up the gap between the barrel and cylinder or mark up the barrel. If I mess it up more I am not sure if Taurus would honor the warranty. This is my 1st revolver and I do not know a heck of a lot about them yet. It is not like my Glock, I know in side and out easy to work on.
The Taurus was sent out Friday and the same day I bought a Ruger Mark 3 22/45. I will tell you what this gun is nothing short of GREAT, 300 rounds today with 1 miss feed, I can just about take out the center of the target at 7 yards rapid fire. I still can not wait to get my Taurus back because I do like the feel of the revolver as long as I can hit the target lol.
22LR are sure fun to shoot and cheap to shoot too.