opinions on the Taurus pt-92

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by westley, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. westley

    westley New Member

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    I would like to have everyone ones opinions on this gun from the good to the bad
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I think you posted this the other day. Sorry you didn't get an answer. I'm not familiar with the gun. There are a lot of reviews on YouTube if you don't get any responses.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If it helps any the pt911 got great reviews.
     
  4. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    I had one...and sold it. If you like the Beretta 92F....buy the Beretta.
     
  5. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    My brother has one, he loves his and it's a good shooter, i agree that the beretta is a better gun but you do get a good gun for the price!
     
  6. misterballistic

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    The PT-92 is (or was at one point) a licensed Beretta 92-series clone. I think I even read that (at least at one point) Taurus used Beretta tooling left over from a Brazilian Beretta factory. Of course this doesn't mean that the quality are the same but it is made to similar spec and has Beretta pedigree.

    The one thing some people seem to prefer is the frame mounted safety on PT-92's.

    I think they lack the name marquee of Beretta but, really, I have a hard time believing they are that much less reliable than a Beretta. Some people say the Berettas made in the U.S.A. are not as nice as the ones made in Italy but a lot of it is opinions.

    What's the price difference these days between the two?
     
  7. westley

    westley New Member

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    Thanks to all of you that gave me input
     
  8. brewna01

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    I had one a few years back and never had any problems, the only reason I sold it was because I needed the money.
     
  9. Kenney

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    Frankly if you were to but the American and Italian made along with the Taurus with all markings removed, I doubt you could tell the difference regardless of how many rounds you put through them. Not counting the safety of course.
     
  10. mcb

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    I inherited a PT92 several years ago. It's an older model that still has the lanyard ring. I also have a slightly newer Beretta.

    The locking block broke on the Taurus when I first got it. The finish is wearing a little rougher than the Beretta. Otherwise it's been solid.

    Recently I've been shooting the Taurus a lot. It eats whatever I feed it and shoots pretty well.

    I originally kept it for sentimental reasons but have really grown to like it.
     
  11. Big-Nasty

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    I have a Taurus PT 92. LOVE IT!!! Great target gun. It's very accurate and reliable. It's the gun I pack with me when I'm camping, riding ATV's, working on the farm, or just messing around the house. I bought it new for $420 two years ago.
    Here it is.

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  12. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    I think the general verdict is that the kids in Brazil can make a good gun.
     
  13. misterballistic

    misterballistic New Member

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    Precisely. It's not like Taurus is some new kid on the block. They've been around for a while and have put out their own unique products not excluding the Judge.

    Is the trigger action the same? One thing about the Beretta -- they do have a smooth double action pull that I think is pretty close or on par with H&K and Sig Sauer. How does the Taurus compare?
     
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  14. Big-Nasty

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    Dam straight. I sure as hell ain't complaining.
     
  15. jakebrake

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    had one years ago. gotta be honest. was reliable as could be. ate any crap ammo i put through it, not a single fte/ftf. for the money, a really solid shooter.
     
  16. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    I have a PT1911 that has been flawless, yet in thread after thread in the 1911 sub-forum you will be informed that Taurus is nothing but junk and you are a clueless for buying one. Taurus developed a bad rep early on but they have more than overcome that IMO.
     
  17. misterballistic

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    And those same unforgiving people will say that Beretta 92 series slides blow off the frame from an incident that happened 30 years ago that has long been corrected, or that U.S. made Sig Sauers are unreliable even though that happened years ago and Exeter sells A LOT of Sig Sauers without problems, all CZ's jam, or that you should never buy a Glock 17 Gen 4 because of an early problem with the recoil assembly... :rolleyes:

    Yeah, some people need to get over things!
     
  18. Gh0zt36

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    My neighbor owns one . a nickel plate and Everything I've seen it shoot ran flawlessly . And I've never heard him say anything bad about it.
     
  19. Byron0022

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I have a P-07 as well and never had a FTF or FTE from it. In fact, until I bought my XD sub compact it was my carry weapon.