Taurus 357 -blows up

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by martyd, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. martyd

    martyd New Member

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    Hi,
    I just bought a new Taurus -357-7 shot-#66SS. I use it 4 times when I opened a new box of Rem.357-124 gr. bullets. I took the first shot and it blow up. I found all 7 bullets. The bullet that went off, you can see that the firing pin hit it dead center. If you need any high res.pictures of the gun,
    e-mail me at martyslures@yahoo.com
     
  2. deputy dow

    deputy dow New Member

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    gun blow up

    Sounds llike you had an obstructed barrel.
     

  3. AkMuscle49

    AkMuscle49 New Member

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    7 bullets? Doesnt it only hold 6?
     
  4. Zappa

    Zappa New Member

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    No, he's right, it's a Seven shooter.
    S&W also made a Seven shot and even an Eight shot revolver.
    Six is the most common, but I've seen 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 shot revolvers.
     
  5. AkMuscle49

    AkMuscle49 New Member

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    shows what I know
     
  6. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

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    I've had a similar failure. My father purchased a brand new Taurus Tracker .357 4' barrel. I shot 12 rounds of factory ammo through it and cleaned it for him using RemOil products. The next time we went to shoot, his first and last shot with the gun using factory Federal 158gr. JHP, it blew the barrel off which traveled 15 yards down range. It broke off where the barrel screws to the frame. Metal failure. This combined with previous problems with Taurus (24/7, 415) is the reason I'll no longer purchase one. I've been buying used S&W's and haven't had a single problem.
     
  7. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    I don't see any ammo recalls on Remington's web site. Send it back to Taurus.
     
  8. Ruger Redhawk

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    I'm not here to bash Taurus or any make or model for that matter.I had one experience with a Taurus 38 Ultra light snubbie. To be honest I can't remember the model number without looking at my records.I bought it for the wife for her CCW gun.We took it to the range fired a couple rounds.I noticed on three of the chambers the cylinder wouldn't lock up.This was brand new gun.The following day I took it to my dealer, he sent it back to Taurus.I guess it was a couple weeks later the gun was back. He allowed me what I had paid for it. I bought her a S&W M-637 instead. That was my first and will be my last Taurus.One of us could have been seriously hurt if I hadn't noticed it.I've read enough Taurus horror stories on different sites that my decision of never owning another Taurus appears to be the right choice.
     
  9. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Well that sucks but at least you weren't injured or killed thank GOD for that :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  10. RL357Mag

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    My first handgun was a Rossi 971 Vent Rib Compensated .357. I still have it but noticed sometimes the cylinder binds when manually cocking. It locks up fairly tight with very little play, but I don't shoot .357's out of it. Rossi is now owned by Taurus and I doubt I would buy either brand anymore.
     
  11. prolson

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    Taurus BOGUS WARRANTY

    My barrel cracked on my Snub 38 after I used less than 50 rounds. Taurus has a lifetime warranty. They recieved mine at the (factory) in Florida in January. I've called over a dozen times and get the same answer. We are sending it now! When I call back, I get another excuse, and they will send it as soon as a shipment arrives from Brazil, or whatever. Here we are coming up on June. Cabela's in Hammond, Indiana sent it out for me ($30), but now say it's out of their hands! Any advise ( other than don't ever buy a Taurus ).
     
  12. UnderFire

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    MAN!! that's something else!
    Surprised it didn't break your hand or worse?
    What's Taurus doing about it?
    I'd be talking to a lawyer about my rights.
     
  13. Virginian

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    And I have seen pictures of blown up Super Blackhawks, and the barrel on a RedHawk snapped off the same way as described, and Smith and Wessons will lock themselves and fall apart when you open them after firing, and Volvos left running will jump into gear and run over their soccer Mom mother owners, and electric coffee makers burn down houses every day.
    All of these products are manufactured and operated by people. You can drive down any highway in America for 10 minutes and you ought to be able to see what the problem is.
     
  14. UnderFire

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    I see your point.
    But if operator error is not to blame, then the merchandise
    is defective from the mfg.
     
  15. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    Tuarus barrels

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vftq9hNpvBc]YouTube - 357 Magnum barrel blows off[/ame]

    Here is a video of a taurus barrel blowing off
     
  16. Scrapper

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    I carry a M66b4 every day; and mine has over a 1500 rounds through it by now with zero problems.

    Taurus customer service can be a pain in the ass, but they WILL fix and/or replace it. I own a couple of Taurus guns and I love them. The M66 especially has been an absolute nail-driver for me. It is my favorite weapon.

    Any manufacturer of mechanical devices will have a certain percentage of duds, and as with most large companies, customer service is not always as good as we'd like. This is life. I have gone rounds with Ruger over my super-redhawk, and Auto-Ordnance has by far the worst customer service I've ever observed. OF course, I only have one data point for that, and I can't assume everybody has had to deal with "Bill" at auto-ordnance as much as I have.

    Send it back to Taurus and tell us what happens.
     
  17. martyd

    martyd New Member

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    After one year -got my 357 gun back

    My 357 was tested after 1 1/2 years they found.
    Did any body else have a Tauras 357 --BLOW UP ???
    Please e-mail me
    martyslures@yahoo.com
     
  18. martyd

    martyd New Member

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    357 mag gun

    Did you get you gun back ?
    I will be sending my soon.
    Can you e-mail me martyslures@yahoo.com
     
  19. Virginian

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    Well, I've seen a blown up Super Blackhawk, a Redhawk that snapped the barrel off at the frame, a Colt SAA 44-40 split the cylinder wide open, a Smith 29 that blew the cylinder and frame to bits, a J frame Smith that spit the barrel out of the frame with 38 Spls., a Remington 760 in 30-06 that blew the barrel out right ahead of the chamber (a double charge of powder), and I personally had a 20 ga. Mossberg blow the end of the barrel off. So a Taurus can now be added to the list. Big deal. Anything mechanical can and sooner or later will fail. What the root cause is I will never know, and I sure won't lay awake worrying about it.
    Taurus have a lifetime warranty. I haven't heard of them not getting something back within a lifetime yet.
     
  20. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Watch the you tube video. There is a huge flame from BEHIND the cylinder. Obviously the case failed and allowed the gasses to vent to the rear. The question (for me) is why was there no flame out the front of the cylinder or muzzle? It appears there was some sort of obstruction. With out more info it is nearly impossible to learn why it happened
     
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