?taurus trecker model 44 review

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by mountainboy, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. mountainboy

    mountainboy New Member

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    is the taurus tracker in 44 mag worth the money or should i save up alitle more an buy a ruger?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    People have differing results with Taurus firearms. Buying one will be your decision to make alone. Personally, I prefer Ruger's and won't own a taurus.
     

  3. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    IMO get a Ruger. You might not even have to save up much more if you buy used. I snagged a Redhawk in excellent condition for $400 out the door at a place outside of town.

    Just be patient and get something that you really want and can be proud of. ;)
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    It's worth it TO ME to save up and get the ruger rather than settle for the taurus and take my chances. :)
     
  5. Charger Fan

    Charger Fan New Member

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    I am of this opinion, too. You get what you pay for & Ruger makes a fine gun.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    No brainer, Ruger or a S&W.
     
  7. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    Go with a Ruger. Redhawks and Super Redhawks can be had used for very reasonable prices, and the manufacturing is miles better than even the most reliable (or least unreliable) Taurus.
     
  8. Viking

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    In the nearly thirty years I've owned my Redhawk it has never failed to fire. It's paid for itself over the years with the venison it put in the freezer and when I handle it it is as pleasing as the day I bought it. I have shot a friends Taurus Tracker 44 mag., it's nice but he has had extraction problems with one brand of fired cases. After owning my Ruger, no offense, but I would not buy a Taurus. Just my opinion. If you do by a Tracker I highly recommend Hogue grips as my friends stock Taurus grips came apart.
     
  9. NGIB

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    With guns (along with anything else) the adage "you get what you pay for" is 100% accurate. Until Taurus fixes their well documented QC and customer service issues - they won't see a dime from me.

    For revolvers, S&W, Ruger, Colt, or Dan Wesson...
     
  10. UnderFire

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    Buy Ruger!! You won't regret it. With Taurus you have a 50/50 chance. I regret my Taurus purchase years ago, had to trade-up to a S+W. GO RUGER!!
     
  11. kansas45

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    I've owned my Taurus Tracker 45 ACP for about four years. I shoot it regularly & have several thousand rounds through it by now. I didn't care for the "Ribber Grip" & replaced it with a Hogue early on. I do have a little trouble with the ejector rod working loose every 50 rounds or so. I just have to remember to tighten it & everything is good. I did a little polishing on the trigger groupe & played with the hammer spring a little. I like how this gun shoots & the accuracy is very good. It is stainless steel with a 6 1/2" barrel.
     
  12. Viking

    Viking Active Member

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    Have you ever used Thread Loc? My first SA 44 mag revolver used to loosen the grip frame and ejector rod housing after only a dozen or so rounds fired, I wasn't smart enough to figure using something to lock the screws in place. That's what made me really appreciate Ruger's use of Nyloc screws. Nothing ever got loose in my Ruger 45 LC and Super Blackhawk SA's.
     
  13. kansas45

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    I thought about trying some kind of thread lock Viking, But decided against it. As long as I remember to tighten the rod I'm ok. It's not like I shoot hundereds of rounds very fast out of this revolver or anything. ;)