The best of the worst

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by tCan, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    So, what are some of the most worthy of the low end pistols? Like sub-$200.
     
  2. mayscat44

    mayscat44 New Member

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    High point, Star, Heritage...there's a few off the top of my head.
     

  3. 7mmstw

    7mmstw New Member

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    Taurus cranks out a lot of junk too
     
  4. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Taurus has a pretty nasty reputation and can often be found pretty cheap. I don't understand it but I take full advantage of it. I've shot several Taurus firearms and never had a problem with any of them. I've shot their 1911 which I swear will run right alongside my Kimber any day. I've shot one of their polymer 45's (I forget which model) that reminded me of a sig. It wasn't quite as comfortable as the sig but performed just as well. I've shot one of the judge models which I actually didn't care for. It was no fault of the gun, the gun worked fine, but I just don't have need for a gun like that. I own one of the Taurus 24/7's and can say that it will keep up with my xd and my glock any day. Actually, it outperforms the glock because the 24/7 I have has never had a malfunction of any kind. I cannot say the same for my glock.
    Based on their reputation, it seems to be a gamble whether you get a good one or a bad one. Maybe I've been extremely lucky, maybe not, but if the price is right on one, I personally wouldn't hesitate.
     
  5. phburks

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    Which Taurus guns do you have experience with? Just curious.
     
  6. mayscat44

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    I'm still tryin' to find that junky Taurus everybody's talkin' about I've had the 24/7 pro c (9mm), the PT1911 (.45), the Judge (6.5" ss)...they all shot good and never failed me. Oh well I'll just keep on lookin
     
  7. 7mmstw

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    Every person I know, ( I know quite a few gun nuts) that has owned a Taurus, has had some type of problem. Wait I heard good things about the 24/7 but anything else has had problems, especially the revolvers and the 1911s
     
  8. 7mmstw

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    Jeminez and Phoenix are also cheap garbage.
     
  9. mayscat44

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    I'll see your second hand accounts and raise you a first hand account
     
  10. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Own a 45 24/7 taurus. Never had any issues with it. Well over 1k rounds had one bad mag.
     
  11. mayscat44

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    Besides the guy wanted to know what descent gun he could get for under $200...not who hates Taurus but has never owned one
     
  12. hmh

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    I have had a pt111 millennium take down pin would randomly come out while shooting and the slide would fall of the front. Pt22 the grips keep breaking they are pink fake pearl bought it for my wife. The pistol will not shot with broken grips. And I made sure they are not over torqued. As soon as I can get rid of it I will not own another Taurus. Gave them two chances and regret both. But great customer service.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    I have to call on that --- Well, unless you only know 1 mabe 2 Taurus owners :rolleyes:

    If you knew me you could say "I know a guy who's owned well over a dozen Taurus hanguns & 95% of them were good dependable shooters" :)

    2nd hand & hearsay will bite you if not carefull :(
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Good point :cool:
     
  15. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    Taurus has to be one of the worst firearms companies around. Instead of taking the time to research and design and test their products. They just seem to build and let paying customers test their products. They brag in their brocheres about how they take an idea and have it for sale in less than a year and it takes other companies 2 or 3 years to do the same. Maybe it because other companies take time to work all the bugs out before they sell it. Save yourself the hassle and buy something other than taurus. A hi point would probably at least function properly even though they are ugly as sin. And yes i have had a couple taurus firearms and had multiple problems. I am not talking second and will never buy another
     
  16. Greg_E

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    Taurus isn't bad, but I prefer American made whenever possible!
     
  17. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Like the man said :rolleyes:
    Don't matter if you've owned hundreds-
     
  18. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Trying to get back on track, the Jennings J22 looks like the Walther PPK. Both of them come in .22LR and .25ACP. But does it hunt?
     
  19. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Bring Up My Post
     
  20. trex1310

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    Look no further. I had (operative word being had) a Taurus M85 .38SPL
    that when fired would spit hot lead everywhere and then the cylinder
    would not open. I sent it back to Taurus 3 times (it took 6 weeks each
    time) and the gun was never fixed. No, I didn't trade or sell it. I
    threw it in Mobile Bay. Hopefully, the salt water will fix it. Trust my life
    to a Taurus? Not likely.