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    I looked at a taurus millinnium pro .45 cal. It was two tone, and i believe is a nice looking firearm. Im not really that sold on Taurus though, considerably less inexpensive than the other .45s i have been looking at. Im alittle hesitant to purchasing the taurus from the fear of you get what u pay for. Im looking for comments on the taurus, good and bad, about their warranty and customer service. Thanks

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    I've got some Taurus revolvers and they are well built. I don't think you'll find any problem with the mell pro but have you looked at Rugers P345. Sells for about $430 on the net and it's thinner than most. Thin is nice if you're going to carry it. Good luck.

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    I've owned 3 Taurus handguns. 2 revolvers and a PT 140. I have NEVER had an issue with any of them. The only bad to say about them is I personally can't stand the "Straight Eight" sights. Some people do like them though. Plus, the customer service is somewhat of a nightmare. Do a quick search and you can find some examples. But, as far as overall quality. I trust my life to a Taurus everyday. I carry a Model 85. My grandmother and uncle also have one as well. I think if you were to buy the gun, you would be more than happy.
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    I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" in most everything, guns included. Sure, almost all of them will go bang. You can also keep your feet from getting burned on the asphalt with $1.29 rubber flip-flops, and they are indeed shoes, but not my choice.
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    For less than $500 you can have a brand new XD 45 or SW M&P .45
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    My PT140 was junk. the safety would sometimes lock on safe , even though I never used the safety key lock. and it gave me other troubles as well. Finally the recoil was sharp and painful after only one magazine thru it.
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    I tend to tell it like it is, so here we go;

    While in between military and my current job, I worked in one of the largest gun stores and ranges in the country full time, and moonlighted several years as well.
    Part of my duties was teaching basic and advanced shooting courses. Everything from basic safety to high level excutive protection certification. I've seen more than a few Taurus guns really rung out for all their worth and it usually doesnt take long.

    It was not uncommon to sell hundreds of guns over a busy weekend, and we did carry Taurus products, and I think I've personally sold a thousand or so- they are very hit or miss on quality and even when you do get a good one, they still leave a lot to be desired. With out a doubt, some models are better than others.

    They are known to loose parts with some moderate use, and they a lot have to be sent back. And that brings me to step two... their customer service is the slowest I've seen out of any of the major gun companies. A fix that should take a day or two took months. They needed a lifetime warranty because thats how long it takes to get it back. I sure hope they improved that.

    Taurus guns might be cheaper in the short scope of things, but once you start buying extra mags or anything else for the gun, it quickly becomes much more expensive than that Glock, XD, or M&P that comes with an extra mag or two or three... Do the math before you get lured into the cheap price tag; there is no such thing as a free lunch.


    The only guns I would remotely consider from Taurus is the revolvers, the older PT99 or a Mil Pro in 9mm. I wouldn't touch the 40 or 45 with a ten foot pole.

    Sorry if I bashed on anyones favorite manufacture, but I call it like I see it. So go ahead now and defend your purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I tend to tell it like it is, so here we go
    Sixto, Thanks, thats the brutal honesty that i was looking for. I was leaning that way as far as the XD or the Glock, but was just alittle uncertain as to if I was over paying for something and over looking something else. Like u said, im not here to bash someones product or their favorite manufacturer either, just wanted to make sure before I bought my new baby.
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    If you do get one, make sure you get a "third generation" MilPro. I had a PT145 and honestly, another $100-$150 will buy you a far superior firearm.

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    Only Taurus I would own and do is the Judge...and that is to kill snakes

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    The first taurus I ever saw was a revolver. It was in a gun shop and when I looked closely, I could see copper in the steel through the finish. Major red flag.

    Several years ago, when I took my CCW class, of 25 people, there were 3 millenium pros and one revolver. The revolver (brand new) didn't work at all. The other three stopped terminally at some point during the 88rds minimum qualifying rounds.
    The only other Taurus I have any experience with is the PT1911, which I have actually been inpressed with. I've shot nearly a dozen of them and haven't had a stop. The owners reports are all good.
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    My only experience with Tarus is the Judge and once I shoot a dozen or so rounds the cylinder locks up on me. Will be sending it back but i heard it takes forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I tend to tell it like it is, so here we go;

    While in between military and my current job, I worked in one of the largest gun stores and ranges in the country full time, and moonlighted several years as well.
    Part of my duties was teaching basic and advanced shooting courses. Everything from basic safety to high level excutive protection certification. I've seen more than a few Taurus guns really rung out for all their worth and it usually doesnt take long.

    It was not uncommon to sell hundreds of guns over a busy weekend, and we did carry Taurus products, and I think I've personally sold a thousand or so- they are very hit or miss on quality and even when you do get a good one, they still leave a lot to be desired. With out a doubt, some models are better than others.

    They are known to loose parts with some moderate use, and they a lot have to be sent back. And that brings me to step two... their customer service is the slowest I've seen out of any of the major gun companies. A fix that should take a day or two took months. They needed a lifetime warranty because thats how long it takes to get it back. I sure hope they improved that.

    Taurus guns might be cheaper in the short scope of things, but once you start buying extra mags or anything else for the gun, it quickly becomes much more expensive than that Glock, XD, or M&P that comes with an extra mag or two or three... Do the math before you get lured into the cheap price tag; there is no such thing as a free lunch.


    The only guns I would remotely consider from Taurus is the revolvers, the older PT99 or a Mil Pro in 9mm. I wouldn't touch the 40 or 45 with a ten foot pole.

    Sorry if I bashed on anyones favorite manufacture, but I call it like I see it. So go ahead now and defend your purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvshooter View Post
    I've got some Taurus revolvers and they are well built. I don't think you'll find any problem with the mell pro but have you looked at Rugers P345. Sells for about $430 on the net and it's thinner than most. Thin is nice if you're going to carry it. Good luck.
    I love my P345.

    I don't know anyone with a Taurus, so I can't say anything about them.
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    I bought a Taurus M85UL for my daughter and its been a good handgun. My father, who is now deceased, went through a batch of Taurus semi automatic pistols and never found a good one in the whole bunch. That was some years ago and maybe they have cleaned up their act, but I don't trust a Taurus semi automatic pistol like I do their revolvers. Sixto is telling you the truth, you are rolling the dice so to speak if you are getting one of their semi automatic pistols IMHO.
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