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    i thought buying a taurus was still a crap shoot?

    Never have owned one was looking at a 608 and felt 3 that seemed to be filled with sand in the action so have passed on them ever since


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    I think it's more like they're inconsistent, because they make so much stuff!

    Most other handgun makers don't branch out so darn much, honestly.

    For instance compare the variety of say .357 Magnum double action revolvers Taurus makes against all the ones Ruger makes... Taurus offers a lot more options, but does anyone rave about their Taurii as much as they do about the SP101 and GP100?

    What's that old commercial... do one thing and do it well?

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    i would think smith makes as many 357's and they dont seem to have a bad rep

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    True, but Smith doesn't make nearly as many varieties as Taurus does overall either company wide. Compare the sheer volume of different platforms the two companies make against each other.

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    Hum i would if i actually like taurus but ill take your word for it

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    only S&W makes a finer firearm. Euc. , I had my PT 140 Kb on me. Taurus did replace it under warranty, but never gave a reason for it's Kb or asked if I was alright. (a few cuts, but that's all). Not sure if the PT111 is any better.

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    J Frame for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    I see Charter Arms makes a .44 spl. with a 2" barrel. Don't know of the quality, but personally I don't trust Taurus to build a reliable gun.
    I have a Charter Arms 44 Pug ......the gun works fine, but I'd tend to lean a bit more toward the Taurus Titainium gun.............. more metal in the frame than the Charter...........Quality control sems a bit higher in the Taurus than the Charter too. .........
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    Thumbs up The Taurus Story

    Quote Originally Posted by rocky
    I see Charter Arms makes a .44 spl. with a 2" barrel. Don't know of the quality, but personally I don't trust Taurus to build a reliable gun.
    Ever wonder why the Taurus PT92 looks so much like a Beretta? Or why the Taurus revolvers look so much like the Smith & Wesson?

    Waaaaaay back in the 1970's S&W and Beretta had factories in Brazil. The national government saw an opportunity and nationalized the industries. Ran those two businesses right out of town and took over. Got the whole deal: Lock, Stock and Barrel....literally.

    For years the QC was spotty and the brand got a crappy rep. But by the mid to late 80's they'd tightened up quite a bit. Now, with their U.S. HQ right here in Miami, FL I'd say they're right up at the top. I once owned a Taurus M85 snubbie and it was a fine little gun.
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    Check THIS link:

    http://www.taurususa.com/products/gu...or-results.cfm

    Under Category enter revolver on the pull down menu and on the caliber menu enter 44sp and you'll see the full and former line.
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    My very first handgun was a Taurus .44special snubby. Still have it. I carry it when I ride my bicycle. Hadn't ever thought of it as a BUG. Maybe I'll give that a try. Good luck finding one.
    I really like mine, though the ammo's a little expensive for practice. I did recently find that Miwall has good prices.
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    The Taurus 415T that we had sat for a while til it got snapped up.. SMALL powerhouse it was..great workmanship too. Kinda like a larger Smith J Frame gun, yet smaller than a K Frame. Charter Pugs are around as well, though I'd prefer the Taurus myself ( I have the Pug in 44spl 2.5 inch blue) I can keep my eyes open for another of either one, and then post to whomever wants it.
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    THIS is what I'm looking for:
    Model: 445CHB2C
    Caliber: .44 SPL
    Capacity: 5
    Barrel Length: 2"
    Porting: Yes
    Action: DAO
    Finish: Blue
    Grips: Ribber
    Weight: 28 oz
    Construction: Steel
    Frame: Compact
    Front Sight: Fixed
    Rear Sight: Fixed
    Trigger Type: Smooth
    Length: 6-5/8''
    Width: 1.531"
    Height: 5.10"
    Rate of Twist: 1:18.75"
    Grooves: 5
    Safety: Transfer Bar
    UPC: 7-25327-34003-4
    Order #: 2-445121C
    MSRP: $375.00
    Status: Discontinued
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    Exclamation Changed Mind

    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    I've already settled on the H&K USP compact 45.
    CHANGE OF MIND!

    Going to keep the USP full size, now. Already got a great holster in hand given to me by my beloved AND I have a good Blade Tech useful for IDPA that will be delivered in mid January. I carried it a bit already and it's not that bad. I like it. Grows on you. Also, I now only have to pay $750 instead of the original $800 because mine didn't come with the LEM trigger I wanted. Now, I can put that money towards the 44 snub.
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    Ex - full size, anything = good!!
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