Man that stinks!
This is a discussion on I'm Po'ed!!!! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just purchased a pair of Taurus model 85's in blue one with a 2" and the other with a 2.5" barrel about 10 days ...
I just purchased a pair of Taurus model 85's in blue one with a 2" and the other with a 2.5" barrel about 10 days ago
I decided to get some range time with the 2" and managed to put about 98 rounds through it and on the 99th round ,the screw on the frame that holds the cylinder on broke and separated from the gun and it fell into three pieces in my hand!!!!
I realized what could have happened and decided to pack it up and go home instead of firing my sigma or the other 2.5" ,only after on the way home I realized how pissed I was not because of the fact the gun is only TEN days old but because i or the guys I was shooting with could have been seriously hurt!!!!
I am returning the gun to Taurus , it ships tomorrow back to Florida to be serviced and mostly likely turned in to a safe queen as I feel I can never trust it again after that episode.
Man that stinks!
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Glad nobody was hurt
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Friends don't let friends buy Taurus or Sigmas.
Taurus products have been 100% for me and I trust them.
I would sale or tradeany safe queen.
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You're right, it could've been worse... stuff happens. Good thing that no one got hurt.
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If your ticked now, I can't wait for the post about the customer service.
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I have never had a problem with Taurus. Heard of people having problems, but never encountered one myself. Glad no one was hurt. Thanks for the post and keep us updated.
Seen too many of them fall apart. This won't set well with some but they are flashy junk. Sorry guys.
There is nothing wrong with the Sigma as a defensive firearm except for the fact that the trigger feels a bit mushy.
The Sigma has really had an unfair "pox" put on it only because the "Gun" magazines back then needed a firearm to nit-pick on.
The Sigma has nice ergonomics and good pointability and it's one of the best deals out there (price wise) if a person just needs a reliable firearm for not too much money.
Sorry to hear about the problems with your pistola. Although Taurus seems to have more than its share of unhappy people (not all, but a lot), any gun can become 'mechanically challenged'.
Good luck with the service department. Tell them 'ret' said to make it right.
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