Gave taurus a chance

Gave taurus a chance

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    Gave taurus a chance

    A lot of time has gone by. I figured Taurus had time to improve. I was wrong. Picked up a 85 Poly liked it's feel and size so I purchased it new from a LGS.
    First 10 rounds standard 38 special it was amazing. Then cylinder locks up. every 3-5 rounds. cleaned it again , no help. I tried and tried to contact Taurus , no luck. Their book says I must pay to return it and they want it shipped by a FFL dealer. LGS I purchased it from will not get involved . Said they learned their lesson with Taurus a warranty issues. Live and learn I guess. May end up making some wall art out of it.
    I own a few Ruger and S&W revolvers so it not like I really need another one.
    Your money and time if you choose to purchase Taurus good luck.
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    I would never use that dealer again.

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    I feel your pain...on Taurus and your dealer.

    Folks call me a Taurus basher...well, I am and I have damn well paid for the right to be one. I have Taurus revolvers in my safe, right now, that were bought brand new and immediately had problems...one was on the very first cylinder of rounds through the gun. When I contacted Taurus...was told that I would have to return on my dime. This is poor, poor policy...but it was returned at my expense...only to be sent back with other problems. The other has repeatedly failed to lock-up and they seem to be unable to resolve.

    They are junk...

    However, I do have a (Taurus) Rossi 92 .357mag lever that has been flawless for the 3 months that I have had it(LOTS of rounds through it)... I really struggled with giving Taurus any more of my money. But, I will say with absolute certainty that they will never get another cent from me for a handgun.
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    If the dealer doesn't want to deal with Taurus, maybe they shouldn't be a Taurus dealer?!

    I'm not a big fan of Taurus myself, but I do have a PT1911 that has performed flawlessly for me, other than the rear sight came loose when shooting and gradually moved to the left. Drove me nuts until I finally noticed what was happening
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    If the dealer doesn't want to deal with Taurus, they shouldn't sell Taurus then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colt1993 View Post
    If the dealer doesn't want to deal with Taurus, maybe they shouldn't be a Taurus dealer?!

    I'm not a big fan of Taurus myself, but I do have a PT1911 that has performed flawlessly for me, other than the rear sight came loose when shooting and gradually moved to the left. Drove me nuts until I finally noticed what was happening
    funny yours work, at the range an old man, well about my age, came to my booth with a PT 1911 and said, fire 5-6 rounds and stopped shooting and it is just back from Taurus service, when I looked at it, the hammer had broken off right were the key goes.

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    I had a 454 casull talking about something that wasn't fun to shoot. After shooting it your hand knew it.
    But it wasn't bad gun. I have never had bad Taurus

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    whatever, sounds made up just to bash TAURUS again this sight is famous for it . like i said WHATEVER .

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    Go here and see what the poster did to fix his "Poly":

    Protector poly 85 issue and fixed.

    Oooops...I now see you have already read that posting but for others, it might be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIOLATER View Post
    whatever, sounds made up just to bash TAURUS again this sight is famous for it . like i said WHATEVER .
    Here It is next to one of my S&W. I really wanted it to work the weapon feels great in hand and the trigger was great for a revolver when it worked. Except for the S&W goes bang every time with out fail , the 85 fit much better in many ways.
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    Yes Taurus really does suck. But in fairness they sure turned it around fast on warranty repair. Time will tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Here It is next to one of my S&W. I really wanted it to work the weapon feels great in hand and the trigger was great for a revolver when it worked. Except for the S&W goes bang every time with out fail , the 85 fit much better in many ways.
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    The king of grammar was probably posting about my post...
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    I have owned ONE in my life....a Model 85 .38 snub....thing is, it was fine and I had over 8,000 rounds thru it...
    but I sold it to a co-worker. I would NOT however tend to trust buying another one. I was lucky....but Im not gonna
    push it.
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    I have been disappointed by Taurus twice (both were not used as defensive handguns) and it will never happen again! Just my .02 worth!
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    My wife and I have two Taurus revolvers (605 and 650), and I have a PT1911. None has ever given us a problem. However, I have seen what other people go through with Taurus Customer Service when they do have a problem. As a result, I will not take the risk of ever buying another Taurus product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIOLATER View Post
    whatever, sounds made up just to bash TAURUS again this sight is famous for it . like i said WHATEVER .

    The door opens the same way you came through it good sir. You are not held here hostage, but of your own free will. If the expression of personal sentiment towards taurus bothers you so much, feel free to seek solace in the arms of the guys and gals on the taurus forum. Whining about it here will get you nowhere.
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