Tuarus Warrenty +1 so far.

thebrasilian

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I'm a Taurus fan for the most part. Currently all my hand guns are Tuarus. I have never had an issue till just recently. About 2 years ago we bought a Tuarus 605. This is a spurless, ported .357 mag made for pocket carry. Shoot a heck of a lot nicer than any lite weight 38. We bought it from a pawn shop on Assembly Street in Columbia. That should have been the first sign. They sold it to us as new. Turns out, yes, Tuarus was still producing 605's but not this one. It was around 8 years old. But in real nice shape. Well after about a year the center started sticking. When this happens the cylinder will not lock into place and will not fire.
Second, I have a PT99. Well over 3,000 rounds in 12 years of ownership. If you don't have one you should. 9mm with 17 round mags. Well at the steel shoot, my sights came appart. Sight pin sheared and adjustment came apart.

Taurus has a lifetime warrenty on all their weapons. Sent both on Wed. Today I get an email on both. 605 is already back in the mail and will receive tomorrow. But the PT99 will take 2 weeks. Hope to get the PT99 back in time to sight in and hit another steel challenge.
 
I've heard great things about Taurus and Hi Point warranties and customer service.

That said, I'd rather have an HK or Glock and not have to test the warranty. I have dumped all my Taurus handguns and never looked back.
 
This is true. It is no secret that FN and HK have deplorable civilian customer service.

From personal experience I have found FN, Beretta, HK, Glock and (earlier model) SIG weapons to be superior in quality to the Brazilian Chameleon (Taurus).
 

Halfcocked

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Re: Taurus Warranty +1 so far.

thebrasilian, I'm glad you've had some luck with Taurus. Personally, their service has been hit and miss with me. We sold a rifle to a customer last December that has been back five times now for the exact same problem. The third time it came back the stock was dented where they had vised it, we sent it back. It came back two weeks later,stock wasn't replace and rifle still had the original problem. We're waiting on it now, hopefully fifth times a charm.
 

Enjay

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Avtomat-Acolyte said:
the Brazilian Chameleon (Taurus).
thebrasilian, is this where you got your nickname?

And, I can see the revolver in your pic, which pistol is the other one you sent in?
 

Enjay

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SO that would be the one on the right? I thought so :) Thanks. I've never handled a Taurus although one of my husband's coworkers swears by them.
 

thebrasilian

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I laugh at people that talk crap of taurus. The PT99 is built off of original Beretta tooling and design. I've played with both and there really isn't much differenct between the two. Taurus produces a lot of guns. They may in fact be one of the largest handgun manufacturers. When you produce something with that many moving parts you will have some that get out with issues. I know a couple of kimber guys that are very snooty about their 1911's. But then I tell them that I have never seen a taurus 1911 rust like their kimber they just get mad.

I have also notice from talking to clerks that most people returning the small pocket pistol from taurus are doing so after 20 to 30 rounds. You hear a lot of "bought it today and returned it tomorrow"... well all pocket autos do need a break in and need a firm grip and wrist.

I shoot my pt145 a lot as well. The only issue I've ever had with it is when I shoot cheap blazer ammo and when the gun gets hot the lacquer starts to stick inside the mags.
 
thebrasilian said:
I laugh at people that talk crap of taurus. The PT99 is built off of original Beretta tooling and design. I've played with both and there really isn't much differenct between the two. Taurus produces a lot of guns. They may in fact be one of the largest handgun manufacturers.
Since you brought up irrelevant trivia, Beretta has been manufacturing firearms before Brazil was even a colony.

If you're going to judge product quality based on such criteria then clearly Beretta is superior. :mrgreen:

Taurus are mediocre guns for mediocre or minimal use. They aren't crap but they aren't equal to certain other brands.

Incidentally, compare Kimber's 1911's today with their 1911's six or seven years ago. Hell, compare SIG today against their guns 20 years ago. You think your Taurus is superior to a new Kimber 1911? You may be right. But an old Kimber 1911 is superior to a new Kimber 1911 if you go back a few years. It doesn't mean much.
 

thebrasilian

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Avtomat-Acolyte said:
thebrasilian said:
I laugh at people that talk crap of taurus. The PT99 is built off of original Beretta tooling and design. I've played with both and there really isn't much differenct between the two. Taurus produces a lot of guns. They may in fact be one of the largest handgun manufacturers.
Since you brought up irrelevant trivia, Beretta has been manufacturing firearms before Brazil was even a colony.

If you're going to judge product quality based on such criteria then clearly Beretta is superior. :mrgreen:

Taurus are mediocre guns for mediocre or minimal use. They aren't crap but they aren't equal to certain other brands.

Incidentally, compare Kimber's 1911's today with their 1911's six or seven years ago. Hell, compare SIG today against their guns 20 years ago. You think your Taurus is superior to a new Kimber 1911? You may be right. But an old Kimber 1911 is superior to a new Kimber 1911 if you go back a few years. It doesn't mean much.
My comparison was about 2 years ago. No real difference in accuracy or operation. Kimbers quality has dropped and their prices go up.

And for the rest of your comment...whatever.
 

thebrasilian

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Picked up the 605 at Fedex today. Took about 4 total days to get back. Appears they replace the internal parts to the cylider, cleaned and gave it an oil bath. Nice.
 

jmt2566

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Avtomat-Acolyte said:
Since you brought up irrelevant trivia, Beretta has been manufacturing firearms before Brazil was even a colony.
Stop being an a$$hole. We get it, you do not like Taurus. I suppose that you only drive Bentley automobiles and only eat Kobe beef at the finest restaurants. There is no such thing as perfect and many people find that Taurus firearms work well for them.

And by the way, Beretta was founded in 1526, Brazil was claimed as colony of Portugal on April 23rd 1500.

Jeff
 

Midnight Raver

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thebrasilian said:
Picked up the 605 at Fedex today. Took about 4 total days to get back. Appears they replace the internal parts to the cylider, cleaned and gave it an oil bath. Nice.
So, it is back from the spa after some TLC- that's great news! When are you going to test it out at the range?
 

thebrasilian

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Midnight Raver said:
thebrasilian said:
Picked up the 605 at Fedex today. Took about 4 total days to get back. Appears they replace the internal parts to the cylider, cleaned and gave it an oil bath. Nice.
So, it is back from the spa after some TLC- that's great news! When are you going to test it out at the range?
As soon as I can find time. I have dry fired it and it's working like it's brand new.
 

thebrasilian

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The 605 is actually the wifes.

Got the email today that the PT99 will be here tomorrow. WooHoo! Steel Challenge next month anyone?
 

fordnut

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Glad you got both guns back so quickly...Lets hope they are right, now...

Serious question...After reading your posts, and, because I have never had to send any gun back to the manufacture...How did you do it??? I noticed you said you picked it up from Fed-EX...I thought that only FFL's can ship weapons, or, was the factory here in SC....

Please help me to not be any more confused than I already am....

Steve
 
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