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    At the other end of the price spectrum...(Don't Look Bro!!) :)

    Since I was going to the range this morning anyway, I tossed a 1994 Taurus 66 that had been gathering dust into my range bag. This is one of the "old" guns, blue with wood grips. A dead ringer externally for a Model 19. After I got through with the Python and 357 ammo, I pulled out the Taurus that I'd never fired and fired about 50 rounds of my 38 reloads through it. Good shooting gun. Nothing really special, just a decent, sold shooting revolver.


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    I love the grips on these guns.
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    You do this just to drive me crazy don't you? don't ask me to fix it when (not if) it breaks. Make a good fishing weight....
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    You do this just to drive me crazy don't you? don't ask me to fix it when (not if) it breaks. Make a good fishing weight....
    Who? ME?
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    I guess as long as it shoots it should be fine. Wouldn’t trust my life to it though.
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    Nice looking gun! The top strap looks pretty beefy. I have never owned a Taurus but a friend had the 44 mag tracker and loved it. I shot it a few times and it was a pretty soft shooter but it had the ribbed grips on it.

    Is the frame more K or more L frame?
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    Sell it while it still functions & has a dab of value.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Wow ... are the Taurus models really that crummy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boriqua View Post
    Wow ... are the Taurus models really that crummy?


    A few folks have older Taurus that seem to keep functioning, newer ones seem to break regularly. I've had 3, 2 revolvers & an auto, all 3 jammed up regularly. Parts are not available, period. The lifetime warranty is worthless, they come back in horrible shape. I want guns & vehicles I can depend on since my life & those I love may is important. I will never own or work on another POS Taurus.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    My 82 (made i 2017 I believe) has never given me any problems. The 85 as I've mentioned before broke first day at range. And Taurus took nearly 3 months to replace everything with "trigger' in it (trigger, trigger spring, trigger guard, etc). Seems to function now. They no longer make either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injunbro View Post
    A few folks have older Taurus that seem to keep functioning, newer ones seem to break regularly. I've had 3, 2 revolvers & an auto, all 3 jammed up regularly. Parts are not available, period. The lifetime warranty is worthless, they come back in horrible shape. I want guns & vehicles I can depend on since my life & those I love may is important. I will never own or work on another POS Taurus.
    I sold the mid 70s Taurus Model 84 revolver that worked fine that caused me to buy 5 Taurus in the last 5 hears. I have 2 revolvers and 3 semi-automatics that don't jam, are reliable and go bang every time I pull the trigger. The early ones were reliable and those made in the last few years are reliable. The last 2 I bought last year (Spectrum and 856) work well and have a very good fit and finish. Based on the gun basher's statements, I was going to buy them until I got a bad one but I gave up on getting a bad one.
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