Taurus revolver review...

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  1. trik396

    trik396 XDTalk 2K Member

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    Just took a brand new Taurus 94 .22lr 9 shot revolver out for it's first shooting. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. How hard is it to make a revolver that is reliable enough to pull the trigger? I don't think Taurus knows the answer because this thing was impossible to fire 9 rounds in a row. It would just lock up. The trigger would not move and neither was I able to pull the hammer back. This was every 5 or 6 rounds. I thought maybe it needed time to break in so I struggled thru shooting about 200 rounds. It just became progressively worse as time went by. If this is the quality of a Taurus, then they can keep it. Mine is going back.
     
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    AZXD XDTalk 35K Member

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    It sounds like the timing is off.
    I had the same issue with a S&W 357 ... It was worth fixing .... New gun ... Take it back!!
     
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    send it to them. if i am not mistaken they have lifetime warrantys, do they not???

    anyone else know?
     
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    Is that Taurus locking system working its way into an engaged state? Or do you think it's just bad tolerance?
     
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    Sorry to hear about your problem. I have a Taurus Tracker 627SS in .357 that has functioned flawlessly for over five years now.
     
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    trik396 XDTalk 2K Member

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    I'm going to send it in for repair. I really like the idea of a .22 revolver and there aren't too many out there that are inexpensive. I guess the old adage is true. Hopefully they can fix it to my liking.

    on edit- the XD9 sub has around 800 trouble free rounds thru her. Absolutely perfect and getting better every time. Seems like the trigger has either lightened up or I'm just getting used to it.
     
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    Morcelu XDTalk 100 Member

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    My grandpa recently bought a Taurus Judge, and it's having a similar problem. I'm not really sure what to do with it, either.
     
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    They have a lifetime warranty and will take care of it.

    AZXD - You mean the all mighty S&W had a failure!?!? Say it aint so! Haha
     
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    I have the same gun, and it basically crapped itself and the transfer bar stopped working completely after about 10-17k rounds. As soon as I can spare the $50 to AIRMAIL it to Florida, I'll have warranty work done on it. Aside from the somewhat heavy doube-action trigger pull, it is one of the most fantastic guns that I have ever owned. Give it a chance, they truly can be excellent when they work.
     
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    faawrenchbndr XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Uhh,.....
    Return it, have it sent in. Lifetime waranty.
     
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    Yep!!
    An old Highway Patrol model with god only knows how many rounds through it. I picked it up off a co-worker and basically shot the timing out using hot 158 grain loads. It's fine now, but I'll save the Hot & Heavy stuff for my Ruger.
     
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    I get a lot of guff for having my PT-145, and they all recommend a Smith. I have nothing against 'em, except for the blindingly loyal people that have zero nice to say about anything that isn't a Smith.
     
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    Did you clean the pistol first before putting it to the test?
    A dirty gun will get dirtier and will act up if it isn't cleaned first.
    Don't forget to clean under the "star" and don't oil too much.
    Did you try different ammo in it?
     
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    I didn't clean it because it wasn't dirty. I used Remington and Federal Bulk pack along with CCI mini-mags. Same reaction to all.
     
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    This reminds me of my .22 Taurus 94. My wife likes revolvers and .22s so I picked this up for her. I have been disappointed in my first and probably last Taurus ill buy. I knew when I bought it that I should have just paid the extra cash and picked up the smith.

    Mine will sometimes shoot through 9 then the next time the timing will be off and I have to twist the cylinder. The trigger is horrible, (around 2K rounds through it) I kept hoping it would smooth out and loosen up - but its bad. My wife had to use both thumbs to shoot it single action. And she cant shoot all 9 rounds because the trigger is to hard of a pull - I catch her with 2 fingers in the trigger guard:lol:
     

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