Taurus Spectrum - stylish!!

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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  2. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Taurus semiauto pistols are bad but their pocket pistols are even worse.
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  3. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    when I was working security in the mid 1980's we weren't allowed to carry Taurus or any other foreign pistol. I don't know why though. I had a Ruger "Security Six" model loaded with .357 mag 125 grain hollow points - that will knock your hat in the creek! :yes:
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    tafkats So much goddess Moderator

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    I've never thought of "Taurus" and "stylish" as going together.

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    If I were going to buy a sedan (highly unlikely at this point) I'd give a lot of consideration to a new Taurus SHO.

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    Kinda cool looking and runs like a raped ape.


    But, yeah, until the latest body style change a few years back Tauruses were some butt-ugly cars. :yuck:
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  6. Zombie

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    Because foreign pistols are usually, but not always, complete and utter crap.

    Particularly the cheaper ones which is what most of you security guys would buy. The cheap guns that will fail right when your life is on the line.

    And I want to stress for the Gunforge snobs (you know who you are) that I'm not saying all foreign guns are bad.
  7. Zombie

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    Yeah but a .380?

    Oh wait..... you're in New Jersey. I sure this thing is even legal there? ;)
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  8. Quest

    Quest labour in the very fire Staff Member Administrator

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    It was when they discontinued the T-bird and started using the Taurus as their NASCAR model. :yes:
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  9. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Maybe all South American guns are bad. :unsure:

    Glock, Beretta, Sig, Walther are all European and make high quality firearms.
  10. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I got a CZ-75 that's a pretty awesome shooter. Except for the crazy-ass magazine retention spring that wouldn't let you drop the mag one-handed. That got removed immediately upon arriving home.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Taurus :madcookie:
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  12. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    Everybody knows...when you want to do violence, bring a European.
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    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    365 horses? Very respectable.

    I have one Taurus in my collection: an M44 .44 Magnum revolver. Pretty much identical to this:
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    And it's been...decent. Fit and finish are good. Has a decent trigger, is respectably accurate. It's ported. The only real flaw it has is a tendency to (don't know the real term) "short stroke" if you pull the trigger too fast in double action: the cylinder advances but the round doesn't fire. But I don't really consider the inability to do reliable rapid fire a big flaw in a .44 Magnum. And, anyway, it's only happened a couple of times in the 20 years I've owned it.

    Me shooting it back in 2011...


    I had intended to buy a Smith and Wesson 629 at the time I bought it, but IIRC this was about $150 less. I went with it but, though it's been a decent gun, I learned my lesson: get what you really want, don't compromise to save a few bucks. I really wanted the Smith. And it would be a lot of years before I got my 629.

    Other than this gun, I don't have much experience with Taurus. Word is they're...not good. I've always wanted to try their PT-92 (their version of the Beretta 92 made, apparently, with tooling originally supplied by Beretta for a military contract).

    I don't have a problem with improving a gun's aesthetics--and some of those finish/color combinations actually look good to me--but it's largely irrelevant since I'm in California and they wouldn't be available to me.
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    Yeah, 65 more horsepower than my wife's V6 Mustang and more than a hundred horses more than the V6 they put in those wimpy mid-2000s Mustangs.

    Like I said, I might buy one if I were in the market for a sedan, but I probably never will be.


    I had a cousin who owned a PT-92 about thirty years ago and, while I never fired it, I remember the fit and finish was pretty crude. I think he ended up selling it or maybe even giving it away because he ended up really disliking the pistol.

    Recently a friend bought some sort of compact Taurus (I forget if it was .380 or 9mm) and absolutely hated it because the pistol malfunctioned all the time.

    OTOH, I've never heard a bad thing about Taurus revolvers. One of my aunts has a 30+ year old Model 85 that runs like a top.
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    Captain X Responsible cookie control

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    Wouldn't mind a wheel gun like this, personally.

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  16. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    Is that a Mateba? The barrel aligned with the chamber at the 6 o'clock position is interesting--like a modern Chiappa Rhino--and would make for a pretty good reduction in muzzle flip.
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