Taurus pistol/rifle thread? Let's see some pics!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Pancho_Villa, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    A really old Taurus PT-99. similar to the Beretta 92. Gun is much the same except for the safety on the frame and the Beretta is on the slide. Mags interchange. Rear sight is adjustable. DA/SA trigger. Can be carried cocked and locked. Old gun, grips are even marked Beretta. 9mm cal. A very bit gun for me cause I have small hands.

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    A Taurus 24/7 in .45 ACP. It is a striker fired DA/SA with a decocker. The SA trigger is pretty good. Sights are fixed, 3 dot. Sights shoot too low for me, like 6 inches at 10 yds. So, I put a laser on it and use it for a house gun. No problems with it so far.

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    And the old faithfull Taurus model 85. It is a 5 shooter in .38 spl. Solid gun, accurate enough for self defense. It has a 3" heavy barrel. Not exactly a snub, but close. Use it more as a house gun too with +P .38 spls. Has original square butt grips. Will use J frame S&W round butt grips also.

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  2. dead meat

    dead meat New Member

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    I don't own any Taurus firearms but have shot a few of the revolvers. Well built it seems like but i found the accuracy wasn't up to the old S&W revolvers.
     

  3. Easy CZ

    Easy CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't have any firsthand experience with Taurus products, but a friend of mine carries a PT-99. It seems to be a pretty well-made sidearm.
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    First poly frame gun I had was a PT-111 in 9 mil. It was a long DA only gun. About the same as a Kel-Tec P11 I had a couple of years later. Didn't like the heavy DA trigger on either one. Lotta people report problems with some of the poly frame autos. I have not had any. Had a couple of PT-145s in .45 acp and a couple of PT-638s in .380. Biggest complaint I had was that they all shot 6-8" low at 10 feet. Had the same problem with a PT-1911 in .45. It shot a FOOT low at 10 feet. All worked fine, just shot low. Maybe they have a one size fits all kinda sight or something. Traded or sold them off. Would had done the same with the 24/7, but it was a gift. So I put a laser on it. That helped. Only one I like alot is the PT-99 cause it has adjustable sights.

    The revolvers have been pretty consistant for reliability. Sights are o.k. on the ones I have had. Accuracy varies from gun to gun.