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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    Just wondering if you would trust your life and the lives of your family to your Taurus pistol. What do you think? Fun range toy or family protector?
    I do every day. Thank God Almighty, I have not had to use my Taurus to defend my life or the lives of others, my confidence in my Taurus firearms is as high as any other brand of firearm. Off course, I shoot them at least once a week. Having regular access to a KD range does that for me.
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    Yes, without a second thought. I have had Taurus guns since the late 80's and have carried them daily, practiced and trained with them and as of yet have never been let down by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wall-e View Post
    Just wondering if you would trust your life and the lives of your family to your Taurus pistol. What do you think? Fun range toy or family protector?
    Any firearm, whether it's a Taurus or not, is not just a "family protector" but a defensive firearm for the individual that owns it, and more importantly the individual that "trains" with it. Taurus firearms is no difffern't than other firearm companies out there, as in any "mass produced" product, your going see small problems and defects no matter how great your quality assurance /control is, and again no matter what the product is as well.

    The main thing to remember, is to gather metrics off of the internet of any issues with the firearm before purchasing it and if there are any re-occurring issues that "some" people may have... Is the "fix" easy enough for you to learn and do yourself? Is the fix a "return to the company" type of fix for repair? Also could it be "user error" issue as well? If you look in the "other handguns" part of the forum, I review a "GSG Firefly" (not made by Taurus) that I bought new, and I used the same methodology before buying it.

    I have three guns by Taurus: a PT-22 that shoots .22LR that I use as a defensive pistol in regards to my line of work, a TCP PT738 .380ACP and also a Heritage Rough Rider revolver (that comapny is owned by Taurus) which I also use as defensive firearms. All of them, I have taken out to the range and also I have tested out what brands of ammo works the best out of those firearms years ago, so yes to the question in regards to the trust factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan View Post
    What about HiPoint?
    ahh--yea a neighbor and friend purchased a Jemeniz against my advice-- he had to return it to the factory for feed / fire issues!
    BUT he had it back in 10 days.
    not replaced but supposedly repaired!
    course we in the know are aware that Jeminez is a 1000 dollar plus weapon!
    bad customer service is just bad customer service regardless of brand, of course there are excuses depending on brand I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan View Post
    What about HiPoint?
    I can't answer about Hi Points CS because the one I shot (.45) functioned like a champ. I've seen $500-600 handguns that weren't as reliable as this thing was. No failures either with ball or wide mouth HP's, very low recoil, great groups even at 25 yards, and large and heavy enough to use as a blungeon if you run out of rounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyTom View Post
    Any firearm, whether it's a Taurus or not, is not just a "family protector" but a defensive firearm for the individual that owns it, and more importantly the individual that "trains" with it. Taurus firearms is no difffern't than other firearm companies out there, as in any "mass produced" product, your going see small problems and defects no matter how great your quality assurance /control is, and again no matter what the product is as well.

    The main thing to remember, is to gather metrics off of the internet of any issues with the firearm before purchasing it and if there are any re-occurring issues that "some" people may have... Is the "fix" easy enough for you to learn and do yourself? Is the fix a "return to the company" type of fix for repair? Also could it be "user error" issue as well? If you look in the "other handguns" part of the forum, I review a "GSG Firefly" (not made by Taurus) that I bought new, and I used the same methodology before buying it.

    I have three guns by Taurus: a PT-22 that shoots .22LR that I use as a defensive pistol in regards to my line of work, a TCP PT738 .380ACP and also a Heritage Rough Rider revolver (that comapny is owned by Taurus) which I also use as defensive firearms. All of them, I have taken out to the range and also I have tested out what brands of ammo works the best out of those firearms years ago, so yes to the question in regards to the trust factor.
    Well, I have firearms that have nothing to do with self defense. I'm currently using a 6.5" .357 Blackhawk as a truck gun. Sure, it'd come in handy if I needed it for self defense, but I mainly carry it for the hogs I see on my private road on occasion. It's compact and the next best thing to a rifle with 100 yard capability. I've usually got either a snubby .38 or .357 on me or a 9mm. I shot a pig out of the truck with the .38. He ran off seemingly unscathed hit from 50 yards. He staggered, but recovered quickly. That .357 with 180 grain XTPs at 800 ft lbs will more than tickle a pig.

    Generally, regards to self defense, though, I usually have one Taurus or another on me. Lately it's my TH9c, but I might be in a revolver mood in a few days. I can't predict these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    Well, I have firearms that have nothing to do with self defense. I'm currently using a 6.5" .357 Blackhawk as a truck gun. Sure, it'd come in handy if I needed it for self defense, but I mainly carry it for the hogs I see on my private road on occasion. It's compact and the next best thing to a rifle with 100 yard capability. I've usually got either a snubby .38 or .357 on me or a 9mm. I shot a pig out of the truck with the .38. He ran off seemingly unscathed hit from 50 yards. He staggered, but recovered quickly. That .357 with 180 grain XTPs at 800 ft lbs will more than tickle a pig.

    Generally, regards to self defense, though, I usually have one Taurus or another on me. Lately it's my TH9c, but I might be in a revolver mood in a few days. I can't predict these things.
    You make a good point. A lot of people have guns that aren't specifically for self defense. When I had a gun collection, probably 90% of the collection was not purchased for self defense purposes, but so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasus View Post
    You make a good point. A lot of people have guns that aren't specifically for self defense. When I had a gun collection, probably 90% of the collection was not purchased for self defense purposes, but so what?
    So, what happened to your collection? Was it a boating accident like all of mine?

    Actually, most of my guns aren't for self defense. I have hunting rifles, bird guns, waterfowlers, even hunting handguns. What, you gonna carry a .30-30 TC Contender for self defense???
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    My answer is yes. I have three Taurus handguns. A 1987 Model 80 .38 special in near new condition ( I could not resist for $175), a TX-22, and a poly public defender judge. All three are well made and in their roles I trust them all.

    Last night I dispatched a copperhead with the judge while mowing. It was for exactly this purpose I bought it. Those things are hard to see against leaves. So yeah, I did and will continue to do so.
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    Hi points shoot full metal jacket well. Mine all jam regularly with hollow point ammo

 

 
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