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    Why do people say Taurus revolvers suck?

    I have S&Ws and Ruger revolvers, and never considered a Taurus before, because what people on the online gun forums say.

    I have a S&W model 66, and with the Taurus 65 and 66s being very similar to it, at least in appearance, out of curiosity I bought and just received yesterday a new Taurus model 65 -in black.
    After checking the timing, the barrel to chamber alignment, the barrel/cylinder gap, the end shake and everything else, this gun is absolutely perfect, and I almost always find some little thing wrong on new S&W and Ruger revolvers.
    I've had a new S&W with a crooked barrel, and a new Ruger that the chambers didn't align with the barrel, had a .010" cylinder gap, and had other problems with those two gun makers.

    What are the problems I will have with my Taurus 65 that aren't likely on my S&Ws or Rugers? Do they wear out fast, or break prematurely or something?

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    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/f...-products.html
    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/t...us-vs-s-w.html

    These are blasts from the past and a lot of reading but informative. Most of what you ask about is in the links.

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    Oh,yes.

    I have Taurus revolvers and pistols.

    Taurus revolvers I have: 2-Taurus 66s- one old and one new.
    1 model 65
    1-327
    1-82
    2-431s
    2-432s
    1-850
    That's most of them. I've had others but traded or sold them for other Tauri.

    All are giving sterling service still.

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    I'm not even sure how many Taurus revolvers I've had through the years. Zero issues.
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    You must be hanging out at the wrong forums. Besides, I don't hear that much at all about Taurus revolvers, never have.
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    Well, I'm no expert but I own two Taurus', shot a few others and I can honestly say that if I were ever to get into a gunfight......I really hope the other guy has somethin' else.
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    So far all my Taurus revolvers have been good to excellent. Never had to send one back--yet. I've owned 5 Ruger's. 2 were problem childs, but ruger fixed them up free of charge. The most frustrating was a new Ruger Talo GP100 2nd down from top of the line. It was a mess. Timing was off, barrel crown was terrible, and cylinder pawl was wrong size. Among other annoying issues. This was a $800 revolver. However Ruger fixed all issues,and even put a beautiful high polish finish on it ( making it equivalent to the top of that line). The other was a Blackhawk, had action issues and barrel alignment issues, but once again Ruger did me right. Some of the newer high end Smiths I have seen have been very questionable. Too large cyl gaps, canted barrels, deformed firing pins and on and on. But I love my older Smiths , they are amazing.
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    People say these things because they are 1) ignorant of how excellent Taurus firearms are, but want to sound knowledgeable and/or 2) are S&W or Ruger or somesuch fanboys and must justify their overpriced firearms purchases.

    I have several Taurus handguns, all are superb firearms, well made, rugged enough for daily duty, and shoot far better than I am capable of shooting (on most days, some days I am okay, my Taurus handguns are always exemplary). As always, used firearms require a thorough exam before buying, but the quality design and manufacture of Taurus guns is a given, IMHO.
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    We all have our bias, they might include:

    1) Not domestic or German made
    2) Perception of correlation between price and quality
    3) Pure brand bias. People identify with their gun, beer, truck, cooler brand and anything else is bad

    Then sometimes a brand does stub its toe on some products while making other good products.
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    All my Taurus firearms have functioned perfectly.

    The only improvement I see that needs to be made is Taurus needs to make spare parts available to the public to purchase and faster and better warrenty work. It's frustrating to be required to send your firearm back to Taurus ($40-50 shipping fee) and wait a month for the free repair when the part would cost you less that $10. And if the part has to be shipped from Brazil, well then the wait could easily be doubled.

 

 
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