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Folks,
I've wanted one of these for a few years now, and now that I want to get one, they are discontinued!!

1) Any ideas WHY this was discontinued??? I've heard that titanium was too expensive (but they are still making other titanium models), that it just wasn't selling, etc. -- anyone know the real reasons?
2) Any other ideas for a CCW 357? I don't want a snubbie, like the idea of 7 shots, and 29 oz. for the stainless version of the 627 still seems a bit heavy. The 24oz of the titanium is about the same as my Kahr K40 which is reasonable.
3) How is the 627 4" stainless in terms of accuracy, recoil, etc.??

Anything to be aware of with this gun good/bad/indifferent??
Thanks!!
 

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Folks,
I've wanted one of these for a few years now, and now that I want to get one, they are discontinued!!

1) Any ideas WHY this was discontinued??? I've heard that titanium was too expensive (but they are still making other titanium models), that it just wasn't selling, etc. -- anyone know the real reasons?
2) Any other ideas for a CCW 357? I don't want a snubbie, like the idea of 7 shots, and 29 oz. for the stainless version of the 627 still seems a bit heavy. The 24oz of the titanium is about the same as my Kahr K40 which is reasonable.
3) How is the 627 4" stainless in terms of accuracy, recoil, etc.??

Anything to be aware of with this gun good/bad/indifferent??
Thanks!!
Good question and I wish I could provide the answer you're seeking. I can only speculate that it could have been due to that particular model not selling as well as they had anticipated. Taurus has a handful of mainstays in their lineup (PT92, PT1911, M66 etc) and some models or variations thereof that they produce for a short span of time and later discontinue.

I agree with the suggestion of gunbroker. I'd check there periodically and see if one is listed and then grab it up.

Best Wishes.
 

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Titanium revolvers are nice, but seem to be for carry a lot and shot little.

Recoil in the lighter guns can be harsh or even dangerous to some people. There are techniques for dealing with recoil that work well, but even with those the titanium revolvers can be overwhelming. Great if you can handle it.

Most of the titanium revolvers and pistols on the market are not selling as well the gun companies thought they would. Most manufacturers have down sized greatly the quanities they make or sell. The market just hasn't been there.

One of the reasons for the downtrend has been accuracy with the Ti. revolvers and pistols just haven't been as good as standard metal or polymer based pistols. Not that there aren't exceptions to this.

Recoil has been addressed already.Recovery between shots takes a bit longer. If a savage animal,two or four legged, is charging or doing great harm, it takes longer to bring back the Ti. gun back down and on target. Again, there are exceptions.

Standard steel/alloy framed guns seem to be more versatile and user friendly. Doesn't make titanium guns bad. Just not everyone's cup of tea.

People are traditionalists. Old ways work. New methods,ways, or inventions take getting used to. Call it bias, but there it is. Things like titianium revolvers and pistols take major acceptance by the public at large.

Then there's the cost factor. A steel/alloy frame or polymer framed gun can do what a titanium framed gun can do for less money.

As for the porting here's some links on that subject.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=2580.msg18799#msg18799
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5414.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1342.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=3201.0
 

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Hey jlg and welcome to Taurusarmed. Sorry that the model you are wanting is discontinued. I'm sure you'll be able to find one at some point at gunbrokers. I dont have the model you want, but I can give you a little insight on a similar gun. I recently bought the M616 Taurus Titanium revolver. It is also 4 inch, ported, rubber grips, 6 shot, .357 magnum. I have shot 150 rounds through it so far (all .38 specials). As far as the recoil goes,,,,,like I said in an earlier post, recoil for these Ti guns are waaaaay overrated lol. It was nothing for me , even my fragile girlfriend to handle. Remember that mine is ported though. I also have those special "squishy" rubber grips and also I was shooting .38 special rounds. I'm sure a .357 shell would kick a lot harder. I shot some 150 and 158 grains lead rounds.

Accuracy also was surprisingly good to me. Even after the bore had began to lead up just a little. I think that I was lucky and just picked a great gun, but even if you aren't as lucky Taurus does give a lifetime warranty. I was hitting ant piles over 50 meters away with nice accuracy on a windy day (wasn't at gun range, i stay in the country lol.)

Dont be led away from buying any Ti gun. I think that they are great. They are half the weight of stainless, and just as durable. they just take a little more scrubbing with a nylon brush to completely clean. I think some of the negative talk about Ti guns comes mostly from people who have NEVER owned one.

I'm no expert but if you need a little advice about it if you get it feel free to PM me :)
 

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It's the same as a 627 with a 2" barrel. I love mine. 20 ozs. 7 shots. Holsters up well on a belt. Accurate too..
Mines a 617 Ti.
 

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Let me clarify things.
Recoil and how much one can handle are a case by case basis.
There those who love getting kicked an feeling it makes them smile. No problem.

Then are those who can develop unwanted flinch or jerking due to recoil and noise i.e. muzzle blast. There are techniques to learn to deal with this and training is adviseable on how to deal with this.

Some will never get used to that and should stay with less powerful cartridges. Nothing wrong with knowing one's limitations and sticking to those if need be.

Titanium revolvers and pistols do have their place in the grand scheme of things.These are good tools to get the job done and the owners have excellent reasons for liking and using them.

One does have to be aware of personal limitations, the guns limitations,performance parameters, and characteristics.
 
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