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Well, as I posted awhile back, I gave my Curve too my Wife, and came to the conclusion
that I needed a new pocket gun. Found a TCP C series in SS at my LGS, owner had complained of
it not running right. Looked at it(no box, 1mag) and noticed the absolute filth in this firearm.
Bought it(cause I hate seeing a Taurus without a home) tore into it and low and behold extractor
sticking out without a round in it. So much filth behind it that it wouldn't seat! Cleaned and polished
and got a Mec-Gar mag for it and took it shooting today........................
Once again folks, runs like a scalded cat, NO issues running 50 rounds through it, I just can't figuire
people out, but to me it explains the constant gripes about Taurus!
Learn the gun ding dongs! And take care of them..................
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Well if you got a good deal?

Be thankful for the gun ding dongs. ;)

Now in defense of newer shooters... those that have started out shooting a pistol like a...(Glock) may think every gun can be yanked out of its factory container and have 500 rounds of budget ammo dumped through it and function flawlessly six months later without a good cleaning. ???

Just a sign of the times Sir.

And it sounds as if these times are being kind to you.

 

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This just lends itself to my theory that many of the folks who complain about past experiences with Taurus firearms being unreliable are guilty of neglecting the firearm, possibly subconsciously due to preconceived notions of the firearm being cheaply-made.

I could be wrong, but based on observation, it seems like most folks are more likely to neglect cheaper firearms whereas more expensive firearms tend to be thoroughly cared for if not downright babied.
 

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That's what I figure about 90% of all the "all Taurus guns suck" rants are, is people who don't know how to take care of a gun or don't think cleaning it is all that important. :icon_rolleyes:
 

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Are you saying you bought the gun with a live round in the the chamber? If that's the case I would be very pissed off at the store that sold it. That's downright negligent.
 

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Are you saying you bought the gun with a live round in the the chamber? If that's the case I would be very pissed off at the store that sold it. That's downright negligent.
No, didn't have a round in it, the extractor was sticking out without a round in it, don't know what the owners
problem with it was, but I am gonna guess it's because it wasn't extracting the spent round.....................
 
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I thought Taurus guns were so loose and sloppy that you don't need to clean them....................
 

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I thought Taurus guns were so loose and sloppy that you don't need to clean them....................
Funny you say this. I received a Lakeline recoil assembly today. It's made for a 24/7 Compact but I got it for my PT840C. I measured every possible dimension to make absolutely sure it will work before I try to put it all together in case I would have to send it back. Turns out the end of it that screws on and would go through the front of the slide under recoil is too big to fit. Any idea how big too big is? 0.002". I have to sand down 0.002" off the diameter of that front screw that retains the springs and then it should work perfectly. Measurements were taken comparing the factory recoil spring assembly and the Lakeline assembly.
 

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I agree completely with the 'all Taurus guns suck' overgeneralization. My G2 runs like a top with pretty much any ammo I feed it. However, as some already know, I bought a TCP based upon the value and reliability of my G2. It could not have been any more opposite. The TCP I had DID suck. Cleaned it meticulously, dry ran snap caps through it, cleaned it again, tried to run various ammo types through it, cleaned it again, and it CONTINUALLY jammed, FTFeed, FTEject, stovepipes. I never actually got more than 3 rounds through it before it malfunctioned. So I cleaned it and tried it again. Same problems. Over the next few months, I eventually came to the realization that it was more trouble that it was worth and traded it (with full disclosure) on a Ruger LCPII. The Ruger runs flawless out of he box. Now, I will NOT say that 'all Taurus guns suck' nor will I say that 'all TCP's suck.' But the TCP I had did suck, and I chalk that up to Taurus spotty QC. I really wish I had gotten a good one because I liked the little gun and the value it offered. But I think I just got a one-off lemon. YMMV.
 

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The Ruger SR .22 does the same. I usually clean behind the extractor arm every 100 rounds. It rarely makes it to 200 rounds without having some failures to extract. Every 100 rounds and it runs like a top! Whatever that means!
 
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That's what I figure about 90% of all the "all Taurus guns suck" rants are, is people who don't know how to take care of a gun or don't think cleaning it is all that important. :icon_rolleyes:
Yep, and it typically comes from the same folks who buy cheap guns with the extremely negligent attitude, "Welp, if it breaks, then who cares? It was cheap anyways!" who then ultimately goes on to get angry when the self-fulfilling prophesy inevitably comes to pass as a direct result of the relevant behavior that goes with such an attitude.
After that, they loudly proclaim, "[insert low-cost brand here] is junk! I bought one once and it stopped working on my second range trip!" each and every time the brand is mentioned in their presence for the rest of their life, blissfully unaware that his Colt/Smith/Kimber/etc would have failed just as badly (if not worse due to tighter tolerances) had he taken it directly to the range without cleaning it, fired the cheapest/dirtiest ammo he could find through it, dropping the magazine(s) into the dirt several times for the duration, threw it in the back of his debris-littered pickup, took it home, then came back to the range again the next day still without cleaning it.
 

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Their loss = Your gain....congrats on the find.
 

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My dad's Sig P226 that I inherited was having an issue where the trigger wasn't resetting forward after i fired it. The trigger had to be pushed forward with my finger until it reset, then I could pull the trigger again. This gun was made well before the end of the cold war in 1989, it says "Made in West Germany" on the slide. I was going to send it back in for a complete spring replacement and cleaning, where they do everything and don't send it back to you until it's in perfect working order. That costs $150 or so. I decided to give it a good cleaning and try one more time before I sent it to Sig, and I cleaned that gun very thoroughly with Gunscrubber and Ballistol and lubed everything nicely, and sure enough when I went back to the range, the trigger was resetting on it's own.

I'll likely go ahead and send it in for a much needed deep cleaning and spring replacement, but I didn't just throw up my hands and say, "all Sigs suck". There are just too many youtube videos out there and online help like on this site, to not put forth a little bit of effort and give it a try.
 

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Glad to hear you rescued that poor Taurus

Come to think of it, he never did tell us the adoption fee...:)
 
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