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I had been looking for a pre owned Taurus in 22LR on and off for a long time. I really wanted a Tracker but but they are few and far between in my area used.
The funny thing is if Taurus makes such junk the shops should be full of Taurus trades and they should be cheap. Well if any one reading this had read my posts here
and on other forums they know I am a major supporter of Taurus products and am not shy about calling out BS on people and their issues. Now I am not saying that
Taurus products are 100% perfect 100% of the time, nor would I claim that about Smith & Wesson or any other. They are built by imperfect humans and therefore are not
perfect. I own quite a few handguns but the majority are Taurus.

Anyway, back in October of 2010 I had enough of raccoons and other varmints killing our chickens so I started shopping for a 22LR pistol. Previously I had owned the following:

Charter Arms Explorer II in the early 80's when I was a teen. Actually my Dad bought it for me but he owned it.
Next I bought a S&W 622 from my buddy in the late 80's and in the early 90's I bought an AMT Automag II.
I don't recall what I traded the Automag on but I know my wife sold the 622 for a medical missions trip she was taking.
I always liked the 622, it was light and reliable. Later I bought a Dan Wesson 8" scoped revolver that I had intended to take
hunting but I was not very good with that gun so I traded it.

15 years later I started looking for something to defend my chickens. I wanted another 622 or perhaps a H&R revolver. I had always wanted one of those. I used to see them
in shops all the time. I had no idea at this point they were somewhat of a collector gun. As I said Trackers were few and far between. Also I had been going through sticker shock too.
In the middle of October I took a long motorcycle ride to Grice Gun Shop, PA's largest shop, and looked around. Very nice shop that is for sure. If you are in Clearfield PA sometime take a gander.
Well they had a used blued 17HMR Tracker with a RedDot. I think they wanted $350 and it looked beat up so I passed.

Later that month I waled into our local Gander Mountain and asked about a used 22. The one sales rep said they had a Taurus in the back that they had not yet brought out. He went to get it
and from looking at it I knew it wasn't a Tracker but it was a stainless 4 inch. I looked it over and I really liked it. I asked them to stick it back and I would comeback on the weekend. I came back
and decided to buy it. I brought it home Saturday and we test fired it on Sunday afternoon. Saturday night I started reading about how bad the M94 was and I had this awful feeling in my stomach.
I am going to say this again and I often say this time and time again. If I had read all the crap online about how bad the 94 is and Taurus in general I would have NEVER bought one. My 94 is a very nice
gun. Only once has it ever misfired and I believe it was an ammo issue not the gun because instead of a loud crack it had a soft pop. Thankfully I used my head and unloaded the gun and found the slug
was 2 inches into the barrel.

So that was my 1st Taurus. Christmas Eve of 2010 I walked in to a local shop to pick up my air rifle that I had a scope mounted and bore sited. As I walked by the hand gun cases I saw a stainless Tracker.
Trying to ignore it to the best of my ability I went over to pay for the work done to my Gamo. After that I asked to see the Tracker. Here it was a HMR and it was in very nice shape. I asked how much they needed
for me to put down on layaway and they said $50. Merry Christmas to ME!

I paid that off in early February. That was Taurus number 2. 3 and 4 were bought a week apart from each other in early March. Gunbroker purchases, a 970 and a 971. One was $280 + shipping and the other was $280 shipped.
Both were new in box and stainless. The 970 is yet unfired as I have waxed nostalgic that it is my 1st brand new Taurus and 1st brand new revolver I have purchased. I like the 971 and as soon as I feel it is broken in and finds
a round it shoots best I am going to scope that one like I did the 17HMR. Eventually I will do the same to the 970 unless I buy a 990 or 992.

Taurus number 5 was found by accident. I was taking in my Marlin 60 to Gander Mountain to get an idea of what I could get in trade on a new Marlin 795. While I was waiting I started looking around.
Number Five is a Raging Hornet. Ever since I heard about them I wanted one and figured it would be something I would find over GunBroker. So there it was a scoped Hornet. I asked them to sit it aside and I would let them know the next day.
When I got home I was all starry eyed and my wife asked me what was up. I started telling her about the Hornet and she said, let me see it. I told her it was at the store. She asked me why knowing I wanted it. I queried to her possible
alien abduction/replacement. She told me I had better buy it especially since my birthday was a week away. Who am I to argue with that logic? I put it on my Gander Mountain credit card and it is a good thing I did. Actually on my birthday
at work I got laid off and I was crushed. The good thing about paying for it with the card was I have protection on the account and if I were to lose my job, or some other disaster, they paid the entire account off. Not to brag but buying a Raging
Hornet and then actually paying nothing for it, well that is a good investment!

Number 6: I wanted a 608 .357 4" 8 shot. I figured that after I got back to work and since my account was cleared I would buy a new 608 unless I found a used one. They also had a 627 Tracker 4" in stock, and still do. I really liked that
one too but I figured if I was going to buy a new one I would get what I wanted exactly. Then one day I walked in and I was looking and I found a blued newer 66 7 shot. Taurus number 6 ended up being a model 66.

Number 7: I bought for my wife for Christmas. Christmas 2010 she received a near new, slightly used Walther P22 which I got because my buddy that sold me the SW622 years ago was supposed to sell me his current SW622 target but because it
was handed down in the family and the original owner died he couldn't get the paper work done until after Christmas. Last January I bought the 622. Back to Taurus 7, In the Summer the local shop had got in not one but 2 PT132 MillPro Pink Gander Mountain
exclusives. I really wanted a .380 but these were growing on my. I really liked the frame and how it felt. Well before Christmas I laid it away, well one of them. That is when I found out that even though both of these came in a few weeks apart from the other they were sequentially numbered. I was seriously thinking of buying the 2nd one if my wife really liked it. I think it is becoming a tradition now that she gets a new gun every Christmas. By the way, she really does like it. I still want a .380 and I kind of wish Taurus would sell barrels, springs and a mag to convert the caliber in a MillPro.

Taurus number 8 was ordered today. A PT840 stainless. It was supposed to be ordered right after the 1st of the year but it didn't happen. It was ordered today though and will be paid off in late February or in March in time for my birthday. Hmm I am seeing a pattern. One of my buddies wants a .40 Glock 22 or 23 Gen4. I am hoping to get him hooked on Taurus.

Sometime I need to get a pic or two of all the Tauri. I have a mental wish list of future Tauri. This PT22
A Tracker 590
which they may have decided to drop from production, a 990 4 inch
and perhaps a 992
. I still would like a .380
but would like it in 12 rounds.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy your Taurus gun(s) as much as I do.
 
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Just do not know what to think about a guy that owns more than one handgun. On top of that you want more, and you are buying Taurus. You even admit to the desire to shoot critters with a handgun. I guess you are one of those gun nuts, probably go to church, believe in God and vote. Hang in there, and burn some powder, I'll send you photos when the project revolver is running.
 

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Just do not know what to think about a guy that owns more than one handgun. On top of that you want more, and you are buying Taurus. You even admit to the desire to shoot critters with a handgun. I guess you are one of those gun nuts, probably go to church, believe in God and vote. Hang in there, and burn some powder, I'll send you photos when the project revolver is running.
Thank you my friend, glad to hear you are doing well. Didn't take you long to find me. LOL

Oh I didn't have a chance to tell you yet. Today before I got home I stopped in to my favorite gun shop (where I re-ordered the 840) and I found another Marlin bolt rim fire. It is a model 782, a twin to the 780 I bought for the girls. This one is a 22mag, same style checkering as the 780 and it also was built in 1985. I saw it, grabbed it, did a quick look over, walked up to the counter before anyone could tackle me. Then I told my one daughter later that I put her woodchuck gun on layaway. She's happy.
 

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I read raccoons and varmints and got all warm and fuzzy thinking about my .17 HMR and DRT shots.
 

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My Tracker in 17 HMR has taken more than its share of critters. Set the barrel back and redid the forcing cone this past summer. It has more than earned its keep. Should be good for several thousand more rounds. Sir your wife will beat you with a stick if you keep buying guns. LOL
 

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You know that there is a word called RESTRAINT, but then that isn't usually fun!
 

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You know that there is a word called RESTRAINT, but then that isn't usually fun!
No, it certainly isn't. In fact, it's rather "restrictive". :eek:
 

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You know that there is a word called RESTRAINT, but then that isn't usually fun!
I prefer passive restraint, which means I am passing on the restraint. LOL
 

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No, it certainly isn't. In fact, it's rather "restrictive". :eek:
What you said, only like 3 sizes to small of whitey tighties LOL

TOR, I can survive a smiting with a stick...after all I made it to my 40's having grown up in an era where I had to get my own switch, hand over my own belt, etc. Ahh those were the days when a kid could have a beating and it actually helped build my character. Once in the 5th grade I decided to ditch my homework for Boy Scouts and when I showed up to Mr Browning's Math and Science class with out homework I was escorted out into the hall. Another teacher was present as a witness when Browning cracked my south side twice with his paddle. I told my kids about that and they looked at me like I had 9 heads. I tell you this, never again in that year did I not finish my homework. How life has changed.
 

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Your journey seems to be on a good path.
 
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