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That was three ago!
It's worn and ugly finish from daily carry and monthly shooting. :)
I just hate seeing all the negative about Taurus and none of the good that they do.

My only regret is that I didn't buy two more when Rural King had them on sale during Thanksgiving. But as I like a bit larger 380, I was waiting on the Spectrum to come out.

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and three years ago you got the mailing label.
Now you get to pay for the shipping back to the mothership if the gun is more than 90 days from purchased date.
 

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Congratulations then!
so exactly when did you return this weapon on Taurus dime???
just curious cause I have had to send 5 of them back to Miami.
 

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Sorry, I was not clear on my original post. I have since edited for clarity.

The TCP was purchased used and sent in about three years ago. I was just posting to give some people "hope". LOL

Wow! I thought I had bad luck with three in a row from three different makers; Colt, Ruger, and Sig.

If I may ask, what models? My stable of Taurus weapons have all been purchased within the last two years; PT809, 605, 85UL, and 709Slim. And all we're bought used from private sales. And there is nothing wrong with them. Just pervious owners were shamed into getting rid of them.

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Glad to explain!
First that was my understanding and why I pointed out that by I think all reports, now Taurus pays return shipping for only 90 days, on any weapon that manufacture.
I am in full agreement that any manufacture may have a problem child with a particular weapon, its how the repair is handled that usually makes the reputation, a company normally doesn't keep a good or bad reputation from a few people but many that get the same treatment.
While on the subject Taurus also if replacing a weapon as opposed to repairing a weapon it had to go through a review board and that normally extended replacement times quite a bit--(many weeks!)
so you are saying that was not the case with you?
anyway my returned weapons were
1) 24/7 D/S OSS-- barrel replacement.
2) PT1911-- ambi safety seperation-- not properly repaired I changed out the safety myself later.
3) PT 1911 -- soft extractor-- it took a little over 9 weeks to get this repaired.
4) TCP- bad barrel-- barrel and ejector replaced.
5) 24/7 D/S-- extractor & spring replaced.
and of course I now own two 24/7 D/S that are on the recall list--but we won't count them as that would be 7 out of 10 that needed repair or replacement and that would really sound bad.
but in any case maybe I am just unlucky??
but I will say owning some 22-24 pistols I have needed repair on more Taurus brands than all the other brands total. .
I do own 2 PT1911 and a 1987 model 99 that I have had no problems form at all but thats not a very high average in my opinion.
 

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No, you got the two models that I was told to keep away from, the 24/7 and PT1911. I have handled several PT1911 and couldn't bring myself to buy any of them. For cheap Governments, I stick to RIA. And I have heard a good thing about the 24/7s, even from Rabid Pro Taurus owners.

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well we all have our opinions on choices.
Myself I think the 2 less likely semi auto Taurus to have a problem is the Mod 92/99 and the PT1911.
why I feel that way, first the post by members here concerning problems with different models.
second and mostly because they are copies of well known designs by other manufactures--IE- the beretta and the colt that have been around for years and years. so as I often say If a manufacture can't build a reliable 1911 after over 100 years of trial and error by other manufactures well then there is a big problem.
In both cases with MY 1911 they were simply errors that could have been caught by good testing before final production , good quality control. a soft extractor is simply a error made by the machine/tooling company that is making the steel, the separation of the ambi safety was the Swenson type of ambi they choose to use.
I will also say that the 24/7 was again a quality control issue, and they have done well over the years that I have owned and shot them except for the extractor /spring issue.
Gosh as to 1911 I have no idea what all brands that I own??
ria, Springfield, Colt, RIA, ATI, taurus, auto ordinance, para, Dan Wesson-- I am likely missing one or two.
now there is no comparison between the Springfield and the Colt, dan Wesson as to build quality but honestly all meet the everyday function and purpose of a firearm for protection.
again not trying to bash taurus just reporting on my actual experience.
in several instances IF taurus would have sold or just sent me the parts I could have saved them and me a lot of time and trouble, but they won't.
I still can;t understand how a company that repairs 1911 don't have a extractor in stock at all times???--hence the 9 week wait for a Brazilian extractor to get in stock.
 
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Now, if you come upon a PT-1911AL, I would say jump all over it as it was the best and most accurately manufactured Taurus version of the 1911. They are easy to pick out as they are the only version with an aluminium frame. Everyone I know who owns one constantly rubs it in my face that I passed on them when they were on sale locally.
Ribbett, Ribbett, Ribbett, chirp-chirp-chirp-- Deadly Silence!!!!---------:D
 

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