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Old May 8th, 2018, 02:04 PM #1
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Taurus DT .357

Just saw one yesterday. I'm thinking of getting one because I like the looks of it, for about $350 iirc.
Never been a Taurus fan. I've spent more on much worst.

Save the comments about .357 small revolvers for range shooting, etc... I get all that. You think the quality is there for the price to buy it and rarely shoot it after an initial test fire?
Any thoughts?
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qYou think the quality is there for the price to buy it and rarely shoot it after an initial test fire?
Any thoughts?
I've never fired a Taurus that I've liked. That said, this isn't a lot of cash. What's the advantage other than cost over the Ruger LCR?
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You would be better off with a LCR IME if you want a decent poly snubnose.

I have nothing positive to say about Taurus revolvers.

Just my opinion.
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I've only had one Taurus explode in my hands. Then again, I've only owned the one.
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Yeah. Totally impulse because of looks. This would just be a junk drawer pistol for somewhere in the house. One use disposable basically.
I want a .357. I have an original 38+p LCR, but not dropping over 500 for a LCR .357.
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Save the comments about .357 small revolvers for range shooting, etc... I get all that. You think the quality is there for the price to buy it and rarely shoot it after an initial test fire?
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I think you could save yourself 100 bucks and get an armscor if you wanted a throw away gun.

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Get the gun.

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I'm on the other side of the fence. I have had a number of Taurus pistols and revolvers over the years and they all worked as designed. Are they as smooth as a Smith out of the box, no but some of that is because they use coil springs for the mainspring vs flat springs like S&W. I have competed in IDPA over the years with both auto and bug gun and never had a failure.

Today I brought home a Taurus Tracker 44 from Gym Ratz. I bought it as a bear country sidearm when I go hunting. Do you think I would risk my life if I thought it would fail? As of now, I have probably a thousand dry fires through it and it has smoothed out. The single action trigger is a little heavy at 4.5 pounds and the double action is 10.5. A Wolff spring kit will fix that.

Tomorrow I will start slinging lead as fast as it and I can take it. (I have to find my padded glove first)

During IDPA Regional matches, I had a Colt 1911, a S&W 625 and a S&W 6609 fail. My Taurus guns never did.
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