Taurus USA Firearm Factory – Miami Florida – Photo Essay

Taurus USA
http://www.taurususa.com/

Our tour began with a prefabricated gun blank for the famous tipup Taurus Model 22, which comes in .22LR and .25ACP. Dusty Sroufe is the new product manager at Taurus and he gave us the tour.

Our tour began with a prefabricated gun blank for the famous tipup Taurus Model 22, which comes in .22LR and .25ACP. Dusty Sroufe is the new product manager at Taurus and he gave us the tour.

When I got an invite to the factory at Taurus Firearms, I thought I had just scored a free trip to Brazil! But little did I know, Taurus makes many of their guns right here in the USA, near my stomping grounds in Miami. Those of us who were invited from the gun media family got to see how they make the Taurus tipup pistols, called the small frame or Model 22, and many of the .380 TCP parts being made, as well as guns from Taurus’s Heritage cowboy gun series and even some of the OEM parts that Taurus builds for other manufacturers. You may not know this, but Taurus isn’t just a gun company. They are a huge multinational manufacturing company, and they even make many of the machines that are used to make their guns. Because of a hugely improved quality control system at Taurus, an entire floor of new customer support, and even a pro shooting team, this is a gun company on the move. The word on the street for a couple years now has been that new ideas, new guns, and rave reviews are what Taurus is about these days. We will see some new stuff coming this year even before SHOT Show.

This is a photo essay of the pieces of the manufacturing process we witnessed at the factory. I didn’t get model releases from the employees and for their privacy I have covered the faces of all but Dusty Sroufe, who is the new product manager at Taurus.

The blanks are forged off site, and the CNC makes the cuts and holes that turn it into a firearm.

The blanks are forged off site, and the CNC makes the cuts and holes that turn it into a firearm.

The Model 22s are built in threes, clamped to a carrier system.

The Model 22s are built in threes, clamped to a carrier system.

This is the CNC machine just after it opens with 3 finished guns.

This is the CNC machine just after it opens with 3 finished guns.

This is a closeup of the gun with the primary cuts and holes.

This is a closeup of the gun with the primary cuts and holes.

I will be remembered at Taurus as the idiot who took a handful of twisted razorblade like shavings out of the hopper to take a picture of them.

I will be remembered at Taurus as the idiot who took a handful of razorblade like shavings out of the hopper to take a picture of them.

The CNC bits that are used to complete the Model 22 revolve into place on the robot CNC machine.

The CNC bits that are used to complete the Model 22 revolve into place on the robot CNC machine.

One of the things that will surprise you at Taurus is how much work is done by hand. This guy polishes the frames.

One of the things that will surprise you at Taurus is how much work is done by hand. This guy polishes the frames.

You would think that all of these guns came out finished, cachunk cachunk cachunk, but they are each worked on by a human before a part gets put into them.

You would think that all of these guns came out finished, cachunk cachunk cachunk, but they are each worked on by a human before a part gets put into them.

In each batch a certain number of guns also go through laser tolerance  testing to make sure that the bits didn't jump while cutting.

In each batch a certain number of guns also go through laser tolerance testing to make sure that the bits didn’t jump while cutting.

Next we stopped at barrels. These are cast barrel assemblies for the same guns.

Next we stopped at barrels. These are cast barrel assemblies for the same guns.


Another machine turns this bar stock into TCP barrels.

Another machine turns this bar stock into TCP barrels.

They come out like this, but not rifled.

They come out like this, but not rifled.

Then the barrels go to the rifling machines. These are some of the machines designed and made by Taurus. There was one for the .22/.25 and one for the .380 set up for our visit. It basically draws a rod through the barrel and the rod has the cutters for the rifling.

Then the barrels go to the rifling machines. These are some of the machines designed and made by Taurus. There was one for the .22/.25 and one for the .380 set up for our visit. It basically draws a rod through the barrel and the rod has the cutters for the rifling.

Finished barrels after rifling.

Finished barrels after rifling.

Next we went to the MIM department, for Metal Injection Molding.  These are hammers for the Heritage revolvers coming out of the machine.

Next we went to the MIM department, for Metal Injection Molding. These are hammers for the Heritage revolvers coming out of the machine.

MIM parts are made from a melted mixture of metal and polymer. They are cast 1.3 times larger than they will be in the gun. It's crazy if you think about it because these parts have to be within thousandths of an inch, and they have to shrinky dink them down from .3x larger.

MIM parts are made from a melted mixture of metal and polymer. They are cast 1.3 times larger than they will be in the gun. It’s crazy if you think about it because these parts have to be within thousandths of an inch, and they have to shrinky dink them down from .3x larger.

Then the parts get baked in a giant kiln, and that burns away the polymer, leaving like 98% metal.

Then the parts get baked in a giant kiln, and that burns away the polymer, leaving like 98% metal.

Size isn't the only amazing thing. You can weld, polish, cut and tool the MIM parts just like forged and cut parts.

Size isn’t the only amazing thing. You can weld, polish, cut and tool the MIM parts just like machined parts.

Even though these parts have to be hand finished like others, MIM greatly brings down the production cost of the gun, and your cost of the gun, without sacrificing reliability. MIM parts have no greater failure rate than machined parts.

Even though these parts have to be hand finished like others, MIM greatly brings down the production cost of the gun, and your cost of the gun, without sacrificing reliability. MIM parts have no greater failure rate than machined parts these days.

Traditional barrels made in that same barrel machine for the Heritage guns.

Traditional barrels made in that same barrel machine for the Heritage guns.

Cowboy .22s on their way to final assembly.

Cowboy .22s on their way to final assembly.

The assembly room for the TCP. Most people don't realize is that gunsmiths still make most guns.

The assembly room for the TCP. Most people don’t realize is that gunsmiths still make most guns.

You can use CNC machines to make parts, but it is always the people who put the parts together, make sure that the parts were made correctly, and make sure that the gun is running right.

You can use CNC machines to make parts, but it is always the people who put the parts together, make sure that the parts were made correctly, and make sure that the gun is running right.


Even the boxes are folded by hand at Taurus.  These are the new orange boxes you'll see already at the gun dealers these days.

Even the boxes are folded by hand at Taurus. These are the new orange boxes you’ll see already at the gun dealers these days.

{ 67 comments… add one }
  • Roy Lane October 17, 2017, 12:41 pm

    HI, This may or may not be the correct address to ask this question. If not maybe you can guide me to where I need to be. I sent my Taurus Model PT24/7 back in for the Extended Warranty and as I can see from the tracking number it was received and signed for by M. Valdirrama. Will I receive a email and tracking number when it, or the replacement is sent back to my FFL dealer?

  • Matt Gee April 26, 2017, 6:13 am

    I would recommend the red loctite since it is recommended for use in applications with oil involved.

  • Allan Sanders April 17, 2017, 10:29 am

    DO NOT BUY ANY THING FROM TAURUS INTERNATIONAL. THEY JUST TOOK ME FOR $30.75 FOR A MAGAZINE CLIP I ORDERED ON 25 MAR 2017 AND I STILL HAVEN’T RECIEVED IT YET. I WILL NEVER DEAL WITH THEM AGAIN OR BUY ANY OTHER OF THEIR PRODUCTS.

    • Richard May 27, 2017, 5:36 am

      You should have got a tracking number. If there is a charge on your credit card then tell the credit card company about it. Don’t you have any problem solving skills ?

      • Roy Lane October 17, 2017, 12:42 pm

        Always get a tracking number if a Credit card or even a prepaid debit card is involved.

  • Jacinto March 20, 2017, 9:02 am

    Its been my experience that Taurus pistols are unreliable. Taurus customer service is abysmal.

    Don’t buy Taurus

  • vern andrews March 3, 2017, 7:59 am

    I just want to know where to buy parts for my Taurus PT111?
    I need the slide cap a piece broke off it and want to replace it.

    • Roy Lane October 17, 2017, 12:45 pm

      If this is one of the models in the class action suit, you can’t. YOu have to return them to Taurus for repair, replacement or a cajhs refund. There is a website to do this, It costs you nothing. YOu will be sent a free shipping l;abel, free pickup by Fedex and free shipping back you your FFL dealer. Even the transfger charge at you FFL dealer is reimbursable. I can’t remember the site but, you should be able to google it.

  • sea July 29, 2016, 9:34 pm

    Why me? I sent my gun to Taurus 1 year ago and I’m still waiting for them to return it. It\’s a 24/7 40 cal. The gun went off while the safety was on, and I have video of it. I / Someone could have gotten hurt . I have called many times over the year to find out that they will not return it, they will not be fixing it any time soon, they will not be replacing it and everyone gives me different stories about what going on with it. I have had a few rude people call me back when I requested a call back… I have a total of 6 Taurus and now I want to get rid of them all!!!!!!! I loved them AND DEFENDED THEM FOR MANY YEARS BUT NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN. I\’m in the gun industry in a big way that I will not explain here. My goal from now on is to tell everyone my story about how a company that I used to love and support has left me out to dry. I have a gun show coming up soon in AZ. I will start there and with all my customers, law officials, local shooting ranges, gun shows, and gun shops. WHYME0426@GMAIL.COMThanks Taurus,
    WHY ME

    • Dan911 October 5, 2016, 12:00 pm

      If you’re into the gun industry or just follow its News, you should know “why” Taurus 24/7 is the reference of all faulty pistols. Videos on youtube and other materials cover the same problem you had. Near 100 Thousand police issue 24/7s were recalled – First time, for there was another recall. So be happy you’re alive and unsued. Actually Taurus isn’t the same company it was and even has na US plant to make some cowboy (replica) and ccw guns.

    • Roy Lane October 17, 2017, 12:46 pm

      Because the date for sending them back didn’t start until the end of Sept. 1017. I don’t know what to tell you to do now hopfuly you kedpt the Serial number and can contact them.

  • Jodi Wolchina June 18, 2016, 8:04 am

    I bought a taurus 380 semi automatic hand gun from a pawn shop I scheduled myself for safety class the following week and I got my concealed carry permit. I have never held a gun before but learned in class then I wanted to clean it since I had shot 50 rounds that day so I took it to my friend to show me how and she took it apart more then I believe she should have now when I pull back the barrel to load bullet in chamber the disassembly pin just drops out of it and I can not get it to go in and stay in please help. JODI

    • Dan911 October 5, 2016, 12:06 pm

      Really? Take the gun to a good gunsmith, a faulty gun can kill you when you need it the most. Any butcher can work your heart, but you’ll want the best doctor. Don’t try it yourself and is your friend a certified professional?

      • Roy Lane October 17, 2017, 12:50 pm

        I have seen Cerified Gunsmiths and Cerified everything who coulodn’t change the firing pin in a gun. Experience and knowledge makes a giunsmith. Not just a piece of paper. I am 54, been working on guns since i was 16. I don’t have a piece of paper but, everyone that lives around and knows me, brings their guns to me and if I can’t do anything with it, I tell them to find someone else. It’s a matter of knowing what you can and can’t do. That doesn’t come from a piece of paper. YOu just can’t charge as much as the people WITh the piece of paper do.

  • menasco June 10, 2016, 7:18 pm

    bought a PT 22 pistol at academy in Bryan Texas I shot it 1 time and on the second shot it fell apart on the ground .Acadamy said not their problem .they sent it to Taurus and would not check on it..i called Taurus and was told 4 -6 weeks before the looked at it.2 months and 200 dollars and that was 1 expensive 22 round.ill buy anything but Taurus from now on and nothing at our local academy

    • sea July 29, 2016, 9:39 pm

      Why me? I sent my gun to Taurus 1 year ago and I’m still waiting for them to return it. It\’s a 24/7 40 cal. The gun went off while the safety was on, and I have video of it. I / Someone could have gotten hurt . I have called many times over the year to find out that they will not return it, they will not be fixing it any time soon, they will not be replacing it and everyone gives me different stories about what going on with it. I have had a few rude people call me back when I requested a call back… I have a total of 6 Taurus and now I want to get rid of them all!!!!!!! I loved them AND DEFENDED THEM FOR MANY YEARS BUT NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN. I\’m in the gun industry in a big way that I will not explain here. My goal from now on is to tell everyone my story about how a company that I used to love and support has left me out to dry. I have a gun show coming up soon in AZ. I will start there and with all my customers, law officials, local shooting ranges, gun shows, and gun shops. WHYME0426@GMAIL.COMThanks Taurus,
      WHY ME

  • Ralph May 3, 2016, 11:32 am

    I purchased at Taurus PT 145 Millennium late in 2014 and really enjoyed the gun. Early in 2015 I was notified there was a recall on all Millennium models for a defect wherein if the gun is dropped it can go off. I sent the gun in August, and was told at that time Taurus was not repairing the defect, and that they would replace the gun with another. I was given two choices and picked the one I liked best. Since then I have received no notices nor the gun. It’s been eight months now and nothing. I find it appalling that a manufacturer the size of Taurus can be so negligent and inconsiderate to its customers. I really want to like Taurus, and have a 9 mm. slim that is just great, but with factory service like this they may force me to go to other manufacturers, as there are plenty out there to choose from.

    • L. Watson June 12, 2016, 1:39 am

      Ralph, I understand your frustration. I have NEVER owned a Taurus weapon, but really want to like them. I would like to get the new PT111 MILLENNIUM G2. I have several friends who have had them for many years without any problems. However, the delay in Taurus sending you a replacement weapon is probably because the lawsuit against Taurus is not yet finalized, but they should have informed you of that fact.

      • kurt spuhler December 20, 2016, 5:47 pm

        the pt111 2gn is a great firing handgun and it dosent need to be cleaned after each use.its the perfect pocket size concealed carry.mine is a 9mm, i have been told many horror stories about their 40mm guns.my other carry is a springfield.357 sig.its alot bigger and bulky to carry.people here bitching must remember its a 200.00 gun not a 500.00 or up gun. although mine handles very nicely, and after 1200 rounds, i still have no hiccups.

        • Jeff L December 23, 2016, 7:55 pm

          Hey Kurt,
          I bought a pt911 g2 about 3 months ago and have a hiccup at least 3 times per 100 rounds. Im pissed. Trying to work thru it. Losing patience. Don’t know if I should contact Taurus or a gunsmith. Taurus is free, but being without my piece for a long time sucks too. What do you think?

  • Jack Burner April 12, 2016, 2:05 pm

    My comments are awaiting moderation???What is that??Censorship??

  • Jack Burner April 12, 2016, 2:03 pm

    Sent Taurus PT709 in for repairs thru BassPro shops and since have written and called Taurus and was told parts arrive by boat 1st Friday of each month!!I have now missed the Feb,March and April parts boat!!I wonder if my boat will ever come in?I am sitting here on hold for the next technichan to answer-15 minutes now.I contacted Chamber of Commerce,BBB and Florida StatesAttorneys office.I have discussed problem with Bass Pro Shops and the Chicago Tribune help line without any help as yet.I gave up holding the phone.This is the second time gun was sent with same problem.Refund my money as gun has been fired less than 150 times since December 2014 purchase

  • Allie April 10, 2016, 1:53 pm

    I recently bought a Taurus pt111 Millennium G2. I was wondering if anyone was having problems with the magazine spring being extremely tight. I can only get in 7-9 bullets then the spring just will not go down any more….It should hold 12. What can I do to resolve this?

  • John mason April 7, 2016, 8:33 pm

    I sent my PT140 millennium to Taurus repair shop for a broken recoil spring in September,9, 2015, I was told it would be 4 to 6 months. I spoke with Taurus tonight April, 7, 2016 and was told they cannot give me a date for repair…I was told when I purchased my Taurus that they had the best customer service, Boy did I get lied to. I feel like Taurus has stolen my handgun.
    There will NEVER be another Taurus in my house.

    • Ralph May 3, 2016, 11:20 am

      John, that gun may have been one of their recall guns. I had a PT 145 that was said if dropped may fire a round, and was told to send it to Taurus. I sent it in last SEPTEMBER, and was told the gun would not be repaired, but replaced. I was given a choice of two guns and I made my choice. Still waiting….. I cannot convey how frustrating this is and am just about at my wits end.

    • Barry Whitehead June 2, 2017, 3:30 pm

      I bought a new in the box or 140 millennium from academy in 2017 I shoot it 20 times and went to change the magazine and the mag release button fill on the ground I had it to weeks I sent it in for repair now it has been a mouth and a half and the only thing that will tell me that that have fallen behind in the repair department it will take longer I will never on a Taurus

  • Jack Burner March 24, 2016, 3:53 pm

    12-11-14 I purchased a Taurus PT709 from Bass Pro Shops in a Chicago suburb.After 2 trips to a firing range I returned gun to Bass Pro jammed every 3 or 4 rounds fired.This was on 4-10-15 and was returned 5-12-15.Again after 2 trips to the range same problem.Returned to Bass Pro 1-15-16.Gave up trying to call as message said there may be a 1 hour wait so on 3-1-16 I mailed you a detailed letter explaining my problem.On 3-9-16 I called late at night and spoke to a man that said they were waiting parts(which is what it also says on the website).I asked if they couldnt fly parts in and he said all parts come by ship only on the first Friday of each month???Apparently I missed February and Marchs boat!!I wonder when my boat will come in??On this website there are many photos of your factory there in Florida so I cant see why repairs are such a problem.I dont think I have fired a total of 150 rounds since purchase.I would appreciate an immediate answer and return or refund on my gun.Jack Burner 630-257-7430.

  • Ron K March 5, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Been waiting over 3 1/2 months on aTaurus Judge SS 6 inch barrel.
    My dealer claims they aren’t making them at the present time.
    True or false?

  • eric d February 10, 2016, 5:49 pm

    I have ct9 carbine which I bought new I lost one of the mags and it is impossible to find another I the one I have either breaks or something happens I will end up with a 6pound 36inch paper weight
    Please help

  • Macacus February 4, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Hello! I would like to know why Taurus doesn’t disclose this information about other factory units outsite Brazil. This isn’t disclosed even at their website: http://www.taurususa.com/history.cfm. Does anybody knows why?

  • John Hertzberg February 4, 2016, 1:53 am

    I have been waiting approx. 6 months for a Taurus Tracker 992…………..22 mag/22lr…………..6 1/2 inch barrel
    in stainless steel. Are they manufacturing any of this model?

  • joe haley January 28, 2016, 5:10 pm

    can you send me a catalog?

  • Aaron January 24, 2016, 5:50 pm

    I am a big Taurus fan and would like to purchase a raging judge magnum. I currently own two judges-a judge with a 3inch barrel, and a public defender. every dealer I have contacted here in Michigan tell me that their brokers are out and the problem is they will not even place an order for one on my behalf. I have tried to call Taurus six times with no answer does any one have a dealer that wants to make a sale or a phone number that I can contact taurus at other then 305-624-1115?

  • Anthony November 28, 2015, 1:51 pm

    Hi. I want to purchase the Taurus .22 auto with rosewood grips. My dealer said they are on backorder, the ones with rosewood grips. It’s been quite a while. I’m in Clearwater, Florida Thank you.

  • marcel velthuis November 10, 2015, 11:30 am

    who can tell me more about the Taurus model 611
    how he looks like pictures and THE DESCRIPTION
    Thanks marcel velthuis
    email velthuisa@hotmail.com

  • Kenneth W. Hemphill September 5, 2015, 3:58 pm

    I have a Millennium PT 45 PRO that I do like and enjoy very much. My problem is finding a holster that I can use with this pistol. Suggestions please. I would like one for concealed carry (right hand) and even for middle of the back if that is the only option. Mind does have a rail but at present no light or laser attached. What are my options?

    • Chris May 17, 2016, 11:30 am

      aliengearholsters.com

  • James R. Garrett July 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

    I have a new Taurus model 709fs Slim 9mm 3.2 inch barrel 7 round model and cannot find another magazine for it anywhere. Can you help me find one. Thank you James R. Garrett

    • GEORGE IAPALUCCI October 27, 2015, 4:57 pm

      JAMES, I PURCHASED A 709 SLIM LINE 7 ROUND MODEL AND WANTED A SECOND MAGAZINE. I WENT DIRECT TO TAURUS DIRECT AND THEY SENT ONE IN 10 DAYS. $36.00.

  • wayne nelson March 5, 2015, 9:22 pm

    I have a Taurus PT1911 45 cal. shoots good is accurate .My wife and a couple of other friends had no problems putting 7/8 rnds on target @ 50 feet. However the two piece guide rod would slowly come unscrewed and you cant remove the barrel bushing unless you rack the slide and turn in the rod far enough so you can then field strip the gun. I m gonna try a sm.amt. of blue Loctite.on the threads of the rod. Secondly I tried to get extra mags for at least 6 mos.and kept being told they were on b.o. BS . Take care of your customers Taurus !!! ? how can anyone CARRY ON with out support. Well ?

  • Fred Trowbridge March 5, 2015, 9:08 am

    Perused you articles on the .380 “CURVE” , want one , none in my area . When are the dealers in my location ( Mi. 48001 )going to get their orders ?

  • Jerry Brown February 20, 2015, 4:06 pm

    Hello ,I am thinking of Purchasing a new Taurus 92B 17 , they are available at a very competitive price under $400.00 .But I would like to know if there is a problem with locking block or does the pistol need to be oiled more or requires more maintance. I like a all steel gun. Is this gun going be manufactured into the future are parts going to be available and any problems that come up will they be covered under a lifetime warrantee. Will this gun hold up with weekly target shooting on a 6 month a year service. Thanks for your time.

  • Miami Guns INC February 5, 2015, 6:02 am

    Also work in Guns advice is nice.

  • Laser East December 8, 2014, 4:13 am

    Suggestion is good.

  • Ron Bristow December 3, 2014, 12:25 am

    I carry a Taurus 24/7 Tactical .45 as my duty weapon. I had it during the training academy and used it to qualify. I had not fired it before taking it to the range for the first time, and the guys with Glocks were making fun of me for buying a Taurus instead of a Glock. Long story short, I fired cold and scored a 487 out of a possible 500 points, which was ten points higher than all those using Glocks. I was awarded the Top Shot Certificate for the class. Taurus firearms are second to none for performance and durability under pressure. I’ll never own anything else.

  • Jon November 13, 2014, 5:41 pm

    Not that impressed. You mentioned quality is at an all time high but with my first Taurus purchase, a TCP738 I find myself paying a quarter of the guns value shipping it back after just a couple of months because it locks the slide open when ever it feels like it. Most of the time halfway through a magazine. Seems to be a lot of discussion regarding their quality on the web as well.
    Hoping for a better experience with their customer service.

    • Russ November 16, 2014, 4:03 pm

      Ask them to pay shipping.
      Be nice and respectful to companies that give you a bad product.
      Let them know you still want to be their customer.
      Tell them how you were going to show off the products value on you tube, but now your waiting to get what you paid for 1st.
      If that doesn’t work, let them know that your still going on YouTube to let everyone know how dissatisfied you are.
      I always get what I want out of a company in this matter.

      • Jon November 17, 2014, 11:34 am

        Good advice. Thank you.

    • John mason April 8, 2016, 4:03 pm

      Good luck, I have been waiting 7 months with no update on repair time, I would recommend switching to a reputable gun manufacturer.

  • Russ November 11, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the walkabout at Taurus.
    I’m glad to see this company in the US and that they care.

  • Kenneth Robertson November 11, 2014, 2:59 pm

    I have 2 Taurus pistols, a model 605 in 357 that I’ve had for at least 8 or more years. I’ve put just about every type of 357’s to include +P 158 gr. I carry it often and have no fear what so ever that if if have to use it in a life or death moment, I know I can depend on it with no doubt. I also waited 6 months for a model 992 I ordered in stainless, but got blue when it finally came in. Went for it instead of waiting any longer. I love this pistol, it hits what I aim at and really only takes seconds to change form LR to 22 Mag. Everyone who has seen the gun wants to shoot it right then. Have been offered more for it than I paid for it, but it’s not for Sale! It took a while to find a holster for it, finally found that the Judge fits it like a glove. I always carry it every time I am hunting or just walking though the woods. I feel safe when I have it with me. I have the 6.5 inch model and will soon try to find a 4 inch in stainless. Have never had any issues with either gun. When I shop for a new hand gun, Taurus is always one I look at first and plan to buy more. I would like to see Taurus look at making/produce long guns other than the C Judge. How about some shotguns and rifles to buy. A man can always use a new gun, just like a lady needs another pair of shoes. K. Robertson SGM(R), US ARMY

    • Gary Polodna November 12, 2014, 10:33 am

      Sounds like you like the Taurus revolvers. I have never owned one , only semi-automatics. Revolvers are always more tried and true than automatics. I want a judge too. I especially like the concept of a handheld shotgun. Especially if the adrenalin is rushing in an environment such as a home invasion or running on to a poisonous snake in the woods. You don’t have to be an expert marksman to get what you wish to hit.. I’d love to have the “Judge” in 3″ .410 Ga. rather than 2 1/2″ length.. Thanks for your service.

    • T.R. Dyer November 13, 2014, 11:39 am

      I have a Taurus Tracker in .17 HMR, the 17B6, with a scope mount and 4x. I absolutely love shooting it. It is elegant and accurate and the only complaint I could possibly dream up would be that I wanted it in stainless but “settled” for blue. The blue is gorgeous. But the 992, in either offering, would be a great piece. I think I might have to have one!

  • Robert November 10, 2014, 7:41 pm

    I have carried a Taurus Slim 40 Cal for the past 5 years now. I own other pistols (Colt, Para, Springfield and a few imports) but my daily carry gun is the Taurus. Fortunately I have never had to depend on it in a real situation but shoot it often. It has never failed or jammed and I have fed it all kinds of ammo. I have full confidence in it’s reliability should I ever have to use it. For a pistol this small it is manageable and fun to shoot and if you keep it clean I can’t imagine it failing. I used to buy into the “Taurus is junk” syndrome but my wife chose this same model in 9mm for her carry gun and after shooting it a few times I made a quick transition and have been satisfied since.

  • Harold Greenleaf November 10, 2014, 11:59 am

    I have about 11 pistols from Taurus, 3 1911’s, 2 Judges, 2 P22’s, etc. I have only had one problem with my original 1911 and I don’t think that was the manufactures fault, but they fixed it and had it back to me within one week. I think Taurus is a great company, becoming greater as they are now manufacturing some firearms in the US of A. I also have a pre-Taurus Heritage 22lr and my wife loves it.

    • Gary Polodna November 11, 2014, 9:42 am

      I suspect your Taurus 1911’s are great because they use a tried and true design that has been tested on the battlefield and by law enforcement for years. The 9mm’s that I had trouble with are the pt9, and the pt92AF. In cold weather only. They leave a small indent in the primer, but not deep enough to fire the round. All my 45’s are great, including a Remington, an ATI and a Greek made one from Bud’s gun shop. Believe it or not, but the .45 1911 from ATI (GI model) from the Phillipines is the most rugged and reliable of any. You can use Russian ammo in it. Not clean it after using it for 3 or 4 range outings, and it still works like an old plow horse..

  • barry watson November 10, 2014, 9:57 am

    I never understand why some guns get a bad rep I love my Taurus firearms there are lots of crappy firearms out there but Taurus is not one of them every now and then everyone makes lemons it just happens at least with lifetime warranty you are out nothing but not everyone carries this warranty

    • Gary Polodna November 10, 2014, 11:49 am

      Taurus 9mm pistols are great if it is not in a cold environment.. Out of the three 9mm Taurus, only one would fire at 10 degrees f above zero on the range. Called Taurus about the problem. They said it was the ammo that was faulty. Tried four different brands , Winchester, CCI, Federal, Remington. Results were the same, would not fire. Called Taurus again. Said it had to be the lubricating oil I was using.. This time I completely cleaned the firearms and used a very expensive oil on them $(21.00 four 3 ounces.. Still would not fire in cold environment. Gave up on calling them again. Bought a 9mm Beretta and shot the same ammo in it including Tulamo from Russia. It fired all 5 brands this time. using 3 in one household oil.. My conclusion is that if you are in a cold environment, don’t depend on a Taurus pistol to save your life. They won’t fire.

  • Bob Williams November 10, 2014, 8:39 am

    I have had very good luck with Taurus. They are reliable and when I did send one back they took very good care of me. Recently, I visited some of the dealers in my area and was suprised to hear that they were no longer carrying Taurus. I never got a really good answer why. Can you enlighten me?

    • Administrator November 10, 2014, 8:49 am

      They had a rough patch but the dealer should give them another shot and would be pleasantly surprised.

      • Roger April 22, 2015, 6:32 pm

        A “rough patch”…. Are you kidding me ?
        I sent a gun in for repair over a year ago (early 2014) and haven’t heard a word and don’t have the gun back yet.
        The only “rough patch” I know of is for Taurus customers !

        • Ray September 3, 2015, 4:59 pm

          I hear you. I am going through the same thing right now! They have no answers for me after months!!!!

      • Gary W. August 9, 2015, 2:20 pm

        Sent them a Model Year 2000 PT140SS, the mag release broke and mag fell out when I fired it. When I inquired about the gun 3-4 weeks later they said it could not be repaired and they would send me a new one. I’m in Connecticut so they have to send to a dealer and the dealer had to resend their information 3 times! Sent it to them in June 2015 and have been playing chat tag with them. Finally called down there and was told the new PT140SS G2 is out of stock…. and that it would be shipped “Soon”, that they have to get the gun “in” test fired re-cleaned and them shipped. I understand the test firing and cleaning, but No time frame? When I mentioned that if it had been say S&W, H&K or Glock it would have been a done deal by now. They did not have a response. I’m not happy with the “Customer” Service and will most likely be trading the new gun in for a Glock or S&W even through it is a brand new state of the art weapon.

    • SPOON November 10, 2014, 9:30 am

      Ditto on Taurus’ Customer Service. I have a SOCOM 9mm that I literally shot the guts out the rear of the slide shooting what I later found to be +P+ foreign carbine ammo. It was HOT…Oops! Taurus USA in FL went through the pistol, repaired/replaced the damage I’d done. In less than 2 weeks, it arrived back home back looking like new and functioning as if it had never been ‘abused’.

      • Administrator November 10, 2014, 9:54 am

        Spread the word they are company that could use to catch a break. New stuff coming soon that is crazy cool and still value priced.

  • D Hicks November 10, 2014, 7:41 am

    Taurus USA ! I like that.

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