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tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby shootfirst45 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:50 am

lookin at a taurus modle 44 . 44mag 4inch barrel. any comments on this pistol. thanks
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby TomKat » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:37 pm

Your not planning on carrying this for CCW are you?
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby Preacher1011 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:18 pm

I wouldn't own a Taurus if it was given to me right now. Their old stuff is alright, but they've been having a ton of problems out of their new stuff. It seems like it's getting a little better, but I'd save a little more money and get a Ruger. They really aren't that much more if any more, and you get a MUCH higher quality pistol.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby wingcutter » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:03 pm

I have one as a pack gun. My buddy dropped it on some boulders afterwhich the cyclinder wouldn't always lock in place, sent it in and they fixed it (lifetime warranty), only problem is they require overnight shipping which was like $50. Other than that it's served me well. Even with the porting and rubber grip hot loads are a punch in the hand and so it doesn't see much range time. It's also not all that accurate and the sights are crap (haven't been able to find after market sights yet). My buddy got a ruger redhawk which is way more accurate and much more pleasant to shoot, it's heavy though.

So, depends on what you want it for, if you're looking for a budget pack gun, go for it, if you're looking for a range gun or really anything else for that matter look for a Ruger or S&W. My $.02
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby apexhunter » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 am

For the difference in price compared to performance and longevity I would definitely go with a Ruger or Smith. I'm with Preacher in that there's not a Taurus made today that I would purchase.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby TomKat » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:21 am

You can add me to that list as well. And I dont know what you would want a 4" .44 mag for, but to each their own.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby shootfirst45 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:40 am

already got a 8.5 inch 44 tarus, its heavy and big. wanted a lighter gun to carry on walks and such in the woods . the gun i have has no problems . just thought for a long time this would go good in my collection. thanks guys
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby dakotashooter2 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:23 am

Taurus are hit and miss in quality. I have owned 5 of which 3 have had issues. On was sent back and returned unfixed. I ended up fixing it myself once I figured out the problem The 2nd one I just fixed myself and the 3rd is being sent back. Once they work they are nice guns. After working on them the number 1 problem appears to be the finish of the interior parts. All the problems I have had were fixed by polishing interior parts. I won't turn one down now I know how to resolve their issues.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby shootfirst45 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:18 am

thanks guys
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby snapshotmd » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:18 pm

Preacher1011 wrote:I wouldn't own a Taurus if it was given to me right now. Their old stuff is alright, but they've been having a ton of problems out of their new stuff.


If their old stuff is alright, I shudder to imagine what their new stuff is like. I bought a Taurus 357mag as my first gun in 1992 when Taurus was still a brand new company. I've had misfire issues with this gun and sent the gun back repeatedly to get the problem fixed. The issue was never solved and then I got rid of it and got me a real gun, the S&W 686.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:59 pm

snapshotmd wrote:
Preacher1011 wrote:I wouldn't own a Taurus if it was given to me right now. Their old stuff is alright, but they've been having a ton of problems out of their new stuff.


If their old stuff is alright, I shudder to imagine what their new stuff is like. I bought a Taurus 357mag as my first gun in 1992 when Taurus was still a brand new company. I've had misfire issues with this gun and sent the gun back repeatedly to get the problem fixed. The issue was never solved and then I got rid of it and got me a real gun, the S&W 686.


I've heard decent reviews about their older stuff. They were still a cheaper gun, but they were decent. I started working as a firearm's salesman when they came out with the Millenium series, and good gosh, I didn't know so many guns could come back with problems...
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby shootfirst45 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:31 pm

tomcat why dont you think not to carry this weapon , i think it would kill a badguy.
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Re: tarus .44 mag revolver

Postby Sagebrush » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:18 am

most pro's that carry have a 15oz 38 spl or a light auto 3" for the all day UC carry................

Anything over 24 oz needs a good holster with lots of suport to make it comfortabe to carry all day and
it will not be that east to hide if the barrel is 4" or more....................and over 1" wide.

A 44 Mag is just a little over this size......if you want to go unnoticed, unles you wear a lot of baggy shirts or pants.
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