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#40459 - 05/05/05 04:48 PM Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fault!
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Went on the Taurus firearms site yesterday and was blown away by the new products they are coming out with.

Triad 4" 9mm/.38/.357 stainless steel revolver with target sights and a ported barrel.

Colt Peacemaker copies called "Gaucho" in pistol cartridges and one that shoots .410 shells.

Pump action rifles with external hammers in .32 H&R magnum, .38/357, and .45 long Colt pistol calibers.

Lever action rifles currently in .22 but expected to expand in cartridge availability.

The only bad news I found on their site is that they are discontinueing the pump action, external hammer, .22 magnum, Winchester Model 62A copies.

I own an original Winchester Model 62A .22 rifle which does not have a disconnector on the firing mechanism. I can hold the trigger back and pump out shots as fast as I can work the pump. Not the most accurate way to shoot, but much more likely to hit a rabbit running at full tilt than a pump action which has a disconnector in the trigger.

Does anyone on this forum own a Taurus .22 pump, and do you know if it incorporates a trigger disconnector or don't you know because you have never tried it?

Bountyhunter


Edited by bountyhunter (05/05/05 05:46 PM)

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#40460 - 05/05/05 08:50 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fault!
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Bounty, A. Clintons been out of office for a few weeks. B. We have an administration supposedly supportive of the firearms industry. C. Smith and Wesson quality and innovation stagnated about the time they decided crush fit barrels and actions with the finesse of a safe door were marketable. My Smiths have 5 screws or I don't even look at them. Pumping a hammer Winchester will eventually break things. My 1897 riotgun came broken this way, cheap price, but broken.

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#40461 - 05/05/05 10:10 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Chris:

I know Clinton's out but that little fiasco that Smith & Wesson signed with his administration started a civilian backlash that is still in progress despite new ownership, the NRA's blessings to the new ownership, lifetime warranty to the original retail purchaser, and my local gun dealers pushing Smith & Wesson over Taurus.

Taurus used to be a South American Smith & Wesson wannabe, but they learned very quickly to go with quality, innovation, variety, and a lifetime warranty on their firearms even if you were not the original retail buyer. They even offered to let Smith & Wesson license their locking safety system in order to comply with approaching Federal requirements which S&W has not thus far responded to.

I understand that a shotgun for heavy duty use such as a riot gun with the accompanying pressures and recoil of a 12 gauge could shake and break things, but the way the 62A is built and the light recoil of a .22 makes it hard to believe I will ever break it.

Gotta love a company with that much faith in themselves and their products.

Bountyhunter

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#40462 - 05/05/05 11:04 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
The Triad also handles the .38 Super ACP caliber.

Bountyhunter

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#40463 - 05/06/05 03:04 AM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Theres an old irish phrase " Old unhappy, half forgotten things" I didn't understand it until I watched an orangeman and a PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. get into it in of all places a sushi bar in Little Tokyo Los Angeles on the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. I yelled at them both in my best John Wayne imitation " Can't a man eat his california roll anywhere without you lace curtain commandoes spoiling my wasabe with Belfast confetti?" In spite of my families PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. background, I was always reminded we came here for a reason, and my anglican priest in private school taught me his irish history. History is important. But we are supposed to move on. So, from the sun setting over cinqo de mayo day parties and drivebye shootings in East L.A. and masses for Bobby Sands by the california celtic twilight lairds- let slick willie fade away. <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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#40464 - 05/06/05 01:33 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2153
Loc: Bucks County PA
I can't wait until I can afford the Titanium revolver they make!

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#40465 - 05/06/05 01:51 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fault!
norad45 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I too thought S&W was going the way of Colt. Then I saw a Model 29-8 blued Mountain Gun and had to have it. It's true the barrel is crush fit, but the bluing is beautiful and after a few hundred dry-fires the action is typical Smith and Wesson smooth. It's accurate too.

Regards, Vince

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#40466 - 05/06/05 02:09 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
brian Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
I had a 340PD Ti revolver from SW. 10oz is great. Easy to carry even in a pair of gym shorts. The problem with it was (I sold it after a couple months) that I have knives that are more accurate at greater distances than that thing! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> If you want to hit the broad side of a barn at 36 inches then the Ti snubbies are the way to go. For anything more accurate find another firearm. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

The old SW snubbies were far more accurate.

[edit]
By the way: My comment about being able to hit the broad side of a barn at 36 inches was referring to using 38s in it. If you load it with 357s then to need to be within 6 inches. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Edited by brian (05/06/05 02:13 PM)
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#40467 - 05/06/05 05:24 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Martinfocazio:

I don't know about your part of the country, but my local gun store sells Taurus products for quite a bit less than the suggested price on their website.

For example, Rossi's, which is a subsidary of Taurus were selling for $269.00 for a 2 inch .357 magnum.

Bountyhunter

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#40468 - 05/06/05 05:41 PM Re: Taurus destroying Smith & Wesson, Clintons fau
X-ray Dave Offline
Addict

Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 572
Loc: Nevada
Chris, if I could only spell eloquent corectly, I'd say you were Truely Eloquent in the sushi place <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />. The John Wayne is a nice touch.

Dave

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