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Old 12-30-2016, 02:50 PM   #1
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Taurus pt 92 afs

I know Taurus has gotten a bad rap lately as to the quality of their firearms but I've had this one from back in the 90's and never had a problem. I sold a lot of Taurus firearms back in the day and never had any complaints. Here's one that I kept for myself. Kinda looks like a pimp gun with the MOP grips..a real nice shooting 9mm. Rich

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Old 12-30-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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I bought this PT100 in .40 S&W about that time (late 90s). I wanted to try the .40 but did not want to spend too much. I have a Beretta 92 for comparison. The Taurus came from the factory with a broken firing pin, a big disappointment. I was disgusted and threw it in a drawer for 10 years before sending it back. They fixed it and since then it has been 100% reliable with every type of ammo I have tried, from 180 grain to 135 grain. It even works fine with the low powered 165 grain practice ammo. I found it easy to shoot well and comfortable. I have always liked the Taurus safety, a copy of the old Beretta safety. I wish they kept that. It is very nice outside with the sides of the slide polished and wood grips. The inside is OK but the difference from the Beretta is obvious. I also have a PT 908, a clone of the Sig 225 but with the Beretta trigger and safety mechanism. It has also been 100% reliable. The trigger on both is excellent, the DA pull is smooth and stack free. The 908 is a single stack and it would work fine as a DAO, even with no precock. If the quality inside matched the Sig I would not have bought my Sig, a P 239 in .40 S&W. The 908 handle extremely well.

I bought three new Taurus revolvers at that time and was disgusted with the engineering and quality inside. I sold all three unfired, as used guns and lost hundreds of dollars. I would not buy any Taurus revolver or any of their new design (not clones) guns. I just have no place for such.

If I was going to carry a Beretta type in .40 S&W I would buy a Beretta 96, but I am generally happy with the Taurus and would not be uncomfortable counting on either of the ones I have.







Of course, mine are not as pretty as yours.

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Old 12-30-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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I've understood that many of the Taurus clones of Berettas actually were made on ex-Beretta machinery given to Taurus when Beretta made changes. Like the older safety. (?)
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