Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Took the Taurus plunge again after 20 years

  1. #1
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Rep Power

    Took the Taurus plunge again after 20 years

    I broke down and ordered one of the new TH9s for $300 delivered after reading and watching a few reviews. My last Taurus was a PT-92, not a bad pistol but not great either. Given Taurus reputation and the massive recall I'll probably kick myself in the butt for this one.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776.

  2. #2
    Senior Veteran nevada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Nevada -West of the Strip
    Rep Power
    I always thought the PT92 was cool, especially the stainless steel version. But a salesman talked a much younger me out of buying one with tales of slide and frame galling. I don't know about the other one. I'll have to look it up. Tell us how you like it when you get it.

  3. #3
    Senior Veteran sdk1968's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Rep Power
    its a good looking gun.

    kinda looks like a tad bigger version of a walther p22..... fill us in when you shoot it.
    say what you mean & mean what you say!
    TEC Tactical=SOT/07 i work there.

  4. #4
    Senior Veteran
    scottz63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Central Mo.
    Rep Power
    That is a pretty good looking gun.
    14EH AIT Instructor-PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer

  5. #5
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Rep Power
    Picked it up this afternoon, will hit the backyard with it tomorrow. After looking it over the Glock/Beretta influences are apparent. Realizing two things (1. It's a Taurus and 2. I paid $300 for it) here are my impressions out of the box:

    The grip is comfortable, this is actually the first poly pistol I have liked the grip on. Haven't played around with the thin and fat backstraps but I don't think I'll need to.
    The texturing is aggressive but not abrasive.
    The slide requires no unusual effort to cycle. It's actually really nice and smooth (once I wiped the rails down).
    Its fit & finish are good with one exception, the mag release (see below).
    The trigger is actually good. I'm giddy that a $300 Taurus has a trigger this nice. Probably the closest similarity I could draw to this trigger would be a new Beretta M9 with less slack.
    It's a hammer fired full size SA/DA with a rail, frame mounted safety/decocker for under $300.
    The mags are Mec-Gars. Never had a problem with their mags.

    The thing is dirty as heck. I mean dirt. Not powder residue, but it looks like after they got through test firing someone took it to the beach. It's obvious Brazilians still don't know how to clean pistols.
    The "ambi" magazine release is horribly sticky out of the box. I've been inserting and releasing mags to help it break in but as of now it works fine from the right side. The left side? Not so much. I may actually disassemble it and see if I can find any dirt hiding in there (I'm willing to bet this pistol went to Carnival and woke up drunk and naked on the beach).
    The guide rod is plastic. Plastic. Not even aluminum, and looking at it and the spring setup I know it ain't going to last. I'm currently researching if another model is compatible otherwise I'll either have to wait for aftermarket ones to come out or find a machine shop willing to take on the task.
    The manual is horrible. As in worse than Chinese AK manuals. It's got 10x more warnings than actual useful information and instructions. Obviously made to cover their corporate arses.
    It's a Taurus. That means crappy customer service (Here HK, hold my beer) and hard to find spare mags and parts. I went into this fully knowing that.

    With each of those using the realization I was buying a $300 (after shipping) Taurus it's not that bad. This pistol (at least before firing) has potential. Given that it's so new on the market aftermarket parts are non existent, however at the rate they are selling I think (hope like heck) that will change.

    Taurus is really a weird company. They have the potential to capture a huge portion of the market with pistols like this but they hobble their products with the above mentioned issues. More to follow after I clean and feed the thing tomorrow.
    Last edited by Arkane; 04-18-2018 at 11:48 PM.
    The answer to 1984 is 1776.

Similar Threads

  1. about to take the HK plunge
    By nictra in forum Cetme/HK
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-07-2011, 06:21 PM
  2. Took the plunge.
    By automick in forum Build it Yourself/Gunsmithing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-30-2009, 08:26 PM
  3. Took The Century Plunge Again for a C93
    By The Great 308 in forum Cetme/HK
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 06-29-2009, 08:02 AM
  4. Taking the AK plunge
    By drine in forum AK-47/74
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-20-2008, 05:16 PM
  5. Took the plunge... 6.8 SPC
    By jfowl31 in forum AR-15
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 11:38 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts