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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #1
 
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Taurus Mini Revolver in .380, waste of money?

I was looking at the Taurus mini revolver in .380 and thought it was a cool gun and would be nice to have a wheel gun in the same caliber as my other ccw but didn't know if I was just getting sucked in to the cool factor or if it is a good gun.

Any insight would be much appreciated... Thanks.



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Old February 28th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #2
 
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They have received good writeups with the exception of having to use moon clips and a heavy trigger pull.
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They have received good writeups with the exception of having to use moon clips and a heavy trigger pull.
And those two reasons are why we ditched the one my wife bought. The "stellar" clips as Taurus calls theirs were hard for my wife to use. I had to load & reload them for her. Then the trigger pull is just ridiculous! Even two NRA instructors & rangemasters where we shoot agreed. I traded it in on a Charter Arms Pathfinder 22 that she's learning to shoot with & just bought an LCR-22 for her to work toward next.

I quickly became a non-fan of revolvers w/moon clips.
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I wanted to buy one and ream it out to 9mm to see if it could take it.
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They look neat could be good pocket carry revolvers, they are smaller than a j frame or Taurus 85.
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Never been attracted to Taurus.
Heard too many negative reports.
Have things changed?
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My first handgun was a 4 inch Taurus Mod66 in .357 - accurate, reliable and nice handling revolver.

Since then I have had two of the UK variant Taurus Silhouette revolvers - no problems with either gun, both did precisely what was required without fuss.
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I was interested in the 380 revolver for a while. I have the Taurus 905 9mm revolver and its excellent. I thought the 380 revolver would be a fun partner to the 9mm. After researching it for a while, I realized its DAO, and I really wanted Double Action. My LGS got one in, and after playing with it, I decided it just wasnt what I wanted. The trigger pull was horrendous. Im talking like 30 pounds. The let off would surprise you, making staging, and accuracy almost impossible. Its a shame really, because its a decently made little revolver, and while maybe not popular here in the US, because there are other choices, in other parts of the world, the 380 is the largest civilian cartridge allowed, and Taurus offers products to those areas.
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Never been attracted to Taurus.
Heard too many negative reports.
Have things changed?
+1
My one and only experience with a Taurus was my last. I wouldn't own one on a bet.
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I wouldn't own one, if it was free....
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My one and only experience with a Taurus was my last. I wouldn't own one on a bet.
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I wouldn't own one, if it was free....
Great minds think alike LOL.
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I have had 4 taurus firearms all worked fine and were good value for the money.
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I have a TCP. While I wouldn't put it in the same class as my other pistols, I haven't had any issues with it and like it overall. I wanted a .380 that I could change its mag release (I'm a lefty) and that holds open on the last shot fired, which isn't possible with most of the other pocket 380s. However, all that said, I don't think I'd be interested in using moon clips and that heavy a trigger.
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My brother and mom have taures slims for carry not the same model your talking about obvesily BUT its a good gun and the trigger pull is yes crazy BUT its for safety its to make sure your intending to shoot what your pulling the trigger on and its kinda like ruger with there 7 pound trigger pull on there 10/22 its so they cant get suid and for safety
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I guess, some of the forum members here, that don't care for moon clips....must not own an older Ruger revolver. Security, service and speed six models?
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